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Surveying New Yorkers' Cultural Landscape

nytimes.com | PATRICIA COHEN | Posted 07.10.2014 | Arts

Did you attend “Così Fan Tutte” at the Metropolitan Opera or an elementary-school performance of  “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”? Brow...

On the Culture Front: Summer Culture Recap

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.04.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

There are many good reasons to leave the city in the summer, but the past few months have provided great reasons to stay. And to give summer a proper send-off, there's Pig Island where a ticket gets you unlimited dishes using local pigs.

LUCKYRICE Festival Brings the Asian Cuisine Scene to NYC in May

Regina Varolli | Posted 06.11.2013 | Taste
Regina Varolli

Kicking off with a Dumpling Party where guests learn to make dumplings as they sip cocktails, the week-long LUCKYRICE Festival returns to NYC.

Brooklyn Book Festival 2012: Weeklong Literary Fest Is a Must-Go for Book Lovers

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 08.24.2012 | Home
Ellen Freudenheim

The full schedule isn't even out, but the buzz is building for the 2012 Brooklyn Book Festival. And with good reason: it's the largest book festival on the northeastern seaboard.

PHOTOS: 'The Humans Of New York'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.22.2012 | New York

Since we last talked to Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind "Humans Of New York," he's been profiled by The Wall Street Journal and CBS; the numb...

More Reasons to Leave New York: Hate, Mirror-time and Fair Play

Howard Jordan Jr. | Posted 09.19.2012 | New York
Howard Jordan Jr.

New York City has the unique ability to turn the grateful into the hateful. This hate is the legally acceptable, socially questionable, lighter side of hate commonly referred to as, hatin', and living here, you've become an unrelenting, unapologetic hater.

Tragic Glamour: An Ode to Modern Society

Derek Warburton | Posted 07.09.2012 | Queer Voices
Derek Warburton

Instead of the village coffee shops, we all flock to our local Starbucks. We shop at Zara and fill in with designer. What has happened to the years of the artisan or the independent boutiques with our one-of-a-kind finds?

'Girls' Makes Casting Call For Diverse 'Hipster Types'

Posted 05.18.2012 | New York

Lena Dunham responded to the copious criticisms that her hit HBO dramedy Girls wasn't diverse last week, telling NPR's Fresh Air, “Now we have the o...

The Cultural Capital of Everywhere

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home
Kurt Ellenberger

As a repository of great music, dance, and art, New York has no equal. As a cultural capital, it has been replaced by something even more chaotic, anarchic, diverse, open, disgusting, and accessible by more people than any city could ever be: the Internet.

WATCH: Brooklyn's Greatest Busker Sings 'On Again, Off Again'

Posted 05.11.2012 | New York

Take off your headphones, New York. If you ride the L or G trains, namely through the Metropolitan Ave./Lorimer Street stop in Williamsburg, you need ...

Is New York Still A Home For Artists?

Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home
Priscilla Frank

When asked if New York was the art capital in the 1960s the result was a unanimous "yes," so what changed? The most convincing reason was a positive one: simply, globalization happened, and the center shifted.

Finally... Folk Art Is Back!

Posted 01.19.2012 | Arts

Folk art has all the benefits of a grandmother: it weaves beautiful tapestries, tells elaborate legends which creep into your dreams and are equally p...

SLIDESHOW: Stanley Kubrick's NYC Photography

Posted 12.06.2011 | New York

Before Stanley Kubrick was a master filmmaker (Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining) he was a teenager i...

WATCH: Epic NYC Music Video Complete, Premieres This Week

Posted 12.05.2011 | New York

"Girl Walk//All Day"-- the epic, Kickstarted 71-minute dance music video following a rogue ballet dancer's escape to New York City-- is complete and w...

WATCH: Awesome New York Time-Lapse Video

Posted 12.12.2011 | New York

Videographer Will Boisture pays tribute to New York City, his home of seven years, with a beautiful time-lapse video that took two and a half years to...

Autumn Is Dead! Long Live Summer! (With These Events)

Posted 12.07.2011 | New York

If you were just getting ready to enjoy that crisp autumn weather, too bad. It's gone already. Summer is back this weekend, as temperatures are expect...

Broadway's Fall Season Full of A-Listers, on Stage and Off

James Sims | Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts
James Sims

With the fall season approaching, straight plays are headed back to Times Square, and they've got a big list of stars in tow.

WATCH: NYC Street Bookseller Keeps Parking Space For 11 Years

Posted 10.19.2011 | Arts

New York City resident Charles Mysak makes his living by selling books on the street out of his car, which he parked on the corner of Columbus Avenue ...

A Drumadic Time in New York With William B. Johnson

Lydia Hughes | Posted 08.15.2011 | Entertainment
Lydia Hughes

Wil is jocular and affable, someone who doesn't seem to take himself too seriously. For this reason I made the assumption that his band might be just a little better than amateur. How wrong I was.

New York City: Local Hotspots

Morgan Evans | Posted 08.08.2011 | Comedy
Morgan Evans

As the summer kicks off, chances are you are looking for some fun activities afforded by this great city. Here are some places in which you can kill some time until the October rapture.

An Evening With Kelli O'Hara -- A Little Bit Country, a Lot of Broadway, and a Dash of Everything Else

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

Kelli O'Hara's voice is clean, light and delicate, or so I thought until she started digging deep -- catching on fire. O'Hara is a first rate Broadway "diva" doing exactly what she wants to do without much peer.

Surprise at Tribeca Festival: Best Film on Haiti Ever

Jim Luce | Posted 07.11.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

When The Drum Is Beating is a documentary that interweaves the extraordinary story of Orchestre Septentrional's six decades of creativity with the history of Haiti.

Not So Mean Streets?

Saskia Miller | Posted 06.15.2011 | New York
Saskia Miller

You could argue for the abundant new-found charm, there's not much edge. While that's in many ways a good thing, are gentrified neighborhoods like Nolita losing their capability for continued cultural and entrepreneurial renewal?

Theater: Mike Birbiglia's Hapless Charm

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.02.2011 | Arts
Michael Giltz

Birbiglia's latest story/performance piece is much like Sleepwalk With Me. We get a rambling tale of his life, pierced with gentle observations and some hilarious comic set pieces all topped off with a bit of wisdom.

Cactus Flower Abloom off Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

Abe Burrows' 1965 comedy Cactus Flower would not be a likely candidate for revival with its retrograde-if quaintly hilarious-take on matters of the heart.