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Stickball Hall of Fame: Neither a Hall, nor Famous (Yet)

Friday, July 09, 2010

WNYC

The 60-year-old president of New York City's Stickball Hall of Fame waxes poetic about his favorite street game in this video.

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The Apples in stereo Are Back From the Future

Thursday, July 08, 2010

The Apples in stereo have been turning out impeccable indie pop tunes for nearly 17 years now. The band’s latest album is something a little different: Travellers in Space and Time is a danceable concept album about time travel. When the band stopped by Studio 360 recently, frontman Robert Schneider ...

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The World Cup Final: Where to Watch

Thursday, July 08, 2010

The beer orders are in. The flags are hung. The Spanish and Dutch sides are set to meet for the final game of the World Cup.

And the city's bars, restaurants and residents are prepared for mayhem.

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Kickin' It in Queens as Spain Advances to World Cup Final

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

This afternoon, Spain made history by defeating Germany 1-0 and reaching the World Cup Final for the first time.

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Risk-Taking Theater in Risky Times

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Far from the jazz hands and high kicks of Broadway, two stalwart downtown theater festivals open this week with productions that range from Wagner's Ring Cycle to the predictions of Nostradamus.

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Lord of the Flies Author Revealed

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

WNYC

A new biography of the writer gets us digging for a rare interview from WNYC.

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See Spot Sweat

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

NPR

You think you’re hot? Imagine being encased in fur. Then think about how hot you would be.

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Emancipation Day Tradition Revived In Bed Stuy

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Nearly two centuries ago, freed slaves in New York started a tradition of celebrating independence day on the day after the national holiday -- on the 5th of July.

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"Christian Marclay: Festival"

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Christian Marclay can make music out of almost anything. He's composed scores out of found objects, clothing, record covers, and restaurant menus.  

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SpilLover: Balancing Oil in Times Square

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

WNYC

When oil started gushing in the Gulf, Brooklynite Josephine Decker felt overwhelmed. She wanted to do something to call attention to the spill and start conversations about conserving oil. So she got a group of dancers together, dressed them in white, and had them balance small buckets of oil-like liquid ...

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What Harlem Wants, the Maysles Cinema Gets

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

From rooftop films to free concerts in nearly every park, New York offers a bounty of reasons to leave the buzz of your apartment’s air conditioning this summer. One small, 55-person movie theater adds to the mix by bringing a wide range of documentaries and classic cinema to Harlem.

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Live/Work Made Legal

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Artist Rob Swainston knows what it's like to face eviction. For almost 13 years, he has been living illegally in a loft apartment on the 10th floor of an old pasta factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Even though about 200 people live in the towering waterfront building at 475 Kent Avenue, the owner does not have a certificate of occupancy and the residents have commercial leases.

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Studio 360 Examines Post-Apartheid Art in South Africa

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

With the World Cup heading into its final two weeks, all eyes are set on host nation South Africa. Sixteen years after the election of Nelson Mandela and the end of apartheid, it's an opportunity for South Africa to show the world the vibrant, multi-racial democracy it has become.

But for South African artists both white and black, the traumas of apartheid are never far away. From the Afrikaner novelist to the young black photographer, learning to cope with that past continues to shape the way they make art.

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The Divorce Tales: LIVE

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Civilians joined WNYC live at the Greene Space on Monday, June 28 to share your divorce tale contributions and to perform excerpts from YOU BETTER SIT DOWN: Tales From My Parents' Divorce.

In case you missed it, you can now watch the entire performance.

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No Cover: Anthony Braxton

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tri-Centric Modeling: Past, Present and Future

Legendary experimental jazz musician, composer, and multi-hyphenate Anthony Braxton, was honored last week on his 65th birthday. The two-night celebration, produced by the non-profit Tri-Centric Foundation, featured an array of contemporary jazz music’s leading lights, including John Zorn, Steve Coleman, Dave Douglas and Nicole Mitchell. “If it weren’t for Anthony Braxton,” exclaimed a clearly humbled Zorn said from the stage, “we all wouldn’t be standing here.”

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Books You Shouldn't Miss

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A work of fiction, a work of non-fiction, and a collection of short stories that you shouldn't miss.

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Gay Pride Parades through New York City

Monday, June 28, 2010

WNYC

Pride parade revelers scream, cry, and weigh-in on Civil Rights. Then they scream some more.

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The Email That Shook Downtown Theater

Monday, June 28, 2010

When a disgruntled cast member of P.S. 122's Octoroon sent out an email trashing and satirizing the very show he was a part of ("I would like to invite you to a train wreck," the missive began), and the Village Voice posted it online, the downtown theater community responded. And they were not pleased.

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The Coming E-Book Apocalypse

Friday, June 25, 2010

"It’s an apocalyptic summer,” Jason Boog says about the publishing industry. Boog, the publishing editor of mediabistro.com, is referring to the fact that this is the first summer e-books have impacted the market in a big way. With three e-reader devices — the Kindle, Nook, and now the iPad — becoming ubiquitous, publishers are taking this new market very seriously.

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LGBTQ Youth Celebrate Pride with Honors

Friday, June 25, 2010

It's Gay Pride month in New York, and some of the city's LGBTQ youth celebrated with a ceremony of their own at the Hetrick-Martin Institute's annual Dameon Awards ceremony.

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