Pat King

Career and Education Editor

patrick.king@metro.us

Lover of doughnuts and rock n' roll. 

Take a break from the cold in sunny South Florida

With the holidays just around the corner, now is the perfect time to plan your escape from the bitter cold of the Northeast. With its vibrant restaurant scene, hip nightlife, historic architecture, and pristine beaches, South Florida is the perfect destination for you and your family this winter....

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 3:41 PM

The easiest ways to graduate early

The months after you graduate from college can be some of the most transformative of your entire life. While getting through your degree was its own battle, figuring out where you are going to land is a journey unto itself. While most students generally take all four years to fulfill their bachelor...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 5:09 PM

Kurt Vile lets out all of his rambling wisdom on his new album 'Bottle It In'

Kurt Vile knows how to ramble. Over the past ten years, he has released albums at a prolific pace and built up a dedicated following while touring the world with his backing band the Violators. As a songwriter, Vile’s lyrics drift by like a passing conversation with an old friend with his...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 4:28 PM

The Grumble: Seat hogs and space invaders on the subway

Here at the Grumble, we consider ourselves connoisseurs of all things subway related. We've covered people playing their boomboxes on packed cars of people who could not care less and even people who eat pungent and ripe meals like it's not a big deal what so ever. Don't get us...

Friday, November 9, 2018, 4:47 PM

How everyone can score Amazon free shipping this holiday season

Well, the holidays are just around the corner and as a good friend of my father’s once told me at a young age around this time of year, this gifting season will soon have us by the throats. I’m sure you have all planned ahead better this time around at making your gift lists for your...

Friday, November 9, 2018, 3:58 PM

How counseling can help fight the loneliness of working from home

Many of us long for a day where we're doing well enough professionally so that we can ditch the office life and spend every day working from home. But as a significant amount of people around the world are setting up remote offices, we're finding that, without the office culture...

Friday, November 9, 2018, 2:45 PM

Wreck-it Ralph returns to take on cyberbullying in Ralph Breaks The Internet

When Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph won over all of our hearts upon its release in 2012, it did so in a way that went a little deeper than the usual animated crowd pleaser. The film followed the character Wreck-it Ralph, voiced by John C. Reilly, who is the Donkey Kong-like villain in the arcade...

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 5:14 PM

Old Traditional Polish Cuisine Food Truck is bringing Polish cuisine to the streets of New York

If you live in New York or are visiting from out of town, chances are you have probably heard that the only way to get real authentic Polish food is to venture deep into the Northern Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint. Well, it turns out that you may be able to find some of the best Polish food...

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 10:49 AM

Experience the Everglades this Winter in beautiful South Florida

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #454545} The Everglades are one of Florida’s most prized and breathtaking treasures. Comprising 1.5 million acres of the state’s southern reaches, this lush swamp area is one of our country’s largest wildlife...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 5:02 PM

Everything we know about A Very Brady Renovation

Are there many other TV families quite as iconoic as the Brady Bunch? Sure you could aruge that either the The Simpsons or even The Conners are on the same level at this point. But had there been any other fictional versions of the American family that had set the template as well as the Brady'...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 2:08 PM

Re-Discover Poland: A country regained

I imagine many of you may have come across Polish culture at some point. Maybe your friends are of Polish descent,  maybe you like Polish pirogies, maybe you drive to work passing Kosciuszko bridge, rest by the Jagiello monument in Central Park (even if you wonder who the king was), or spend...

Monday, November 5, 2018, 11:37 AM

How job fairs can help you get around the traditional job interview

The job search is tough for everyone. Just motivating yourself to go on different job search sites to submit your resumes and perfectly fine tuned cover letters into the faceless void can certainly sink your spirits after not hearing anything back for weeks. This is why job fairs can be such a...

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 5:38 PM

Julien Baker talks her new collaboration with Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus and why the best art comes from taking risks

Julien Baker knows how to quiet any room. Her intensely delicate songs wear their bruises like badges and even though they are generally sparse in their orchestration — usually consisting of only Baker's voice and her guitar — they can sometimes feel overwhelming in their emotional...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 10:32 AM

Wildlife expert Casey Anderson uncovers the truth about nature's monsters

Wildlife expert Casey Anderson has seen it all. With his Nat Geo Wild series Expedition Wild and America the Wild with Casey Anderson, the rugged and charming Anderson had made a reputation for immersing himself within the wilderness to unearth the truth about some of nature’s best kept...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 3:10 PM

Guster looks into the future on their new album “Look Alive”

The long-running indie rock band Guster have a come a long ways from their earliest days of playing as a three piece band in coffee shops in Somerville, Mass. Back then, they were defined as much by the songwriting talents and harmonies of lead singers Ryan Miller and Adam Gardner as they were by...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 5:00 AM

The Grumble: Our readers set the record straight on people who wear backpacks on crowded trains

We give up a lot of our comforts to totally emmerse ourselves in the exciting hustle and buslte of the big city. One of the biggest of these comfort compromises is giving up our personal space for our claustraphobic commutes on packed trains everyday on our subway systems. We've covered this...

Monday, October 29, 2018, 6:34 PM

Alexandra Pelosi takes us ‘Outside The Bubble’ in her brand new HBO documentary

Journalist and Documentarian Alexandra Pelosi may have a harder time than many of us breaking out of her designated political corner. As the daughter of Nancy Pelosi, the long running and influential Democratic Minority leader of the House of Representatives, people may have preconceptions about...

Monday, October 29, 2018, 5:00 AM

The Grumble: When assigned seating at the movies goes wrong

There are countless things that you could complain about when going to the movies. If you are in the mood for a snack, the price of popcorn alone could buy you groceries for a week. On top of that, the ridiculously high ticket prices to see all of the numbskull blockbuster reboots that have been...

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 11:25 AM

Philadelphia cyber charter schools are changing the way children join the classroom

It seems as though remote access has changed the way that business is done throughout the world. Being able to have meaningful discussions with people on the other side of the planet from you is as easy as flipping open the lid to your laptop. This access has also changed the way students learn...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 5:46 PM

Why low student to teacher ratio classrooms matter in charter schools

Many charter schools are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year for students of all ages. As this frenzy to get your child accepted into the perfect charter school begins to heat up, it can be easy to lose sight of some of the simple things that could help your child thrive...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 2:07 PM