Arun Venugopal

Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

Are Artists Abandoning NYC?

Friday, June 17, 2016

Artists are increasingly worried that the nation's capital for art and culture is no longer for them.

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Orlando Attacks Force Muslims to Confront Homophobia

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Increasingly, Muslim leaders are ending their silence on LGBT issues.


A Month Into a Strike, Verizon Workers Are Discouraged

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Union chief Joan Rodriguez is one of thousands of Verizon workers who are on strike, and struggling to stay optimistic.

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Landlord Faces Felony Charges and Civil Suit

Monday, May 09, 2016

Landlord Steven Croman — a mainstay on lists of "Worst Landlords" — has been charged with 20 felonies.

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New York Sees Spike in Diversity on Theater Stages

Monday, May 02, 2016

Stage productions saw a major increase in Asian American representation, but on Broadway, African American and Latino actors languished.


Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar and the Power of Black Protest Music

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Pop music is making it increasingly difficult to ignore issues of segregation, policing and life in black America.
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Honoring Prince's Life With a Party

Friday, April 22, 2016

WNYC's Arun Venugopal wanted to be with other grieving Prince fans. Instead, he found a celebration.


Charting Migration Through Art and Geography

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Bouchra Khalili is telling the story of Europe's migrant crisis at a new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art.


New York Artists React to the Primary, and Trump

Friday, April 15, 2016

As Tuesday's primary approaches, voters are trying to make sense of the presidential race. Some local artists want to do more than just understand, they want to influence the outcome.
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Cruz, Trump and the Islamophobia Network

Monday, April 11, 2016

The suspicions voiced by leading Republican politicians against Muslims and Islam got their start in New York. 
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Video Webcast: Ayad Akhtar, Rozina Ali and Haroon Moghul Talk Being Muslim in America

Monday, February 29, 2016

Mon, Feb 29, watch a live video stream of our conversation on Muslim identity, faith and culture in America and abroad. WNYC's Arun Venugopal hosts.


Is Political Correctness Destroying America?

Monday, February 29, 2016

Republican presidential candidates have taken aim at political correctness this campaign season. We look at what "PC" means, and why so many people are bothered by it.

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More Than Statuettes, #OscarsSoWhite is About Redefining Power

Friday, February 26, 2016

At its heart, the campaign challenges the enormous wealth and cultural clout that's concentrated in Hollywood's most exclusive preserves.
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Why Political Correctness is So Annoying...and Why it Works

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

It's been a punchline for decades, but among some politicians, political correctness is now Public Enemy #1, and not entirely without reason.
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The Cultural Appropriation Debate, Starring Beyoncé & Coldplay

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

When is it okay to borrow from another culture, and when does the simple act of, say, wearing a kimono or Indian tribal clothing become offensive, a sort of identity theft? 
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New York City is Diverse. Its Culture Sector is Not: Report

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The report, commissioned by the city's Department of Cultural Affairs, concludes that the cultural sector is much less diverse than the city itself.

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Rape Reports and The Cosby Effect

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Outreach and destigmatization, as well as accusations against Bill Cosby, have prompted more rape victims to come forward.


Crime Continues to Inch Downward: NYPD

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Overall, major crime dropped slightly, even as policing tactics evolve. Some New Yorkers are welcoming one big difference: a decrease in the number of summonses.


U.S. Muslims Say Mosques Are the Antidote to Radicalization

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

In the wake of the Paris attacks, American mosques are under renewed scrutiny, with Donald Trump calling for some mosques to be closed or placed under surveillance.

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Can This Man Make Gentrification Work for Everyone?

Monday, November 23, 2015

Ed Brown, who lives in a high-rise just blocks away from the public housing projects he grew up in, is trying to make changes in his Brooklyn neighborhood that benefit all residents.