Born more than a century ago as a purely local attraction, The San Diego Zoo has metamorphosed over the decades into a world-famous center dedicated to conservation and ending extinction.Yet as the zoo has expanded its ambitions, it has also had to adapt its public outreach and messaging to reach a more diffuse, fragmented audience that in today’s Internet era has a limited attention span.When a new 10-part TV series showcasing the zoo and its keepers debuts Aug. 10 on Animal Planet, San Diego Zoo leaders are hoping it will mark a pivotal step toward reaching the very audience it depends upon for its continued growth — and mission. It’s called simply, “The Zoo: San Diego.”Given the proliferation of online media and other diversions, it’s harder than ever to get the public’s attention, says Rick Schwartz, a zoo spokesman and “ambassador.” Long gone are the days when someone like conservationist Joan Embery could captivate a nation … [Read more...] about In 2019, can the San Diego Zoo make new fans out of TV viewers?
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Michael Hodges The Detroit News Published 5:47 PM EDT Jul 19, 2019 Heads up, book lovers: The third-annual Detroit Festival of Books -- aka the Detroit Bookfest -- lands Sunday at Eastern Market. The event, which organizers say drew 10,000 visitors last year and boasts over 120 vendors, outgrew its previous home in market Sheds 4 and 5, and will now be in the largest -- Shed 3. But just what is the Bookfest? "I like to describe it as a glorious day of thousands and thousands of books, comics, vinyl records, creative arts, food, beer, funk music and more," said Ryan M. Place, festival founder and chairman. "The primary focus is used, rare and antiquarian books," he said, but added that there will also be a bunch of authors selling new volumes of their works. The festival will also feature an open bar with craft offerings from Eastern Market Brewing Co., as well as wines from Detroit Vineyards. Those with a hearty appetite can graze offerings … [Read more...] about Thousands expected to descend on Detroit Festival of Books
By Jim Kiest Published 11:00 am CDT, Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Church the cat has seen better days in “Pet Sematary.” Church the cat has seen better days in “Pet Sematary.” Photo: Paramount Pictures Photo: Paramount Pictures Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Church the cat has seen better days in “Pet Sematary.” Church the cat has seen better days in “Pet Sematary.” Photo: Paramount Pictures Home video: ‘Pet Sematary’ now on digital 1 / 4 Back to Gallery Whether you stream, buy or rent, here’s a look at what’s new or notable in home video. Movies are available on streaming sites such as iTunes, Amazon and … [Read more...] about Home video: ‘Pet Sematary’ now on digital
Photos: Brookhaven home shows off owner’s James Brown flair The traditional home in Brookhaven has 2,689 square feet, four bedrooms and three baths. It was built in 1998. https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/home--garden/photos-brookhaven-home-shows-off-owner-james-brown-flair/DRlpoVz0Q9nGT9tLVXXBQO/ The traditional home in Brookhaven has 2,689 square feet, four bedrooms and three baths. It was built in 1998.Text by Lori Johnston/ Photo by Reynolds Rogers Photos: Brookhaven home shows off owner’s James Brown flair Being around water is naturally soothing and relaxing, especially with the sound of the waterfall, said homeowner Joyce Jarema. She resurfaced the pool with a Pebble Tec finish and installed new tile. It was an... https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/home--garden/photos-brookhaven-home-shows-off-owner-james-brown-flair/DRlpoVz0Q9nGT9tLVXXBQO/ Being around water is naturally soothing and relaxing, especially with the sound of the waterfall, said homeowner Joyce Jarema. … [Read more...] about AJC.com: Atlanta Georgia News, AJC Sports, Atlanta Weather
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Rebecca Pacheco Globe Correspondent January 11, 2019 The playground is deserted with the exception of my toddler and me. It’s pitch black out and she’s clad in a puffy snowsuit, perched on a swing, under a glowing street lamp. You might guess the whole tableau is playing out at 9pm, well past her bedtime. You might question my parenting. Actually, it’s not even 5 o’clock in the afternoon. These are dark times, specifically in the Northeast, where we are currently experiencing little more than 9 hours of daylight in a 24-hour period, according to the National Weather Service. Advertisement And frankly that sounds generous. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here If you work indoors, … [Read more...] about How to keep from going insane when it’s only light out nine hours a day