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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.

Musicians herald the arrival of summer during Make Music New York 2011. Photo by Darial Sneed.
Lindsay Armstrong  |  June 19, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Summer begins one day earlier this year. Welcome the season at a solstice-inspired event this week. You'll have to wait until July for Manhattanhenge.
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Georgia Kral  |  June 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
To receive this funding, arts groups in New York State must demonstrate how their art will spur economic development and community building.
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Lindsay Armstrong  |  June 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Unplug and fulfill your summer reading needs the old-fashioned way at one of New York City's independent book stores.
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Bob Woods  |  June 12, 2012 6:57 AM | 1 Comment
Writer Bob Woods' love of the New York Yankees began when he collected Topps baseball cards as a child. His affinity for the cards, and the team, continues well into adulthood.
Technological innovation is helping musicians achieve success in new ways. Flickr/ all that improbable blue
Georgia Kral  |  June 12, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Participants of the Music NOW Summit at Northside Music Festival discuss technological innovation that helps musicians achieve success in new ways.VIDEO
Florent Morellet, former restaurant owner, is moving forward while many of his fans look back. Photo by Paul Szynol.
Florent Morellet  |  June 11, 2012 4:00 AM | 6 Comments
The former restaurateur reminds nostalgic fans of his parting message: accept change. VIDEO
Tourists in Times Square. Flickr/Courtney Collison.
Lindsay Armstrong, Menglin Huang, Christina Mullgan, Esha Ray  |  June 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
MetroFocus asked some of the foot soldiers of tourism what they wish tourists, and New Yorkers, understood about the city.
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Rowan Ricardo Phillips  |  June 7, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Native New Yorker Rowan Ricardo Phillips still struggles to get a handle on New York City. But he's discovered one way to draw inspiration for his work: walking everywhere.
A student create a cut-out during the Studio in the Schools workshop with Jeff Koons. Photo by Christina Mulligan.
Christina Mulligan  |  June 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Studio in a School and artist Jeff Koons launched Visual Arts Appreciation Week at East Harlem's P.S. 112.VIDEO
SummerStage concert at Central Park. Courtesy of SummerStage.
NYC-ARTS  |  June 1, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Performers, both from around the world and around the block, take to city stages indoors and out even well before the summer equinox.
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