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President of the New York Public Library Discusses Past, Present and Future

Jack Ford talks to New York Public Library President and CEO Tony Marx about the past, present and future of the nation's largest library system.

Cab Calloway was a jazz pioneer and a fixture in the Harlem Renaissance. He is the subject of a new American Masters documentary. Photo courtesy of Artline Films/J.-F. Pitet.
Sarah Berson  |  February 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
"For us, Harlem was the capital of the world. And we loved it." The words and music of legendary jazz man Cab Calloway live on in an animated tour of Harlem's jazz clubs and the upcoming American Masters documentary, "Cab Calloway: Sketches."VIDEO
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Sarah Berson  |  February 10, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Single or not, maybe Valentine's Day rubs you the wrong way.... This year, try one of these alternative activities for a new Valentine's Day experience. VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  February 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
Watch out Spike Lee -- the young directors featured in the New Voices in Black Cinema festival bring tales of love, loss and hope back to Brooklyn.VIDEO
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February 9, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
I recently met an inspirational public school teacher who brings Broadway theater into the classroom in really exciting ways.
Fashion from the Spring 2012 collection of Nanette Lepore is modeled on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 in New York.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Nanette Lepore  |  February 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
As Fashion Week kicks off in New York City, local designer Nanette Lepore tells us why Manhattan's garment district is crucial to her success. VIDEO
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John Farley  |  February 8, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Paper Tiger Television -- the NYC public access show that set the stage for a generation of media critics, alternative news organizations and pranksters -- is celebrating its 30th.VIDEO
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Rob Sacher  |  February 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
The owner of the now-closed NYC music club Luna Lounge opines on why he believes notorious punk rock club CBGB should be allowed to rest in peace.VIDEO
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February 7, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
They say there are 8 million stories in the city. At this event, at least of 10 of them are guaranteed to be incredible -- and you can participate.
Bronx criminal defense lawyer Elliot Shapiro write songs inspired by his 42-year legal career. Photo courtesy of Elliot Shapiro.
George Bodarky  |  February 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
A lot of songs have been written over the years about work, from Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" to Rose Royce's "Car Wash." Elliot Shapiro works in a field that does not exactly lend itself to song -- he's a criminal defense lawyer in the Bronx -- but that sure hasn't stopped him. VIDEO
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Christopher Bram  |  February 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
What drew the likes of Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote and James Baldwin here? A look at the intellectual -- and physical -- pursuits that attracted these literary giants.
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