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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.

TK, portrayed by Janeane Garofalo, scolds her son, tk, after getting involved with his uncle's trade. Photo by ttk.
Erika Sheffer  |  February 15, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In "Russian Transport," an immigrant family in Brooklyn runs into trouble when a visiting uncle engages in shady business. The playwright argues that struggling to eek out an honest life is a challenge many immigrants face.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  February 14, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
On Valentine's Day, hear about New York City's best love stories from the ultimate story collector -- Dave Isay, the founder of StoryCorps.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  February 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments

The founder of Teen Art Gallery, a project that displays works by artists between the ages of 12 and 19, talks to MetroFocus about what teenagers have to contribute to the art world — and how for some, it may be now or never.

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February 14, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
I am an art gallery hopper. I could spend an entire weekend working the shows.
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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