In the age of the internet, independent radio is easier than ever to produce. But even though the internet reaches much farther than a transmitter, modern independent radio makers are working to keep the community in community radio. Rebecca Scott has more. I’m walking with Sheri Barclay down Punk Alley, just beneath the Myrtle-Broadway […]
Times Square is the Promised Land for performing artists. This cultural capital is home to over 41 Broadway theaters, hordes of furry Elmos, and countless big dreamers. Now you can also find a new health clinic there that caters to what it says are the unique and essential needs of these performing artists. Rebecca Scott reports.
40 percent of National Endowment for the Arts funds go to high-poverty neighborhoods, like Bedstuy, Brooklyn. If President Trump succeeds in cutting the agency from the federal budget, organizations in those neighborhoods will have to seek out private funding in order to stay afloat. And according to research, that may be a serious challenge. Here’s […]
ABC’s The Bachelor and Bachelorette is one of the network’s most popular shows, according to Nielsen ratings. This week, the network announced that its next bachelorette, Rachel Linsday, will be a black woman—the first in the show’s twenty-two-season history. The decision to cast her has gotten a lot of positive press. But Yesha Callahan, senior editor at The Root, isn’t so sure. I asked with her about the cultural implications, and, why the move has taken this long.
The American political division has become extreme. You can even see it in places like the Amazon bestseller’s list. Recently topping the list: 1984, the dystopian novel of a totalitarian political regime, and Dangerous, the upcoming memoir by former Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos. When Simon & Schuster announced it had acquired the rights to Yiannopoulos’ book, there was an immediate firestorm. Bestselling author Roxane Gay cut ties with the imprint and the Chicago Review of Books declared it wouldn’t review any Simon & Schuster books for as long as it worked with the author. Rebecca Scott has more on how the publishing industry caters to a divided America as an industry that relies on the patron dollars of both.
Yesterday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California rejected President Trump’s efforts to lift his travel ban from seven majority-muslim countries. The judges on the case challenged Trump’s claim that the courts should stay out of the process, and ruled that there was no immediate threat to national security to warrant the ban.But Trump has vowed to keep fighting. And so have a slew of human rights organizations. Rebecca Scott brings us this story from a protest today in midtown Manhattan.
Parents, advocates and politicians rallied in downtown Brooklyn to urge Governor Andrew Cuomo to increase state funding for developmental disability organizations.