Independent Artists Stage Fair


It’s a big week for art lovers – the biggest art fair in New York – the Armory Show, opened yesterday. It’s a showcase for more than 200 art galleries from around the world who put their artists in the show. But it doesn’t feature art by artists who don’t have a gallery representing them. Those independent artists are having an art fair of their own. Åsa Secher reports.

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Manhattan’s First Movie Theater in a Decade


Big-box theaters are getting bigger. AMC Entertainment announced today it will acquire Carmike Cinemas and form the country’s largest movie-theater chain — that’s more than six-hundred theaters.

But the independent theater industry is also celebrating a win — at least in New York. The Metrograph will be the first one to open in Manhattan in over a decade. Suzie Xie reports from the Lower East Side.

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Remembering Harper Lee

Harper Lee, the author of the seminal American novel, To Kill a Mockingbird died today at 89. That novel, a groundbreaking examination of race in the Deep South, was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1961, and won the Pulitzer Prize that same year. Isabella Kulkarni spoke with Lisa Lucas, the incoming Executive Director of the National Book Foundation about Harper Lee and her lasting influence on American writing.

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Chelsea Art Exhibit Explores Trans Feminism

Feminism over the years has covered issues and injustices of women. However, in recent years, trans women have become more and more visible in society. With that rise, comes the same dynamic and issues that women face which are equality, respect and justice. Trans liberation is a new movement taking form even in artistic ways. Jaki Johnson reports.

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Transformative Justice Helps Women Move Out of Criminal Justice System

An art exhibition was held last week in the District Courthouse in Brooklyn. But it wasn’t your regular exhibition. The artists were young women accused of assault. By attending an 8-week transformative justice program, they were able to avoid a court process and a possible conviction. Laura Gamba reports.
An art exhibition was held last week in the District Courthouse in Brooklyn. But it wasn’t your regular exhibition. The artists were young women accused of assault. By attending an 8-week transformative justice program, they were able to avoid a court process and a possible conviction.

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HBO’s New Streaming Service Threatens Cable

The HBO TV series Game of Thrones will begin its fifth season next week. And this year, for the first time, viewers who don’t subscribe to the network will be able to watch it, and the network’s other series, online and on their mobile devices. Distributors worry that services like this will lead more people to cancel their cable subscriptions.

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Closing the door on performer royalties

For most musicians, the sign, and sound, of a breakthrough is when you hear yourself on the radio. Now, if you wrote the song, you get royalties every time it’s played. But the performer doesn’t. The U.S. is one of the few countries in the world where AM and FM radio stations don’t pay royalties to performers. And now, a new resolution introduced in Congress aims to make sure they never have to. But Hanna Klingberg hears the sounds of change.

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