If you decided to stop throwing away the items that come into your life, what would your life look like? Life might become … delicious. Take zero waster Erin Pavlica’s example. When a friend recently gave the St. Paul mom some extra milk — too much even for her family of six to drink quickly enough — Pavlica got creative. “I’m making rice pudding,” she said from her kitchen on a recent winter day. This is the joy that comes from living lightly: bowls full of kheer — Indian rice pudding — for the whole family. It’s not just joy, though, but concern that prompt Pavlica and others like her to live as close to “zero” as possible when it comes to waste of any kind — to first refuse and re-use and reduce; and then, if those choices aren’t possible, to recycle and to rot (compost). Why? “We can’t just keep doing what we are doing to the planet,” Pavlica says. “It scares me, because I … [Read more...] about Living the zero waste life begins with trashing how we deal with garbage
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The Tribeca Film Festival isn’t the biggest festival, but year after year it features an impressive lineup. This year is no exception, featuring what Tribeca has declard to be their most “eclectic feature filmmaking slate yet.” Films include Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, the controversial Ted Bundy movie starring Zac Efron that debuted at Sundance; Dreamland, starring Margot Robbie; and A Day in the Life of America, a documentary directed by Jared Leto. See the complete Tribeca Film Festival 2019 lineup below. The freshly announced Tribeca Film Festival feature lineup includes 103 films from 124 filmmakers, with 50% of the films selected in the three competition sections from women directors. Here are some other statistics: This year’s program also includes 42 first-time filmmakers and 19 Tribeca alums returning to the Festival with their latest projects. 40% of the feature films have one or more women directors, 29% of the … [Read more...] about Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Lineup Announced, Featuring Zac Efron’s Ted Bundy Movie and Much More
Tony Paul The Detroit News Published 7:30 PM EST Feb 7, 2019 Detroit — They're "guys," barely having graduated from "boys," so they talk about a lot of stuff. And not all of it pertains to their profession, which is baseball. But when they do talk baseball, sure, they talk about one day — one day making it to The Show; one day taking turns pitching on that mound over there, just a couple hundred yards from where on this chilly winter day they're putting their golden hands to other uses, signing autographs; one day, being the faces of the Detroit Tigers. Such is the story of four baby-faces — Alex Faedo, Matt Manning, Casey Mize and Franklin Perez — who, along with a few others, are widely considered the future of the proud if floundering franchise. And, absolutely, they know it. "It's super exciting," said Mize, who carries himself as the wiser elder of the group. He's preparing to get married, for gosh sakes. "I'm happy to be a part of the … [Read more...] about Do Tigers have a future Big Four? Pitching prospects sure hope so
Christine Ferretti The Detroit News Published 9:45 PM EST Feb 6, 2019 Detroit — Less of Detroit is burning. Daily structure fires in Detroit have declined dramatically over the past five years as a result of stepped-up arson investigations and fewer blighted buildings, according to city fire department leaders. The average number of structure fires annually in Detroit has declined by 42 percent since 2014, according to fire department data. Detroit Fire Commissioner Eric Jones credits the reduction to an aggressive blight elimination program, bolstered investigations, inspections as well as community education efforts and city block clubs. A fire union chief acknowledges the city has fewer structure fires but says it still has a long way to go — and that conditions in the neighborhoods have improved merely from "Armageddon" to "insane." "It's still not safe for our members and the people that live here," union President … [Read more...] about Detroit blazes see huge decline, fire officials say
Published 5:41 pm PST, Saturday, December 22, 2018 ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS - In this Friday, Dec. 6, 2018 photo, Elizabeth Crow, Ellabeth Lodermeier's niece, talks about her brief memories of her aunt at her home in Sioux Falls, S.D. Crow was 7-years old when Ellabeth disappeared in 1974. Elizabeth's mom, Sandra Herman, never stopped trying to get answers to her sister's murder. (Briana Sanchez/The Argus Leader via AP) less ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS - In this Friday, Dec. 6, 2018 photo, Elizabeth Crow, Ellabeth Lodermeier's niece, talks about her brief memories of her aunt at her home in Sioux Falls, S.D. Crow was 7-years old ... more Photo: Briana Sanchez, AP Photo: Briana Sanchez, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS - In this … [Read more...] about What happened to Ellabeth Lodermeier?