Sunday, March 03, 2013
As development booms in Chelsea, some smaller arts spaces say they're worried about being squeezed out of the neighborhood.
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Hall-of-famer Monte Irvin talks about his time in baseball during a round table discussion led by host Walter James Miller.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
In this 1978 episode of Reader's Almanac, host Jack Sullivan interviews Richard Price, 28, on the publication of his third novel, Ladies’ Man.
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Is New York the cultural capital of the world? The World Cities Culture Report, commissioned by the Mayor of London, takes a look at how 12 world cities compare in their cultural offerings. Vote on what cities you think rank as the most cultural.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Archives Department celebrates Robert Moog's 78th birthday with this 1980s episode of WQXR's This is My Music. Host Lloyd Moss talks with the inventor and musical pioneer and plays selections from Moog's library of compositions and influences. The program includes a virtuosic performance of Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 2 adapted for theremin and piano.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Strumming a guitar on a NYC subway platform can find you a bigger audience than weeks on the road playing bars or even some concert halls. So, it makes sense that there is stiff competition for officially sanctioned spots to busk in New York's transit system.
On Wednesday, musicians will play their best songs in front of a panel of judges in Grand Central terminal's Vanderbilt Hall in the hopes that they will be selected to be part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Music Under New York program.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Agnes Gund, one of New York City’s most prominent art collectors, President Emerita of the Museum of Modern Art, discusses Studio in a School, a non-profit organization she founded that has worked with the Department of Education to enhance art education in New York City’s public schools for 35 years.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
An East Village bar known for its live music, vintage jukebox and $3 dollar beers is closing for good next week. The Lakeside Lounge on Avenue B, will be added to the growing list of the neighborhood's recently shuttered nightspots, such as the Mars Bar and Banjo Jim's.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Adrienne Rich, a poet and essayist who profoundly influenced a generation of modern American writers, died yesterday at the age of 82. Rich was known as the poet of the women’s movement. Her most renowned collection, "Diving into the Wreck," was published in the midst of the feminist revolution in 1971. With us is Jan Clausen, poet and professor at Goddard College, who was profoundly influenced by Adrienne Rich.
Friday, January 06, 2012
We are accustomed to hearing about violence and instability in Pakistan, yet it remains a faraway place to most Americans. Yet what if Pakistan was home and its violence and uncertainty were part of the fabric of your life? And what if that violence one day claimed someone close to you? As a writer and as a Pakistani, Aatish Taseer has struggled all his life to understand his relationship with his country, with his ethnic homeland Punjab, and with his politically prominent father Salman Taseer, the governor of Pakistan's Punjab province. A year ago this week his father was assassinated just as he was finishing his first novel "Noon."
Monday, October 24, 2011
Small to mid-sized Brooklyn performing arts dance companies can now apply for 14 free months of professional development through the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
All this week, in honor of Independence Day, we're airing a series of reports titled My America. We'll be speaking to leading figures in politics, culture, media and the arts, and we're asking what being American means to them. We've also had quite a few listeners — as well as our producers and hosts — weigh in!
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Grande jetés and encores may join the jabs and jump shots at Downtown Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The developers of the 18,000-seat arena announced on Thursday that they are looking around the corner to the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) for arts programming.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
The New York photographs of an important Chinese artist and critic, the caricatures and paintings of a German-American polymath and lots and lots of mosh pits -- not to mention a 600-lb. squid. It's shaping up to be an interesting arts week in the big, sweaty city. Here's what we've got in the hopper.