It’s the bicentennial year of composer Frederic Chopin, who was born 200 years ago in March of 1810. This year marks a related anniversary for pianist Garrick Ohlsson, who won the gold medal at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Poland back in 1970.
The worst-kept secret in geekdom was actually the focus of a 2007 Mad TV skit. Watch the video.
Are you the next Lady Gaga? WNYC plans to host the Battle of the Boroughs, a new talent competition. Find out how to enter.
Toss the chocolate hearts and red roses out the window in Studio 360's Valentine's Day Design Challenge. Click here to for details on how to enter.
Writer Joshua Ferris rails against metaphor, allegory and reading like an 11th grader. Watch the video.
Photographer Nancy Chuang advises always keeping a camera in plain sight. "Don't be a stalker!" she says. Watch the video about her methods, here.
Tips on how to salvage a horribly boring conversation. Watch the video.
The 79th Street Boat Basin is an Upper West Side Surprise
The author shows off his book collection to Stacked.TV. Watch the video!
Dreams die. Love hurts. One performance artist wants to take your pain away — and he makes house calls. Watch the video.
Alan Alda has straddled art and science through his work as an actor and as host of science programs over the years. He's says the worlds aren't so far apart. Watch the video for more.
Newsflash: Exploring Queens mean more than eating ethnic food! Before you head out to wander around Flushing, one of the borough's busiest neighborhoods, check out these very cool, youth-produced videos about Flushing’s Main Street.
The Strokes put New York City (and shaggy hair) back on the rock-n-roll map nearly 10 years ago. Now, frontman Julian Casablancas is striking out on his own.
Fiddler extraordinaire Mark O'Connor pulled together two great jazz/blues players -- virtuoso bassist John Patitucci and baby-faced guitarist Julian Lage -- for a three-night run at the Blue Note last week. The trio made their radio debut on WNYC's Soundcheck.
Dr. No's Ethiopium, “Oh No” (Stones Throw)
He might have been born with the name Michael Jackson, but this eclectic hip hop producer is better known as Oh No. His latest concept album is a dizzying studio creation called Dr. No’s Ethiopium. It’s inspired ...
A massive renovation is underway at the United Nations. Luckily for aficionados of mid-century modern design, there is also an elaborate strategy in place to preserve and restore the complex's iconic features, keeping the U.N. looking like it's 1952.
Bugs, brains and guts -- if you got them, they'll eat 'em. A local dining club, the Gastronauts, unites adventurous eaters. The group treks around the city for monthly excursions, sampling off-menu delicacies from around the world. It's like Fear Factor without the cash prize.