Soterios Johnson

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Fake Art at the Brooklyn Museum

Monday, July 21, 2008

One third of the Brooklyn Museum's Coptic art collection is fake. And the museum plans to highlight that fact in an exhibition early next year. But critic Lee Rosenbaum says that could be good news for museums and museum patrons.

Lee Rosenbaum's ...


Merrill Lynch Expects Billions in Losses, Abandons WTC Move

Thursday, July 17, 2008

After yesterday's rally, one of Wall Street's biggest brokerage houses will release some sobering news today. Merrill Lynch is expected to announce several billion dollars in losses. For more on the banks and how healthy they are, we turn to Aaron Elstein, reporter for Crain's ...


In Surprise Turn, Bruno Won't Seek Re-election

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

One of the "three men in a room" who run Albany won't be running for re-election. Joseph Bruno, the state's senate majority leader and the state's highest-ranking Republican made the announcement yesterday, surprising many in the state capitol. And joining us now to talk about ...


New York Asian Film Festival Kicks Off

Friday, June 20, 2008

The New York Asian Film Festival kicks off this weekend. Film critic Nathan Lee explains why it’s an event that’s not to be missed.
New York Asian Film Festival Website

Watch the trailer for "King Naresuan ...


What's Next For The Mets?

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Word finally came from the Mets late last night: Willie Randolph is out of a job. The move to fire the Mets' manager comes after months of speculation, dating back to the end of last season when the team collapsed in historic fashion. Joining us ...


Report: More New Yorkers Going Hungry

Thursday, June 12, 2008

More New Yorkers are struggling to feed themselves and their families. The annual report from the Food Bank for New York City says that, between 2003 and 2007, the number of people who had trouble affording food jumped 55 percent, from 2 million to 3.1 ...


Chris & Don: A Love Story

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A new film sheds light a long-term love affair between the British writer Christopher Isherwood and the American painter Don Bachardy. The documentary is called Chris and Don: A Love Story. It premiered here as part of the NewFest, New York’s LGBT Film festival, which ...


Shareholders Vote on Bear Stearns

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Bear Stearns moves one step closer to oblivion today when JPMorgan Chase's shareholders vote on whether to complete the takeover of the 85-year old firm that collapsed under the weight of risky sub-prime loans.

The vote comes as other Wall Street firms keep reassessing their own ...


GOP's Influence Wanes in New York

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Republican lawmaker Vito Fossella will leave Congress in January. After a tumultuous few weeks following revelations he had a daughter with a woman who isn't his wife, Fossella said yesterday that he will not seek re-election.

Fossella is the only Republican representing New York City in ...


The Economy is Tanking. Why is Sotheby's Doing So Well?

Monday, May 19, 2008

Even as the economy falters, the sales in contemporary art continue to skyrocket. Last week Sotheby's and Christie's auction houses broke records for sales in contemporary art . As the spring art auction season wraps up, critic Lee Rosenbaum explains what happened this unpredictable year.


Nominees for Tony Awards Announced

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

NEW YORK (AP) - ``In the Heights,'' a lively snapshot of Latino life in Upper Manhattan, received 13 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, more than any other show. A lush, lavish revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's ``South Pacific'' took 11 nominations, followed by ``Sunday in the ...


Local Papers On Clinton's Prospects

Thursday, May 08, 2008

New York's newspapers are greeting the prospect of a continuing Hillary Clinton presidential campaign with a smirk.

The Post says "Over the Hill." The Daily News, next to a picture of Obama, has "It's His Party." The New York Times has a double-column lead story - ...


Bell's Supporters Plan Spring Protest Campaign

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Sean Bell's fiancee and the Reverend Al Sharpton will be in front of One Police Plaza at 3 pm to protest the not-guilty verdicts for three officers in Bell's shooting death.

The event is called a "pray-in," but Sharpton and his supporters are expecting to be ...


Two Men Talking

Saturday, May 03, 2008

In 1974, two 12=year old boys met in school on Johannesburg, South Africa. They were given an assignment to tell each other a story – and they’ve been telling stories ever since. They are Murray Nossel and Paul Browde and they’ve created a production called ...


Bread Is Out, Schmaltz Is In

Thursday, April 17, 2008

In time for Passover, Arthur Schwartz talks about the benefits of chicken fat and why Jewish food isn’t as outdated as it might seem Schwartz is the author of Jewish Home Cooking: Yiddish Recipes Revisited.

SLIDESHOW: Arthur Schwartz's Jewish Home Cooking



Council Speaker Faces Criticism

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Council Speaker Christine Quinn went from perhaps her most impressive moment as speaker to a crisis in the span of just a few days.

First, she rounded up just enough votes to get the mayor's congestion pricing plan approved in her chamber and then came the ...


Corzine Faces Tough Budget Fight

Friday, April 11, 2008

New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine held firm to his budget plan yesterday in a speech to the state's mayors.

Members of the New Jersey Conference of Mayors oppose Corzine's plan to cut aid to local governments by 10.5 percent. But, the governor says he won't waver ...


Latest on State Budget

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Lawmakers have approved a $122 billion budget for New York State. It came nine days late and despite warnings of an economic slowdown, the budget increases total spending by nearly 5 percent over last year’s budget.

Some details include $1.8 billion more for education. That's a ...


Albany Rejects Congestion Pricing, Hunt for Alternatives Begins

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Almost one year ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a congestion pricing fee - $8 for a car to drive into Manhattan's central business district and $21 for trucks.

But yesterday, the State Legislature rejected the idea, forgoing hundreds of millions of funding from the federal government.

Here ...


West Point Class Visits Jersey City

Monday, April 07, 2008

This weekend, cadets from West Point completed an intensive 3-day course in the wilds of Jersey City.

It’s for a class called "Winning the Peace" and the idea is to expose future officers to the city’s diverse cultures and religious traditions. And, to put a human ...