From 1936 to 1966, a Harlem postal worker named Victor Green published the Green Book, a travel guide that listed businesses where black travelers were welcome. The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has digitized almost every edition of the Green Book and NYPL Labs has visualized these guides.
The Oscars are coming: prep by getting a glimpse behind the scenes of the most nominated movie, “The Revenant”. In this extended conversation with Kurt Andersen of Studio360, director Alejandro Iñárritu explains why he’s driven to extreme challenges, downplays the harsh elements he shot in, and why filming trees terrify him.
This kid 50 years from now: “Quit your whining! When I was young, we walked to school in two feet of snow!”
Jane Eyre, "Jane Eyre"
Heathcliff, "Wuthering Heights"
Norman Bates, "Psycho"
Nurse Ratched, "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest"
Tess D’Urberville, “Tess of the D’Urbervilles"
Tyrion Lannister, from the series "A Song of Ice and Fire"
Have you seen this classic literature character?
Brian Joseph Davis is the creator of The Composites, a blog devoted to police sketches of literary characters made using real-deal police sketch software and character descriptions from famous books.
He explains how he got his idea from “identikits,” a technique for creating police sketches in which crime witnesses identify individual characteristics, like curly hair or a stubby nose, from pictures on note cards. As a witness to great works of literature, Davis realized the same technique could capture the characteristics of his favorite characters, and the project began.
in order of depiction: Jane Eyre, Heathcliff, Norman Bates, Nurse Ratched, Sherlock Holmes, Tess D’Uberville, Tyrion Lannister.
Think you know NYC pizza better than anybody? Think again. Nick Johnson, Tim Reitzes and Gabe Zimmer have visited over 100 pizzerias throughout the five boroughs. Their quest became The New York Pizza Project, an exploration and celebration of local pizzerias, their owners, employees and loyal customers set in the neighborhoods that make every pizzeria unique. In this episode of the Leonard Lopate show, the friends discuss their favorite and most memorable slices.
Judy Blume’s latest book, In The Unlikely Event, is targeted towards adults, but this legendary YA novelist still has a few comforting messages about changing bodies and emotional maturation.
A controversial plan to build a wall has been met with outrage.
No, not that wall. The city of Hoboken has been looking for a solution to prevent floods, like when the Hudson River poured into the city during Hurricane Sandy. And city officials thought they'd found a plan when they secured a $230 million grant to build a sea wall. But some residents aren't happy.
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer talks about Hoboken's plans to protect the city from future flooding and addresses community opposition to the plans - some say a wall would ruin the views and the character of the city.
As flashier mediums like photography and video dominate, the Drawing Then exhibition presented by Dominique Lévy recalls the golden age of New York City drawing. The title riffs on “Drawing Now,” a historic survey that was held at the Museum of Modern Art 40 years ago. The new show, like its predecessor, focuses on drawings from the say-you-want-a-revolution 1960s. WNYC’s Soterios Johnson reviews the exhibition.
Sia’s new Kanye-produced track = MOOD.
1964: After hearing too many “vague promises” from the New York City Board of Education to integrate the schools, civil rights activists staged a one-day school boycott on Feb. 3, when approximately 460,000 students refused to go to school.
Even adjusting for the typical absentee rate at the time, the school boycott was the largest civil rights protest in U.S. history.
Actor Kristian Nairn stops by Studio 360 to talk playing a verbally challenged giant and his passion for house music. “I just think the character is endearing. Out of all the people in Westeros who are trying to cut each other’s throats, he’s really a pure soul – the only warm, fuzzy feeling you’re going to get.”
Happy Year of the Monkey! Why not make some dumplings? The skins are available in most supermarkets these days or are easy to whip up with flour and hot water. For the filling, anything goes– just follow your tastebuds! Dumplings look a little like Chinese silver ingots so as the old saying goes: the more dumplings you eat, the richer your new year will be!