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Peter Greene

Proficient?

Peter Greene | May 27, 2015 | Education
"Proficient" is having a moment right now in the education world, so perhaps this is an opportune moment to stop and reflect, to sit and think about how the term, like "all natural" and "college and career ready," doesn't actually mean a thing.
Kelly Frazier

Detroit's Own Blackman & Arnold Reunite For Big Show at Royal Oak Music Theatre

Kelly Frazier | May 27, 2015 | Detroit
We all know the big name artists who are the faces their respective genres in Detroit; whether its hip hop, techno, rock, jazz, or whatever. The conduit between all the thriving scenes in the city are the actual real deal musicians;...
Salvatore Bono

Pixies Slice Up Eyeballs at the Beacon Theater

Salvatore Bono | May 27, 2015 | New York
While the band utilized every nook and cranny of acoustics inside the theater, it was sometimes sloppy and sometimes brilliant as they plugged through their vast catalog.
The Good Men Project

Steph Curry Puts His Daughter on a Podium

The Good Men Project | May 27, 2015 | Sports
Instead of asking why Curry brought his daughter to the post game interview, we should be asking why don't more players do the same?
Hipmunk

Hotel California? No Thanks. Pass on CA for a Cheap Hotel This Summer

Hipmunk | May 27, 2015 | Travel
No surprises here, the average price of California hotels is the highest you'll find when booking your summer vacation this year.
NationSwell

Showers and Toilet on Wheels Give Homeless a Clean Slate

NationSwell | May 27, 2015 | Impact
Silas Borden has spent the last five years living on the streets of San Francisco. He's used to making the best with what he has, so when he stumbled upon a bus offering free showers and a toilet, he couldn't resist.
Dr. Dave Randle

The Windsor Consultation and Sustainable Tourism

Dr. Dave Randle | May 27, 2015 | Green
All of us can contribute something to make tourism more sustainable and in turn our world a better place for all.
Ali Rosen

Risotto Three Ways for Spring

Ali Rosen | May 27, 2015 | Taste
Risotto is a dish that is often portrayed as time-consuming, but chef, author and Top Chef judge Hugh Acheson thinks the classic arborio rice concoction has a bad rap.
Chris Weigant

Santorum and Pataki Jump In

Chris Weigant | May 27, 2015 | Politics
As with all the other candidates who have officially thrown their hats in the ring, today we will take a serious look at Santorum and Pataki, and attempt to predict what their chances for victory could be.
Peter H. Gleick

The New U.S. EPA Clean Water Act Rules

Peter H. Gleick | May 27, 2015 | Green
These new rules are a crucial step to clean up the waters of the U.S. They are a compromise among competing interests, but they should bring clarity to the approach the EPA must take to reign in remaining uncontrolled pollution.
Rita Cook

Flanders for Fashion, Food and Old World Luxury in the 2015 Jaguar XJ and XJL

Rita Cook | May 27, 2015 | Travel
Forget Paris, Milan and New York and shift your gaze in the direction of Antwerp, Belgium where this fashionably cool city boasts not only cutting edge designers, but also architectural tours that lead a path to the Art Nouveau district of Zurenborg.
Renata M. Black

Phillip Lim: On What Dreams Are Made of

Renata M. Black | May 27, 2015 | Impact
"I always thought being creative meant being different and artistic. But it's how you take that third eye or whatever it is and incorporate it back into everything you do and design the life you want."
Alex Simon

Sweet Painting Lady: Ciara McAvoy Resurrects the Art of the Movie Poster

Alex Simon | May 27, 2015 | Entertainment
"Art is not just a part of my life. It IS my life. It gives me breath. We are eternally entwined." This is the mantra of Scottish artist Ciara McAvoy, a painter renowned for her stunning oil work
Summer McLane

Let's Stop the Judgmental Mommy Culture

Summer McLane | May 27, 2015 | Women
Let's talk about the judgmental mommy culture that we're living in right now. Isn't motherhood hard enough not knowing exactly the right thing to do without being judged all the time? I hear my mommy friends second-guess the choices they're making all the time.
Suzanne McKenzie

President Obama Pitches Start the Spark at the White House

Suzanne McKenzie | May 27, 2015 | Business
The financial commitment, which is expected to be secured by 2017, will be used to help women-led businesses and youth entrepreneurs realize their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs through the Spark Global Entrepreneurship Initiative.
Peter Mandel

The Nine Secret Cities of Newport, R.I.

Peter Mandel | May 27, 2015 | Travel
Getting to know Newport, Rhode Island, is -- how should I put this? -- just a bit different from touring around other famous resorts. You were thinking a quick walk-through of The Breakers or another summer mansion? Think again.
Hopper.com

The World's 10 Most Expensive Plane Tickets

Hopper.com | May 27, 2015 | Travel
They are loaded with luxurious add-ons and bespoke services, brimming with champagne and caviar. But most of all, they have a great big whopping price tag to match.
Peter A. Georgescu

One for All, All for One

Peter A. Georgescu | May 27, 2015 | Business
Clearly, honesty is the foundation of being good. Honesty is the baseline. Pay your taxes, return the wallet you found on a park bench, and write down exactly how many golf strokes you had on a particular hole.
Scott Santens

The Basic Affordability of Basic Income

Scott Santens | May 27, 2015 | Business
This is actually even what the richest should want, because although they would pay more in taxes for universal basic income, leaving them a slightly thinner although still very thick slice of the overall pie, the slice of the pie itself would grow, leaving even them better off as well.
Felix W. Ortiz III

College Grads Are Still Hurting Over Debt and Joblessness

Felix W. Ortiz III | May 27, 2015 | College
Even though the job market for new college graduates is better than it has been in recent years, there is still a vast amount of unemployment and underemployment among college graduates.