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Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town

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.

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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
As the heat wave spreads across the country, the Tri-State Region prepares for temperatures in the 100s. Here, a boy plays in water from a fire hydrant (Summer 2010). MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Sam Lewis  |  July 22, 2011 4:28 PM | Comments
This summer's scorcher may seem unprecedented, but it's been worse...In 1896, New York City experienced a heat wave that pushed the heat index above 120 degrees for nearly 10 days, killing at least 1,500 people.
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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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Daniel T. Allen and Shawn Hollenbach  |  July 22, 2011 1:07 PM | 1 Comment
Dancing the Hokey Pokey at weddings will be different after N.Y.'s gay marriage law kicks in, said one of the gay comedians in our round-up.
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July 22, 2011 12:05 PM | 1 Comment
Night court: free, fun, evening entertainment.
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City Hall News  |  July 22, 2011 10:25 AM | Comments
We’re not sure what to think about MTA Chairman Jay Walder’s resignation. He’s a winner for landing a lucrative job building the future, but a loser for leaving the job he was born to do. And MTA riders? Write your own joke.
Leiby Kletzky's family has already raised over $100,000 for charitable memorial fund. AP/NYPD
Jessica Abo  |  July 22, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Leiby Kletzky's family establishes a fund, authorities arrest a Virginia man accused of funneling Pakistani money to U.S. politicians and details about a local shelter seeking volunteers.
Sir Ken Robinson spoke with MetroFocus about what he believes should be the Education Dept.'s top priorities. He is seen here at the closing plenary session of the National Governors Association Convention in Charleston, S.C. Aug. 7, 2006. AP Photo/Alice Keeney
Laura van Straaten  |  July 22, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Mr. Smith, Sir Ken and Me: MetroFocus Editor in Chief Laura van Straaten interviews one of the world's top experts in education and creativity.
Actors perform "Resist the Grid," a song about the city's decision to create Manhattan's famous grid pattern in 1811. Photo Courtesy of Doug Silver
Sam Lewis  |  July 22, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments

The lights dimmed and a hooded character emerged from the aisle. “Ya wanna buy some weed?” he asked an audience member. Three other actors crept on stage, “smoke, smoke?” they probed.”The Greenwich Village Follies” offers an 80-minute lesson on the history of the Village.

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