Arts & Culture

Wax Rockette is a Real Treat

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

The Rockettes are kicking it up at Radio City Music Hall this holiday season – and at Madame Tussaud’s New York. This year, the famed wax museum, which has displayed a Rockette since 2005, features a figure showing off a dance outfit designed by Alejo Vietti.

AudioFiles: Trending

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Our latest podcast tackles leading, following and jumping on the bandwagon. We’ll look into the bizarre world of viral web videos and hear from a group of New Yorkers trying to change the tide on how we think about, well, changing tides. We’ll also challenge the long-held wisdom that young voters are always the “hopey-changey” crowd in politics.

Greg Young of the Bowery Boys podcast joins us in the studio to share some strange fads from New York City’s past. We’ll round out things with a live performance from Salieu Suso, whose traditional kora music appears likely to outlast even the biggest Beyonce single.

Producer: Kristen Clark

Host: Natalie Abruzzo

Stories by: Kristen Clark, Frank Green, Thad Komorowski, Daniel Lewis, Elijah Stewart and Max Willens

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Extending Gingerbread Lane

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Jon Lovitch’s candy-covered holiday village, “Gingerbread Lane,” made the Guinness Book of World Records last year with 157 gingerbread houses. This year, he’s back at the New York Hall of Science, with plans to break his record by expanding his gingerbread empire to 1,020 houses.

The holiday-themed village will close Jan. 11 when the sweet real estate will be given away.

Big Ride Through Little New York

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

The Holiday Train Show has returned to the New York Botanical Garden to take visitors of all ages on a magical ride. The show, which feature new miniature city landmarks and a collection of railway trains and trolleys, runs through Jan 19.

A Can-Do Take on Art and Hunger

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Tree Travels From Penn. to Plaza

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

The Great Pumpkins Arrive

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

AudioFiles: Horror!

Friday, October 31st, 2014

AudioFiles: Quality of Life

Monday, October 20th, 2014