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  • Students leave Stuyvesant High School, one of the nine specialized public high schools in New York City, March 25, 2014. Council members introduced three bills Wednesday aimed at ending school segregation, including one to reform the specialized admissions process to let in more blacks and Latinos. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    More Blacks and Latinos in Our Schools Please, Say Councilmembers

    The Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) might soon lose its bite. Council members introduced three bills Wednesday aimed at ending school segregation, including one... Read more

  • People wait to board the D Train at the 34th Street platform in New York City on May 23, 2012. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    MTA in September Hit 6 Million Riders Five Times

    New York City subway system reached the highest ridership numbers yet in the month of September, the MTA announced Wednesday.  The transit system reached a... Read more

  • June Broer displays a funeral program and a prayer card featuring images of her only son, Mark Johnson, in Paterson, N.J., Oct. 18, 2014. For days Johnson demanded medical care from jail guards at Rikers Island as he continued to have bloody stools before he died of a bacterial infection in his stomach and small bowel. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Care Questioned in 15 New York Jail Deaths

    NEW YORK—These are the deaths in New York City’s Rikers Island jail that don’t make headlines—prisoners with diseases, disorders, and addictions who succumb to heart... Read more

  • John Case, center, a watch commander with New York's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) collect information from officials, during an "Emergency Management Catastrophic Exercise Program" on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014, in New York.  The exercise simulated a nuclear explosion in New York's Manhattan and the coordination of regional emergency and law enforcement officials to manage the aftermath.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    NYC Practices Response to Nuclear Explosion

    NEW YORK—The voice over the speakers at New York City’s emergency command center calmly stated the unthinkable: a nuclear explosion had gone off in Times... Read more

  • A model home at 432 West 52nd Street in Hell's Kitchen. (Donna Tart)

    Hospital-Turned-Condo Building Opens Sales in Hell’s Kitchen

    Over on the Far West Side of the middle of Manhattan, just slightly out of transit’s reach, Hell’s Kitchen has been filling out with residential... Read more

  • The dark, sleek interior at V{iV}. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    V{iV} Thai’s Halloween Costume Party

    If you have an amazing Halloween costume and you love Northern Thai food, you may be in luck. What do the two have to do... Read more

  • An audience at a showing at the Food Film Festival.
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    8th Annual Food Film Fest

    The downside of watching movies with lavish food scenes is that they inevitably induce hunger that goes unsatisfied. But that’s not the case at the... Read more

  • Lamb Shank with Gorgonzola. (Courtesy of Trattoria Bianca)

    Trattoria Bianca Now Open

    Trattoria Bianca opened last week near Penn Station. The project is led by Michael Whiteman, president of the company that worked on the Rainbow Room... Read more

  • Andrew Kalleen performs a protest song “Ohio” during a rally against wrongful arrests of subway performers, Metropolitan Avenue subway station, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Oct. 21, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Arrested Subway Musician Andrew Kalleen Brings Performers, Politicians to File Complaint

    NEW YORK—Andrew Kalleen sat in the police booth of the Metropolitan Avenue subway station—quiet and collected. He was looking back at his Friday experience. It... Read more

  • Barbara Smith, RN, Mount Sinai Health Sysytems and Bryan Christiansen MD,(monitor-R) CDC Infection Control Team for the Ebola Response demonstrate the proper technique for donning protective gear during an ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob Javits Center in New York on October 21, 2014.  (Timothy A. Clary/AFP PHOTO)

    Thousands of Nurses Learn New Ebola Procedures

    NEW YORK—Thousands of doctors and nurses attended an education session on Ebola in Manhattan Tuesday, where officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read more

  • People wait to board the new M60 Select Bus Service in Harlem, Manhattan, on  May 27, 2014., (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Rockaways Community Wants to Have First Bus Rapid Transit Route

    NEW YORK—Growing up, Rockaways council member Donovan Richards made a three-hour commute from his home in Ocean Village in the Rockaways to Elmhurst, Queens, to... Read more

  • Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, speaks in Albany, NY, on March 7, 2012. In a Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, letter to Ocwen Financial Corp., the nation’s largest servicer of subprime mortgages, Lawsky says the company has engaged in abuses that could potentially harm hundreds of thousands of borrowers. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Top Subprime Mortgage Firm Accused of Abuses

    The nation’s largest servicer of subprime mortgages has engaged in abuses that could potentially harm hundreds of thousands of borrowers, according to the New York Superintendent of Financial Services. The... Read more

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    No US History High School Exam? Yes in New York, With a Caveat

    NEW YORK—Young gentlemen like Stephen Tripodi sometimes have to really apply themselves. Steve says his “early college” Career and Technical high school squeezes the usual... Read more

  • Vanderbilt Corridor is Phase 1 of the East Midtown rezoning.  (m01229, CC BY)

    First Steps for a New East Midtown Underway

    A Bloomberg-era plan to rezone a large portion of East Midtown was pulled in the last days of the mayor’s last term. There had been... Read more

  • (L-R) Wage board members Pico Ben-Amotz, Mario Musolino, Wage board Chair Timothy Grippen at a hearing concerning the minimum wage of tipped service workers on Oct. 20, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    New York Considers Wage-Hike for Waiters

    NEW YORK—The New York Wage Board held a hearing on whether to raise the minimum wage for tipped workers Monday, listening to testimonies from a... Read more

  • New York republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino at a meeting in New York, Oct. 1, 2014. Astorino said Monday that entire planeloads of passengers should be turned away at Kennedy Airport if anyone aboard is coming from the African nations plagued with Ebola. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    NY Pol: Bar Planes If Anyone Came From West Africa

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—New York’s Republican candidate for governor said Monday that entire planeloads of passengers should be turned away at Kennedy Airport if anyone aboard... Read more

  • Costa Constantinides at a press conference in New York City, APRIL 3, 2014. (Allen Xie,NTDTV) XIE)

    Queens Waterfront Project Sets Affordable Housing Precedent in NYC

    NEW YORK—A major Queens waterfront project is being sent back to the drawing board.  Astoria Cove developers are reworking their affordable housing numbers in conversation... Read more

  • New York State Senator Liz Krueger and members of Met Council on Housing, Common Cause, and the Fair Elections Coalition on Aug. 12, 2013, at the REBNY headquarters in Midtown Manhattan. (Ivan Pentchoukov/Epoch Times)

    NY Ballot Question Divides Government Watchdogs

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York voters will face a ballot question next month that, if approved, would create a commission to oversee redrawing the state’s political map—a... Read more

  • Barbara Trencher (R), 39, poses with her friends at the 21st annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Central Park on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Trencher met her breast cancer survivor-friends while in the waiting room at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and they have supported each other through the highs and lows of their lives ever since. (Annie Wu/Epoch Times)

    Breast Cancer Walk Draws Thousands to Central Park

    NEW YORK—Dancing along to the beat of the music, Sharon Haynie twisted her arms and legs giddily, her plastic pink sunglasses bouncing up and down... Read more

  • Republican Congressman Michael Grimm (L) and Democratic opponent Domenic M. Recchia Jr. wait for their debate to start in the studios of WABC-TV in New York City, Oct. 17, 2014. (Richard Drew-Pool/Getty Images)

    Grimm, Recchia Trade Attacks in Televised Debate

    Civility was the first casualty in the war of words between Michael Grimm and Domenic Recchia, both running to represent Staten Island and some parts... Read more

  • A photo of the original McKim, Mead & White Penn Station on display in the Amtrak concourse of Pennsylvania Station in New York, on Feb. 6, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Amtrak to Launch Repairs at New York’s Troubled Penn Station

    NEW YORK—Traveling through the nation’s busiest transit hub, New York’s Pennsylvania Station, will become even more cumbersome as Amtrak takes some tracks out of service... Read more

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    Chinese Plea for Freedom Found in Cupcake Box in New York

    NEW YORK—When Lourdes Figueiredo opened a small set of cupcake boxes bought from a Christmas tree shop months ago, out dropped a piece of paper... Read more

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    Candlelight Vigil Remembers Persecuted Falun Dafa Practitioners

    NEW YORK—As the last rays of sun set upon the Hudson River, several hundred Falun Gong practitioners sat solemnly in neat rows in front of the... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners march in a parade in Flushing, New York, on April 23, 2017, to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the April 25th peaceful appeal of 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners in Beijing. (Larry Dye/The Epoch Times)

    Falun Gong Marks 18th Anniversary of Fateful Appeal in China

    FLUSHING, N.Y.—Brass horns, bright banners, and bustling dragon and lion dance troupes formed part of an hour-long parade on Flushing’s Main Street on the afternoon... Read more

  • A woman looks at "The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula," 1610, by Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi, Italian, 1571–1610). Oil on canvas, Intesa Sanpaolo Collection, Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, Naples. (Milene Fernandez/The Epoch Times)

    Caravaggio’s Last Two Paintings Reunited at The Met

    NEW YORK—Expressions of denial, guilt, and regret are written all over the faces of the main figures in the last two works of the Italian... Read more

  • Pedro Hernandez appears with his lawyer Harvey Fishbein in the Manhattan Criminal Court in New York on Nov. 15, 2012.  (REUTERS/Louis Lanzano/Pool)

    NY Man Gets 25 Years to Life for 1979 Missing Child Murder

    NEW YORK—A former delicatessen worker who killed 6-year-old New York City boy Etan Patz in a 1979 slaying that helped raise national awareness about the... Read more

  • Pedro Hernandez in Manhattan Criminal Court.   (REUTERS/Louis Lanzano/Pool)

    NY Man to Be Sentenced for Murder in Infamous 1979 Missing Child Case

    NEW YORK—The former delicatessen worker convicted of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz is due to be sentenced on Tuesday, nearly 40 years after the boy’s disappearance... Read more

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    The Epoch Times Awarded for Its Journalism, Design

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.—The quality of The Epoch Times was on display at the New York Press Association’s annual spring conference on April 7 and 8,... Read more

  • Suffolk  County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini speaks at the Long Island School Safety Conference on Long Island, New York, on March 28, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Four Murdered on Long Island Likely MS-13 Gang Killings, Say Police

    UPDATE: The four men have been identified by police as: Jorge Tigre, 18, of Bellport, N.Y., Justin LLivicura, 16, of East Patchogue, N.Y., Jefferson Villalobos,... Read more

  • Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, associate judge of the Court of Appeals speaks in this undated photo. (Courtesy of Columbia Law School/Handout via REUTERS)

    Police Probe Death of First NY Judge as Suicide

    NEW YORK—New York police are investigating the death of the United States’ first female Muslim judge as a possible suicide, but lack important clues about... Read more

  • The Henry Hudson Bridge in the Bronx borough of New York City on Dec. 1, 2013. (Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

    NY Judge Found Dead in Hudson River

    A jurist who became the first Muslim woman to serve as a U.S. judge was found dead in New York’s Hudson River on Wednesday, police... Read more

  • The sculpture "Charging Bull" at Broadway and Morris near the southern tip of Manhattan in January 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Wall Street’s ‘Charging Bull’ Artist Says Girl Statue Violates His Rights

    NEW YORK—The sculptor of Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” statue is seeing red over New York City’s decision to keep in place the “Fearless Girl” statue... Read more

  • Pedestrians walks past a City University of New York building in New York on April 11, 2017. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

    New York Rolling out Free Tuition Plan for Many Students

    NEW YORK—Sotiris Charalampous spent the past two years juggling school and work in an effort to save enough money to pay for his college tuition... Read more

  • (L to R) John Haldane, J. Newton Rayzor, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University; Mark Johnston, Henry Putnam University Professor of Philosophy​, Princeton University; Sir Roger Scruton, Writer and Philosopher, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington D.C.; Alicja Gescinska, Philosopher and Novelist; Daniel Cullen, Professor of Political Science, Rhodes College, at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions event, "The Achievements of Sir Roger Scruton," in Princeton University, on April 3, 2017. (Sameer A. Khan)

    Celebrating the Philosopher of Beauty

    PRINCETON, N.J.—If you care about beauty in art, music, and architecture; if you are looking for consolation in the world; if you want to learn... Read more

  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appears in a live television segment from the White House in Washington, U.S., March 29, 2017. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

    New Jersey’s Christie Halts Amtrak Payments After Train Derailments

    NEW YORK—New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has ordered the state to halt all payments to Amtrak and called for an investigation of the national rail... Read more

  • Co-owners of the restaurant Eleven Madison Park Daniel Humm (L) and Will Guidara (C) talk at a press conference during the 50 Best Restaurants awards in Melbourne, Australia on April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Sonali Paul)

    New York’s Eleven Madison Park Voted World’s Best Restaurant

    MELBOURNE—New York’s Eleven Madison Park nabbed the top prize at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants on Wednesday, only the second non-European restaurant to win the... Read more

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    Drug Dealer Gets Life in Prison for NYC Officer’s Death

    NEW YORK—A drug dealer convicted of fatally shooting a New York City police officer during a foot chase in 2015 has been sentenced to life... Read more

  • New York City firefighters stand by near Penn Station in New York on April 3, 2017 after responding to a derailment of a NJ Transit train at Penn Station. NJ TRANSIT said all 1,200 passengers on board were offloaded with only 4 minor injuries. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

    Another Train Derails at New York’s Penn Station, One Injured

    NEW YORK—A New Jersey Transit train derailed during rush hour at New York’s Penn Station on Monday, forcing passengers to be evacuated from cars in... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference,  in New York's City Hall on Aug. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    New York Mayor Backs Plan to Shut Rikers Island Jail Complex: NY Times

    NEW YORK—New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has dropped his objections to closing the city’s Rikers Island jail complex after being presented with a special... Read more

  • A New Jersey Transit train is pictured damaged at Penn Station in Manhattan. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

    Rail Accident at NY’s Penn Station Snarls Rush Hour; Minor Injuries

    NEW YORK—A slow-moving Amtrak Acela train derailed then sideswiped a New Jersey commuter rain train on Friday, injuring several people and stranding hundreds of others,... Read more

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    Conversations With the Candidates on WTBQ Radio

    Radio station WTBQ at 1110 AM and 93.5 FM will host Conversations with the Candidates on Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. The show will allow... Read more

  • The front of the Stagecoach Inn from Maplewood Terrace in Goshen on Oct. 11, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Anthony Dobbins Stagecoach Inn in Goshen Reopens under New Owners

    GOSHEN—The Anthony Dobbins Stagecoach Inn, now called the Stagecoach Inn, has been given a new life under its new owners Faith Ferguson and Ron Boire of... Read more

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    Letter to the Editor: Legislator Philip Canterino—A person we can TRUST

    Dear Editor,  I have known Phil for over 30 years, and have worked with him as a member of the Goshen Town Board for the... Read more

  • The Goshen Volunteer Ambulance Corps at 7 New St. in Goshen on Sept. 26, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Goshen Ambulance Corps. to Build New Bay with Recycled Bottles

    The Goshen Volunteer Ambulance Corps. (GOVAC) is in need of a new home, and some GOVAC members have started raising money for it by collecting... Read more

  • A home in Port Jervis on Oct. 15, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Port Jervis Holding Halloween House Contest

    The Port Jervis Tourism Board is holding a house decoration contest called a Halloween Lighting Celebration with two categories: traditional and scary. City of Port... Read more

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    Orange County Events Calendar Oct. 14-20

    Pumpkin Picking, Corn Maze at Piersons Farm October 14-31 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Daily pumpkin picking and corn maze. Hay rides. Grass fed angus beef, pastured... Read more

  • The Orange County legislature at the Emergency Services Building in Goshen on Oct. 6, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    County and Middletown Reach Deal on Indigot Reservoir

    GOSHEN—After Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus and City of Middletown Mayor Joseph DeStefano signed a memorandum of understanding to allow the city to develop the... Read more

  • Buildings 186 and 190-192 on Pike St. in Port Jervis that were damaged by a fire Oct. 11, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    Port Jervis Community Helping Tenants Rebuild After Fire

    The Red Cross and Salvation Army are helping about a dozen people who were displaced after their apartments on Pike Street were destroyed in an... Read more

  • The entrance to Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, Fl. on Sept. 29, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    Town of Goshen Staff, Consultants to Visit Legoland Florida

    GOSHEN—Consultants for the Town of Goshen Planning Board, the town’s building inspector, and chairman of the planning board will be taking a weekend visit to... Read more

  • A Port Jervis police car with a K-9 in the back. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    OC Has Received Over 4,000 Bomb Threats Since Labor Day

    In his State of the County address on Sept. 30, County Executive Steven Neuhaus said the county has received over 4,000 bomb threats since Labor... Read more

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    Photo Gallery: Columbus Day at Soons Orchards with Pumpkins and Pies

    NEW HAMPTON—Soons Orchards held its annual Columbus Day celebration. The festivities featured outdoor seating areas offering grilled foods, baked goods, pie eating contests, live music... Read more

  • The Port Jervis Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Port Jervis Fire Department at the scene of a fire at 186 Pike St. in Port Jervis on Oct. 11, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    Fire Damages Buildings on Pike St in Port Jervis

    PORT JERVIS—No one was reported killed or injured in a two-alarm fire at 186 Pike St., in Port Jervis the morning of Oct. 11. Port... Read more

  • A gas station in downtown Newark, N.J., on June 28, 2016. In vote on Oct. 7, the state passed legislation to raise New Jersey's gasoline tax by 23 cents per gallon. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    New Jersey Lawmakers Vote to Raise State Gas Tax by 23 Cents

    TRENTON, N.J.—Gas in New Jersey is about to get more expensive after lawmakers voted Oct. 7  to raise the tax by 23 cents per gallon to... Read more

  • The dog park in Salesian Park in Goshen during the park’s ribbon cutting on Oct. 10, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    Goshen Dog Park Gets Warm Reception

    GOSHEN—When she took on building a dog park in Goshen over a year ago, Kelly Fellenzer didn’t know what she was getting herself into. A... Read more

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    Zumtobel Awarded $200,000 Grant Amidst Completion of Highland Facility Upgrade

    Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. awarded Zumtobel Lighting Inc. a $200,000 Business Retention for Manufacturers grant. The money comes from the utility company’s economic... Read more

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    Letter to the Editor: Valley View ‘Closer’ Offers Cupcakes for Votes

    Dear Editor,   On Sept. 9, I, a Valley View family member, attended an event, listed on the Valley View activities calendar as a “social.”... Read more

  • A woman fills up a glass with water on April 27, 2014 in Paris. Eight out of ten people in France say they have ''confidence'' in tap water, according to the water information center's annual barometer, on April 29, 2014. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

    New Windsor Implementing Water Conservation Measures Starting Oct. 8

    The Town of New Windsor Supervisor George Green announced that he is implementing Stage I water conservation measures. The action follows a notification from the... Read more

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    Letter to the Editor: Assemblyman Skoufis Should Release Records Related to CPV

    Dear Editor, My husband and I moved to Orange County 23 years ago in order to raise our only son in a friendly community full... Read more

  • The back of a police officer in the Town of Wallkill on Sept. 11, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

    New Bullet Proof Vests Coming to OC Law Enforcement Officials

    Federal funding awarded for new bulletproof vests will go to police officers across the state, as well as to many Orange County municipalities. The state received over $808,000... Read more

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    Tri-State Chamber of Commerce Holding Shoe Drive to Benefit Local Children

    The Tri-State Chamber of Commerce is hosting a shoe drive. The shoes will go to local children in need, and monetary donations will go toward... Read more

  • (L–R) Keith Phares, Jessica Tyler Wright, Linda Lavin, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Meghan Picerno in “Candide.” (Sarah Shatz)

    Theater Review: ‘Candide’

    NEW YORK—Class status, the dangers of following the herd or alternatively, standing out from them, are the major issues in “Candide,” based on Voltaire’s 1759... Read more

  • NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a rally for paid family leave on January 29, 2016 in New York City. The rally was attended by many union workers and included speakers Vice President Joe Biden, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY 12th District) and former model Christy Turlington. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Trump, Gov. Cuomo Discuss Tax Policy, Health Care Law Repeal

    NEW YORK—Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican President-elect Donald Trump discussed issues including tax policy and GOP plans to repeal the federal health... Read more

  • A sample ID card issued by the city. (New York City Hall via AP)

    New York Won’t Keep ID Card Applicants’ Records in Future

    NEW YORK—New York City won’t keep personal records from future applicants for its immigrant-friendly municipal ID cards, though a court has temporarily blocked the city... Read more

  • Pianist Dmitri Levkovich at Fort Tryon Park in New York City on Oct. 10, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    The Power and Sensitivity of Pianist Dmitri Levkovich

    NEW YORK—Between cups of coffee and a stroll in the park, Dmitri Levkovich practiced Chopin on his piano. Just playing a few phrases, he induced... Read more

  • OCTOBER 08:  Defiant Donald Trump supporters gather outside of Trump Towers in Manhattan October 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Man Getting Psych Evaluation After Trump Tower Incident

    NEW YORK —Authorities say a man is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation after he appeared at New York’s Trump Tower claiming he’d received a phone call... Read more

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the 2016 National Association of Black Journalists' and National Association of Hispanic Journalists' Hall of Fame Luncheon at Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Poll: Clinton Ahead of Trump in His Home State by 30 Points

    Hillary Clinton is significantly ahead of Donald Trump in his home state, a new poll shows. Clinton has a 30-point lead over Trump, 57 percent to... Read more

  • New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Bill Bratton answers questions at a press conference after speaking at the NYPD Shield Conference in New York City on Dec. 16, 2015. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    NYPD Top Cop Resigns Unexpectedly Soon, James O’Neil Takes Over

    New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced his resignation Tuesday, Aug. 2. “It’s now time for me to move on,” Bratton said via FacebookLive. Bratton mentioned... Read more

  • Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18.  (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Giuliani Gives Fiery Speech at GOP Convention Calling for a Safe America

    Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani gave a fiery speech on the first night of the Republican National Convention and highlighted the theme of the... Read more

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo vetoed a bill Sept. 29 that would give counties more oversight on annexation petitions. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    2 Others Charged in Slaying of New York Governor’s Aide

    NEW YORK—Two more men have been charged with mortally wounding an aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the hours before the city’s... Read more

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    Man Behind Donald Trump Tombstone Revealed to Be Brooklyn Artist

    A joint investigation of New York and federal authorities revealed the man behind the Donald Trump tombstone placed in Central Park in late March. The... Read more

  • In this April 28, 2016 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is surrounded by reporters as he leaves an event in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    NYC Mayor Draws Scrutiny Over Developer-Funded Pet Project

    NEW YORK—During his campaign to become New York City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio held himself out as a champion of the average New Yorker who... Read more

  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio takes a phone call on April 28, 2016, during the 14th Annual CUNY/Daily News Citizenship NOW! event in New York after some of his aides were subpoenaed by state and federal prosecutors amid investigations into his campaign fundraising operation. A failed effort by New York City's mayor and a network of allies to elect three Democratic state senators in 2014 is under criminal investigation for financial practices their lawyer calls both legal and common. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Probe of NYC Mayor Casts Harsh Light on Lax Campaign Laws

    ALBANY, N.Y.—A probe swirling around New York City’s mayor has cast a harsh light on some of the nation’s most lax campaign finance laws, with... Read more

  • Congressman Gibson visits a local business in New York State. (Courtesy of Jason Meath)

    Rep. Chris Gibson: Almost a Sure Bet to Run for NYS Governor in 2018

    “If I decide to run against Andrew Cuomo in 2018, I am confident that I will beat him,” Rep. Chris Gibson said when we spoke in midtown Manhattan... Read more

  • Congressman Daniel M. Donovan Jr. at a rally in support of the Zadroga Act. (Office of Rep. Daniel M. Donovan Jr.)

    US Rep. Donovan: Fighting to Restore New York’s Federal Anti-Terror Funding

    “When the planes hit the Towers on Sept. 11, we on Staten Island and Bay Ridge, living our lives just miles from ground zero, saw... Read more

  • Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on June 25, 2015. (Mike Groll/AP Photo)

    Top NY Lawmakers Defend Response to Albany’s Ethics Dilemma

    By David Klepper ALBANY, N.Y.—More than a month into their legislative session, New York state lawmakers are making little progress in tackling Albany’s corruption problem,... Read more

  • George Pataki makes a point during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Venetian Hotel & Casino on Dec. 15, 2015, in Las Vegas. Pataki announced on Dec. 28 he is no longer in the presidential race. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Pataki Announces End to White House Bid

    By Kathleen Ronayne and Jill Colvin  BERLIN, N.H.—Former New York Gov. George Pataki said Dec. 28 that he’s ending his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential... Read more

  • Ex-Speaker Sheldon Silver arrives to the courthouse in New York, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Conviction of Ex-Speaker Sends NY Politics Into Turmoil

    ALBANY, N.Y.—The conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has shaken New York politics down to the granite foundations of the state Capitol, provoking fresh... Read more

  • Retired NYPD Captain Joe Concannon speaks during a pro-police rally and press conference outside Queens Borough Hall, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in New York. Concannon is now the Republican candidate for city councilman from Queens. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    City Council Candidate Joe Concannon: Why Two Opponents Are Better Than One

    Republican candidate for City Councilman Joe Concannon told me in a recent interview that he has always tried to live according to the belief that... Read more

  • Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks during a campaign stop at Dr. William U. Pearson Community Center on August 18, 2015 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. (Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

    NYC Council Speaker Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

    NEW YORK—New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, a liberal who is becoming a national voice on issues such as immigration, has endorsed Hillary Rodham... Read more

  • A New York Mets and soccer fan takes a photo with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, before an interleague baseball game between the Mets and the Boston Red Sox in New York, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    NYC’s First Fan: A Ballgame With Mayor Bill de Blasio

    NEW YORK—He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. He let out a cheer when the best hitter... Read more

  • Sibylle Eschapasse and chef Jean-Louis Dumonet. (Melinda Martinez/Celebrity Taste Makers)

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  • Sibylle Eschapasse with chef Bernard LIberatore at the International Culinary Center. (Melinda Martinez/Celebrity Taste Makers)

    ‘Sibylle’s Top French Chefs’ With Chef Bernard Liberatore

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  • Sibylle Eschapasse and chef Pierre Landet at the International Culinary Center. (Melinda Martinez/Celebrity Taste Makers)

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  • Cafe Spice co-owner Sameer Malhotra and his wife Payal Malhotra, at the Cafe Spice manufacturing facility in New Windsor, New York, on July 25, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Ellen Hart with her singing staff at her diner. (Courtesy of Ellen Hart)

    Sibylle’s Style Diary: Ellen Hart From the Famed Ellen’s Stardust Diner on Always Living With Fun and Style

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  • The soon-to-come New York City Starbucks Roastery will be modeled after the company's first built Roastery, which was finished in December of 2014 in their hometown of Seattle, Washington. (Photo courtesy of Starbucks)

    The World’s Largest Starbucks Is Coming to New York City

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  • Is Creon a despot or honorable leader? Paul O'Brien plays the king in Seamus Heaney “The Burial at Thebes,” based on Sophocles’ s "Antigone." (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: ‘The Burial at Thebes’

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  • A Starbucks logo is pictured next to a McDnald's restaurant on July 28, 2014 in Shanghai. (Johannes Elsele/AFP/Getty Images)

    Starbucks Starting Delivery on Empire State Building

    NEW YORK—Starbucks will start offering delivery within the Empire State Building Tuesday, giving office workers in the skyscraper the option of paying a $2 fee... Read more

  • (L–R) Jim Fletcher, Brian Mendes, Gary Wilmes, and Troy Vazquez on a nearly bare set that captures the emptiness of their characters’ souls. (Gerry Goodstein)

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    NEW YORK—Things that are supposedly “perfect” on the surface, be it apples, diamonds, or people’s lives, often fall apart under scrutiny and pressure. This point... Read more

  • A woman looks at the menu in Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    New York City to Require Salt Warnings on Restaurant Menus

    NEW YORK—Salty fare from sandwiches to salads will soon come with a first-of-its-kind warning label at chain restaurants in New York City. The city Board... Read more

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  • Jiguang Zhang fires up his wok during the Northeastern Cuisine portion of the New Tang Dynasty Television's 7th Annual International Chinese Culinary Competition. The competition is part of the Taste Asia Food Fest held at Times Square in New York City on June 26 and 27, 2015. (Larry Dye/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Chefs Compete for Gold in Times Square Culinary Competition

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    NEW YORK—”Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you who you are.” These oft-cited words from the 19th century French gourmet epicure Jean Anthelme... Read more

  • People walk through the food vendor booths at the 2015 Taste Asia Food Festival on Times Square in New York on June 26, 2015. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    New York Foodies Crown the City’s Best Asian Restaurants at Taste Asia Food Fest

    NEW YORK—Asian cuisine is finally getting its moment in the spotlight. From kimchi to sriracha sauce, famous chefs are incorporating Asian flavors and ingredients into... Read more

  • Sophia Lee at her Miss KOREA restaurant in Koreatown, Manhattan, on June 23, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Koreatown’s Miss Korea BBQ Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

    When Sophia Lee opened her first restaurant in New Jersey in 2002, she had no prior experience running a food business. Neither did she have... Read more

  • NTD Culinary Competition

    New York Foodies Welcome New Pan-Asian Event

    NEW YORK—Times Square is not typically known as a culinary center, but once a year its flashy, billboard-lined streets are transformed into imperial kitchens styled after China’s most glorious historical period,... Read more

  • Law enforcement officers walk along Route 3 on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Saranac, N.Y.  Hundreds of law enforcement personnel have begun an eighth day searching for David Sweat and Richard Matt, two killers who used power tools to cut their way out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora in northern New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    As Search for 2 Killers Drags On, Rural NY Residents on Edge

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  • DES PLAINES, IL - OCTOBER 24: In this photo illustration, customers order food from a McDonald's restaurant on October 24, 2013 in Des Plaines, Illinois. McDonald's has announced it will make changes to its low-priced Dollar Menu, which includes items like coffee, small fries, hamburgers and apple pies. The new menu, dubbed the Dollar Menu and More, will offer some higher priced options such as the grilled Onion Cheddar Burger and a McChicken sandwich. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK—New York could become the first U.S. city to require warning labels on high-salt dishes at chain restaurants, taking campaigns to cut down on... Read more

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  • Users will be able to order food delivery from the existing Uber app. (Uber)

    Uber Delivers Food in NYC, Chicago in 10 Minutes, but With a Few Hitches

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  • Richard Cameron, architectural designer and co-founder of Atelier & Co. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Jan. 19, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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    NEW YORK—When Richard Cameron shows up at a meeting with a portfolio full of handmade drawings, people are almost flabbergasted. The drawings almost take on... Read more

  • Artist Gregory Mortenson at his studio in Manhattan, New York, on Dec. 11, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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    NEW YORK—A year has passed since Gregory Mortenson reached that quintessential artist’s milestone—a one-man show at a top gallery in New York City. For three... Read more

  • Pianist Dmitri Levkovich at Fort Tryon Park in New York City on Oct. 10, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    The Power and Sensitivity of Pianist Dmitri Levkovich

    NEW YORK—Between cups of coffee and a stroll in the park, Dmitri Levkovich practiced Chopin on his piano. Just playing a few phrases, he induced... Read more

  • Sculptor Sabin Howard, at his studio in the Bronx, New York on Sept. 13, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Sculptor Sabin Howard in Service of Something Bigger

    NEW YORK—Sabin Howard is in the throes of a monumental task. The master sculptor has to conceptualize a horrific slice of history and then translate it... Read more

  • Fernando Martin Diez-Cabeza with his unfinished painting “The Gentleman With the Red Bow Tie," at his apartment in New York on Aug. 28, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Artist Fernando Martin Diez-Cabeza Unveils ‘The Gentleman With the Red Bow Tie’

    NEW YORK—A painting is not just something to be hung on a wall once finished. It is a creative feat to be celebrated for Fernando... Read more

  • Founder and CEO of Kit, Merin Guthrie talks about her women's clothing company during her short trip to New York on Sept. 14, 2016 (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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    NEW YORK—Merin Guthrie flew into the city just for a hot second, but not for fashion week. The founder and CEO of Kit—a custom clothing... Read more

  • Tailor Nick Eleganza at his shop Sartoria Eleganza in Midtown Manhattan, New York, on Aug. 25, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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    NEW YORK—”Sartoria Eleganza” has a nice ring to it. In Italian, “sartoria” means tailoring and “eleganza,” elegance. Nick prefers to be called by his first... Read more

  • Artist Anthony Baus in his studio at Grand Central Atelier in Long Island City, Queens, on Aug. 16, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Artist Anthony Baus Time Travels to the Source

    NEW YORK—Civilizations rise and fall over millennia, leaving ruins. Then nature takes over. Vegetation grows between scattered pieces, remnants of forgotten cultures. It’s a theme... Read more

  • Art collector and chairman of the Art Renewal Center Frederick Ross in his home on Aug. 11, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Academic Director, Jordan Sokol and principal instructor Amaya Gurpide teach at The Florence Academy of Art-U.S. Branch in Jersey City, New Jersey, on July 14, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Florence Academy of Art Bridges Old and New in the US

    NEW YORK—He was an American artist living in Florence for 10 years. She was a Spanish artist living in New York at that same time. You... Read more

  • Artist Tony Curanaj talks about his work and art, in his studio in upstate, New York, on July 28, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Artist Tony Curanaj’s Endless Search for Virtuosity

    NEW YORK—No doubt Tony Curanaj will surprise you. Regardless of his intensity, he’s not a hit-you-over-the-head kind of artist. He communicates through his astoundingly realistic... Read more

  • Robert W. Pillsbury, President of Salmagundi Club, in library of the club in New York on July 17, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Salmagundi Club President Robert Pillsbury Steers an Artistic Legacy

    NEW YORK—”It’s no accident that I’m involved here,” says Robert W. Pillsbury with a sense of purpose and reverence. The president of the Salmagundi Club often... Read more

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    NEW YORK—Norma Kamali radiates a rare beauty, a glowing gorgeousness that can only come from the inside. Full of energy, creativity, and a balanced sense... Read more

  • Courtenay Hall, co-founder and editor-in-chief of BELLA New York magazine and special correspondent for Celebrity Page TV, in Manhattan on June 15, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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    NEW YORK—On a scale of intensity from 1 to 10, in the publishing business, launching a self-funded magazine in New York is pushing 11. Despite... Read more

  • Artist Edmond Rochat talks about his life and work in his studio at the NYK Academy in Spanish Harlem, New York, on May 31, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Artist Edmond Rochat Evokes Layered Emotions

    NEW YORK—He left a coat on a metal folding chair, in a rather empty room. Sunlight gently beamed onto the tiled floor, chair, and coat... Read more

  • Jean Shafiroff at her home in Manhattan, New York, on May 16, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Jean Shafiroff on Building a Culture of Successful Philanthropy

    NEW YORK—Having style doesn’t necessarily depend on the size of one’s budget but on the breadth of one’s mind and creativity. Likewise, enjoying the rewards... Read more

  • Pianist and composer Arsentiy Kharitonov in New York, on May 10, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Arsentiy Kharitonov, a Maverick Pianist

    NEW YORK—Having a way with tempering the passions, an especially talented musician can artfully provide that riveting catharsis we seek to experience at any concert. The... Read more

  • (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK—The morning of May 20 was like any busy day in New York City: people rushing to work, lines of cars stuck in traffic,... Read more

  • Zoe Dufour with one of her sculptures in progress at the Grand Central Atelier in Queens, New York, on April 14, 2016. (Benajmin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Zoe Dufour Aims to Sculpt Empathy

    NEW YORK—When we look at a work of art we immediately enter into a relationship with the artist who made it. Even centuries later we... Read more

  • Sally Fama Cochrane paints at Grand Central Atelier in New York on April 8, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Sally Fama Cochrane on Painting Allegories of the Body

    NEW YORK—When she paints, Sally Fama Cochrane dives into the chasm between invisible and visible worlds—between the inside and the outside of the body, between... Read more

  • Colleen Barry, artist and curator, prepares the "Self Portrait" exhibition at Eleventh Street Arts gallery in Long Island City, New York on April 19, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Self-Portraits: Meeting the Artist Eye-to-Eye

    NEW YORK—We see others differently from how they see themselves. Artists’ self-portraits bridge that inevitable gap to some degree—forthrightly only in rare instances. Not only do... Read more

  • Derek DelGaudio in “In and of Itself.”  (Matthew Murphy)

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    NEW YORK—Before you even enter the theater proper, you note a lobby wall replete with innumerable cards, all proclaiming “I AM,” followed by a word... Read more

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  • Cast from “Come From Away.” (Matthew Murphy)

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    NEW YORK—The new Broadway musical “Come From Away” does far more than simply recall a horrific incident that changed most people’s perception of the world... Read more

  • (L–R) Kristine Nielsen, Kate Burton, and Kevin Kline in a scene from Noël Coward’s “Present Laughter.” (Joan Marcus)

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    NEW YORK—A slight change in the punctuation of Noël Coward’s work “Present Laughter” might result in “Present: Laughter”—and in this case the present, or gift,... Read more

  • Tom Wingfield (Joe Mantello) and his mother Amanda (Sally Field), in the play that brought first fame to Tennessee Williams, “The Glass Menagerie: A Memory Play.” (Julieta Cervantes)

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    NEW YORK—All too often, people find themselves trapped in a situation far smaller than the scope of their dreams, a situation they are desperate to... Read more

  • Margita Gosheva as Julia Staykova in Petar Valchanov & Kristina Grozeva’s GLORY.  Courtesy of Film Movement.

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  • David (Craig D'Amico) has Alzheimer's and his wife Kay (Jennifer Rau) tries to cope with what that means on a daily, in “Mourning the Living.” (Michael Blasé)

    Theater Review: ‘Mourning the Living’

    NEW YORK—Mickele Hogan’s “Mourning the Living,” now at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, deals with a crucial issue that has seldom been dealt with in a drama: Alzheimer’s... Read more

  • Obi Abili is superb as the ill-fated ruler in Eugene O’Neill’s “The Emperor Jones.” (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: ‘The Emperor Jones’

    NEW YORK—Emperor Brutus Jones doesn’t know it yet, but the natives are about to become restless on this unnamed West Indian island where he proclaimed... Read more

  • Madge (Ginna Le Vine), the prettiest girl in town, and Hal (David T. Patterson) a drifter who has caught her interest at a dramatic moment, in “Picnic.” (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Reviews: ‘Picnic’ and ‘Come Back, Little Sheba’

    NEW YORK—Transport Group Theatre Company is presenting an extraordinary duo of William Inge’s “Picnic” and “Come Back, Little Sheba” in rotating repertory under the direction... Read more

  • (Courtesy of Lyss Stern)

    Sibylle’s Style Diary: Lyss Stern on Embracing Motherhood While Keeping Your Style

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  • Peter Mattei as Figaro and Pretty Yende as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)

    Dishing Out Opera’s Secrets at a Dinner Party

    Opera is dramatic—it’s emotionally expansive, sensorily explosive, and grand or even over-the-top. It also has the reputation of being one of the most buttoned-up and... Read more

  • Chariot Model (Modern Replica) China, original: Qin dynasty (221–206 B.C.),
bronze with pigments
chariot box, including axles: width 53 1/2 inches, depth 25 inches, weight 220.5 pounds; canopy: height 4 inches, diameter 49 1/2 inches; weight 66 pounds; each horse: height 36 1/2 inches, weight 13 1/2 inches, length 46 1/2 inches, Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum. (Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art)

    Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties

    NEW YORK—In ancient times, the people of China believed their culture was divinely inspired. The elegant works of art and exquisitely made objects displayed in... Read more

  • Antonina Zabinski (Jessica Chastain) surrounded by the Jewish women and children she is hiding at the zoo she runs, in "The Zookeeper's Wife." (Scion Films)

    Film Review: ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’

    The National Socialists were compulsive looters. In addition to systematically ransacking Europe’s great art collections, they also helped themselves to the rare breeds that survived... Read more

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    Jazz women are coming to the fore and not just as singers where they have always reigned supreme, but also as bandleaders, horn players, and... Read more

  • (L–R) Gregory Solomon (Danny DeVito), a furniture dealer, is appraising the inherited belongings of brothers Victor (Mark Ruffalo) and Walter Franz (Tony Shalhoub) after the death of their parents, in “The Price.” (Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘The Price’

    NEW YORK—We’re greeted by a helter-skeltery New York apartment, maybe an attic, with a conglomeration of banged-up chairs and other decrepit furniture filling the space... Read more

  • Handel and Haydn Society. (Chris Lee)

    A Composer’s Bid for Rome Resurrected

    At the turn of the 17th century, the great composer Claudio Monteverdi was stuck in Mantua, Italy, writing for the court of the duke and... Read more

  • Max McLean in “The Most Reluctant Convert.” McLean wrote as well as co-directed the play with Ken Denison. (Jeremy Daniel)

    Theater Review: ‘The Most Reluctant Convert’

    NEW YORK—Max McLean masterfully embodies British novelist, literary critic, and scholar C.S. Lewis in the quietly moving one-man show “The Most Reluctant Convert.” The man... Read more

  • The company of “Joan of Arc: Into the Fire,” with Jo Lampert (center) as Joan. (Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘Joan of Arc: Into the Fire’

    NEW YORK—At The Public Theater an electrifying performance by Jo Lampert as the central character fuels “Joan of Arc: Into the Fire,” David Byrne’s rock... Read more

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