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Star TribuneThirty people were announced Thursday as semifinalists in the Forever St. Paul Challenge, a competition to find the single best idea to revitalize St. Paul. The prize: $1 million to implement the idea. The St. Paul Foundation is fronting the award...
The Hartford CourantTiana Hercules lives with her husband and two young sons on Asylum Hill, one of the area's most diverse neighborhoods. But Hercules, a program director for the city, said she feels a certain "disconnect" in the schools. "I've noticed a lack of...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Teachers, Family, Wethersfield, Culture
Lyrical dance pieces incorporating performers in wheelchairs, a one-man show promising "funny stories about cancer" and the Lookingglass Theatre's world premiere adaptation of "Still Alice," a New York Times best-selling novel about a college professor...
Tags: Artists, Entertainment, Alzheimer's Disease, Literature, Culture
Education Week, Bethesda, Md.Slowly but surely, a growing number of states are eyeing policies to select academically stronger individuals for their teaching programs as one avenue to improve the quality of new teachers. Underneath the attention such plans are attracting, though,...
Austin American-StatesmanWith development booming on Rainey Street downtown, a city official is suggesting a plan to retain some of the area's history. Rainey has transformed from apredominantly Hispanic, working-class neighborhood with small, century-old homes into an...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Culture, Human Interest
The surprise box office success of the uplifting Jackie Robinson biographical film "42" suggests that audiences are ready for a PG-13-rated movie filled with coarse, racially charged language. It also raises questions about whether children should see it,...
The Jackie Robinson biopic "42," which opened in theaters nationwide Friday, presents an opportune moment for adults to have meaningful conversations with their kids about the history of racism in the United States. But with that opportunity comes an...
Tags: Racism, Arts and Culture, Alan Tudyk, Entertainment, 42 (movie)
Change of SubjectAt Tuesday's news conference, Cardinal Francis George addressed the city's play to curtail the provision of free water to churches: They’ve included this as part of those helps that we’ve traditionally enjoyed. But we’ve enjoyed them...
Special to The Herald-MailToo many weeks ago, I proclaimed "Jack the Giant Slayer" to be the first half-decent movie of 2013. Now along comes "42," and I am proclaiming it to be the first really good movie of 2013. It should not have taken us more than three months to get the...
Tags: Racism, Entertainment, 42 (movie), Justice and Rights, Culture
As president of the board of trustees of Morikami, Inc., I would like to address the recent Michael Mayo column, "Would hotel ruin vibe at Morikami Gardens?" Morikami, Inc., is the cultural arm of Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens and implements...
China Daily, Beijing / Asia News NetworkBEIJING (China Daily/ANN) -- More efficient measures should be taken to ensure that foreigners with criminal records are banned from working in China, senior officials with the department that oversees attracting and managing international professionals...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Teachers, China, Beijing (China), Germany
Sauntering down a public street wearing a gentleman's pantsuit and hat, Puerto Rican labor and women's rights activist Luisa Capetillo knew her fashion choice was revolutionary in 1919. She was arrested, questioned and eventually released from custody,...
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