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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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Edward Deitch  |  July 27, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Wine blogger Edward Deitch discusses his list of the top five Long Island wines to enjoy this summer.
Wines of the New York Region
John Farley  |  July 27, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
It's summertime, informally known as white wine season. Get a rundown of the local wine economy -- and top picks for L.I. vino.
shakespeareparkave
Kira Cohen  |  July 26, 2011 6:41 PM | 1 Comment
This summer, the Park Avenue Armory has been transformed into a backdrop for the Royal Shakespeare Company's six-week residency at the annual Lincoln Center Festival. VIDEO
Edgar Santana's boxing career nearly ended in 2008, after he was charged with running an illegal drug ring. A documentarian hopes to follow his return to glory. Photo courtesy of Eric Johannsen.
Daniel T. Allen  |  July 26, 2011 4:58 PM | Comments
This week's Kickstarter picks include a documentary on a boxer from Spanish Harlem and a couple of performance artists bringing change to Wall Street (of the nickel and dime variety).VIDEO
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Flickr/Wallyg
Bob Feinberg  |  July 26, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
I went to a concert last night…in Newark. I still can’t help but be somewhat amazed by that statement; the “in Newark” part, that is.
A group of men hug as caskets are loaded into hearses at Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church in Flora Park, NY, Thursday, July 30, 2009.  The funeral mass was for Diane Schuler, Erin Schuler, Kate Hance, Alyson Hance and Emma Hance, all of whom died in a minivan going in the wrong direction on a parkway and crashed on Sunday, killing eight people total.  AP Photo/Seth Wenig
Sam Lewis  |  July 26, 2011 6:00 AM | 28 Comments
Two years after Diane Schuler killed eight people — including herself, her daughter and three young nieces — while driving the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway, a new HBO documentary by award-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus digs into the driver's past.VIDEO
Marga Gomez
Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  July 26, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Comedian, writer and performer Marga Gomez came out as a lesbian early in her career. In her ninth solo work, she explore another facet of identity: age.VIDEO
Derek Jeter, David Price, John Jaso, Jim Wolf
Lori Rothenbucher  |  July 25, 2011 4:34 PM | Comments
A documentary about Derek Jeter's milestone 3000th hit will air on HBO this Thursday. Jeter's life on and off the field is fair game in the one-hour peek into the life of the Yankees' captain.
An old public service announcement in the subways advised New Yorkers to keep their furnaces clean. Decades later, building boilers still account for a major share of the city's air pollution. Gotham Gazette/Ian Wescott
Sam Lewis  |  July 25, 2011 1:37 PM | 3 Comments
Black smoke spewing from building tops is not exactly a summertime image -- us New Yorkers like our heating oil issues to emerge at seasonally appropriate times, like Thanksgiving, thank you very much. But after the mayor announced that the city would begin phasing out the two worst kinds of oil by 2030, some buildings figured they better start cleaning up their act -- and soon.
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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
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