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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.

Gertrude Whitney Vanderbilt, photographed by Adolph Baron de Meyer in 1916. Photo Courtesy of trialsanderrors
Bridget Leahy  |  August 15, 2011 4:43 PM | Comments
In a SundayArts interview with co-curator of "Breaking Ground: The Whitney's Founding Collection," Barbara Haskell celebrates the eclectic collection of the museum's founder. VIDEO
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John Farley  |  August 15, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: May 24, 2012 12:40 PM | 2 Comments
The New York Public Library's menu collection illuminates the fascinating, often strange shifts in the city's belly, as well as its heart.
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Melissa Galvez  |  August 12, 2011 12:03 PM | Comments
Snooki and the gang are in Italy for the season but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hits his state's beaches to highlight the importance of clean water and a thriving tourism economy.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  August 12, 2011 10:12 AM | 1 Comment
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made it known that he's exploring the idea of opening commercial casinos to increase state revenue. Capitol Report's Liz Ayers reports from Albany.VIDEO
Hector Canonge is offering English classes to local residents at the Magic Touch Laundromat in Inwood as part of a public art project. Photo courtesy of Voices that Must Be Heard.
Elyssa Ramirez for Manhattan Times  |  August 11, 2011 4:45 PM | Comments
For the month of August, multimedia artist Hector Canonge is turning a laundromat in Upper Manhattan into a language classroom for local immigrants.
Photo by Joan Marcus.
Christina Knight and Joe Harrell for NYC ARTS  |  August 11, 2011 2:38 PM | Comments
After a three-year hiatus, "Rent" returns to not-so-far off-Broadway. It's been 15 years since the musical premiered, but its themes of homelessness and AIDS are still very relevant.
The festival is part of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, an organization dedicated to bringing racial equality to the African and African-American communities of the US and beyond.
Mahalet Dejene  |  August 11, 2011 12:38 PM | Comments
The 2nd Annual Black August Film Festival is back with 11 full length films, shorts and documentaries centered around the life, culture and political uprisings of the African Diaspora.VIDEO
The "My NYC Story" series curated by the Fringe Festival organizers is certain to include themes familiar to urban-dwellers. "Sammy Gets Mugged" portrays a robbery from both the perspective . Photo courtesy of NYC ARTS.
Anya Gibian for NYC ARTS  |  August 10, 2011 3:17 PM | 3 Comments
With 194 shows in 18 theaters and an expected audience of 75,000, the New York International Fringe Festival can be tough to navigate. Our guide makes it easy.
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August 9, 2011 2:24 PM | Comments
The Astor Place Cube ranks right up there with the Statue of Liberty when it comes to public art.
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Heather Quinlan  |  August 9, 2011 7:09 AM | 5 Comments
Heather Quinlan spent three years producing a documentary about how New Yorkers "tawk." She shares what she's learned.VIDEO
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