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Alexander McQueen Leaves $81,500 for the Care of his Dogs

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The late British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who committed suicide in 2010, left £50,000, or $81,500 in his will for the continual care of his three dogs Minter, Juice, and Callum.

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Titan Books to Publish Mickey Spillane Crime Novels

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Gumshoe fans got some good news this week. Titan Books has plans to publish three unfinished Mickey Spillane crime novels, all of them starring the hard-boiled vigilante P.I. Mike Hammer.

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Residents Pick up on New Directional Signs in Brooklyn

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Out-of-towners in Downtown Brooklyn can now use 78 new directional signs to keep from getting lost in the borough. The signs are complete with colorful maps, points of interest and quotes paying homage to Brooklyn residents. The last one was installed a few weeks ago.

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A First: Met Museum to Stay Open til Midnight for McQueen Show

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The museum announced on Wednesday that it would keep its "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibition open until midnight on Aug. 6 and 7, the last two days the show will be open. The late-night hours mark the first time in the museum's history that it has had its doors open until midnight.

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The Mango Challenge: Slice Me Nicely

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

WNYC

It occurred to me somewhere in Week One of my detox, as I was peeling yet another mango for my morning fruit-and-rice milk smoothie: Just what else can you do with this delicious, flowery-fragrant fruit, besides pop it in a blender and grind it into a mushy pulp?

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The Longest Shortest Time

Nap Boot Camp

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

An exasperated mom decides that her daughter WILL nap in her crib by the end of the week.

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Got Overdue Fines at City Library Branches? Forget About It.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Forgot to return a library book or DVD? Got library fines that you are reluctant to pay? The solution is here. Programs at libraries in Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island are helping borrowers to wipe the slate clean of their overdue library fines — if they just read.

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Newark Institutions Lead NJ Arts Council Grantees

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

On Tuesday, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts doled out $15.8 million in Fiscal Year 2011-12 funding to arts groups. The three groups that got the most funding are all based in Newark.

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Celebrating Judy Garland, 75 Years After Her Screen Debut

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

In New York, Lincoln Center and the Paley Center for Media are honoring the legendary star with film and television retrospectives. To shed some light on the performer and her legacy, WNYC spoke with Garland historian John Fricke.

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City Heatwave Causes Air Conditioner Shortage at Retail Stores

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

An air conditioning unit has lately been the hottest -- or coolest -- commodity around town. But to the dismay of many overheated residents looking to buy or replace a broken AC unit, they've all but sold out in area retail stores.

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Loss and Grace in 'The Winter's Tale'

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The most telling thing about “The Winter’s Tale,” currently in repertory with the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Park Avenue Armory, is what it does not show. We eagerly anticipate the moment when all will be revealed.

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Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Go Gourmet

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Meatballs, macaroni and cheese, and bacon have all had their makeovers in the kitchens of top chefs. It was the humble grilled cheese sandwich's turn this weekend at a community garden fundraiser in Brooklyn.

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Cowboys & Aliens Invade America

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

This weekend, a menace from outer space will invade a dusty town in the Wild West. The movie Cowboys and Aliens is the ultimate genre mash-up — science fiction meets the Western. Studio 360’s Eric Molinsky thinks there’s a reason why we keep retelling the narrative of the alien invasion over and over: it's our history.

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Julie Taymor, Patti Smith, the Blue Men Take Part in La Mama's New Season

Monday, July 25, 2011

La Mama Experimental Theater Club's new season features a block party, performances by some 20 artists who regard the theater club as home and a new program that will bring guests in conversation with Philip Glass, Julie Taymor and Meredith Monk, among others.

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MTA: Shake Shack and Apple Will Open Shop at Grand Central

Monday, July 25, 2011

The new stores are expected to generate more rental income for the landlord of Grand Central, the MTA, along with more foot traffic.

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Atlantic Philanthropies Gives $627,000 to Columbia Center for Oral History

Monday, July 25, 2011

The two-year, $627,000 grant will be used to expand the center's staff and to undertake new projects in public health, philanthropies and the arts.

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Rudy Giuliani Hosts AMC's 'Mob Week' Movie Marathon

Monday, July 25, 2011

During the series, which starts next week on AMC, the former Italian-American mayor famed for being tough on crime will introduce classics like "The Godfather," "Carlito’s Way," and "Scarface."

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First New York Poetry Festival Takes Over Governors Island

Monday, July 25, 2011

The First Annual New York Poetry Festival takes place this weekend in and among the green lawns, rows of London Plane trees and historic brick houses of Governors Island. More than 130 poets from across the country will read their work.

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A New Theater of Sound Blog

News + Drama = Early Radio Newsreel

Monday, July 25, 2011

Dramatization of the news started long before television!

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Currant Affairs

Friday, July 22, 2011

In the years since farmer Greg Quinn helped overturn the law banning black currant cultivation in New York, the fruit has grown in popularity. Learn more about the health benefits of black currants and get Quinn's recipe for jam here.

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