Site-specific theater, a growing art form that immerses audiences into productions, has become a tool for some producers to save money by defraying pricey traditional staging. NewsHour Weekend’s Zachary Green reports on a show playing from a particularly unconventional site in Brooklyn, New York. Continue reading
As the investigation into the two New York Police Department officers who were fatally shot over the weekend unfolds, shock and frustration prevail. The incident tops off months of nationwide demonstrations against police and a public fallout between New York City’s mayor and the police union. NewsHour’s William Brangham reports. Continue reading
Pervaiz Shallwani, a criminal justice reporter for the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan for the latest information about the murder of two NYPD officers in Brooklyn Saturday, Dec. 20.
The man who shot and killed two New York Police Department officers in Brooklyn Saturday expressed anger against the government for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown on social media and had previously attempted suicide, officials said Sunday.
Flags flew at half staff around the city of New York on Sunday, as residents mourned the killings of two New York Police Department officers in what was characterized by Police Commissioner Bill Bratton as an assassination.
Two New York City Police Department officers were shot and killed in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn on Saturday, and the gunman also died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Continue reading
A new law lets 16- and 17-year-olds apply to serve on community boards, the panels that function as the front lines of local government in the nation’s biggest city. Continue reading
The weekly workshop is held by Words After War, a literary nonprofit that brings together veterans and civilians for writing instruction in an effort to bridge the gap between the two increasingly separate groups. Continue reading
Tuesday is Veterans Day — a day to honor those who have served. But since the draft ended in 1973, the number of Americans who serve in the armed forces has decreased dramatically, leading to what some fear is a lack of understanding between our military and civilian populations. Now, a group of young veterans in Brooklyn have devised a program to try to bridge the divide. NewsHour’s Elisabeth Ponsot reports. Continue reading
Frozen ginger slushies, tea-based pro-biotic drinks, a bed bug-killing steam machine — these are just a few of the locally-grown products coming out of Brooklyn’s burgeoning artisan economy. But as popular as these start-ups may be, are they generating more jobs? Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at some of these businesses and the challenges of carving out one’s own career. Continue reading