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Who Gets to Control Newark’s Schools?

In Newark last week, high school principal and city councilman Ras Baraka was elected mayor. Tuesday Baraka unveiled his agenda for educational “local control”: a return of the Newark school district to city management, and a total rejection of the school reform policies embraced by his predecessor Cory Booker, Gov. Show More Summary

Exhibition at Maxxi presents a metaphorical journey around the Eternal City

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Local Icons: Greetings from Rome exhibition opened this week, the latest project of the partnership between Alcantara and the National Museum of XXI Century Art in Rome. At MAXXI from 27 March to 7 June 2015, the exhibition is a metaphorical journey around the Eternal City through creative reinterpretations of a number of emblematic objects. Show More Summary

Roman Austin – Church (Rollin’)

Future R&B artist Roman Austin has released a slow burning soul brimming track “Church (Rollin’)” that is dripping with sex appeal. The track is a tribute track to a weekly Sunday event in Sacramento, California dubbed by the locals as “Church” with Soul/Funk/Classics – take a listen below!

5 Dance Shows to See in L.A. This Week

This week’s dance shows include the homecomings for a contemporary choreographer and a local urban Latin troupe along with the last look at Seattle visitors and Los Angeles Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty. 5. Stepping it up The free JAM Sessions mixing movement and music are among the Ford Amphitheater’s most...

Curtains Up

A couple of weeks ago, I got an unexpected note from a radio producer in Phoenix. She wanted me to comment on the city’s local college basketball team, the Arizona State Sun Devils, whose fans had worked out a novel way to distract opponents at the free-throw line. Show More Summary

Corporations Are People

My local Starbucks barista put down her Race Together pen. Starbucks brewed Race Together - it's racial-awareness program which ended in stores this week - as a response to pervasive racial inequality in the United States and the specific events of police brutality against African Americans. Show More Summary

Watch: Fake Apple store employees convince customers to buy a Surface over an iPad

If you encountered some rather odd behavior from employees at your local Apple Store lately, don’t worry — they were likely just members of the YouTube prankster collective NelkFilmz. In a video posted this week, the NelkFilmz crew donned Apple Store employee shirts and simply walked into an Apple Store and pretended to work there. Show More Summary

Paperbound enters the PlayStation 4 fold next week

Players looking for ways to cut up the competition in local multiplayer will have a new game to play with next week. It's indie developer Dissident Logic's debut game, Paperbound, which will release on PlayStation 4 on March 31. ForShow More Summary

Up All Night at the Public Library

24/7 – what does that make you think of? 7-Eleven? Taco Bell? Las Vegas? How about your local public library? Back in my college days, our university library would stay open all night for a few weeks around the end of the semester. This was to allow students extra time to study for exams (remember cramming?) and complete their research assignments. Show More Summary

ABC News Takes Shot at NBC News Over Ratings

As the evening news ratings race tightens, one network is calling out another over issues of transparency. As we told you last week, NBC has been re-airing “Nightly News” in 10 markets between 2 and 4am local time. The markets are Atlanta, Seattle, Minneapolis, Denver, Cleveland, St. Show More Summary

Comic's weekly roundup: Laughing Skull Comedy Fest, 'MY NEIGHBOR ATLANTOTORO,' and more

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see some of Atlanta’s best local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business. … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Creating Podcasts to Share Community Stories

This winter I have been hosting a weekly podcast series with local entrepreneurs and business owners who want to share their stories of becoming their own boss. Podcasts can be created very easily and uploaded in a matter of minutes. They are a great way to share stories and connect community members.

Bars & Pubs - Willie the Boatman

Local gypsy brewers, Willie the Boatman, have set up permanent digs down in St Peters and they have a tasting bar open three days a week for all your...

Scott Disick -- I'll Take a Nightclub Over Rehab ... In Any Country (TMZ TV)

Scott Disick couldn't even last a week in his posh rehab facility down in Costa Rica -- but he's killing it on the local nightclub scene. If Scott's alleged rehab plan is starting to smell a little fishy... that's only because it is...

Mike Uva Joins Greenville Station featured in TruTV series

Mike Uva is starting his career in local news at Greenville, Miss. CBS affiliate WXVT as a weekend sports anchor and reporter. Uva comes from ESPNBoston.com. A station spokesperson told TVSpy he starts “in about a week” and will also...Show More Summary

Hackaday Prize Worldwide: Makers Asylum

Several weeks before we launched the Hackaday Prize 2015 officially, I was asked to set up a local event in Mumbai to help spread the word about the event to local Makers. Since I also help run a local maker space, Makers’ Asylum, we decided to have a Bring-a-Hack evening on March 21st at the Asylum. It was a packed day at the Asylum. Show More Summary

Estonia to Inform Locals About US Fighter Jet Flights – Air Force Commander

Last week, 14 F-16 fighters, part of the US Air Force in Europe, arrived in Estonia from their Italian base for joint military drills set to last through April 17.

The Broad Brush: Your Alameda News in 60 Seconds

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, local news review. Here are your Alameda headlines for the week. City Council members have asked Assistant City Manager Liz Warmerdam to serve as Alameda’s interim city manager when the city’s current manager, John Russo, leaves on May 1. The City Council voted unanimously

Poster of the Week

Poster by M.r. Dellinger by Aaron Huffman T he Vera Project continues to be a force to be reckoned with in the poster department. They, and a handful of other local venues, collaborate with up-and-coming designers and put out great work month after month. Show More Summary

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