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Artists Reimagine Development in Long Island City

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Urban farming systems, a waterfront promenade, a community kitchen and biodiesel trucks that double as artist studios. Those are some of the ideas behind a new show opening at The Noguchi Museum on Thursday, called "Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City."

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Gallerina

'Work of Art': Jerry Saltz on the TV Show the Art World Loves to Hate

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WNYC

Season 2 of "Work of Art," in which 14 eager, ambitious and largely attractive young artists out-conceptualize each other for a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum, premieres Wednesday night on Bravo. WNYC arts critic Carolina Miranda got a preview from one of the show's judges, critic Jerry Saltz.

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The Takeaway

The Impact of Anita Hill: Then and Now

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Two activists, separated by a generation, examine the impact of the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings, 20 years later. 

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Features

National Dance Institute Opens New Home in Harlem

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

At long last, a decades-old arts education group has a permanent home uptown. On Tuesday night, the National Dance Institute will inaugurate its first-ever headquarters in central Harlem, complete with studios and a 175-seat performance space.

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Features

Tea and Pickle Break, 3:37 PM

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

WNYC

Wandering back to the break room to get a cup of tea, I stopped to take a cucumber pickle break, courtesy of WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon.

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Features

Red Scare: Why I Tend to Overcook My Meat

Monday, October 10, 2011

WNYC

The latest musings on food from All Things Considered host Amy Eddings. In this post, ruining a leg of lamb by leaving it in the oven a little too long.

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Features

A Filipino Kitchen Pops Up in the East Village

Monday, October 10, 2011

The first episode in a new Food In Two Worlds podcast features Maharlika Filipino Moderno, a Filipino pop-up restaurant in Manhattan's East Village.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: The Unexpected History of Eels

Friday, October 07, 2011

Eels were a crucial food source for Native Americans and early colonists, according to author James Prosek. He discusses their mysterious life cycles and explains why eel is never served raw in this week's episode of Last Chance Foods.

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Features

Mikhail Baryshnikov Donates Archive to New York Public Library

Friday, October 07, 2011

WNYC

Like most New Yorkers, Mikhail Baryshnikov had a bit of a storage problem. So when the dancer and his wife were getting ready to move, Baryshnikov donated 35 boxes filled with videos, photos, letters and documents -- his archive -- to the New York Public Library.

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Features

Walnut Sauce: Fall's Answer to Pesto

Friday, October 07, 2011

WNYC

A visit to the Italian imported food emporium, Eataly, is disorienting only for the sheer, 5,000 square-foot size of the shopping hall. Otherwise, it's filled with a lot of familiar products. Cookies. Candies. Canned and fresh fish. Pasta. Soda. And cappuccino and gelato, which are now thoroughly familiar to American palates. And then my gaze fell upon a little jar of walnut sauce.

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Studio 360

Imagine Science Film Festival

Friday, October 07, 2011

The fourth Imagine Science Film Festival (ISFF) will be held in New York City October 14-21. Venues in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens will host 80 films from 15 countries. They are diverse in style and subject, but the selection committee clearly placed a high value on striking visuals. The films may not have been created for wide commercial distribution, but ...

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Studio 360

Cookies

Friday, October 07, 2011

In the last year the Federal Trade Commission announced they were considering a DO NOT TRACK list — web users could click and sign up for greater anonymity, to hide from online marketers. The technology that makes all this possible? Cookies. “’Cookies’ are by far the most controversial and misunderstood thing that I’ve ever invented,” ...

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Studio 360

Surveillance

Friday, October 07, 2011

This week, the new culture of surveillance. Kurt Andersen talks to technologist and philosopher Jaron Lanier about why we have to watch the watchers. An artist meticulously tracks government spy satellites crossing the night sky. A computer scientist explains what goes into building a facial recognition system. And sitting silently ...

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Studio 360

She Sees Your Every Move

Friday, October 07, 2011

While traditional street photography usually catches strangers passing by in a public space, the photographer Michele Iversen has been catching strangers passing by in their own private spaces, without their permission. At night she sits in her car and watches the warm glowing windows of strangers' homes waiting for the perfect shot ...

Slideshow: Photography by Michele Iversen

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Studio 360

Jaron Lanier: You Are Not a Gadget

Friday, October 07, 2011

Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist, philosopher, and author of the manifesto You Are Not A Gadget. “The thing about information is that it can hypnotize you. It can make you think you're wise, when you aren't,” he tells Kurt Andersen. “And as long as you have a dose of self–skepticism ...

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Studio 360

About Face

Friday, October 07, 2011

There are thousands of closed–circuit surveillance cameras in New York City. One of them belongs to the artist Wafaa Bilal. Last year, Bilal had a tiny camera surgically embedded in the back of his head. And since then, his camera has automatically snapped pictures of whatever is behind him — once per minute ...

Bonus Track: Name That Plant

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Studio 360

Watching the Watchers

Friday, October 07, 2011

The Bay Area artist Trevor Paglen calls himself an experimental geographer. For one project, Paglen has been tracking secret government spy satellites and taking photos of them. Paglen’s art begins with rigorous research online, combing through government documents, sorting through data sets, talking to other hobbyists online ...

Slideshow: Trevor Paglen’s Photographs

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Studio 360

Aimee Bender’s Origin Lessons

Friday, October 07, 2011

Studio 360 came to the writer Aimee Bender with a commission for a short story on a giant topic: the Big Bang. Before she started writing, Bender decided to bone up on her science: she spoke with Nick Warner, a professor of physics, astronomy, and mathematics at the University of Southern California ...

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Studio 360

Jaron Lanier and the Information Race

Friday, October 07, 2011

Jaron Lanier warns that just because we’ve collected a lot of information, doesn’t mean that we know how to use it. “We can create this illusion that these giant financial transactions actually make sense when they don’t just because all the bits are there … And in the same way we can make this illusion that we have a productive economy ...

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Studio 360

I Spy

Friday, October 07, 2011

There are so many surveillance cameras installed in public spaces (malls, gas stations, ATMs) that you can be photographed hundreds of times in a day. The top–selling iPhone app iSpy lets the user watch thousands of live–streaming closed–circuit television cameras around the world ...

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