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March 1, 2018

• For a year-long public art project celebrating its anniversary, New York Magazine is asking 50 city artists to depict what New York looks like to them. This week Kerry James Marshall's vision, a graphic take of 125th Street in Harlem, debuted in Port Authority....

February 21, 2018

A historic part of Harlem got a comic-book makeover yesterday as shooting took place for Season 4 of the Fox TV series "Gotham." Its mid-season premiere is next week.

Yesterday the show's production team turned Lenox Avenue between 120th and 121st Streets into a scene s...

February 8, 2018

• Did you hear Oprah was at the Apollo yesterday? She was getting back to her talk show roots hosting SuperSoul Conversations, including interviews with Salma Hayek, Stephen Colbert, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Trevor Noah, and Jordan Peele– plus 2...

February 1, 2018

• NPR's book critic picks three "revelatory" Harlem Renaissance novels to review–half of the six books by African-American writers that Penguin Classics is reprinting for Black History Month. The groundbreaking The Blacker the Berry by Wallace...

January 29, 2018

Fans of The Alienist, the crime novel set in 1896 New York, are finally getting the screen adaptation they've been waiting for since the book came out more than two decades ago: the 10-part series premiered on TNT last Monday.

Although critics have given the first few e...

January 22, 2018

I just finished watching the first installment of David Letterman's new talk show on Netflix, "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman." In it he interviews President Barack Obama, and boy did it hit home–literally.

It turns out the sit-down took p...

October 11, 2017

Miss the old New York? The one without the soulless bank and drugstore chains on every corner? You might want to follow the noses of production designers on two noteworthy new TV series (and one movie that's about to start filming)....

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