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  • How Big Is Your Piece of the Park?

    The Data News Team looked at how much park space New Yorkers are sharing, and found that it varies quite a bit depending on where you live.

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  • Physicians Pay Respects to Oliver Sacks’s Medical Contributions

    Oliver Sacks is known as a poet, philosopher and interpreter of neurology. Peers say his contribution to science is more subtle, but still distinguished.

  • Deputy Mayor to Leave Post for Volunteer Role

    Lilliam Barrios-Paoli is among the few people of color in top leadership in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s cabinet.

  • Cory Booker’s Big Decision on Iran

    Booker is the only senator from NY and NJ who has yet to take a side on the President's Iran deal. See where other lawmakers stand on the much-debated nuclear agreement.

  • Uber Faces $300,000 Fine, Court Case From Philadelphia Regulators

    The ride-hailing service has served more than 1 million customers in Philadelphia, despite operating under disputed terms for nearly a year.

  • Bucking Trend, Ohio Doctor Opens Clinic That Provides Abortion Services

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    Ohio has put many restrictions on abortion. Since 2010, about half the clinics performing the procedure in the state have closed. But Dr. David Burkons sees offering abortion as part of patient care.

Arts and Culture

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  • Before Serena Williams, There Was Althea Gibson

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    People often cite Arthur Ashe as the first African American to win Wimbledon. In fact, it was female pro Althea Gibson, who won the championship in both 1957 and 1958. 

  • Is 'The Fat Jew' Getting Funny Off Someone Else's Jokes?

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    Josh Ostrovsky, who goes by "The Fat Jew" on his popular Instagram account, now has a comedy deal with CAA. Comedians are angry, because Ostrovsky is a plagiarist. Sort of. 

  • Why Wes Was The Best

    Studio 360

    Wes Craven went above and beyond the call of duty to judge our "Scary Short Film Fest" last year, inspiring hundreds of aspiring filmmakers in the process. We'll miss him. 

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  • Lou Barlow: Bracing For Change


    Hear the lo-fi hero and veteran of Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh perform songs from his latest solo album. 

Tech and Media

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  • How Shows Like 'Will & Grace' And 'Black-ish' Can Change Your Brain

    Go ahead, use this article to justify binge-watching Orange Is the New Black all weekend.

  • Jorge Ramos Is a Real Journalist

    On The Media

    After a confrontation with the GOP front-runner this week, some accused Jorge Ramos of being an advocate - not a journalist. They're wrong: he's both, and that's what his viewers want.

  • The Little Pink Pill

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    The first FDA-approved drug to treat sexual dysfunction in women has been hailed as "the female Viagra." But like nearly all aspects of the drug, it's not quite that simple.

Music for your day

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  • Django Django On World Cafe

    The Mercury Prize-nominated band administers a healthy dose of Madchester-grade synth-pop.

  • Gig Alert: Margaret Glaspy


    Margaret Glaspy performs tonight at Baby’s All Right.

  • Evan Caminiti, In Studio


    Hear Evan Caminiti's pulsating synths live in the Soundcheck studio. 

  • Forró In The Dark, In Studio


    The New York based Brazilian ex-pats perform songs from their new album 'Forro Zinho' live in the studio.

  • Weekly Music Roundup: The Smiths Go Acoustic; Franz Schubert Celebrates Freedom


    This week, meet the Wizard of Oz-tralia and celebrate "free" in more ways than one.

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