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Fans in Harlem Gather for the Jackson Memorial

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Hundreds of Michael Jackson fans crowded outside a state office building in Harlem to watch the singer's memorial on a massive jumbo-tron. Many wore t-shirts, held pictures or waved flags commemorating moments from the 50-year-old entertainer's life. Marsha Darlington says she made the trek from ...

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Being Human in a Digital World

Friday, July 03, 2009

Patricia Kuhl, co-director of the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences and the NSF Science of Learning Center at the University of Washington, John Palfrey, faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and video game designer Will Wright, creator of Spore ...

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Michael Jackson Fans Gather at the Apollo Theater

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Throngs of people lined up outside Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater, in anticipation of its tribute to Michael jackson. WNYC talked with some of the pop icon's many, many fans.

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City Launches "Big Apps" Competition

Monday, June 29, 2009

The city is hopping on the iPhone "app" bandwagon. Mayor Bloomberg is hoping software developers will take new data the city's posting online and turn it into applications for fun and profit. Take restaurant inspection grades.

BLOOMBERG: I think somebody could create an iPhone app that ...

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News That Inspires

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Brooklyn artist sees beauty in some of the harrowing images she finds in the news - such as the plight of African migrants escaping to Europe. WNYC's Siddhartha Mitter caught up with her.

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State of Play

Friday, June 19, 2009

Julian Dibbell,, writer for Wired magazine and author of Play Money: Or, How I Quit My Day Job and Made Millions Trading Virtual Loot will examine the past, present and future of virtual worlds and talk about New York Law School's State of Play Conference.

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Ownership Society

Monday, June 01, 2009

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Time Warner to Split AOL into Separate Company

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Time Warner plans to spin off AOL into a separate company. It's a move that's been expected for months and marks the end of an ill-fated media marriage. WNYC's Dan Blumberg reports.

In a joint statement, the CEO's of AOL and Time Warner say splitting into ...

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Book: The Sequel

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Clive Priddle, Vice President of PublicAffairs Books, discusses their collaborative publishing project Book: The Sequel. The Public Affairs team is collecting first lines for imagined sequels to famous books (eg "See, I was right." from Das Kapital 2). Then, over the course of 48 hours later this month, ...

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Ernesto Neto at the Armory, in Your Olfactory

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ernesto Neto wants you to stroke, sniff and crawl inside the massive sculpture he's built inside the Park Avenue Armory on Park and 66th Street. The Brazilian artist draped hundreds of yards of soft, stretchy lycra around the historic Drill Hall. The twisting canopy hangs ...

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For Arab Comics, More Room for Laughter

Thursday, May 07, 2009

New York's Arab American Comedy Festival is six years old, but this year's edition is the first in a new political climate for Arab Americans. Comedian Dean Obeidallah co-founded the festival as a response to anti-Arab sentiment after 9/11. Now he says with the Bush ...

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Cityscapes: What's Next

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Over the past month the Cityscapes series has explored how we got to this architectural moment. So: what's next? Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for the New Yorker and Liz Diller, principal at the firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, talk about the future of architecture in New ...

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YUEI: Billboard Art

Monday, May 04, 2009

Harry Coghlan, president of Clear Channel Spectacolor and filmmaker Liz Goldwyn, creator of Underwater Ballet discuss their collaboration on a new public art broadcast in Times Square. Then Jordan Seiler, founder of Public Ad Campaign talks about the need for public space to reflect the ideas ...

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Robocup!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Elizabeth Sklar, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Brooklyn College and organizer of the Robocup Jr. competition, on artificial intelligence, high school robotics teams, and - of course - dancing robots. ...

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The Job Interview as Art Installation

Friday, May 01, 2009

Up at MOMA, a Kafka-inspired installation from the German artist Martin Kippenberger sits in the museum's atrium. It puts together more than 50 tables and chairs -- set up to look like settings for job interviews. Curator Ann Tempkin says the piece has a special ...

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Star of the Film Festival: Tribeca

Friday, May 01, 2009

Tribeca isn't just hosting a film festival -- it's starring in it. This year's event features a handful of films that highlight the downtown neighborhood itself. "Blank City" by the French filmmaker Celine Danhier documents the avant guard arts community that thrived in Tribeca in ...

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The Pictures Generation 1974-1984

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

In 1977 a small art show created a big splash on New York's art scene. It was called "Pictures" and it featured five artists who went on to influence a generation of contemporary artists. Douglas Crimp organized that exhibition over 30 years ago. He says ...

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Taxis of the Future

Monday, April 20, 2009

Commissioner and Chairman of the Taxi and Limousine Commission Matthew W. Daus is soliciting suggestions from the public and techies on how to make taxis more efficient and rider-friendly. What does the Taxi of the future look like to you? Comment below!

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Fly Girlz

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

It’s a time honored way to cope with the stress of growing up in a tough neighborhood: you make music about it. A group of girls from Brownsville are telling their story, with a little help from some new friends.


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Photography: Into the Sunset & Faces of a Village

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Two new photography exhibitions demonstrate how places, as much as people, can provide artistic inspiration. This Sunday, MoMA unveils a new exhibition called, "Into The Sunset". It's a survey of 150 photographs of the American West -- from 1850 through 2008.

Curator Eva Respini hopes the ...

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