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Veteran journalist and Columbia School of Journalism professor Mirta Ojito investigates Marcelo Lucero's murder—and the community in which it happened—in her new book.

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
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Ed Koch  |  August 8, 2011 1:03 PM | 1 Comment
Former New York Gov. Hugh Carey died on Sunday, Aug. 7. Three-term New York City Mayor Ed Koch gives a personal tribute to the man he calls the "greatest governor of the modern era."
. In New York, federal and state funding for the weatherization program provides jobs for people who might otherwise be out of work and helping lower-income people save money on heating and cooling their homes. Flick/Greenforall.org
Marc Bussanich for Gotham Gazette  |  August 8, 2011 10:33 AM | 2 Comments
Despite a push for environmentally friendly jobs and visions of a more sustainable city, the private sector has been slow to create new opportunities.
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John Farley  |  August 5, 2011 1:24 PM | 1 Comment
Does Mayor Michael Bloomberg's politically influential philanthropy represent a troubling intersection of personal wealth and government?
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 | 36 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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Jane C. Timm for Gotham Gazette  |  August 5, 2011 8:28 AM | Comments
New York City's Lobbying Commission wants to redefine lobbying.
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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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August 4, 2011 4:50 PM | Comments
If you're in town for a day or you've been living here since before the Great War you need to check this one out.
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