October 19, 2015 at 4:56 pm

In the summer of 1958, Jerome Anthony Gourdine found himself simmering in a hot classroom at a brick high school in Brooklyn. Gourdine, better known as Little Anthony, had recently recorded his first single, “Tears On My Pillow” as a member of the singing group The Imperials. But that year he had skipped so many days of school, he was […]

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October 13, 2015 at 1:12 pm

On the next episode of MetroFocus, we begin with immigration. The topic has frequently been in the headlines, and a new POV documentary aims to put a face to the ongoing debate. “Don’t Tell Anyone,” follows the story of Angy Rivera, an undocumented immigrant from Colombia as she goes public with her status in an effort to help others. Rivera, who now […]

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October 13, 2015 at 10:02 am

They were once characterized as nerds but now they’re the coolest kids on the block. Comic book aficionados are taking over the city for one of the hottest events of the year: New York Comic Con. Beginning today (Thursday, Oct. 8) through Sunday, you can meet your favorite sci-fi stars, hang with a Klingon or party with some Storm Troopers […]

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