Matthew Schuerman

Senior Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

Review: 'The Lightning Thief' Is Kid's Stuff

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Fans of the series of best-selling books for middle grade readers will find a lot to like. Their parents? Not so much. 


Review: The Hard Satire of 'Soft Power'

Saturday, October 26, 2019

David Henry Hwang's new show is a twist on Rogers and Hammerstein's "The King and I." Kind of.


NYCHA's Turnaround Plan Faces Obstacles

Friday, October 25, 2019

Nearly a year after the de Blasio administration announced a plan to raise billions of dollars needed for capital repairs, one strategy isn’t working out as planned.

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Domestic Violence Driving City's High Homelessness Numbers

Monday, October 21, 2019

The number of families who end up in shelters as a result of domestic violence outpaces evictions.

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Review: The 'Sound Inside' Thrills

Sunday, October 20, 2019

A story of a lonely creative writing professor and her young student is creepy. And riveting. 

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Review: 'Little Shop of Horrors' Is Perfectly Creepy — and Surprisingly Deep

Saturday, October 19, 2019

The musical about a carnivorous plant has returned to its Off Broadway roots — so to speak — in a production starring Jonathan Groff, Christian Borle and Tammy Blanchard.


Homeless Killing Brings Kendra's Law Back Into Spotlight

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The alleged perpetrator had been placed in a shelter for men with mental illness. But that alone doesn't mean he should have been involuntarily treated.

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Review: Freestyle Love Supreme's Hip Hop Improv Is Solid But Too Safe

Saturday, October 05, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda's improvisational comedy group offers something different to Broadway audiences. But it might be out of place there.


When A Misdemeanor Can Land You In An Art Museum

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Individuals arrested for low-level crimes in Brooklyn are getting a chance to avoid court system if they participate in an art course.


Review: The Starkness of This 'Betrayal' Brings Out Its Complexities

Saturday, September 07, 2019

There is more said in Pinter's silences than is expressed in pages of dialogue by other playwrights.


De Blasio Follows Cuomo in Expanding Homeless Outreach in Subways

Thursday, August 22, 2019

On the heels of a new state initiative to decrease homelessness on the subways, the city is expanding its own efforts.

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Review: Hannah Gadsby's Stand-Up Show 'Douglas' Is a Winning Follow-Up to 'Nanette'

Saturday, August 03, 2019

Hannah Gadsby's acclaimed show "Nannette" came to New York — and then to Netflix. Her new piece "Douglas" is less intense, but just as scathing.


Report Finds Diversity in City's Cultural Institutions — But Not When It Comes to Race

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Some traditionally marginalized groups — women, LGBTQ people and those with disabilities — are actually over-represented in the ranks of nonprofit arts workers.

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Homeless Outreach Provider Acquired Multi-Million-Dollar Contract Without Bidding

Monday, July 29, 2019

The same non-profit faulted for ineffective homeless outreach at commuter rail hubs has an even larger contract for the subways.

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Review: 'Moulin Rouge: The Musical!' Is Too Much of an Over-the-Top Spectacle

Saturday, July 27, 2019

The musical has a little bit of everything—confetti, fireworks, an elephant— except a strong plot.

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State Comptroller: Homeless Outreach Provider Is Failing at Its Job

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says outreach workers spent more time in the office than interacting with the homeless and trying to move them to shelters.

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The Film 'In the Heights' Is Shooting ... in (Washington) Heights

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The film based on Lin-Manuel Miranda's first Broadway hit draws scenery, and cast members, from the Dominican neighborhood.

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HUD Administrator Lynne Patton Skeptical of HUD's Immigrant Rule

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Lynne Patton says keeping undocumented immigrants out of New York City public housing is 'not my personal priority.'

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De Blasio's Presidential Cash Coming Overwhelmingly from Large Gifts

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

In a campaign where Democrats are eager to prove their grassroots bonafides, just 9 percent of contributions to de Blasio's presidential campaign came from small donors.

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Shelter Provider, Defying City Policy, Warns Immigrant Families to Leave Temporarily

Monday, July 15, 2019

Christine Quinn's group advised some residents to leave in case federal authorities showed up with a warrant.