In this week's Arts File, Lance Luckey speaks with Melissa Chiu, museum director at the Asia Society, about "The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara."
David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, joins Liz White to discuss U.S. lawmakers' continuing efforts to reach an agreement on the debt limit.
Newark Municipal council members are calling on Mayor Cory Booker to revise his rejected $772 million budget proposal.
NYT's David Sanger weighs in on the scenarios that could play out under various plans to raise the federal debt ceiling.
In this week's Arts File, Kerry Nolan speaks with film historian and critic Jaime Christley about racy, uncensored 1930s films being celebrated in a Film Forum series called "Essential Pre-Code."
NYT's chief Washington correspondent David Sanger weighs in on negotiations on the budget and the debt limit and on the downward spiral in America's relations with Pakistan.
In this week's Arts File, Kerry Nolan speaks with New York Times reporter Daniel Wakin about details he uncovered about City Opera's 2011-2012 season in advance of next week's formal announcement.
In this week's Arts File, Liz White speaks with WNYC Arts Critic Carolina Miranda about a romance writers conference in town this week.
NYT's David Sanger weighs in on President Obama's plans in Afghanistan and on Congressional lawmakers' decision to condemn the administration's role in the conflict in Libya.
In the center of Brooklyn's vast Green-Wood Cemetery, actors are bringing characters to life in the moonlight, only to have them die among the gravestones.
In this week's Arts File, Kerry Nolan speaks with documentary filmmaker Alison Klayman about the release of Chinese artist and activist Ai Wei Wei.
On Friday night, a new tool will be used to fight crime in Inwood Hill Park: a $12,000 telescope. Following a string of sexual assaults in the area, the urban astronomer Jason Kendall will mix stargazing with discussions on community safety in what he's calling “Take Back the Park” nights.
NYT's David Sanger weighs President Obama's gameplan in Afghanistan and a former ambassador's decision to enter the race for the White House.
In this week's Arts File, Kerry Nolan speaks with Brooklyn borough historian Ron Schweiger about the past and present of the parade.
As momentum builds for a vote on gay marriage in the final week of the legislative session, five GOP state Senators are considering a yes vote. Four formerly undecided senators — three Democrats and one Republican — said on Monday that they would support the bill, and Governor Andrew Cuomo said he plans to introduce the bill by the end of the week.
NYT's David Sanger weighs in on arms shipments from North Korea to Myanmar, the Chinese and American economies, and President Obama on the campaign trail.
Pedicab drivers could soon be required to display a bill of rights for passengers in their cabs and provide detailed receipts even before a trip begins.
In this week's Arts File, Jeff Spurgeon speaks with New York Times theater reporter Patrick Healy about a spat between the stagehands' union and the producers of the Tony Awards.
NYT's David Sanger weighs in on a potential troop reduction in Afghanistan, American interests in Yemen, and the latest unemployment figures.
In this week's Arts File, Kerry Nolan speaks with WQX-Aria blogger and Q2 host Olivia Giovetti about local summer music festivals.