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Ric Burns’s New York

Ric Burns was our guest at the Faculty Resource Network seminar on Wednesday. We screened the seventh episode of New York: A Documentary Film (“The City and the World [1945 - Present]) in the morning...

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After the show: Work of Art and Mad Men

I’m still on vacation out West and Cyrus, I believe, has been in Europe in his capacity as an associate dean of humanities for NYU Abu Dhabi. I’ve meant to post more often than I have but really, I’m...

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An interview with Punk Magazine, 1977

In keeping with the 1977 flashback that’s dominated our late-summer “Don’t Ask Me to Blog, I’m on Vacation” posts, here’s an interview with John Holmstrom and Legs McNeil, founders of Punk Magazine,...

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Welcome back

I know I used this last year, in case anyone’s paying attention who would call me on the carpet for the re-run, but I can’t start a new school year without humming the Welcome Back Kotter theme song....

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Social Networks, 19th-century novels, Gossip Girl

Wednesday night, when the new NYU Bookstore (726 Broadway) kicks off its inaugural programming season by featuring our Cambridge Companion to the Literature of New York, Brooklyn-based writer Caleb...

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Glee New York

Okay, I know we all have mixed feelings about “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. But, come on, didn’t you get just a little bit of a kick watching the Glee gang perform the song outside...

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Sesame Street on the Bowery?

Am I the only one who hears the resemblance between these two songs? Previously.

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Cookie Monster has our wholehearted endorsement

How is it that Cookie Monster wasn’t asked to do this years ago?

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See It to Believe It

One of the ways that I have typically contextualized the final pages of E. B. White’s Here is New York has been to show a clip from Edward R. Murrow’s news program See It Now, which began its life as a...

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John Cale on I’ve Got a Secret, 1963

From Alex Ross, The Rest Is Noise: [John] Cage’s definitive refutation of Beethoven came in the form of an epic, almost daylong performance of Erik Satie’s piano piece Vexations. The original score is...

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