Julia Furlan

WNYC Culture Producer

Julia Furlan appears in the following:

A Carnival Comes to the Park Avenue Armory

Sunday, October 10, 2010

This summer's state fairs have for the most part taken their funnel cakes and trans fats out of the Big Apple. But New Yorkers looking for campy fun this weekend need look no further than Manhattan's Park Avenue.


An Alternative Look at Wagner's Ring Cycle

Friday, October 08, 2010

John Mauceri talks about the alternative versions and history of Wagner's "Ring" cycle.

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Theater Review: Lawrence Wright's "The Human Scale"

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Lawrence Wright brings his almost painfully visceral journalism to the stage in his nonfiction one-man show, "The Human Scale." WNYC's Julia Furlan reviews the play.

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Fans Mourn Loss of Acting Legend Tony Curtis in Las Vegas

Monday, October 04, 2010

Las Vegas is the scene for Monday's public farewell to Hollywood leading man Tony Curtis. Curtis died on Wednesday of cardiac arrest at the age of 85 in his Las Vegas home. The actor's good looks propelled him from a grim childhood in the Bronx to a long and successful career of comic and dramatic roles.


Acting Legend Tony Curtis Dies at 85

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hollywood leading man Tony Curtis died Wednesday at the age of 85.

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HBO Makes Brooklyn into a Boardwalk Empire

Friday, September 17, 2010

The streets of Greenpoint and other areas of Brooklyn have been taken over by the gangsters, prohibitionists and corrupt souls of HBO’s new show, “Boardwalk Empire”, which premieres Sunday.


Women's Fashion on the Classical Stage

Friday, September 17, 2010

Experts Noola Griffiths and Mary Davis on how women's fashion changes audience perceptions.

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Fashion Week Round-Up: Voices and Photos

Thursday, September 16, 2010

As New York's fall Fashion Week draws to a close, we asked fashionistas and hangers-on some simple questions. Hear what they have to say and check out some photos from Fashion Week.


A Moveable Gallery: Amir Baradaran Uses Taxi TV Screens for Video Art

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

If you think all you get on TV in yellow cabs is the chatter of advertisements and news, think again. Through September 15, 6,300 of New York City's 13,237 taxi cabs will feature short videos from Iranian-born artist Amir Baradaran.


An Indian Lit Primer, Courtesy of Salman Rushdie and Tishani Doshi

Monday, September 13, 2010

On Sunday, a line of rain-sopped literary types wrapped around the block to hear British-Indian novelist Salman Rushdie speak to Indian poet and novelist Tishani Doshi at Brooklyn's St. Francis College auditorium.


Muslim Groups Use Video to Combat Islamophobia

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Saturday marks the ninth anniversary of 9/11/01. In New York, the day is always loaded, especially in the face of the continuing controversy around the Islamic cultural center proposed for near Ground Zero, and the fact that this year, the Islamic holiday Eid al-Fitr falls on 9/11.


Brooklyn Families Send the Kids Back to School

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

On Wednesday, the shirts were tucked in as Prospect Heights and Park Slope, Brooklyn families sent their kids into the first day of the 2010-11 New York City school year.

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City Helps Preserve Hip-Hop's Humble Legacy in the Bronx

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Though it looks like any fluorescent-lit church basement, community center or public school teacher's lounge, the basement of 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx's Morris Heights neighborhood has a monumental history. It was on this unlikely linoleum floor, under the workaday dropped ceiling, that Clive Campbell a.k.a. DJ Kool Herc first set up the turntables and guitar amp that gave life to what is known now as the sound system and hip-hop music.

"He was the guy who first laid it down and played it for a party crowd," says hip-hop historian Marcus Reeves.


Little Brazil Gets Psyched Up for Brazilian Day

Saturday, September 04, 2010

On a normal day, 46th Street, which is marked with a small "Little Brazil Street" sign, looks like any other midtown side street. But on Sunday, 1.5 million people are expected to descend on the 25 blocks surrounding 46th Street for the annual celebration of Brazilian Independence Day, which falls a day later on September 7th.

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Want to Learn Your History? Get Ellis Island Oral Histories for Free, Online

Friday, September 03, 2010

Thanks to a partnership between the online genealogy group ancestry.com and the National Parks Service, the oral histories of Ellis Island immigrants are available online, and for free, to anyone who wants to click.


James New York Hotel Opens in SoHo

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Like a bastion of gentrification casting its shadow over TriBeCa, the 20-story James New York Hotel is the third in a string of modernist hotel towers to crop up in the skyline of downtown Manhattan.

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Rocking the Bells, Retro, at Governor's Island

Friday, August 27, 2010

This Saturday's Rock the Bells hip hop festival will have fans reminiscing about the battered cassette tapes of yore. The big headliners are Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest and Wu Tang Clan. To some, that's as close to a hip-hop trinity as it gets.


Three to See: Catch These Plays Closing This Week

Thursday, August 26, 2010

In addition to the languorous picnics and beach volleyball games you want to get in before the end of summer, you can add three plays to your to-do list. Macbeth, The Punishing Blow and Sex in Mommyville are all closing this weekend, so get to it!


Yoshitomo Nara Invites Fans to Armory Open Studio

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara's and his Japanese collaborators are working on an installation that will open September 9 at the Asia Society, and right now fans are flocking to the P...


Lady Gaga Ousts Spears as Twitter Queen

Monday, August 23, 2010

Manhattan-raised Lady Gaga has broken many barriers. And over the weekend, she shattered another one. Gaga became the Queen of Twitter when she reached over 5.7 million Twitter followers. She dethroned a pop star she used to write songs for: Britney Spears.

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