"This is an art season that could make you think that the feminist movement never happened."
There are thousands of artists in New York City. Some are famous internationally. Others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft in basements or on stage. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.
A day after a Manhattan jury said it's not acceptable for black people to use the "n-word" at work, many are worried about the impact of the decision on conversations at the water cooler.
Once upon a time, a tasting menu at every nice New York restaurant would start with caviar, and include fish, pork, and red meat. Now, it often begins with leaves, then moves to kale chips, then cabbage, broccoli, grains... with just little pieces of meat maybe making an appearance.
As President Barack Obama led the nation in a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, there was news that one of Wall Street's biggest firms has agreed to pay an historic settlement in a racial discrimination suit.
It's a busy time for theater goers. The New York International Fringe Festival is presenting 185 new plays until August 25th in several venues in downtown Manhattan.
Congressman Rush Holt is a rocket scientist and five-time Jeopardy champ. Congressman Frank Pallone helped write the Affordable Care Act and has the support of late Senator Frank Lautenberg’s son Josh and his family.
Sheila Oliver made a name for herself as the first African American woman to lead a legislative house in New Jersey. Now she hopes to be the state’s first female U.S. Senator.
Edward Hopper and Georgia O’Keeffe are considered some of the best American artists of the 20th century. But it was not easy to find their work at the Museum of Modern Art. At least not until now.
New York’s and New Jersey's waterways are home to dozens of shipwrecks.
The baseball doping scandal dominating sports headlines this week has put an employee of a prominent New York sports agency, ACES, in the spotlight. In an article in The New York Times Wednesday, Steve Eder delves into the role a so-called middleman, Juan Carlos Nunez, may have played in the unfolding scandal.
There are thousands of artists in New York City. Some are famous. Others scratch out a living while perfecting their craft.
Like it or not, art often comes with the artist these days.
In a hot summer day, for those far from the beach, or a lake, there is always the fire hydrant. But open hydrants waste water and make it hard for firefighters to do their jobs. That's why the city is trying to get more people to take advantage of a safer alternative that allows them to open hydrants just a little.
The mayor's capital budget allotted an unusually large sum of money to a project that doesn't even exist yet. The Culture Shed at Hudson Yards received a $50 million cultural capital grant, and it hasn't even established a construction budget or hired any employees.
One of the most iconic movie figures of the 1930s is now a hip-hop MC.
There are thousands of artists in New York City. Some are famous internationally, while others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft in basements or on stage. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.
The New York metropolitan area looks very different when seen from the water, especially if you are inside a small boat.
Two days ago, chances are nobody had ever heard of The Dirty. But now the website is in all major headlines as the place where the latest X-rated pictures involving Anthony Weiner surfaced. Another website, Buzzfeed, also published a piece on the woman who allegedly received the pictures from Weiner. The fact that two online publications are at the center of this story is raising questions about credibility and the evolution of media.
While Brazil gets world-wide attention for protests against issues like corruption and high taxes, a festival in New York is highlighting Brazilian culture.