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Marshall Crenshaw and the Bottle Rockets Headline Harvest and Harmony Fest: Chicago's North Shore suburb's first annual festival to spotlight its hidden artist community

Steve Karras | Posted 09.30.2015 | Chicago
Steve Karras

Tucked in somewhere in the conspicuous affluence of Highland Park, Illinois lies the town's quaint Ravinia District- a tiny, yet vibrant community of small business owners, unique boutiques, and eclectic restaurants and food specialty shops.

A Road Trip for Public Transportation

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Sometimes I need a good road trip to think about public transportation. Last week I took a much needed working vacation by flying to Reno. A friend met me there and we started our adventure, by car, in the rapidly hipsterfying Midtown neighborhood.

How to Change Your Mind

Peter Clothier | Posted 06.20.2015 | Arts
Peter Clothier

Meet Carm Goode. Or Miles Forthwrighte. Or should I say "and," since they appear to be one and the same?

Michigan Republicans Need to Stop Lying About Classroom Funding

Dale Hansen | Posted 03.14.2015 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

In the end the fact that people like Ari Adler continue to push the narrative that Michigan Republicans are spending more money on education tells you all you need to know about how devastating this loss of hundreds if not thousands of dollars for the classroom are.

All They Want for Christmas is Home -- A Holiday Gentrification Story

Daisy J Lin | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Daisy J Lin

Lara is scared. She is on the front lines of a controversial phenomenon taking place in many heavily populated urban areas across the country -- gentrification. This Christmas, many are worried about just keeping the roof over their heads.

A Mystery Solved? Art Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts
Peter Clothier

Amelia Earhart buffs might be surprised to learn that the remains of her aircraft, widely reported to have gone down off Howland Island in the South Pacific, made it all the way across the Pacific Ocean to the Santa Monica Bay, where it was only recently rediscovered and successfully raised from the ocean floor by the artist Dan Van Clapp.

The Gritty Landscapes of Roberto Gutierrez

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 08.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

His paintings in this context are classic L.A. noir, straight out of James Ellroy's L.A. Confidential, and often rendered from photographs that are sometimes blurry and spotty, which is also incorporated into the painting to give it a more authentic feel.

Ready, Set, Resist: New Jersey Families Defend Public Education

Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg | Posted 07.27.2014 | Education
Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg

Despite efforts to silence and outspend dissent, in city after city, in town after town, New Jersey students, parents and teachers are fighting for their public schools.

Are These Really the '10 Best Cities' in Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.11.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

It's not scientific in any way, and rankings were determined by a real estate blog, but it still presents an interesting discussion point. What are the 10 best cities in Illinois?

An Open Letter to Public School Teachers: We Apologize

Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg | Posted 06.07.2014 | Education
Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg

Your profession has been vilified, scapegoated, mined for profit, and deprofessionalized. On behalf of graduates of public schools, parents of children in public schools, those who value public education and teachers unions, we apologize.

Inglewood Open Studios

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 02.15.2014 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

When most people think about Inglewood, California, they usually don't think about the arts. Unfortunately, it was stigmatized in the 90s by Black gangster rap and hood films which gave it a tainted image, similar to Compton and South Central.

A Snow White Story Turned on Its Head

Carol Es | Posted 07.12.2013 | Arts
Carol Es

"I had the phrase seven beauties in my mind for a while when I was approached by Avenue 50 Studio to curate a show," José Lozano said. "I know seven beautiful female artists whose work is spiritually and intelligently beautiful, and whose work I really admire."

Home Is Where the Local Is

Global Yodel | Posted 06.28.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

We reached out to our contributors and asked them to share pictures of their homes. Click through the slideshow below to meet a speedo-clad man named Cloudy Cloud, see a LA pillow fight and learn what happens when a group of travelers take over a 4,000-square-foot warehouse.

David Sands

City Of Highland Park Is The Subject Of A New Feature Film | David Sands | Posted 04.16.2013 | Detroit

The cash-strapped city of Highland Park, Mich. has become the unlikely muse for a new movie starring Danny Glover, Parker Posey and Billy Burke. The D...

David Sands

Highland Parkers Hit With Huge Water Bills Voice Anger | David Sands | Posted 01.23.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Livid over troubling systemic issues with their city's water billing system, about 50 residents of Highland Park, Mich., crowded into a cit...

WATCH: Fearless Little Boy Will Make Your Day Better

Posted 10.04.2012 | Parents

"I'm doing it! I did it, dad! I loved it!" The opening of of 4-year-old Malcolm's mountain biking video diary is so endearing, you'd be forgiven fo...

Evergreen Park Teachers Strike Marches On, While Another Looms In Highland Park

Posted 10.04.2012 | Education

The school board and teachers union in Evergreen Park School District 124 met Wednesday night in an effort to negotiate an end to a strike that began ...

Billy Corgan Plays Smashing Acoustic Set, Talks New Tea Salon

Lauren Drell | Posted 09.25.2012 | Chicago
Lauren Drell

It's not everyday Billy Corgan plays a carefully crafted, hand-picked acoustic set with just a few of his closest friends and fans surrounding him, all tucked into an intimate, meticulously decorated space that's nestled in Highland Park

Mayor Fights Tiny Raise For Firefighters

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business

You'd think that firefighters, of all people, would be able to get a pay raise if they wanted one. But Michael Nutter doesn't seem to agree. Nutter...

Plan To Fix School District Finances Would Turn It Into Charter Hybrid, Fire Teachers And Staff

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.19.2012 | Detroit

Highland Park Schools in Highland Park, Mich., could be converting to a combination public-charter district next school year under a plan announced Mo...

More Corruption Charges For Activist Who Challenged Financial Review Team Proceedings

Posted 05.21.2012 | Detroit

The U.S. Attorney's Office is preparing more charges against a Highland Park school board member indicted last month in a corruption case, according t...

Highland Park Police Chief's Shocking Resignation

Posted 03.22.2012 | Detroit

Highland Park Police Chief Lorenzo Veal II stepped down from his post Wednesday suddenly and without explanation. Mayor DeAndre Windom learned abou...

Including the Community in Decision-making

Jack Martin | Posted 05.16.2012 | Detroit
Jack Martin

I believe that as emergency manager, I can be most effective if I communicate frankly with all District stakeholders. I have a controlled "open door" policy.

Application For Hebrew Charter School In New Jersey Raises Concern

The New York Times | Michael Winerip | Posted 03.10.2012 | Education

In the last couple of years, Sharon Akman, a real estate agent, applied to the state of New Jersey three times to open a new charter school in the Hig...

Rima Fakih, Ex-Miss USA, Was Above Legal Alcohol Limit

AP | By JEFF KAROUB and DAVID N. GOODMAN | Posted 12.07.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Former Miss USA Rima Fakih was speeding and weaving through traffic with an uncorked, half-empty bottle of champagne and a blood-alcohol le...