Greg Crawford Detroit Free Press Published 11:01 p.m. UTC Aug 22, 2018 Everyday life in Detroit from the 1860s through the 1970s is revealed in “LOST & FOUND: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE DIA’S COLLECTION,” a fascinating collection of images rescued from attics, resale shops, online sources and the archives of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Family pictures and photos of automobiles figure prominently in the exhibit, which includes images captured by everything from carnival photo booths to commercial portrait studios. A special section of the exhibit is devoted to recently rediscovered color images attributed to Allen Stross, who photographed Detroit haunts and landmarks in the 1960s and ’70s. Also of interest are the black-and-white images of James Pearson Duffy, whose scenes of junkyards, storefronts and mom-and-pop shops reveal the gritty side of the city during the mid-’70s. The exhibit, which runs through next March, also features a soundtrack of … [Read more...] about Plan your weekend: Vintage photos at the DIA, Hazel Park Art Fair, Detroit Rep arts fest
1. Woodrow Wilson band director Chris Evetts — Re: "Director has band hitting high notes," by Sharon Grigsby, Tuesday Metro & State column. Evetts deserves accolades for his achievements with the Woodrow Wilson band, but especially for choosing service over self.Kaylin Ramsey, a band member, said it best: "He loves every single one of us. He sees the potential in every one of us."Thank you, Mr. Evetts.Kathleen Gigl, Dallas2 Medical City Plano — I am learning tai chi. Lynn Kubic and her assistant instructors are teaching the slow, graceful moves every week to a class of senior citizens interested in learning the art. Medical City Plano has reached out to the community in offering different levels of this ancient art at no cost.Tai chi is supposed to improve your balance. I find it does this and much more. The 45-minute class induces concentration at a level that shuts out all other thoughts and concerns. When I set foot in Lynn's class, I … [Read more...] about Three cheers to Woodrow Wilson’s band director, Tai Chi at Medical City Plano, Mavs CEO Cynthia Marshall
By Ryan DiPentima, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer For the first time in more than a century, it appears the President of the United States may not have a pet dog in the Oval Office.After the Palm Beach Daily News reported that Palm Beach philanthropist Lois Pope decided not to offer President Donald Trump the goldendoodle she had originally offered as the First Dog, it appears Trump may become the first Commander in Chief without a dog since William McKinley. McKinley, despite not owning a dog while in office, did own an assortment of odd animals, including roosters and a Mexican double-yellow-headed parrot named “Washington Post,” according to the Presidential Pet Museum. >> Palm Beach Gardens man Ben Carson confirmed as HUD secretary President Trump hasn’t brought any pets into the White House, a trend that, if it continues, would make Trump the first President to not have a pet of any since Andrew Johnson. Although … [Read more...] about Trump doesn’t have a pet dog, which is unusual for presidents
Perry Stein, The Washington Post Published 6:30 pm PDT, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 WASHINGTON - The staff at IDEA Public Charter High School greets each child by name every morning. They shake some students' hands, give others a quick high-five and engage in brief conversations when they can. The morning ritual is intended to create a warm learning environment. But it's not all about cordiality: It's also part of the high school's safety plan. Justin Rydstrom, the head of IDEA, said the school banished metal detectors five years ago, believing that staff members who have built a rapport with students are better equipped than any machine to detect if a teenager seems off one day. "Staff relationships and staff presence really give us our best indicators in terms of what students are coming into the doors with and how they are feeling," Rydstrom said. The February shooting that left 14 students and three staff members dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in … [Read more...] about Do metal detectors and X-ray machines belong in schools?
Joe Davidson, The Washington Post Published 5:45 am PDT, Monday, August 13, 2018 WASHINGTON - Americans are Republican or Democrat, right or left, red or blue. But there are shades of color that aren't captured by those broad categories. A new paper from the Brookings Institution by government expert Paul C. Light explores a more perceptive way to classify voters, one based more directly on their view of government. Light, a professor of public service at New York University, places voters in four boxes - dismantlers, expanders, streamliners and rebuilders. There's bad news for those who see government as the problem - the dismantlers' box is shrinking. They are in retreat, while the rebuilders, who want more and better government, are advancing. This has important implications not just for elections this year and in 2020, but also for government agencies, federal employees and services to the public. President Donald Trump, of course, is the chief dismantler. While … [Read more...] about Trump’s ‘dismantlers’ losing ground; stage set for ‘bitter face-off’ with government ‘rebuilders’