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Jennifer Vanasco

Jennifer Vanasco is a News Editor at WNYC where she edits the newscast for air and web and is the newsroom's theater critic.

She previously was the Minority Reports columnist for Columbia Journalism Review, where she analyzed how the mainstream media covered social minorities, and the editor in chief of MTV's LGBT news and politics website 365gay.com. Her nationally-syndicated, weekly newspaper column Common Life ran w for 14 years and won the Peter Lisagor Award for opinion writing from the Society of Professional Journalists three times. She was a full-time theater critic in Chicago and taught journalism for 10 years at the University of Chicago's Graham School. You can follow her on Twitter @JenniferVanasco

Jennifer Vanasco appears in the following:

A Magical $16 Million Fish Carousel Opens Today

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A singular new attraction in Battery Park brings wonder — and a few tears.

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Community Seeks Information After Police Shooting of Trenton Teen

Friday, August 14, 2015

Officials say NJ Attorney General John Hoffman is not providing answers as to why a teen was shot in the back seven times. 

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Penn & Teller: Not Quite Magical, But a Lot of Fun

Friday, July 17, 2015

The comic magicians pull a live rabbit out of a top hat, cut a lovely assistant in half with a saw, and read minds — but it's more a magic trick Top 10 list than a cohesive show.

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Tensions Linger on Block Where Eric Garner Died

Friday, July 17, 2015

The block has become a magnet for protests and memorials — but relations with the police have hardly improved.

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Family and Faith Guide Eric Garner's Mother a Year After His Death

Friday, July 17, 2015

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Gwen Carr enjoys a day as a regular person after an unusually painful year.

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How de Blasio Navigated the Death of Eric Garner

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Before he was elected, de Blasio promised to repair splintered relations between police and communities. But the mayor has been tested by Eric Garner's death from an NYPD officer.

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Long Unappreciated, Sound Design Is the Star of This Show

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A new play takes the audience backstage.

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If You're An Artist, It Pays to be in New York City

Friday, July 10, 2015

New York City museums and galleries choose art that influences other institutions in America. But they're biased toward — New York art. So how do other artists make it in?

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De Blasio Accuses Cuomo of Playing Political 'Games' at City's Expense

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mayor de Blasio unleashed harsh words on Gov. Cuomo and the State Senate, vowing he won't play by their rules any longer.

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Listen: Pride Marchers Chant About Gay Marriage

Sunday, June 28, 2015

People marching in the Pride parade chanted "All states" as they marched through Greenwich Village, celebrating Friday's Supreme Court gay marriage decision.

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More Cops on the Beat in New Plan, Mayor Says

Friday, June 26, 2015

A pilot version of the new policing plan is already underway in four precincts across the city — people are already starting to notice a difference.

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A 'Tempest' Without Thunder

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Not even the enchanted setting of the Delacorte Theater in Central Park can make this production stormy or passionate.

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Hulk Hogan Lawsuit Might Spell End of Gawker Media

Friday, June 12, 2015

The company is staring down a $100 million lawsuit after posting a sex tape starring the wrestling icon in 2012.

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Yes, It's June and the MTA Doesn't Have Capital Program Funding Yet

Monday, June 08, 2015

It traditionally takes Albany several months to pass the MTA's five-year capital program. But this year, it looks like it will remain unfinished business.
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Hear the Triple Crown Crowd Go Crazy Over American Pharoah Win

Saturday, June 06, 2015

As American Pharoah entered the home stretch, the crowd at Belmont screamed.

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LIRR Also a Winner at the Belmont Stakes

Saturday, June 06, 2015

The Long Island Rail Road was seeking to heal its bruised reputation after last year's fiasco.

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American Pharoah Wins Triple Crown

Saturday, June 06, 2015

In the stands, people screamed and tore off their hats, embraced, and waved betting tickets in the air.

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The Tony Awards Are Here! A Look Back at the Nominated Shows

Friday, June 05, 2015

The singing, dancing, annual extravaganza is back. Want to catch up on which show is which? WNYC theater critic Jennifer Vanasco looks back on what she thought of the shows at the time.

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Barnard Set to Admit Transgender Women

Thursday, June 04, 2015

One of the original "Seven Sisters" will now admit women who were considered male at birth. 

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Baldwin as a Rock and Roll Figure

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

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A new musical is inspired by James Baldwin, who fled to Europe to escape prejudice in the United States.

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