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This edition: January 2015

Episode Details

Original tape date: January 1, 2015.

First aired: January 9, 2015.

Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson hosts this month’s edition of Art in the City from the recently reopened Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Stories in this episode include Tony Guida's interview with modern architect, David Benjamin, whose works take eco-friendly to the next level; Lisa Beth Kovetz' profile of an exhibition on high heels at the Brooklyn Museum; the tale of how Hip Hop grew out of the Bronx; Ernabel Demillo explores a new type of theater that has exploded onto the scene in New York City; Donna Hanover's interview with the star of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Jefferson Mays; and Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson’s look inside the new Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Guest List

Caroline Baumann Director, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

David Benjamin Principal Architect, The Living

Grandmaster Caz Rapper

Mickey Factz Rapper

Pedro Gadanho Curator of Contemporary Architecture, The Museum of Modern Art

Debra Harris CEO, Hush Tours

Xavier Jernigan Pop Culture Expert

Liam Lane Performer, Fuerza Bruta: Wayra

Jaygee Macapugay Actress, “Here Lies Love”

Jefferson Mays Actor, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”

Patrick Pacheco Theater Writer

Steven Shaw Producer, Fuerza Bruta: Wayra

Ronald Shiffman Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Pratt Institute

Lisa Small Curator of Exhibitions, Brooklyn Museum

Susan Szenasy Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, Metropolis Magazine

Jerry Wonda Owner/Producer, Platinum Sounds NY

Web Extras

Hip Hop and Mainstream Culture

Xavier Jernigan explains the emergence of Hip Hop into mainstream music culture.

Aspire to Be More

Xavier Jernigan explains that Hip Hop artists urge their listeners to become successful.

The History of Sampling

Xavier Jernigan explains the history of sampling in Hip Hop.

How Hip Hop Impacted Fashion

Xavier Jernigan explains how Hip Hop impacted the fashion industry.

Kool Herc and Breakbeats

Kool Herc helped make breakbeats a staple in Hip Hop