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
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Monday, March 30, 2015
As high-end restaurants and luxury condos come to represent a diversifying Harlem, the barbershops remain largely black establishments. But patrons and shop owners are starting to adapt.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
“The goal was to correct the fact I was taught nothing about Latin America with three degrees in architecture," said MoMA curator Barry Bergdoll about the new exhibition.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Firefighters expected to be on site all night at the scene of an explosion and fire that tore through 4 buildings on 2nd Avenue near East 7th Street.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
In an era when everyone is a photographer, Polish artist Piotr Uklański is trying to make sense of the medium with his new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum.
Friday, March 20, 2015
This revival is set on a luxury passenger train in the 1930s, and it's the actress who keeps it from going off the rails.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Like her daughter Lena Dunham, photographer Laurie Simmons offers a fresh look at our notions of beauty with her new exhibit at the Jewish Museum.
Friday, March 13, 2015
His colleague, architect Peter Eisenman, called Graves "the consummate artist."
Friday, March 13, 2015
The play "The Audience" comes from the same team as the Academy Award-winning film "The Queen."
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Activists want the mayor to talk it out with neighborhood mainstays.
Sunday, March 01, 2015
The knight-errant who fought against windmills and imaginary dragons inspired the new exhibit at the Frick Collection.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
The new play "Bright Half Life" captures the politics and emotional processing common in lesbian relationships back in the 80s and 90s, when very little about being gay was legal.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' "An Octoroon," based on a slavery-era work, shocks and delights at Soho Rep.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Health officials have linked oral suction to 17 cases of infant herpes since 2000.
Friday, February 20, 2015
This is American history as seen through a New York lens.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Westminster Kennel Club Best in Show winners go on to become therapy dogs, working mothers, and lawn potatoes.
Friday, February 13, 2015
The new Off-Broadway play "Rasheeda Speaking," starring Tony Pinkins and Dianne Wiest, is a stunning example of how racism can thrive on a micro level in everyday interactions.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Researchers are looking into whether in utero chemical exposure may be linked to breast cancers in women like Jenny Singleton.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
When Mary Harris was diagnosed with breast cancer, she gave up on having a second child. Then she found out she was pregnant.
Monday, February 09, 2015
Kathy Liu thought she’d found a drug that could cure her 10-year-old son. There was only one problem: she couldn’t get it.
Saturday, February 07, 2015
The Syrian uprising of 2011 is a ripe topic for theater. But a new Rattlestick Playwrights Theater production doesn't do it justice.