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Next American City 2015-03-27 18:00:00
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson It’s not easy growing up. To be on the cusp of adulthood ? or even in your pre-teen years ? is to become attuned to the places we come from. Just as we?re discovering ourselves, we are also learning about both the possibilities and the pitfalls of our community. Related Stories 10 Great Novels Every Urbanist …


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Unbeige 2015-03-27 17:30:17
There has been a barrage of Radar and National Enquirer exclamation-mark exclusives this week aimed at the Hollywood actor. On March 25, the Enquirer revealed publicly something that those who have been closely following the re-opened Natalie Wood investigation already knew. Namely, that Splendour captain Dennis Davern, Thanksgiving 1981 excursion guest Christopher Walken and Wagner were all classified as \"Persons of Interest\" …


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BLDG BLOG 2015-03-27 16:50:00
[Image: "Sights" by Shannon Rankin]. I wrote about the map-based work of artist Shannon Rankin a few years back, featuring elaborately cut, pinned, sliced, and remade bits of global cartography. Rankin is currently participating in a group show at the New Art Center up in Newton, Massachusetts, if you happen to be nearby, but I basically just thought I'd use that …


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Unbeige 2015-03-27 16:45:36
The Church of Scientology’s counter-PR campaign against Going Clear, the documentary debuting Sunday night on HBO, has two main prongs: Twitter account @FreedomEthics and a dedicated section on the Freedom magazine website tagged, simply, \"HBO.\" One of the people helping the Church lead the charge against the documentary is Kathy Haggis, younger sister of Paul Haggis. The writer-director has been front and …


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Climate Progress 2015-03-27 16:04:10
Click image to expand. Now updated with Thursday’s winners: Polar Bear and Wolverine CREDIT: Dylan Petrohilos Welcome back to March Sadness, ClimateProgress? educational bracket tournament of animals impacted by climate change and other environmental threats. For whichever animal wins, ClimateProgress will write a feature-length article exploring the story behind what?s ailing your chosen critter, and who is working to save them. Read …


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Unbeige 2015-03-27 15:50:26
Gregg Birnbaum is joining CNNMoney as a senior news editor. Birnbaum most recently served as head of managing editor and head of political content for The New York Daily News. Prior to his four month stint at the Daily News, Birnbaum served as deputy managing editor for Politico. He previously spent nine years at The New York Post. “Gregg will lead our breaking …


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Climate Progress 2015-03-27 15:40:21
CREDIT: shutterstock For the second year in a row, new cars are ahead of the game when it comes to reducing their carbon footprint. According to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency, the auto industry beat out domestic greenhouse gas emissions standards by a “wide margin” in 2013, with cars getting an average of 1.4 more miles per gallon …


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Next American City 2015-03-27 15:28:00
This USDA poster promotes healthy eating for kids ? but advocates say some Massachusetts children are suffering after losing food stamps. A data-mining program aimed at streamlining Massachusetts? entitlement programs has left thousands of deserving residents without food stamps. The Boston Globe reports that the program: Related Stories Nation’s First Non-Profit Supermarket Opens in Chester, PA, a Food Desert for 12 YearsBoston …


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Unbeige 2015-03-27 15:08:05
The Latin Kitchen appeals to Latinos who have a strong knowledge of their culinary heritage. But it also appeals to non-Latinos who have the same affinity for the flavors and tastes of Latin cooking. Almost all of the content found on The Latin Kitchen is open to freelancers. And writers who impress editors early on may find themselves getting assignments and writing regularly for …


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WebUrbanist 2015-03-27 15:00:07
[ By Steph in Design & Products & Packaging. ] Paint with light in real-time with a pair of shoes that not only have 100 LED lights embedded into the sole, but are also fitted with advanced motion tracking sensors to put on a dazzling show matched …


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Unbeige 2015-03-27 14:45:12
There are only 49 seats in the White House briefing room, which makes them highly coveted. So when changes were recently implemented, news organizations scrambled. Score a front row seat and you’re likely to get questions answered. Land in the back row? Good luck. The best seats in the new White House briefing room belong to NBC News, Fox News (which beat out NPR and …


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Climate Progress 2015-03-27 14:29:54
Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, head of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. CREDIT: AP Photo/Drew Angerer The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology issued a subpoena for Environmental Protection Agency head Gina McCarthy Wednesday, in an attempt to gain access to the administrator’s text messages and emails. The Committee — which is chaired by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), who …


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Unbeige 2015-03-27 13:48:31
Tanzina Vega is leaving The New York Times to join CNN Politics. Vega had been with the Times for the past eight years. During her tenure at the Times, Vega covered a variety of beats. Her work was especially admired when she she was named the paper’s first-ever race and ethnicity reporter. In January, the Times unfortunately (and wrongly) decided to dissolve the beat and …


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Unbeige 2015-03-27 13:40:53
Time Inc. won’t be boosting Sports Illustrated’s video presence after all. According to The New York Post, talks between the publisher and CineSport ? a sports video platform ? have broken down. A source told the Post that Time Inc. was looking for ways to bolster SI’s digital offerings, and talks were progressing. Then suddenly ? as often happens with these kinds of …


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Unbeige 2015-03-27 13:20:49
On the heels of Mashable hiring its first-ever fashion reporter, the site has named Miriam Kramer its first space reporter. Kramer comes to the site from Space.com, where ? for the past three years ? she served as a staff writer with a focus on space exploration, rocket launches and scientific discoveries. Prior to that Kramer served as a contributor to Popular Mechanics. Kramer …


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Next American City 2015-03-27 13:04:00
(AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file) It pays to be first. Being the launch city for Google Fiber, has moved Kansas City to the front of the line in the innovation economy. Thanks to super-fast consumer Internet service (and now commercial service too), the Midwestern city has seen a wealth of good tech news. Related Stories New Google Fiber Expansion Ups Kansas City’s Tech …


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Unbeige 2015-03-27 13:00:49
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