“The Submission” imagines the uproar when a Muslim American architect is selected as the winner of an anonymous competition to design a memorial in the aftermath of a 9/11-like terrorist attack. Author Amy Waldman talks to MetroFocus about how the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” controversy affected her narrative and the roles Vietnam Memorial designer Maya Lin and real-life 9/11 memorial designer Michael Arad played in her novel.
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.
Both Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin and his Republican opponent Bob Turner are reaching out to a diverse group of voters in the Ninth Congressional District for this fall's special election. But one population group that makes up a significant portion of the district seems to be getting left in the cold: Latino voters. City Hall News reports.
A new curriculum developed by N.J. educators tries to help students understand the emotional and cultural significance of 9/11. VIDEO
Pataki, a three-term moderate Republican with a pro-choice and pro-environment record, doesn't exactly fit in with the current crop of GOP candidates.VIDEO
New hire Courtney Burke plans to transform a New York agency with an ugly past. The Capitol report.VIDEO