I toured Team Rahm Digital's offices this week and caught a glimpse of the hustle and bustle as they start building a strategy that can maximize the tremendous opportunity to engage this amazing city.
While our performance of "Guys and Dolls" may not win us any Tony's, it nonetheless confirmed my belief in the transformational power of making art with young people, obstacles be damned.
Gil and Maria, husband and wife, are poets. They don't complete each other's thoughts or even their sentences, but they do look over each other's work.
I have known Stu for almost 16 years. I met him the very first day I started teaching. I took an instant liking to Stu. Even then, way back in 1995, Stu knew how to fix the schools.
Cutting funding to the ESFP and other safety net initiatives that may be the difference between life and death closes the door on those who suffer from the plagues of unemployment, homelessness and hunger.
To mangle the Bard, something's rotten. Not in Denmark, but somewhere far closer and dearer to my heart, at that playground for kids of all ages and nations -- the Bronx Zoo.
Thirty percent of our cast members are on the verge of being kicked out, I'm on my way to an expulsion hearing for a 10th grader, and I'm heading into the second trimester of my pregnancy.
Cincinnati's flamboyant wide receiver Chad Ochocinco rode a bull over the weekend in Atlanta. The NFL lockout had better end before he gets stomped to death. By the way, he lasted 1.5 seconds.
Here's Part 1 of a condensed 100-day countdown to our production of Guys and Dolls, in performance at Bronx Prep May 24th-26th.
Rosario Notaro, a compact man with big milk chocolate eyes and the energy of a youngster, doesn't like cookies and cakes; perhaps it's because he's been baking them nearly all of his 74 years.
The Bronx Zoo's spokespeople claim that the snake never left the Reptile House, but the Egyptian cobra says that the official story is a cover-up.
Anyone who believes the actions we take in Libya are unrelated to the budget battle would probably believe that federal funding of National Public Radio caused our $1.3 trillion deficit. The facts just don't add up.
Dedicated Bronxites of all stripes have worked hard to make our borough the best it can be. We have stood together, as "One Bronx," to push back against those who would denigrate the Bronx.
I entered the gallery and saw the photographs in the kind of perfect clarity only a personal viewing can provide. Before me were six achingly poignant moments of quotidian life frozen in time and rendered significant.
So while Wall Street is celebrating a record year, Fifth Avenue boutiques have recovered and the tony Upper East Side has continued on in its well-heeled way, a few stops up the 6 train the Bronx is reeling.
While the flurry of films snapped up by distributors at this year's Sundance is indicative of a rejuvenated film industry, it is the clarity of spirit that will inspire audiences to reassess our values.