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Still Small Voice of the City

John Corso | Posted 09.11.2012 | Detroit
John Corso

Detroit has no venues like NYC's The Kitchen, and Performa never makes its way to Michigan. But perhaps the appearance of The Hinterlands at MOCAD marks an important milestone in our city's cultural offerings.

An Early Preview Of Lollapalooza 2012

Tablet | Posted 06.25.2012 | Travel
Tablet

This year's Lollapalooza festival kicks off on August 3 in Chicago's Grant Park, and to get you in the mood, the team at Tablet has created a special 10-song preview of this year's lineup.

Maui Condos or Public Trusts?

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.12.2012 | San Francisco
Tracy Rosenberg

As part of an epidemic of higher education institutions ridding themselves of educational TV and radio licenses, the San Mateo Community College District announced the upcoming sale of KSCM-TV, the noncommercial TV station it has owned and operated for 48 years.

President Obama Succeeded in Duping the Media, Congress and the Public About His Plan to 'Streamline' Government

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 03.18.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

I don't think any president in recent history has ever called a press conference to talk about cutting such a tiny portion of the federal budget. That's because President Obama is not trying to shrink government with this proposed merger of the SBA.

PUBLIC Presents: Fooling Around In PUBLIC With Jack Whitehall Review

Neil Simpson | Posted 02.03.2012 | UK Comedy
Neil Simpson

Jack Whitehall, of course, went down a treat. His mum (who was sitting in the corner) seemed to enjoy her son's scripted sequences and flailing around on stage immensely. Whitehall is a fantastically energetic comedian, able to use every ounce of energy in his spindly figure to squeeze laughs from the audience.

No More Education Excuses

Emily Sirota | Posted 10.02.2011 | Education
Emily Sirota

America is engaged in a major debate over the future of education -- a debate that has been marked by a lot of overheated rhetoric and divisiveness about politics, but not enough substance about how to fix our schools for our kids.

And the Winner Is ... the Public Sector

David Morris | Posted 07.21.2011 | Politics
David Morris

When not handicapped by regulations designed to subsidize the private sector, the public sector often provides services faster, cheaper and more effectively.

Asian Food Overload at the LuckyRice Festival

Regina Varolli | Posted 07.11.2011 | Home
Regina Varolli

En Japanese Brasserie's deceptively simple dish of Red Miso Braised Washugyu Beef Cheeks proved to be another of my favorites. The beef cheeks were melt in your mouth tender and perfectly spiced.

Weekly Audit: We Welcome Our New Plutocratic Overlords

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Meet the new global elite. They're pretty much the same as the old global elite, only richer and more ...

Cupcake Chain To Go Public

businessinsider.com | Joe Weisenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

According to Peter Lattman, Crumbs Bakery is going public in a reverse merger worth $66 million. Crumbs, which is the largest chain of cupcake bakerie...

The F Word: Why Tax When You Can Freeze?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Although that $2 billion Obama estimates he'll save in freezing federal employees' wages sounds like a lot of money, it isn't. Compare it to the $700 billion that we handed over to Wall Street.

Electoral Reform: 1 Page 9 Points

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Since the year 2000, when I watched in horror as Al Gore took the dive and played dead in Florida (the theft was exposed three months before the fact ...

THE SKINNY: The Creative Time Summit 'Revolutions In Public Practice,' NYC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHAT: The Creative Time Summit: Revolutions in Public Practice 2 WHO: Presenters include Danielle Abrams, Basekamp, Saskia Bos, The Bruce High Quali...

Towards A Just Communications System: Pacifica Radio and the Never-Ending Battle

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

I often hear, as a Pacifica Foundation board member that terrestrial radio in general and Pacifica radio in particular, is irrelevant. I would make t...

Replacing Dead Urban Spaces with Living Habitat

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

"Do you really think Tokyo is green? Why do you only focus on the good sides of Tokyo?" These are questions that many Japanese and foreign residents o...

I See Belgium, I See France: I See the Burqa's Last Dance

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

For some governments, banning burqas about placing a legal element of moderation on public dress. Worldwide today, total nudity is usually illegal, these governments are simply saying that the other extreme is also not acceptable.

Does My Insurance Leave Me Naked?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Emily Beaver As a California resident...

The F Word: Better Uses for Bankers' Billions

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

What could be done with the $20 billion in Wall Street bonuses paid out this year? You could pay the salaries of more than 390,000 public school teachers across the country.

Hidden Dangers of Citizens United Ruling

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

My main concern is not the money that will be spent overtly, but rather with what happens outside the public's eye -- the unseen influence which may be wielded.

Is Apathy Socially Redeeming?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Wellen

We're citizens of the nation that put participatory democracy on the map for God's sake. How did we arrive at this sad state of affairs, which I call the enduring enigma of the American public?

Facebook Privacy Concerns: An Open Letter To Mark Zuckerberg

Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

You haven't lost me yet, Mark. I can understand why you made some of the changes you did recently. But once a champion of privacy concerns online, your latest statements are alarming.

Biodiversity Remakes Tokyo

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

The Copenhagen UN Climate Change Conference addresses unparalleled environmental crisis and the need to transform our relationship with nature. Many p...

A Surprise In Obama's Poll Numbers

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Rather than looking at the overall picture of how Obama's doing in the polls, I have been noticing something interesting which I don't believe others have picked up on.