The shows never stopped on Broadway. The tourists still love the city. And what will become of that Times Square design contest? Find out more.
Whether it’s cross-dressing, drag, or transgender characters, the New York stage has welcomed all kinds of gender ambiguity. Of course the theater has blurred lines between the sexes even before Shakespeare cast men as his female leads.
The poet had a way with words, and a killer green thumb. In honor of her passion for plants and poetry, the New York Botanical Garden just opened a new exhibit. Watch the video.
We’d like to know what YOU think should define the pavement on the new Broadway Plazas. Share your ideas here.
The Tribeca Film Festival lists the film Ticked Off Trannies With Knives as a "revenge fantasy flick that brews up a concoction of camp, slasher horror, and power-chick flick to create a radical new genre: Transploitation!"
The film's director Israel Luna stated he intended the film to be empowering, members of New York's transgender community, along with GLAAD, certainly don't think so. They asked the film festival to pull the film from its lineup. Listen to WNYC's Janaya Williams report on the debate.
The King is back, and we don't mean Elvis. After a 31-year absence, the King Tut exhibition returned to New York as the final stop on a U.S.-tour.
During author Salman Rushdie's visit to The Leonard Lopate Show to talk up the PEN World Voices Festival, we asked him a couple of questions. Here's what he told us:
A public hearing on a new Parks Department proposal limiting the number of art vendors in public parks brought out advocates on both sides of the issue.
The Museum of Arts & Design is resuscitating chickens, anchovies and other once-animate objects in a new exhibition titled "Dead or Alive," which opens Tuesday, April 27. Check out the slideshow of photos from MAD below and listen to WNYC's Anna Sale preview the series that lends new meaning to the phrase "recycled materials."
Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, names the famous art pieces he wants returned from museums.
WNYC caught up with Shepard Fairey while he was painting a new mural on the legendary corner of Bowery and Houston.
Check out the video below.
For this chiseled army of Broadway dancers, the real shows begins before ever stepping on stage. Watch the video.
Joseph Blanco has never seen his father's home country of Guatemala. The 25-year-old knows of his Garifuna heritage, but the Bronx native never learned the language, which is a blend of Spanish, Indian, and African influences.
It isn't often that the words "award-winning" are used when talking about community access TV. But this year, Brooklyn Independent Television was nominated for a New York Emmy Award for an episode of its show, "Caught In the Act: Art In Brooklyn" which profiles Brooklyn professionals in the arts. BIT was founded four years ago. Its mission: to provide more top-quality Brooklyn-focused programming.
Check out a few segments from the show.
Billy Wilder's Ace in the Hole was meant to be a seamy saga of journalism at its worst. But of course, journalism is more complicated than that. It wouldn’t exist without its audience.