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.

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October 4, 2011 6:12 PM | 1 Comment
Funk’s defining horn section makes a rare collaborative appearance in New York this week.
An artist's rendering of the remodeled Joe's Pub, which will open on Oct. 4.
Shanta Thake  |  October 3, 2011 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Joe’s Pub tries to reflect its community onstage, but what does that mean as the East Village's grittiness gives way to latte-sipping co-eds and soaring rents?
Partners interviewing one another at the Mind the Gap workshop. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Warren.
Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  September 30, 2011 6:00 AM | 8 Comments

As students of Mind the Gap, a unique program hosted by the New York Theatre Workshop, elders and teens draw inspiration from one another.

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John Farley  |  September 30, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
After seeing Ken Burns' "Prohibition," teetotalers and whiskey-fiends alike can engage in the city's history of temperance with a Big Onion Walking Tour.VIDEO
Daniel T. Allen  |  September 28, 2011 3:55 PM | Comments
This week's Kickstarter picks are dedicated to preserving New York's lesser known histories.VIDEO
September 28, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
Our bike route along the Hudson River.
The Oktoberfest tradition of drinking beer from a boot comes from claims that German soldiers drank from their boots in WWI before heading into battle. Photo/Flickr Sebastien Barre
Bridget Leahy  |  September 28, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
With six food fests to satisfy, the upcoming months are going to be good to your taste buds.
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Jacob Seligmann  |  September 27, 2011 6:43 PM | 1 Comment
It took two local brothers 17 years to bring "The Big Bank," a play about a bank that loves to foreclose on people, to Broadway.VIDEO
Writer Truman Capote is seen at Studio 54 in New York City on January 7, 1978. (AP Photo)
John Farley  |  September 22, 2011 3:05 PM | 1 Comment
Find the homes of Brooklyn literary legends and learn a bit about their histories.
Daniel T. Allen  |  September 19, 2011 6:19 PM | 1 Comment
Some commuters dread their daily schlep, but this week's Kickstarter picks prove that the subway system can be a source of creative inspiration.VIDEO
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