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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.

Jonathan Hammond became an Interfaith Minister in 2007, an experience he hopes will inform his role in "A Strange and Separate People." Photo courtesy of Jonathan Hammond.
Jonathan Hammond for NYC ARTS  |  July 27, 2011 12:34 PM | Comments
Actor Jonathan Hammond has performed on Broadway, Off Broadway and all over the country, but he draws most on his experience as an Interfaith Minister for his role in, "A Strange and Separate People."
Wines of the New York Region
John Farley  |  July 27, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
It's summertime, informally known as white wine season. Get a rundown of the local wine economy -- and top picks for L.I. vino.
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Kira Cohen  |  July 26, 2011 6:41 PM | 1 Comment
This summer, the Park Avenue Armory has been transformed into a backdrop for the Royal Shakespeare Company's six-week residency at the annual Lincoln Center Festival. VIDEO
Edgar Santana's boxing career nearly ended in 2008, after he was charged with running an illegal drug ring. A documentarian hopes to follow his return to glory. Photo courtesy of Eric Johannsen.
Daniel T. Allen  |  July 26, 2011 4:58 PM | Comments
This week's Kickstarter picks include a documentary on a boxer from Spanish Harlem and a couple of performance artists bringing change to Wall Street (of the nickel and dime variety).VIDEO
A group of men hug as caskets are loaded into hearses at Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church in Flora Park, NY, Thursday, July 30, 2009.  The funeral mass was for Diane Schuler, Erin Schuler, Kate Hance, Alyson Hance and Emma Hance, all of whom died in a minivan going in the wrong direction on a parkway and crashed on Sunday, killing eight people total.  AP Photo/Seth Wenig
Sam Lewis  |  July 26, 2011 6:00 AM | 28 Comments
Two years after Diane Schuler killed eight people — including herself, her daughter and three young nieces — while driving the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway, a new HBO documentary by award-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus digs into the driver's past.VIDEO
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Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  July 26, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Comedian, writer and performer Marga Gomez came out as a lesbian early in her career. In her ninth solo work, she explore another facet of identity: age.VIDEO
Derek Jeter, David Price, John Jaso, Jim Wolf
Lori Rothenbucher  |  July 25, 2011 4:34 PM | Comments
A documentary about Derek Jeter's milestone 3000th hit will air on HBO this Thursday. Jeter's life on and off the field is fair game in the one-hour peek into the life of the Yankees' captain.
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John Farley  |  July 25, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
"DAMN!" documents the gubernatorial campaign of Jimmy McMillan -- perhaps New York City's zaniest political candidate since Norman Mailer -- and illuminates larger questions about contemporary media and celebrity along the way. The film has a sneak preview this week.VIDEO
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Bridget Leahy  |  July 22, 2011 1:56 PM | Comments
Ex-Scrubs star Zach Braff's play "All New People" makes it's premiere at Second Stage Theatre on July 25, 2011.
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Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  July 22, 2011 1:34 PM | Updated: July 25, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Brownsville, Brooklyn has a reputation for being a rough neighborhood. For Elaine Del Valle it's inspiration for an autobiographical one-woman show.
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