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Alexandra Starr

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Will new, diverse leadership help bring cultural change to Broadway?

May 30, 2022
Lileana Blain-Cruz, the new resident director at Lincoln Center Theater, is in an influential position. Her choices could resonate nationally.
Lileana Blain-Cruz is nominated for a Tony for directing “The Skin of Our Teeth” and has another play, “Dreaming Zenzile,” about musician-activist Miriam Makeba, opening at the New York Theatre Workshop.
Alexandra Starr

Looking back on Black Monday, the stock market crash of 1987

Oct 19, 2017
This week marks the 30 year anniversary of Black Monday, the day the stock market lost 23 percent of its value in just six and a half hours.
The stock market crash of October 1987.
Photo collage courtesy of Amy Pearl/ WNYC/ AP

Scam artists target hopeful immigrants

Dec 25, 2013
While the possibility of immigration reform raises hope for undocumented immigrants, it has also created a business for scammers who tell clients they can help them get green cards, when they really can’t.