Friday, January 20, 2012
Red Peak Branding agency left this friendly but not flashy bike securely locked to a bike rack on New York City's busy SoHo neigborhood ... for a full year. Well, not quite a full year, because, as you can guess, it didn't last. Here's a day by day time lapse of the slow decay of a noble bike.
The project, called "LIFECYCLE: 365 days in the life of a bike in NYC" was conducted for Hudson Urban Bicycles.
Monday, December 26, 2011
From pop sensations like Foster the People to world music powerhouses like Tinariwen, WNYC's Soundcheck studios have seen some hot live acts in 2011. But there is no need to go paging through YouTube armed with Boolean search terms. We have assembled our Top 10 (make that Top 12!) Soundcheck music videos from the past year, just for you.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
By Amy Pearl
With highs in the 40s predicted for December 25th in the city, it's not exactly a storybook Christmas. Still, the tradition of buying a tree, schlepping it home through the streets and hoisting it up narrow apartment stairwells is alive and well. Watch this video of a tree-trimming party.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
Jewish rapper Matisyahu shocked fans this week by shaving off his trademark beard. The White Plains artist joined John Schaefer on WNYC's Soundcheck Wednesday to talk about his recent transformation. Watch video of the interview here.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Cellist Yo Yo Ma, fiddler Stuart Duncan, bassist Edgar Meyer, and mandolinist Chris Thile got together to make the album The Goat Rodeo Sessions. Learn what a goat radio is and watch the quartet play "Atta Boy" live on Soundcheck here.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
A satirical music video by the pop rock band Beygairat Brigade which openly mocks the military, nationalist politicians, and religious conservatism in Pakistan has become an internet sensation with more than 400,000 views in a few short weeks. “Aalu Anday,” which means “Potatoes and Eggs,” encourages open thought and a repeal of the country's anti-blasphemy laws.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Today, it is easier than ever to create and consume video, with billions of computers, TVs, and cell phones providing the world with access to the medium. This should be good news for television news, but according to veteran TV journalist Dave Marash American TV news is actually using less and less video. Brooke spoke with Marash about why American TV news is capping its lens.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Pilobolus is a modern dance company of many talents--including sculpting with shadow and bending light into unbelievable images. Their performances are insanely riveting, choreographed puzzles that turn the stage into a playground for the imagination. And they'll be teaming up with us for Radiolab Live: In the Dark! Our first full performances will be in Berkeley, CA on November 3rd and 4th, and we can't wait.
Monday, October 24, 2011
By Amy Pearl
Ken Taylor, Vice President of Operations for Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery, remembers when kids used to push over tombstones for fun. He still puts on extra patrols during Halloween although there are rarely these days any problems. Watch a video of Green-Wood at night here.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
By Jennifer Hsu
As world leaders gather this week for the 66th United Nations General Assembly, some may not realize that they're meeting at a massive construction site. WNYC took a behind-the-scenes tour of the headquarters under construction.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
If you're looking for the real deal, look no further. Steve Earle's gravely voice, which is equal parts joyful and desolate, infuses his songs with authenticity. Watch a video of Earle performing "This City," which was written for the HBO series "Treme" and also appears on his new album, I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Tinariwen was born in a refugee camp. The band's members met there more than 30 years ago. Now the band is out with a new acoustic album. That album is called Tassill. Watch a video of a pared down version of Tinariwen playing playing "A Dunya" from the album live in WNYC's Soundcheck studios here.
Monday, August 15, 2011
"Bed Peace" is a 70-minute documentary about bed-ins for peace Lennon and Ono held in 1969 in Amsterdam and Montreal. Check out the documentary here.
Monday, August 08, 2011