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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.

The exhibit focuses on art in and about the Soviet Union just before the stagnant nation opened up to the rest of the world. There are over 50 works by 18 artists featured. Photo courtesy of SundayArts.
Mahalet Dejene  |  August 8, 2011 4:44 PM | Comments
A showcase of Soviet life in the '80s; a never before feature of a couple of surrealist artists; a crowd of opera performances and an Off-Broadway hit!VIDEO
The line to get into the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York Sunday Aug. 7, 2011. Once inside, there was a three-hour wait for the "Alexander McQueen:Savage Beauty" exhibit. AP/Tina Fineberg
Bridget Leahy  |  August 8, 2011 1:39 PM | 1 Comment
In the final hours of the Met's Alexander McQueen's exhibit, thousands of people from around the world braved 90-plus temperatures, pelting rain and four-hour lines to get a glimpse of the late-designers whimsical work. Couldn't hack the wait to see the exhibit? Watch the video.VIDEO
Filmmaker Liz Garbus. Her new film "Something's Wrong with Aunt Diane" premiers on HBO. Photo courtesy of Moxie Firecracker Productions.
Karen Duffy  |  August 5, 2011 10:05 AM | 37 Comments
The award winning filmmaker's newest film, "There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane," is part of HBO's Documentary Films Summer Series.VIDEO
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Bridget Leahy  |  August 4, 2011 5:41 PM | Comments
In celebration of Romare Bearden's 100th birthday, ArtCrawl Harlem and the Romare Bearden Foundation are hosting a multi-stop trolley tour showcasing Bearden's collages.
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Bridget Leahy  |  August 4, 2011 5:13 PM | Comments
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will offer a free performance at Prospect Park to honor the anniversary of the founder's signature work.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  August 4, 2011 12:37 PM | 2 Comments
In an effort to make New York's cultural treasures more accessible to all, The Alliance for the Arts has created cultural guides for seniors in all five boroughs.
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proomz  |  August 3, 2011 2:42 PM | Comments
Chelsea's hidden gem for improv comedy.
Urbanology is a large group game that will take place in the BMW Guggenheim Lab. In this unusual interactive installation, visitors role-play scenarios for city transformation and become advocates for issues such as education, housing, health care, infrastructure and mobility as they build a city that matches their specific needs. Photo Courtesy of Roger Kisby
Mahalet Dejene  |  August 3, 2011 1:18 PM | Comments
Do modern notions of a comfortable city living put us in an unsustainable relationship with the urban environment? Discuss and learn at Guggenheim's mobile lab in the East Village.
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Jon Robin Baitz  |  August 3, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Performer Joel Grey sat down with writer and producer Jon Robin Baitz for a discussion about life on stage and the photography exhibit "Joel Grey: A New York Life."VIDEO
A computer-generated plan of the Uni. Photo courtesy of The Uni Project.
August 2, 2011 1:14 PM | Comments
This week's picks include a project to rebuild an experimental art venue in Queens, a portable reading room and Brooklyn's first New England-style clam shack...on the Gowanus Canal.
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