Grateful Fest Celebrates 50 years of the Grateful Dead

What's the magic of the Grateful Dead? What makes the band as popular as ever and how did they keep such a devoted fan base? Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony Decurtis joins us to answer that question.

Jessica Cronstein for Urban Omnibus  |  November 3, 2011 3:06 PM | Comments
The films at DOC NYC cross disciplines and generations in order to introduce a new audience to documentary films. Here are a selection of films that feature the city in a starring role.VIDEO
“A photograph is as personal as a name, a fingerprint, a kiss. It concerns me intimately and passionately.” – Sid Grossman. "Coney Island," c. 1947, by Sid Grossman courtesy of The Jewish Museum.
Sam Lewis  |  November 3, 2011 1:35 PM | 4 Comments
A new exhibition examines the legacy of the New York Photo League. MetroFocus looked into their contentious past and influence on current art and politics. VIDEO
November 3, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
A film about coming to New York City that I must have watched about a hundred times. VIDEO
Jem Cohen  |  November 3, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Filmmaker Jem Cohen explains how the purely lyrical film he intended to make became political after his footage was confiscated by the authorities.VIDEO
November 1, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
My neighborhood in Brooklyn has quirky houses from another era.
Mediterranean lamb balls are one of the many varieties of meatballs available at The Meatball Shop. Photo courtesy of Ballantine Books.
Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow  |  November 1, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The guys behind the incredibly popular restaurant The Meatball Shop write about their journey from 13-year-old delivery boys for a vegan restaurant in New York City to building a business out of meatballs.
New York City Marathon founder Fred Lebow. Photo courtesy of Judd Ehrlich.
Michelle Michalos  |  October 31, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
A filmmaker chronicles the life of Fred Lebow, the ambitious founder of the New York City Marathon. VIDEO
John Farley  |  October 31, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Temporary spaces work great for retailer and restaurants, but some of the best uses are coming from the arts community.
Daniel T. Allen  |  October 27, 2011 1:38 PM | 2 Comments
New York's armories once served as depots, parade grounds and social clubs for National Guardsmen. Today, they host sporting events, fashion shows and art installations. VIDEO
Composite image: Flickr/Flickr4jazz, Courtesy of Smalls and Creative Commons
Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  October 27, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
New York City's jazz musicians offer their top recommendations for off-the-beaten path jazz venues.VIDEO
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