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This edition: March 2015

Episode Details

Original tape date: March 1, 2015.

First aired: March 13, 2015.

Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson hosts this month's episode of Arts in the City from The Salmagundi Club by Union Square.

Segments include Ernabel Demillo's story on the blossoming arts scene in Jersey City; Carol Anne Riddell's profile of PROOF, an organization that is dedicated to raising awareness of the horrible act of genocide through visual storytelling; Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson tours an exhibition at The Museum at FIT on the 1970s' dresses and clothing of legendary designers Yves Saint Laurent and Halston; Tony Guida visits the Martinez Hand Rolled Cigar Store, speaking with its owner, Jesus Martinez, about the craft that goes into hand rolling a cigar; Donna Hanover goes to The Moth's StorySLAM; and Barry Mitchell finds out about the true origins of the classic board game, Monopoly.

For more information:
Salmagundi Club -
Jersey City Arts Scene -!white-eagle-hall/cexb
Lauren Bacall: The Look -
Art of Cigar Making -
The Moth -
New York International Children’s Film Festival -
The Monopolists -

Guest List

Jonathan Caldwell Cigar Enthusiast

Ophira Eisenberg Host, The Moth

Anita Flores The Moth Attendee

Kate Greathead Storyteller, The Moth

John Hazel Monopoly Enthusiast

Jenifer Hixson Senior Producer, The Moth

Frank Iacono Monopoly Enthusiast

Leora Kahn Executive Director, Proof

Linda Latifaj The Moth Attendee

Eugene Lemay Founder and President, Mana Contemporary

Olga Levina Artistic Director, Jersey City Theater Center

Noah Lipman Professor, Monmouth University

Jesus Martinez Owner, Martinez Hand Rolled Cigar Store

Emma McClendon Assistant Curator of Costume, The Museum at FIT

Yigal Ozeri Co-Founder, Mana Contemporary

Aileen Park Judge, The Moth

Mary Pilon Author, The Monopolists

Francesca Sternfeld The Moth Attendee

Gail Thomas Storyteller, The Moth

Steve Whyte Storyteller, The Moth

Web Extras

The Monopolists Web Extra

Mary Pilon discusses a copyright infringement case involving Parker Brothers and Monopoly.

The Moth Web Extra 1

Jenifer Hixson tells us about the origins of The Moth StorySLAM.

The Moth Web Extra 2

The Moth StorySLAM's Jenifer Hixson gives advice for first time storytellers.

The Moth Web Extra 3

Comedian Ophira Eisenberg explains why she loves hosting The Moth StorySLAMs.