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A group of men hug as caskets are loaded into hearses at Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church in Flora Park, NY, Thursday, July 30, 2009.  The funeral mass was for Diane Schuler, Erin Schuler, Kate Hance, Alyson Hance and Emma Hance, all of whom died in a minivan going in the wrong direction on a parkway and crashed on Sunday, killing eight people total.  AP Photo/Seth Wenig
Sam Lewis  |  July 26, 2011 6:00 AM | 30 Comments
Two years after Diane Schuler killed eight people — including herself, her daughter and three young nieces — while driving the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway, a new HBO documentary by award-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus digs into the driver's past.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  July 25, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
"DAMN!" documents the gubernatorial campaign of Jimmy McMillan -- perhaps New York City's zaniest political candidate since Norman Mailer -- and illuminates larger questions about contemporary media and celebrity along the way. The film has a sneak preview this week.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  July 21, 2011 3:20 PM | Comments
The Alloy Orchestra will perform an original live score to the 1927 classic films 'Metropolis' on Aug. 4 as part of the Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.VIDEO
The cleanup of the Cornell-Dubilier Superfund site in South Plainfield, NJ continues. The site is one of the most contaminated in the nation. AP/Mike Derer.
John Farley  |  July 21, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: July 27, 03:27 PM | 1 Comment
While the Garden State is sometimes dubbed the "armpit of America" in jest -- a reference to the state's legacy of industry and pollution -- the deadly consequences of decades worth of illegal dumping and unhealthy manufacturing practices have prompted few chuckles.
Comedian/musician Reggie Watts, a staple of the international comedy and performance scene, is featured in season two episode three. Courtesy of MADE HERE
Sam Lewis  |  July 20, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments
MADE HERE, an ongoing documentary project, examines the lives of 68 performing artists in New York -- how do they pay rent? What other jobs to they work to survive?VIDEO
Jim Henson’s characters provided an outlet for the various sides of his sense of humor and personality, and Henson always considered Kermit the Frog his alter ego. Photo by John E. Barrett, courtesy of The Jim Henson Company. Kermit the Frog (c)The Muppets Studio, LLC.
Mahalet Dejene and Ceylan Yeginsu  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: Jan. 6, 2012 12:00PM | Comments
The Muppets have had enough of Manhattan -- they're staying in Queens! "Jim Henson's Fantastic World," an interactive exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image, has been extended through March.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
When Forest City Ratner announced their plan to build the $2.5 billion Atlantic Yards in Prospect Heights, Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky turned on their cameras.VIDEO
“Popping,” 2009, gelatin silver print 16x20Crown Street and Bedford Ave Brooklyn Block PartyPhoto by Anderson Zaca.
Daniel T. Allen  |  July 10, 2011 6:18 PM | Comments
This week on Kickstarter: block parties, George Plimpton...and phytoremediation (using plants to get rid of toxins -- duh).
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