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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.

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July 2, 2014 12:09 PM | Comments
Author Susan Cheever shares stories from her new biography of poet E.E. Cummings in an excerpt from House of Speakeasy's monthly live showcase series "Seriously Entertaining."VIDEO
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Created by Vietnamese-born Danish artist Danh Vo, the exhibit titled We the People invites viewers to reflect on the meaning of liberty from multiple perspectives, just in time for the Fourth of July.VIDEO
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June 27, 2014 4:32 PM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus we tackle rising gun violence in New York City, an effort to stop the spread of invasive species in Lake George, a New Jersey arts district’s plan to include artists in its revitalization, and more.

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June 25, 2014 11:44 AM | 1 Comment

On this edition of MetroFocus: we revisit the 92nd Street Y with executive director Henry Timms, anchor and reporter Jack Ford talks to photographer Camilo Jose Vergara about his book “Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto”, New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff shares stories from his memoir, and Binghamton’s WSKG has the story of artist Bonnie Gale who transforms willow tree branches into living works of art and architecture.

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Denisse Moreno  |  June 25, 2014 11:44 AM | Comments
Jack Ford interviews photographer Camilo José Vergara on his book Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto.VIDEO
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June 25, 2014 11:44 AM | Comments
Artist Bonnie Gale creates sculptures and structures from both living a and dead willow branches.VIDEO
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June 20, 2014 11:29 AM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus: a conversation with 92nd Street Y executive director Henry Timms, anchor and reporter Jack Ford talks to photographer Camilo Jose Vergara about his book “Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto”, New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff shares stories from his memoir, and Binghamton’s WSKG has the story of artist Bonnie Gale who transforms willow tree branches into living works of art and architecture.

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June 18, 2014 11:33 AM | Comments

On this edition of MetroFocus: New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, environmental journalist Dan Fagin on his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, actor Christopher Plummer at the Theatre World Awards, and Kara Walker on LIVE from the NYPL.

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Denisse Moreno  |  June 18, 2014 11:32 AM | Comments

Rafael Pi Roman interviewed this year’s John Willis Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Christopher Plummer, at the Theater World Awards in New York City.

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Marisa Wong  |  June 18, 2014 11:32 AM | Comments
As part of the New York Public Library's LIVE from the NYPL series, artist Kara Walker talks to Jad Abumrad about her latest work at the Domino Sugar Factory.VIDEO
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