Miriam Sitz

Miriam Sitz

NYC-based digital/audio journalist

Web editor at Architectural Record. Columbia journalism grad 2015 & Trinity University in SATX before that. Audio clips at miriamsitz.tumblr.com

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Lovin' on El Monty

Reflections on the San Antonio restaurant The Monterey, which is closing for good on its fifth anniversary.

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VentureLab: An Arsenal of STEM Education

Founded in 2013, VentureLab is a hands-on learning and innovation academy that teaches tech and entrepreneurship classes to children and young people. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization strives to grow the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs through inspiration, experiential learning and mentorship.

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PechaKucha San Antonio 14: "Work Hard, and Don't be an Idiot"

Maybe it was the spacious theater or maybe it was a slightly smaller crowd thanks to the Spurs game, but last night’s 14th installment of PechaKucha San Antonio at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center felt more comfortable, less crowded and, in spite of the relentless humidity, far less stifling than the last.

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A Preview: PechaKucha Night Volume 8

From the late AIA San Antonio Center for Architecture at the Pearl, the former Museo Alameda, the Josephine Theatre, Coates Chapel at the Southwest School of Art and the Blue Star Contemporary Arts Museum, the 14th PechaKucha Night in San Antonio makes its way to the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center on Tuesday, May 27.

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TECH Camps: Computer Science for Girls

Trinity University student-created and National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)-funded TECH Camps (Trinity Encouraging Computing for Her) introduce girls to computer science.

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Shining a Light in Dark Places: #iamregion8

Region 8 is a forthcoming theatrical work that seeks to bring attention to this harsh reality, both asking questions and providing some answers. The show looks at the lives of three individuals working as a child advocate, foster parent, and a Child Protective Services (CPS) investigator. The work is based on true stories collected via hundreds of interviews conducted throughout one of Texas’ worst foster care regions.

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Lucky Number 13: PechaKucha at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center

The thirteenth PechaKucha Night San Antonio took place Tuesday night at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center. The gallery space was packed with what appeared to be the largest PK crowd yet, and the Alamo beer and food by Tim the Girl went quickly.

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Luxury Shopping and Dining in San Antonio: Are We Ready?

The food scene in SA has evolved at a breakneck speed in the past few years; could the future of fashion hold the same rapid development?

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Rackspace CEO Lanham Napier Retires

Rackspace announced that Lanham Napier has retired as chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors, the company announced in a statement released Monday afternoon after markets closed.

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High School Robots Battle at Rackspace

Forget the prospect of Amazon delivery drones and a future where falling in love with your OS might be a reality: Robots are already here among us. Where can you find them? Just ask a participant of FIRST Robotics.

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UTSA Hosts Conference on the Future of Medicine & Health Care

The future of healthcare, in which stem cells and regenerative biotechnology save and dramatically improve countless lives, isn’t as far away as one might think. While the World Stem Cell Summit lands in San Antonio in December of 2014, big things are happening even now.

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Lucky Number 13: PechaKucha at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center

On the evening of Tuesday, February 25, the thirteenth installment of PechaKucha Night San Antonio hits the road once more, landing this time at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center. As usual, the event kicks off with a happy hour at 6:30 p.m. and presentations begin at 7:30 p.m. A donation of $5 gets you in the door.

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Code for America Fellows Connecting Citizens and City Hall

If some of the nation’s sharpest young minds spent a year working together to find a technological answer to a real and specific problem facing San Antonio, what might be accomplished? Thanks to Code for America, the 80/20 Foundation and the City, we’ll soon find out.

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Half a Million Up for Grabs to Bring Mexican Startups to SA

HeroX launched in August of 2013 and has partnered with local tech startup incubator and collaborative coworking space Geekdom to create the platform’s first ever competition: the San Antonio Mx Challenge. A prize of $500,000 is at stake, up for grabs to the team that over a two-year period can develop and execute a sustainable, repeatable, and successful model for importing tech startup companies from Mexico to San Antonio.

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Rio Viva Diva: Fashion Supporting the River

On Thursday, January 30, the San Antonio River Foundation (SARF) will take over the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre to raise funds for their Confluence Park project with a novel event: the Rio Viva Diva fashion show.