New York City – the city that never sleeps – is about to get a nighttime mayor. The position’s officially called Director of Nightlife. And, as Patricia Yacob reports, part of the goal is to bring more of the city’s clubs and music venues back to life.
The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project retraces the steps of the city’s gay influencers, literally. The project is part geographic archive, part campaign to nominate sites to the National Register of Historic Places. The honorary federal list includes more than 90,000 sites. Yet LGBT representation is largely missing. Their next nomination has roots at Columbia University. Heather Schroering reports.
Recently, a wave of sexual harassment allegations has filled headlines nationwide. The New York Commission on Human Rights gathered in Long Island City last week to hear from everyday women about their Me Too moments. Kelsie Blazier reports.
Some of the country’s best high school bands are gathering in New York this weekend for the annual Essentially Ellington high school jazz band competition. Students will perform at Lincoln Center and be judged by some of jazz’s greats. Katherine Sullivan went to the festivities this morning. SULLIVAN: Around 300 high school students are […]
Ivanka Trump’s new book “Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules For Success” received scathing reviews. Critics say she misquotes major cultural figures, and that her anecdotes are unrelatable for the average American woman. Here’s Samantha Bee on her show “Full Frontal.” Samantha Bee: It’s full of super relatable stories like the time Anna Wintour […]
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.
“The Get Down,” is back. The second season of Netflix’s series about hip hop’s origins in the South Bronx premiered over the weekend. It’s inspired a new walking tour this weekend. But locals say it doesn’t completely change mixed feelings about how their history is being portrayed. Emily Dugdale reports.
The affluent New York City suburb of Westport, Connecticut is 97 percent white. The annual high school essay contest chose the topic of white privilege. The diversity council made national news for a high school essay contest on white privilege – uprooting the council’s quiet existence and questioning the purpose of diversity organizations. Some community members say it’s just what the town needs. Emily Dugdale has the story.
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.