Arun Venugopal

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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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    Muslims Say NYPD Surveillance Is Already Changing Behavior

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012

    Reports of the NYPD’s surveillance program targeting Muslim student groups, businesses and mosques across the region have provoked outrage, even as Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other officials have defended the program, arguing the practice is keeping the city safe.

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    Muslim Community Leaders Mull Options Against NYPD

    Sunday, February 26, 2012

    Muslim community leaders say they're deeply disappointed in the decision of the state's attorney general last week to not launch an investigation into the NYPD's surveillance program.


    Mayor Defends Surveillance of Muslim Students

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012

    As Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the NYPD's surveillance of Muslim students at colleges across the region, student groups and college officials spoke out, with some calling for an investigation of the NYPD.