Streams

°F The heat continues, with highs expected to hit the lower 90s. Hear what this means for Christine the ceramicist.

Soterios Johnson

Before you ask... it's Greek. And, so is Johnson (via translation). It's a long story... Soterios Johnson seemed strangely drawn to the news, even as a young child.

As a kid he would lull himself to sleep listening to WCBS NewsRadio 88. "As a kid, I always wanted to be in the know... and to spread the word," he says. In high school, Soterios worked at a small FM station in his hometown in New Jersey, followed by a four-year stint as an undergraduate at Columbia on WKCR, New York. He was an Associate Producer at Newsweek On Air and worked in the field of science journalism for several years. He earned his master's degree at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism.

Soterios Johnson appears in the following:

These Giant Bagels Are the Comfort Food of Public Art

Friday, August 28, 2015

Swedish artist Hanna Liden has installed bagel sculptures along Hudson River Park, which art critic Deborah Solomon calls devoid of angst or alienation — kind of like breakfast itself.

Comment

Can the City Spy on Activists?

Thursday, August 20, 2015

In the aftermath of Eric Garner's death, undercover MTA officers allegedly monitored activists, kept photos of them on file and tracked their movements. To what extent was this legal?

Comment

The Indie Film Fest That Has China Worried, Now in NYC

Thursday, August 20, 2015

WNYC
Chinese officials shut down the Beijing Independent Film Festival last year, so producer Karin Chien and her colleagues decided to recreate it here in New York.

Comment

The Cost of Our Water

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Our water travels through an invisible infrastructure that starts over 100 miles away -- and it comes at a serious cost. Explore the challenges we face in maintaining our water supply.

Comments [2]

Garner's Death Means 'Transformation' of Relationship Between Police and Community

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Garner family spiritual adviser says he's hopeful that police and community will "stay at the table" of compromise for police reforms. 

Comments [1]

The New Tappan Zee Bridge Isn't as Innocent as It Looks

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

A book about the new bridge across the Hudson argues that Gov. Cuomo twisted the truth ... but at least he's getting the job done.

Comments [5]

New York, the Folk Music Center of the World

Friday, June 19, 2015

Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" mentions wheat fields and dust clouds rolling — but it was written right here in New York City in 1940. 

Comment

The Future Looks Shiny, Big and Expensive

Monday, May 18, 2015

"By building something so remarkable and extravagant, the question is, do you price out the very people you want to include?”

Comments [5]

It's Brooklyn, 2015. Do We Still Need a Museum?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

"“I just had this crazy idea, why there isn’t a place where we can all be together?” said Dustin Yellin, founder of Pioneer Works, a non-traditional art space.  

Comment

Could Technology Have Prevented the Amtrak Derailment?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Despite pressure from Congress and safety regulators, Amtrak has not yet installed a system known as positive train control along the section of track in question.

Comments [2]

Remember Print Magazines? Here's a New One

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A New York art critic is launching Even, featuring essays, reviews and interviews.

Comment

'It’s the Loneliest Job in the Planet'

Monday, May 11, 2015

As the Brooklyn Museum is looking for a new leader, we explore what museum directors do, and what we expect from them.

Comments [1]

Seeking Museum Leader: Must Love Brooklyn, Not Manhattan

Thursday, May 07, 2015

"The love child of Bjork and Seinfeld" should be the next director of the Brooklyn Museum, said comedian Negin Farsad. "That would get the craziest, funniest stuff."

Comments [2]

New Whitney: Come for the View, Stay for the Art

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Glass walls and four terraces facing the High Line park are some of the highlights of the new building designed by Renzo Piano. Two critics offer their reviews in this audio tour.

Comment

A Complex Iran, in Film

Friday, April 10, 2015

"About Elly" focuses on a group of college friends who are spending a fun weekend at the beach that turns into a tale of deception and the struggle between modernity and tradition.

Comment

Basquiat and Lawrence as Social Activists

Friday, April 10, 2015

Two new exhibits show how Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jacob Lawrence fought to portray the African-American experience in a white art world.

Comments [1]

The Woman in Gold: Masterpiece or Meh?

Friday, April 03, 2015

Neue Gallerie founder Ronald Lauder, who bought this painting for $135 million, says it’s the best in the museum’s collection. But WNYC's art critic says it's pretty underwhelming.

Comments [9]

It's Snowing Here as the Rest of the World Bakes

Friday, March 20, 2015

The northeastern United States bucked the global warming trend this winter, experiencing cooler-than-normal temperatures.

Comment

Lincoln, the Jews and Sore Feet

Friday, March 20, 2015

A new exhibit shows the American president opposed anti-Semitism, which was rampant even among the generals in the Union army, and relied on a Jewish doctor to cure his troubled toes. 

Comment

Orphans, Slaves and Cabaret: Four Playwrights Take on History

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A hip-hop musical about a founding father; two irreverent takes on slavery; a 24-hour play about life in America from 1776 to 2016. Here's how four playwrights are telling U.S. history.

Comment