Starting with the Universe, Ending with PreFab

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Global warming, suburban sprawl and urban life are all over the art world right now (see this show at the New Museum). Those concerns were on the mind of the wide-ranging designer/inventor Buckminster Fuller, who died in 1983. Fuller’s work is on display within ...


Photographing Change for the Brian Lehrer Show

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

It’s photo month over on the Brian Lehrer Show, and last week, listeners submitted photos to show’s Flickr pool under the theme “Change for the Better, Change for the Worse.” There were over almost 350 entries - 25 or so of which will ...


Deerhoof Fans Get First Look at Leaked Song

Monday, July 21, 2008

Deerhoof has leaked a song from their upcoming album Offend Maggie in the form of sheet music, asking their fans to tell them how it should sound. WNYC Culture has stepped up to their challenge, creating an interpretation of the song relying solely on ...


Catch the Fly’s Eye Before It Flies Away

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Buckminster Fuller exhibit at the Whitney may be all the rage but there are a few other Fuller events and exhibits around the city as well. At the Center for Architecture you can spend some time in the Dymaxion Study Center (open ...


Gary Winogrand and The Soul of NYC Street Photography

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Street Photography is a popular genre, but there is by no means a consensus on what exactly its contours are. In fact all of our Street Shots cast members have different approaches and methods. And check out the 4700+ photos in our contest, again ...


Joe Wigfall Wins the Street Shots Challenge

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

WNYC Radio and our contest judge Luc Sante are pleased to announce the winner of the Street Shots Challenge: Joe Wigfall.

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Judging Street Photography with Luc Sante

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The response to our Street Shots contest has been truly overwhelming: 7000+ pictures and 800+ participants. The WNYC culture staff is hard at work identifying potential winners, but we are bringing in a judge with a fine eye to make the final call. Luc Sante, ...


WNYC Broadcasts from New Studios

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

This morning at 10AM, WNYC Radio broadcast live for the first time from its new studios at 160 Varick Street. Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined WNYC president Laura Walker to welcome the station to its "new digs," the station's new home after 84 years in the Municipal Building at 1 Centre ...


Excerpt From The Story of a Marriage

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

We think we know the ones we love.

Our husbands, our wives. We know them—we are them, sometimes; when separated at a party we find ourselves voicing their opinions, their taste in food or books, telling an anecdote that never happened to us but happened to them. We watch their tics ...


How Does Jamel Shabazz Do It?

Thursday, May 29, 2008

While we we were making our video of Jamel Shabazz, he stopped to talk with a group of street fighters in Union Square. They were tough looking guys, with hoods over their heads, tear drop tattoos, and their fists were raised.


Photo Festival Unites Pros and Amateurs

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The New York Photo Festival is underway in Dumbo. Curators from around the world are presenting their ideas regarding the newest and most important trends in contemporary photography, each exhibited in their own pavilion. Andrea Silenzi stopped by as the show was going up, and ...


Street Shots Challenge

Thursday, May 15, 2008


HOW TO ENTER: No purchase or pledge necessary. Entries may be made via a special Flickr page only. In order to be selected for the online video feature, entries must be received by 11:59 p.m EST. on Friday, June. 20, 2008.

ELIGIBILITY: Anyone at least ...


Excerpt From Lush Life

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


The Quality of Life Task Force: four sweatshirts in a bogus taxi set up on the corner of Clinton Street alongside the Williamsburg Bridge off-ramp to profile the incoming salmon run; their mantra: Dope, guns, overtime; their motto: Everyone's got something to lose.

"Is dead tonight." ...



Wednesday, March 19, 2008

His music, Charles writes,
makes us avoidable.
I write: emissary of evening.

We're writing poems about last night's bat.
Charles has stripped the scene to lyric,
while I'm filling in the tale: how,

when we emerged ...

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East Meets West

Monday, February 11, 2008

WNYC airs a five part series, East Meets West, which examines the ancient and complex relationships among communities found along the Silk Road, produced by the staff of Wisconsin Public Radio’s To The Best of Our Knowledge. Series topics include spirituality, politics, music, movies, trade and art.

Clash Of ...


Huang Ruo and Winnie Yang Guest Blog

Tuesday, February 05, 2008 features two guest bloggers to report on the festivities and culture of the Lunar New Year holiday for two weeks starting Thursday, February 7th.

Composer Huang Ruo Huang Ruo, whose work is featured in WNYC’s “New Moon Rises” Music Festival and who is ...


2007 Third Coast Festival Broadcast

Monday, December 17, 2007

The Third Coast Festival brings the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in a special two-hour program called the 2007 Third Coast Festival Broadcast. The featured documentaries, all winners of the seventh annual TCF / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition, represent radio ...


WNYC Special Thanksgiving Programming

Thursday, November 22, 2007

To celebrate Thanksgiving WNYC offers an evening of special programming on both AM 820 and FM 93.9.

93.9 FM

8 p.m. Handel’s Belshazzar broadcast from St. Ignatius Loyola Church.

AM 820

7 p.m. A Conversation with Lidia: Family, Friends and Food - ...


The DNA Files

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The DNA Files, the award-winning NPR series that explores the mysterious world of the genome and its impact on life in the 21st century, returns to public radio with five new one-hour documentaries. Produced by Berkeley, California-based SoundVision Productions®, the shows are anchored by Peabody- and Emmy-winning correspondent ...


September 11th 2007 Commemoration Ceremony

Friday, September 07, 2007

The City’s observance will take place at Zuccotti Park, on Liberty Street between Broadway and Church Streets, on the morning of Tuesday, September 11th. The ceremony will officially begin at 8:40 AM. Families of those who died on September 11th may start arriving at 7:00 AM. Responders to the attack ...