Keren Bolter is a doctoral student of geosciences at Florida Atlantic University researching what areas in South Florida are particularly threatened by rising seas. She says all methods of analysis for the risks of sea-level rise only focus on financial vulnerability -- ranking Fort Lauderdale Beach and Miami Beach as high-risk -- but to her, that's not the whole story.
National anti-crime group Fight Crime: Invest in Kids released a position paper last week in favor of Florida’s new standards for English language arts and math. The group argues assessments and higher standards can prevent crime.
Local leaders want to brainstorm with the public about the future of the historic Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami. The long-shuttered theater’s fortunes have turned 180 degrees in the past months, as an effort to revitalize the playhouse has solidified. Nick Madigan wrote for the Miami Herald that Grove residents will have three chances to share their ideas with members of the village council and the playhouse’s advisory committee:
Topical Currents is with New York Times “Modern Love” columnist Daniel Jones. No subject in human history has been more thoroughly examined, yet it’s still as little understood since the time of Shakespeare.
Columnist Jones has had some 50,000 letters cross his desk: deluged with scheming cheaters, hopeless romantics and fierce devotees. He’s written, LOVE ILLUMINATED: Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subject.
Topical Currents is with New York Times culture reporter David Itzkoff. He’s written a book about the making of the classic film, NETWORK. Famous for its “I’m Mad as Hell” tirade, the movie had an all-star cast: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Robert Duvall, Ned Beatty, and of course, posthumous Oscar-winner Peter Finch. Learn more about how NETWORK came to the screen.
It’s hard to look at Costa Rica these days and not feel an urge to paraphrase Shakespeare:
Et tu Ticos?
Ticos, as Costa Ricans are affectionately known, used to sit on a hemispheric pedestal. Their country was the prosperous, democratic Boy Scout of Central America if not all of Latin America – an oasis of good government and social equality in a region notorious for dictators and dysfunction.
It was the green nation that dumped its army so it could spend more on schools.