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Quinn Remembers Her Grandmother, a Titanic Survivor

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's maternal grandmother, Nellie Shine Callaghan, was 16 or 17 years old when she came to America from Cobh, Ireland, 100 years ago. She booked passage on a brand new ocean liner: The Titanic.

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Kraftwerk at MoMA: The Hardest Ticket in Town to Get

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk began an eight-night residency at the Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday night.

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Photographer Finds 70-Year-Old World’s Fair Negatives

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Amateur photographer and collector Lynne Rostochile made one her most interesting finds to date at an Oklahoma flea market: a box of 70-year-old 35mm negatives shot during the 1939-'40 New York World’s Fair.

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Titanic: Unsinkable Myth

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Listen to the radio documentary “Titanic: Unsinkable Myth,” first broadcast in 1997 and slightly updated here, which explores the artistic legacy of the ocean liner.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The earliest Egyptian art at the Met, a house grows in the Brooklyn Museum, an igloo made of coal on the Lower East Side and a Brazilian artist's climb-able piece in Chelsea. Plus: an art video tribute to Mike Kelley in Chelsea and an experimental new ballet in Williamsburg. There's lots to choose from in the New York City arts scene this week. Here's what we're looking at.

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Trial for Rapper in '93 NY Shooting Opens

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A murder trial has started for Rapper G. Dep in a 1993 shooting in New York City.

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When Worlds Collide: Food and Garbage

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Garbage is a natural extension of our consumption of food. There's waste throughout the process and not just at the end. 

And yet, I was still surprised when I came upon a web site about making a garbage truck cupcake topper.

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WNYC’s New York African Film Festival Picks

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

All the films in this year's New York African Film Festival explore the notion of home and homeland. Here are WNYC's festival picks.

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'Lion King' is Broadway's All-Time Box Office King

Monday, April 09, 2012

Very quietly, almost stealthily, a new king has been inaugurated on Broadway.

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Google Building’s Scaffolding Shows Chelsea’s Past

Monday, April 09, 2012

On Monday, workers affixed a vinyl mural onto the scaffolding wrapping around Google's New York headquarters. The cartoons on the mural refer to famous landmarks and key figures in Chelsea’s past, from Major Thomas Clark, who named the neighborhood in the 1700s, to Jack Kerouac, who wrote On the Road at the Chelsea Hotel in the 1950s.

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The Jane Hotel's Connection to the Titanic Draws a Crowd

Monday, April 09, 2012

New York City has no shortage of sites that have a direct connection to the Titanic. One of them is the Jane Hotel, where the Titanic's surviving sailors went for a memorial service in 1912. Check out our map of this and other Titanic landmarks in New York City.

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Here's The Thing

Kristen Wiig

Monday, April 09, 2012

Kristen Wiig catered, did floral design, answered phones, and handed out samples at a farmer’s market—all before landing her gig as a cast member on SNL.

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Easter, Passover Holiday Traditions With a Twist

Friday, April 06, 2012

Easter and Passover is about more than just dying eggs and eating matzos. Each family has certain traditions they follow during the holidays. But some of those traditions can be — well — untraditional. Share your family's unusual or different Easter or Passover tradition.

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100,000-Square Foot Hydroponic Farm Planned for Brooklyn Rooftop

Friday, April 06, 2012

Soon Brooklyn residents will be able to look up to see the source of their locally-grown organic vegetables. The Manhattan-based Bright Farms is building a 100,000-square foot greenhouse on the roof of a massive warehouse in Sunset Park.

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Stuntman Claims He Was Injured at NY 'Spider-Man'

Friday, April 06, 2012

A stuntman who claims he suffered a concussion, whiplash and two holes in his knees while performing as the comic book hero in Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has asked producers to turn over any relevant information as he weighs pursuing a negligence lawsuit.

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Studio 360

Appropriating Images for Art: When Is It Okay?

Friday, April 06, 2012

Last year the artist Richard Prince was sued by Patrick Cariou, a photographer, for copyright infringement. Prince had used dozens of Cariou’s pictures — arty portraits of Rastafarians in Jamaica — in his paintings. This practice of appropriation, incorporating other people's work ...

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Fishko Files

Battling Over Brahms

Friday, April 06, 2012

Fifty years ago last week, a now-famous classical concert turned into a musical battleground – with very instructive results. WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells the story, in this edition of Fishko Files.

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Studio 360

Isabel Toledo & Kerry Washington

Friday, April 06, 2012

Kurt Andersen visits the studio of Isabel and Ruben Toledo, who design and make clothes the old school way. Kerry Washington shows her mean streak as the star of Scandal, a new series about a publicist who specializes in VIP damage control. And the New Orleans rap group New Renaissance ...

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Significant Objects: More of Your Stories

Friday, April 06, 2012

Last month, we announced our Significant Object story contest. We picked out three objects from a thrift store — a doll ($5), a thermos with the Marlboro logo ($5), and a wooden trinket ($1). We want you to perform creative alchemy, turning the junk into treasure by giving ...

Enter Studio 360's Significant Objects story contest

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Kerry Washington Fixes Everything

Friday, April 06, 2012

In Scandal, Washington plays Olivia Pope, a DC lawyer-fixer who disappears the problems of her VIP clients.

Bonus Track: Striking a Scandalous Pose

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