Arun Venugopal

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Capacity Crowds of Jewish Worshippers to Gather at MetLife Stadium

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

A crowd of 90,000 Jewish worshipers is expected to fill MetLife stadium in New Jersey Wednesday night as part of Siyum Hashas. It’s an event that culminates the seven and a half year process of Talmudic study.


Live Chat: Rise of Asian Americans

Friday, June 22, 2012

Asian Americans are the highest-earning, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in America, according to an exhaustive new study, "The Rise of Asian Americans."


Micropolis: For Women of Faith, the Quest for a Good Halal (or Kosher) Workout

Monday, June 18, 2012

Modesty is central to many women of faith — and Muslims and Orthodox Jews, in particular — and a number of them have struggled to balance religious ideals with physical fitness.

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Micropolis: Why Broadway Audiences Are Whiter Than Ever

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Broadway audiences historically have been overwhelmingly white. Last season, 83 percent of Broadway audiences were Caucasians – the highest percentage since the industry began keeping numbers. But just 1.5 percent of the overall audience last season was African American – the lowest it’s ever been.

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Micropolis: Meet the Class of 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A (very) informal survey of undergrads at City College, Barnard and Columbia University suggested that's not the case at all. Chalk it up to youthful exuberance or plain naivete, but there appear to be plenty of graduating students who feel hopeful as they head into the real world.


Micropolis: Class of 2012, Step Forward

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

The numbers don't tell the whole story. WNYC wants to hear from you - the Class of 2012 - to tell us how it feels to graduate during this moment in history. Is it terrifying? Full of possibility? You tell us.

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Micropolis: A Look at the Least Diverse Neighborhood in the City

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Brooklyn, known for its multitude of ethnic enclaves, also has the distinction of being home to the city’s least diverse neighborhood.

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Micropolis: NYC Weekly Wrap-Up

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Here's our latest roundup of all the truly-relevant headlines to hit the city, these past 7 days.


    Micropolis: Weekly Wrap-Up

    Friday, April 27, 2012

    We sift through reams of local headlines so you don't have to. Here's our latest distillation of what happened in the city over the past week that you may have missed.


    Micropolis: Dinner With ... George Lou

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    If you drop by George Lou's Mott Street apartment for dinner, there's little chance you'll be under-dressed. When Lou greeted a guest at the door on a recent night, he wore nothing but a white tank top and denim shorts.

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    Micropolis: Another Week in NYC

    Friday, April 20, 2012

    Each week, Micropolis compiles a list of the most offbeat, engaging and downright mystifying stories in the city, from midtown to the sandy shores of Gerritsen Beach.


    Micropolis: An Artist Obsessed With Letters

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    Tax Day is one of those rare occasions when most Americans stop by the post office but Dustin Grella, an artist living in Tribeca, has made post office visits, and letter-writing, a near-daily ritual for the past 10 years.

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    Micropolis: The Brooklyn Zine Fest

    Monday, April 16, 2012

    Zines, those handmade touchstones of the DIY-era, are experiencing something of a resurgence -- argues Matt Carman, who co-founded the Brooklyn Zine Fest in Williamsburg where dozens of publishers flocked last weekend.


    Micropolis: What Neighborhoods New Yorkers Avoid

    Friday, April 13, 2012

    As indicated in the MTA’s report on subway ridership released this week, the fastest growing stretches of subway are along the L and J lines.

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    Micropolis: Pondering the Many Meanings of a Hoodie, After Trayvon

    Friday, March 30, 2012

    The hoodie has become synonymous with the black Florida teen gunned down by a neighborhood watch captain as he walked through a neighborhood wearing the sweatshirt.

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    Days After Verdict, Returning Rutgers Students Weigh In on Dharun Ravi Conviction

    Sunday, March 18, 2012

    Rutgers University students returning from spring break Sunday had mixed reactions to the conviction of former student Dharun Ravi, who was found guilty last week of invasion of privacy and bias intimidating for using a webcam to spy on his roommate who committed suicide days later. He now faces up to 10 years in prison and possible deportation to India.

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    Criminal or Cultural: South Asian Gay Community Weighs in on Dharun Ravi

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012

    Much of the prosecution’s arguments against the former Rutgers student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate paint him as a homophobe and a bully. But within the South Asian gay community, the focus has been on whether Dharun Ravi’s actions were part of a cultural bias.

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    Occupy Wall Street's Cash Reserves Dwindling

    Monday, March 12, 2012

    Occupy Wall Street is just about out of cash. The group's general fund has dropped to $44,827.96, down from more than half a million dollars in the fall, according to its latest financial statement.

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    NYPD Commissioner Meets with Muslim Leaders

    Tuesday, March 06, 2012

    Police Commissioner Ray Kelly met with a group of Muslim leaders at police headquarters Tuesday, even as a number of Muslim organizations and civil rights groups criticized the meeting. They described it as a disingenuous attempt to quell the furor over the department's surveillance program.

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    Fordham University Confronts a Series of Bias Incidents

    Sunday, March 04, 2012

    Fordham University has launched an investigation into its third bias incident within a month, the latest being the discovery of a racial slur scrawled on a bathroom wall.

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