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  • Sounding Off on State Tests Comments [ 3 ]

    These city educators object to the state's recent English exams for grades 3-8, but that doesn't mean they're opposed to higher standards.

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  • Shirley, This Is The Dawn Of A New 'Mad Men'

    Sunday night's episode capitalized at last on the show's notoriously ambivalent, slow-burning approach to paying any attention to race.
  • Happy Earth Day - Now Move Your Car

    On the first Earth Day - that would be April 22, 1970 - Mayor John V. Lindsay implores New Yorkers to be more thoughtful with their parking.

  • Last Chance Foods: Flowers You Can Eat

    Violas aren't just musical instruments. They're edible flowers that can fancy up your spring salads and, in ice cube form, help convince your kids to stay hydrated. Annie Novak from the New York Botanical Garden has the details on why and how.

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  • The Cutting Room: An Insight to the Edit Suite

    Tribeca Film Festival Live

    It’s said that a movie is made three times: once through a script, once on set, and finally in the edit room. Join us to hear tales from the cutting room floor.

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  • Check Ahead: Wye Oak, 'Shriek'

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    Baltimore duo Wye Oak has typically been known for its flurry of guitar and drums, but with its new album, Shriek, the band drops the guitar, picks up the bass and goes in an entirely new, synth-heavy direction. Hear the album in its entirety before its release.

  • Conor Oberst, Live At Gigstock Comments [ 4 ]

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    Watch Conor Oberst perform and talk about his upcoming album, Upside Down Mountain, live at WNYC's Greene Space.

  • James Vincent McMorrow, Live At Gigstock

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    Watch James Vincent McMorrow play live from WNYC's Greene Space as part of Gigstock.

  • Nas: Still 'Illmatic' At Twenty

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    Nasir Jones -- the hugely successful and influential rap emcee known as Nas -- is one of the greatest musical voices to emerge from New York City. In a conversation with Soundcheck, Nas reflects on his 1994 debut album Illmatic -- which now being reissued to commemorate its 20th anniversary -- and a documentary film.

  • Song Premiere: Timber Timbre And Fiver, 'Curtains?!'

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    Timber Timbre's song "Curtains?!" embodies both the unsettling and the alluring as frontman Taylor Kirk sings a tale about a man's secrets exposed. But in an alternate version sung by Fiver (a.k.a. Simone Schmidt), the song takes on a new identity.

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