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Whale of a Time: Appointment-Free Vaccinations at NYC's Museum of Natural History

Whale of a Time: Appointment-Free Vaccinations at NYC's Museum of Natural History

Apr 25, 2021

Appointments are no longer mandatory at any of the coronavirus vaccination sites run by New York City, including its newest and maybe coolest location: beneath the giant blue whale at the Museum of Natural History.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mayor Open Times Square Vaccine Site

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mayor Open Times Square Vaccine Site

Apr 13, 2021

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday at the grand opening of a Times Square COVID-19 vaccination site intended to jump-start the city's entertainment industry.

Coney Island Attractions Reopen After Losing Year to Virus

Coney Island Attractions Reopen After Losing Year to Virus

Apr 12, 2021

The Wonder Wheel began turning and the Cyclone whipped into action as Coney Island's illustrious amusement parks reopened Friday after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered New York City's iconic summer playground all last year.

Las Vegas Pushes to Become First to Ban Ornamental Grass

Las Vegas Pushes to Become First to Ban Ornamental Grass

By Sam Metz, Ken Ritter | Apr 12, 2021

A desert city built on a reputation for excess and indulgence wants to become a model for restraint and conservation with a first-in-the-nation policy banning grass that nobody walks on.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: May 17, 1972 Chaotic Cowboy Contest

50 Years in 50 Weeks: May 17, 1972 Chaotic Cowboy Contest

By Jim Provenzano | Apr 9, 2021

The Covered Wagon bar hosted the 1972 Mr. Cowboy contest, but things didn't go well, as reported in the B.A.R.'s May 17 issue. Many in attendance were "stirred into a frenzy of accusations, charges and counter-charges of fraud, fake fix and cheat."

California to Move to Statewide Reopening Plan in June

California to Move to Statewide Reopening Plan in June

By Janie Har, Kathleen Ronayne | Apr 7, 2021

With summer approaching, more Californians getting vaccinated, and a recall threat looming, he's now taking a simpler approach: Come June 15, almost all restrictions will be lifted.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: May 1, 1971: In All Their Plumage

50 Years in 50 Weeks: May 1, 1971: In All Their Plumage

By Jim Provenzano | Apr 6, 2021

As we continue to celebrate the Bay Area Reporter's 50th anniversary, each week we'll take a nostalgic look at a highlight from each year's issues. In May 1, 1971 , a plumaged party seemed like a lot of fun.

Arkansas Governor Vetoes Transgender Youth Treatment Ban

Arkansas Governor Vetoes Transgender Youth Treatment Ban

By Andrew DeMillo | Apr 6, 2021

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday vetoed legislation that would have made his state the first to ban gender confirming treatments or surgery for transgender youth, though lawmakers could enact the restriction over his objections.

Screen Times: B.A.R. Film Coverage Through 50 Years, Part 1

Screen Times: B.A.R. Film Coverage Through 50 Years, Part 1

By Brian Bromberger | Apr 2, 2021

It wasn't until the third issue of the Bay Area Reporter in 1971 that the rationale for having a film section was revealed by its first critic. 100s of film reviews since then have catalogued the rise of indie and mainstream cinematic LGBT depiction.

COVID 'Cowboy' Rounds Up Spring Break Scofflaws, Lines 'Em Up for Shots

COVID 'Cowboy' Rounds Up Spring Break Scofflaws, Lines 'Em Up for Shots

Mar 31, 2021

A Durango, Colorado, consortium that includes local businesses and the tourism office has hired actors to get people to obey the city's mandate to wear their dang masks.

The B.A.R.'s Decades of Stars

The B.A.R.'s Decades of Stars

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Mar 30, 2021

From the beginning, the Bay Area Reporter has covered celebrities, both Broadway and Hollywood stars. many have indeed sat down with us for a chat. There are many such examples in the B.A.R. archives.

Virus Fight Stalls in Early Hot Spots, New York, New Jersey

Virus Fight Stalls in Early Hot Spots, New York, New Jersey

By Marina Villeneuve, Mike Catalini | Mar 29, 2021

A year after becoming a global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, New York and New Jersey are back atop the list of U.S. states with the highest rates of infection.

Long Beach Pride-Colored Lifeguard Tower Burned Down in Suspected Arson

Long Beach Pride-Colored Lifeguard Tower Burned Down in Suspected Arson

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Mar 24, 2021

A Long Beach lifeguard tower painted in rainbow colors was destroyed in a fire early on Tuesday.

Transphobia, Hostility About Protesters in Private Cop Group

Transphobia, Hostility About Protesters in Private Cop Group

By Claudia Lauer, Thalia Beaty | Mar 22, 2021

In a private Facebook group called the Pittsburgh Area Police Breakroom, many current and retired officers made transphobic posts and bullied members who supported anti-police brutality protesters or Joe Biden.

Miami Sets Earlier Curfew After Spring Break Crowd, Fights

Miami Sets Earlier Curfew After Spring Break Crowd, Fights

Mar 21, 2021

Officials are imposing an emergency 8 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew for Miami Beach, effective immediately after hard-partying spring break crowds trashed restaurants, brawled in the streets and gathered by the thousands without masks or social distancing.

Spa Shootings Could be First Test of Georgia's Hate Crimes Law

Spa Shootings Could be First Test of Georgia's Hate Crimes Law

By Kate Brumback | Mar 20, 2021

The murder case against a white man charged with shooting and killing six women of Asian descent and two other people at Atlanta-area massage businesses this week could become the first big test for Georgia's new hate crimes law.

Brooklyn Pharmacist Hand-Delivers COVID Vaccine to LGBTQ Seniors

Brooklyn Pharmacist Hand-Delivers COVID Vaccine to LGBTQ Seniors

By Matthew Wexler | Mar 18, 2021

As disparities in access to the COVID-19 vaccine continue to reverberate throughout the world, one Brooklyn pharmacist decided to take matters into his own hands.

Video of Father's Plea to Let Trans Daughter Play Sports Goes Viral

Video of Father's Plea to Let Trans Daughter Play Sports Goes Viral

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Mar 16, 2021

The emotional plea of a transgender girl's father to the Missouri State Senate to allow his daughter to play sports has gone viral.

Bay Area Reporter Revives YouTube Channel

Bay Area Reporter Revives YouTube Channel

By Jim Provenzano | Mar 14, 2021

In the "better late than never" department, the Bay Area Reporter has revived its YouTube channel in preparation for its April 2021 50th anniversary. The BAR's channel currently consists of playlists, but will soon include original content.

Sunday Brunch at Harvey's

Sunday Brunch at Harvey's

Mar 9, 2021

Patrons of Harvey's enjoyed outdoor dining and drinks on Sunday March 7, and photographer Steven Underhill was there. 500 Castro St. at 18th.

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