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Media and Race Relations After Ferguson

NYU Steinhardt associate professor Charlton McIlwain discusses race relations and the role of the media during coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown in Missouri.

Documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy turned her lens on her famous mother, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert F. Kennedy. Photo courtesy of Rory Kennedy.
Bob Feinberg  |  September 5, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Rory Kennedy's latest documentary, "Ethel," reveals the woman that supported Robert F. Kennedy during his remarkable career.
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Christina Knight  |  August 30, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Business has skyrocketed at Modell's Sporting Goods, located just across the street from where the Nets will play.
Deb Goldstein. "This is shot in what was once my brother's apartment. Now, 'Center Court' of the 'Barclay's Arena'". Photo by Michael Galinsky.
Toby Milstein  |  August 30, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Deb Goldstein designed the t-shirt "I'm still calling it Atlantic Av - Pacific St."
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Christina Knight  |  August 30, 2012 4:00 AM | 15 Comments
Before even more Brooklyn Nets T-shirts and caps hit the streets, MetroFocus takes a look at how people are wearing their Brooklyn pride.
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Toby Milstein  |  August 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
"On My Block" invites New Yorkers to form teams with their neighbors to create one- to five-minute films using their block as a setting.
The all black NYC by way of D.C. band, Bad Brains, fused hardcore with reggae in the 1980s, helping pave the way for the afro-punk movement. Photo courtesy of Midnight Raver
John Farley  |  August 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
From black punks to Erykah Badu to skateboarding, the term "Afro-Punk" and the festival that celebrates it continues to evolve.VIDEO
On Aug. 6, Mayor Bloomberg and Park Commissioner Adrian Benepe opened the renovated Rockaway Park in Queens. Photo courtesy of the mayor's office
John Farley  |  August 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The wealth or poverty of a neighborhood is not the determining factor in how nice or well maintained a city park is.
Broadway’s financial contribution to New York City has been increasing, primarily because of the growth in its audience from outside the New York metropolitan area. Flickr/ Broadway Tour.
Georgia Kral  |  August 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Record-breaking numbers of tourists add to the coffers of some arts groups and ignore some that New Yorkers flock to.
More than 1.8 million city residents received foods stamps in December, 2010. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Need to Know  |  August 3, 2012 11:50 AM | Comments
Need to Know shines a human light on families in need.VIDEO
The original off-Broadway cast of "Altar Boyz" which premiered at New World Stages in 2005 after a 2004 debut at NYMF. Pictured (l-r): Scott Porter, David Josefsberg, Andy Karl, Tyler Maynard and Ryan Duncan. Photo by Carol Rosegg
Michelle Michalos  |  August 1, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
New York Musical Theatre Festival, FringeNYC and others provide a launching pad for producers to move new plays and musicals to Broadway and beyond. VIDEO
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