More than 100 people gathered in a large arena in Fort Worth, TX to watch and compete in what was called a "traditional" rodeo. However, the term traditional may depend on your point of view. The event is a gay rodeo. It's like a traditional rodeo with bull riding and calf roping, but it's open to the LGBT community. John Beck of Denver is an expert on the gay rodeo. He's hard to miss with his large, red feather on his cowboy hat.
"That's been my signature for close to ten years," he says.
Since 1954, the Newport Jazz Festival has brought live music to seaside New England. This year, you can see it even if you can't be there: NPR Music returns to the Newport Jazz Festival for a live video webcast and recording on August 4-5, 2012.
That's the question Foster Huntington asks on his blog, The Burning House. And to answer the question, you have to submit a photo of what you'd take.
Few of these piles really resemble what one might grab in a panic. They are carefully contemplated and arranged. And the responses vary. Some interpret the question to mean: What would you need to survive? (Advil, scissors, rubbing alcohol.) And others take it to mean: What are your most irreplaceable possessions? (Photos and stuffed animals.)
100 Words is a series in which photographers describe their work, in their own words. Skye Chalmers has been a professional photographer for 20 years. Born "in a drafty farmhouse" in Weston, Vt., he writes, he still lives in the state "with his superwoman and their redheaded twin toddlers."
Authorities are trying to take care of the most vulnerable citizens as temperatures soar across Alabama.
Temperatures are predicted to reach 100 degrees and hotter across much of central and north Alabama on Thursday, and the National Weather Service says that's only the start of a heat wave that will last into the weekend.
In Birmingham, police say they're beginning ``Operation Welfare Check.'' Officers will check on elderly and sick people at the request of relatives and friends to see who needs help.
Originally published on Wed June 27, 2012 10:22 am
It makes sense that in Russia, where it's cold and dark for much of the year, summer would be a magical time. An article in National Geographic's July issue explains the cultural significance — and ubiquity — of dachas, or summer cottages: One in three Russians, the article reads, owns one.