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Friday, February 10, 2012
In 1961, when John F. Kennedy became president, his wife Jacqueline redecorated the White House and made it a museum. Her dramatic makeover moved us to ask William G. Allman, the chief curator of the White House, to give us his favorite pieces of furniture, decorative objects and works of art that became part of the White House in the past 50 years.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Besides "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Mrs. Obama has also appeared on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and "Rachael Ray" to celebrate the second anniversary of her campaign against childhood obesity. Watch the race to see how Mrs. Obama won.
Monday, February 06, 2012
Madonna was cast as the star of Sunday's Super Bowl half-time show. But who really stole the limelight? Nicki Minaj? Cee Lo Green? M.I.A.? Take our survey.
Friday, February 03, 2012
On Friday, the New York City Department of Transportation unveiled a new temporary outdoor exhibit on a 50-foot corrugated fence under the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge at the junction of Vernon Boulevard and South Queens Plaza in Queens. Check out photos of the show here.
Friday, February 03, 2012
Dogs, Ferris Bueller and "poop-free" babies figure prominently in some of this year's Super Bowl XLVI commercials. Watch some of our favorite Super Bowl Sunday ads. Then vote for your favorite ad here.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United wants consumers to consider how the people making their food are being treated with a new manual called ROC National 2012 Diners' Guide: A Consumer Guide on the Working Conditions of American Restaurants. Should diners consider how workers are treated when ordering a meal? Cast your vote here.
Monday, January 30, 2012
The non-profit, off Broadway Signature Theatre Company is set to open its new permanent 70,000-square-foot home on Manhattan's West Side Tuesday.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Scenesters, make room for the strollers. One of Brooklyn's best known music venues, Southpaw, is shutting down at the end of February. A branch of NY Kids Club, which offers classes and an after-school program for children, will take over the 7,500 square foot-bar and club in Park Slope. Would you rather have a music venue or a children's recreation center? Cast your vote here.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation's executive director, Sharon Gersten Luckman, has announced she's leaving the company at the end of next year to pursue other endeavors, including working with other arts non-profit groups.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Contemporary art alongside items in the Seaport Museum's permanent collection make up the offerings in the new South Street Seaport Museum.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Most people’s conception of the New Jersey suburbs doesn’t include an underground music scene a la the East Village in the 1970s. But many New York City transplants who now call New Jersey home are re-creating their night lives in informal, interesting ways.
Thursday, January 05, 2012
This fall, WNYC asked listeners for their stories about active service men and women returning home from Iraq. David Pierce wrote in with his story about an art project documenting the daily life of an army squad in Iraq. Pierce did the project with his friend Justin Wilkens, who served two deployments in Iraq. We caught up with the high school buddies in Brooklyn.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" raked in nearly $3 million last week — the highest weekly sales figure in the history of the Great White Way. "Wicked" held the previous weekly sales record at roughly $2.2 million, which was set in 2011.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Out with the old, in with the new! There's no shortage of places to celebrate the early hours of 2012 in New York City. Here are some of them that caught our eye.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The Alexander McQueen show at the Met, "Spider-Man" and "The Book of Mormon" opening on Broadway, the kerfuffle around Tony Kushner's honorary degree at CUNY and an exhibit mapping out words New Yorkers use to search for a mate. Here are some of the arts and culture stories WNYC followed this year.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Each weekday in 2011, as part of our Gig Alerts series, WNYC's Culture Desk offered up free MP3s from artists playing in the NYC area. Here are our favorite Gig Alerts of the year, along with free downloads from the bands performing -- from Cat Power to Architecture in Helsinki to Melvin Van Peebles.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The Suzan plays with Field Mouse, Speedy Ortiz and Me & Mars at Big Snow Buffalo Lounge on Thursday night. Download the all-girl group's catchy, danceable number "Come Come" here.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Rachael Yamagata performs with Mike Viola at City Winery Wednesday and Thursday nights. Download "Even If I Don't" from her third album Chesapeake here.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Chicago rapper Common stopped by Eagle Academy for Young Men in the South Bronx on Monday morning to talk to the school's 500-plus students about how they could achieve their dreams. He also performed two raps. The rapper said he wanted to visit Eagle after hearing about the school while serving on an education reform panel at Lincoln Center last year.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
A batch of Chocolate Toffee Cookies have won New York Public Radio's inaugural cookie slam. The cookies' baker, Abby Lovinger, said the secret winning ingredient was salt.