Master Storyteller Oba William King reigns supreme
A man who wins a fight with a monkey and then make shoes out of him, a crippled woman who escapes her punctual PCA worker so that she can drink "the magic juice" she bought from a psychic for a whopping $30, and picture if you can a man who is not really a nature lover but drives around with a bear on the roof of his car that he pushes off when he has had enough. These were the tales of Master Storyteller Oba William King (1st place), Sharon Brooks (2nd place) and Lorin Nieml (3rd place); winners of this year's 21st Annual Storytelling Contest (Liars Contest), adult division.
Born in New York City on December 9, 1961, arch-conservative is the author of eight New York Times bestsellers and of a nationally-syndicated column for Universal Press Syndicate. She also serves as the legal correspondent for Human Events and is a frequent guest on such TV shows as The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Sean Hannity, The O'Reilly Factor, The Glen Beck Show and HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher.
Compilation release recognizes the works of area soul, funk pioneers
Dom Minor, Dom’s Music Beat
A local record company founded on revealing amazing, underrepresented music, has possibly found its greatest gem yet with the release of "Twin Cities Funk and Soul: Lost R&B Grooves from Minneapolis/Saint Paul 1964-1979."
Jaded teacher and single-mom join forces in uplifting tale of female empowerment
Kam Williams, Film Review
In 2010, California passed the nation's first "Parent Trigger Law," a bill which enables a neighborhood with an underperforming public school to fire the principal, replace the staff and convert it to a charter, provided a majority of the parents with students attending it sign a petition. The legislation has proved very controversial thus far, with opponents alleging that the measure is merely anti-union, whereas the sponsors call it an overdue reform intended to give kids stuck in so-called "dropout factories" a fair chance.
Viola Davis The "Won't Back Down" Interview Viola Davis was born on August 11, 1965 on her grandmother's farm in St. Matthews, South Carolina, but raised by her parents in Central Falls, Rhode Island. After earning a degree in theater from Rhode Island College in 1988, she went on to do post-graduate work at the prestigious Juilliard School prior to embarking on a critically-acclaimed professional career.