Janaya Williams

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The City Out My Window: 63 Views of NYC

Friday, November 27, 2009

Architect and illustrator Matteo Pericoli says that we don't choose our window views, they choose us.  In his new book,  "The City Out My Window - 63 Views on New York," he meticulously draws the window views of 63 New Yorkers, both famous and ordinary.


Rock on, Beijing-Style

Friday, November 27, 2009

Photographer Matthew Neiderhauser first discovered Beijing’s underground music scene two years ago as a student. He noticed young artists flocking there and live music venues popping up all over town — all under the radar of government-controlled media outlets. So Neiderhauser picked up a camera and got to work.


Beijing Bands to Rock NYC This Weekend

Friday, November 20, 2009

Three indie rock bands from Beijing are performing in New York this weekend, wrapping up a three-week tour of the U.S. It's their first time touring in this country. The bands are signed to one of China's two independent music labels, and they're the subject ...


Deaf Actors Demand Equal Stage Time

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

"The Heart is a Lonely Hunter". started previews last week at the New York Theater Workshop. The action takes place in a small town in Georgia in the 1930's, and revolves around a central character, John Singer, who is deaf.

The choice to cast a hearing ...


"Who Shot Rock and Roll" at Brooklyn Museum

Friday, October 30, 2009

“Who Shot Rock and Roll” opens today at the Brooklyn Museum. It's the first major museum exhibition to acknowledge the role photographers played in ushering in the rock-and-roll revolution.

REPORTER: There's a photograph of an emotional Kurt Cobain weeping backstage, and Amy Winehouse sitting on ...


Jazz Musicians Seek Health Care and Pensions

Saturday, October 10, 2009

For months, the nation's attention has been focused on the health care debate in Washington. Here in New York, jazz musicians are putting pressure on club owners to provide pensions and health insurance, too. WNYC's Janaya Williams reports.


Legendary DJ Mr. Magic Dies at 53

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Legendary New York radio disc jockey Mr. Magic died on Friday at the age of 53. DJ Mister Magic born John Rivas is credited with launching and hosting the first all-rap radio show in the US. WNYC's Janaya Williams has this remembrance.


Notorious B.I.G., Now Bigger on the Silver Screen

Friday, January 09, 2009

Notorious B.I.G. was one of hip hop's most influential artists. His meteoric rise in the rap scene was stopped short when he was murdered in 1997, three years after releasing his debut album. Now his life is up on the big screen, in a bio-pic ...