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Soterios Johnson

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Art Talk: Edward Hopper's Drawings Are... Boring

Friday, June 07, 2013

"If all you do is draw a figure realistically, we can get the same experience looking at a photograph," says Art critic Deborah Solomon. "We want something more. We want the artist to create a parallel universe, Hopper certainly did that."

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Summer on Stage: This Season's Notable Musicals

Friday, May 31, 2013

A young man grappling for meaning in life, surrounded by acrobats in hoops. A sung-through adaptation of the Russian novel "War and Peace." And a pop-star musical about the former first lady of the Philippines.

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Nocera: Big Ten Regretting Rutgers Decision? Not for a Second

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Big Ten isn’t likely thinking twice about having Rutgers join the conference next year despite scandals that have dogged its athletic department, according to New York Times columnist Joe Nocera said.

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In Boost for Silicon Alley, Yahoo to Buy Tumblr for $1.1B

Monday, May 20, 2013

The board of the long-faltering tech giant Yahoo has reportedly agreed to pay $1.1 billion for Tumblr, a New York-based social blogging platform with more than a hundred million blogs and a young, engaged user base. The deal might just make Yahoo hip again. So, what does it mean for Tumblr and the Silicon Alley startup scene here in New York? New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi explains on Morning Edition. 

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His Ex-Aides Convicted, Liu Proceeds With Mayoral Run

Friday, May 03, 2013

A New York jury handed down convictions Thursday for two of city comptroller John Liu's campaign aides accused of accepting illegal donations for his mayoral bid. Liu says he's "deeply saddened" by the verdicts — but WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports that questions over the mayoral hopeful's involvement could negatively affect his run.

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To Expand, MoMA Must First Raze

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Museum of Modern Art has decided to demolish a building that's only 12 years old to make way for the museum’s expansion plans.

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Newtown Families Lobby Lawmakers as Vote Nears

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

As the Senate prepares to vote on a gun control measure, relatives of victims of the Connecticut school shooting have been in the nation's capitol making a personal plea.

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Richard Pryor's Daughter on Growing Up Biracial

Sunday, April 07, 2013

WNYC

Richard Pryor, one of the most influential comedians of all-time, gained pop star status in the 1970's with his incisive storytelling about issues including race.  Now, his daughter Rain is sharing her take on growing up biracial in '70s and '80s Los Angeles, the child of the African-American comic genius and a Jewish go-go dancer.

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At Jersey Shore, Some Push for Buy Outs

Friday, April 05, 2013

While a strong contingent of people — from beach front homeowners to Governor Chris Christie — are all for rebuilding the New Jersey shore, some others are saying the properties should be bought out and restored as a natural habitat area.

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Connecticut Legislature Passes Gun Control Bill

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Following a total of more than 13 hours of respectful and at times somber debate, the Connecticut House of Representatives and State Senate voted in favor of the 139-page bill crafted by leaders from both major parties in the Democratic-controlled General Assembly.

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Lessons of Flood Buyouts from Around the Country

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

A couple dozen homeowners on Staten Island’s South Shore registered Tuesday to have their Sandy-damaged homes bought by New York state. They are the first of potentially hundreds of Sandy victims in both New York and New Jersey who may choose to sell their homes rather than repair them.

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Cyndi Lauper on the Freedom of Broadway

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

“I like to study music and I like visuals. I think that there’s nothing better than telling a story that’s authentic about the real human condition, about people who are trying,” she said.

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Corruption Arrests Turns Spotlight on GOP Nominating Process

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The arrest of six people for conspiring to sell a spot on the GOP ballot for mayor is focusing new attention on the Republican nominating process. 

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Who Polices Prosecutors?

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Tony Bennett is a two-time felon. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. He's been free since 2008 because a former Queens Assistant District Attorney violated a basic rule-of-law; he withheld critical evidence from Bennett’s attorney.

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Allies No More? Bloomberg and Quinn Split on NYPD Issues

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Is a rift opening up between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn? The two have worked closely but are disagreeing sharply over council legislation that would create an independent monitor for the New York Police Department. It’s one of a number of issues that are showing a rift between the mayor and the woman who hopes to replace him.

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Critics' Picks: What's Worth the Buzz (And What Isn't) on Broadway

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A handful of performances, both on and off Broadway, are making headlines this month — for reasons both good and bad: Of one of the newest shows on the Great White Way, one critic fumes: "It's one of the worst things that I've seen on Broadway in I don't know how long."

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The Jesuit Background of New Pope Francis

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio is the first Jesuit to ever be chosen Pope. The Argentine joined the Society of Jesus in 1958 and eventually became leader of all Jesuits in Argentina. 

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NY Vets See Increase in Wait Time for Benefits

Monday, March 11, 2013

Leaked internal Veterans Affairs documents obtained by the Center for Investigative Reporting show that delays at Department of Veterans Affairs New York office are far worse than the agency has publicly let on.

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Whiz Kids Compete for National Science Prize

Monday, March 11, 2013

Four area teens are among the 40 high school students gathered in Washington DC, to compete in the Intel Science Talent Search.

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Time Warner Spinning Off Iconic Magazines

Thursday, March 07, 2013

In another sign of the changing media landscape Time Warner is breaking up with Time Inc.

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