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The Gritty Landscapes of Roberto Gutierrez

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 06.02.2014 | 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 05.27.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Twilight: An Interview With a Painter

Noel Alumit | Posted 01.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Noel Alumit

While tweens flock to see the latest installment of the vampire saga Twilight this weekend, a humbler Twilight opening will be happening in a studio in Highland Park.

Michigan Town Tearing Out Its Streetlights In Cost-Cutting Measure

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business

The economic slowdown has put countless people out of work and eliminated millions of dollars in homeowner wealth. States and cities haven't been immu...

Highland Park Goes Dark -- Is Detroit Next?

AP | By COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 01.04.2012 | Detroit

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. -- As the sun dips below the rooftops each evening, parts of this Detroit enclave turn to pitch black, the only illumination comi...

Mark Kirk To Obama: Show Boehner Jobs Speech

Posted 11.06.2011 | Chicago

Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk defended President Obama's jobs speech scheduled for Thursday in light of 8th District Rep. Joe Walsh's announcement th...

Nearly 1,000 Teens Show Up To Party Promoted On Facebook

Posted 07.18.2011 | Chicago

A group of North Shore teens proved to be rather capable publicists last weekend, bringing nearly 1,000 teenagers to a warehouse party by promoting th...

Highland Park Native's HBO Series Premieres Sunday

Highland Park, IL Patch | Samantha Nelson | Email the Author | 6:00am | Posted 06.15.2011 | Chicago

Dan Weiss has been an avid fantasy fan since he was a kid growing up in Highland Park. Now he's sharing his passion for fantasy with people across the...