MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ Winners Include Innovators With Global Reach

Meet the newest crop of geniuses. They’re the 24 recipients of the 2017 MacArthur Foundation fellowships, often called “genius grants,” recently announced by the Chicago-based
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Youth Homelessness in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is home to at least 569 youth ages 13 to 25 who were counted as being homeless and unaccompanied on a single night in August 2016. Of this number, about 28%  had ever been in foster care, the juvenile justice system or both; 70% are African American; 78% graduated (more...)

Philly Free Streets Announces New Sponsor, Programs, and More!

Preparations for this month’s Philly Free Streets are gearing up, with new programming, a new sponsor, and growing excitement in the neighborhoods along the 7-mile round trip car-free route.On Saturday, October 28, from 8am to 1pm, people will be invited to walk, bike, or
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Iconic LOVE Sculpture to be Temporarily Removed for Conservation

The City of Philadelphia’s Public Art Program will manage the removal and restoration of the iconic artist Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture (1976) before it is returned to its permanent home on John F. Kennedy Plaza, also affectionately known by Philadelphians as LOVE Park. The LOVE sculpture will return to its original home, JFK Plaza (more...)

How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?

By Lauren Monsen In the mood for red roses, chocolates and sentimental greeting cards? These tokens of affection are exchanged each year, on February 14, by people in the United States and in many other countries observing Valentine’s Day — an unofficial holiday that celebrates (more...)

The Year of the Rooster: How are Americans celebrating?

By Leigh Hartman People across the United States and around the world will come together to celebrate the Lunar New Year, one of many winter holidays celebrated in America. 2017 is the Year of the Fire Rooster, which comes about once every 60 years in (more...)

Data Recorder From Russia Plane Crash Recovered

VOA
Daniel Scheart
Russia's Defense Ministry said Tuesday search teams have found the main flight data recorder from a military passenger plane that crashed over the weekend in the Black Sea. Russian news agencies said the device would be delivered to Moscow for
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Trump Slams Boeing for Pricey Air Force One Upgrade

President-elect Donald Trump criticized Boeing for charging the U.S. government $4 billion for the 747 Air Force One airplane future American presidents will fly on. In a tweet Trump wrote: " Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more (more...)

Trump’s Son-in-Law May Play Big Role in Administration

VOA President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, played a large behind-the-scenes role in propelling the candidate through the primaries and into the White House, and now it appears Kushner could fill an important spot in a Trump administration. According to news reports, the Trump transition team has requested a security clearance for (more...)

Clinton, Obama Urge Acceptance of Trump’s Victory

VOA America's Democratic political elite tried to move the country toward acceptance and reconciliation Wednesday in the wake of Republican Donald Trump's stunning presidential victory that continues to reverberate around the world. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama both spoke about the need for the country to give Trump (more...)

Back-to-School Tech for Your Children

By Nathaniel Sillin It’s increasingly common to find classrooms filled with the blue hue of computer and tablet screens. Early education or postgraduate work, there’s a shift towards technology-driven, or at least technology-aided, schooling. Students that learn to use technology to stay organized, conduct in-depth research and collaborate with peers can also (more...)

Labor Day: An Ode to the American Worker

Unlike other U.S. holidays, Labor Day does not pay tribute to a person or memorialize a historic event. It gives voice to the American worker. The innovation surge that drove manufacturing during the 19th century had given rise to a “working class” of people employed by others — on others’ terms. (more...)

Clinton’s Made History; but Can She Win Voters’ Trust?

VOA
Aru Pande
She has made history. She has the domestic and foreign experience. And she has the endorsement of her primary opponent. Now, can Hillary Clinton overcome her historically high negative ratings for a Democratic presidential candidate? Just 38 percent of Americans view Clinton favorably—the
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ACCT Philly Holds Fee-Waived Adoption Event Father’s Day Weekend

n honor of Father’s Day, the Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly) is hosting a special pet adoption event Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The “Who’s Your Daddy?” adoption event features fee-waived adoption fees on all pets, a live (more...)

Dance: Movement, Rhythm, Spectacle

Through August 2, 2015 Berman Gallery Dance: Movement, Rhythm, Spectacle explores the inventive ways artists have represented dance from the late 19th century to the present. Ranging from the intimate to the public, the prints, drawings, watercolors, and photographs included in this survey represent the spectacle of performance, the transformation (more...)

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