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This edition: May 2015

Episode Details

Original tape date: May 1, 2015.

First aired: May 8, 2015.

Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson hosts this month's episode of Arts in the City from FDR Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island.

Segments include Tony Guida’s interview with photographer Will Ellis, who recently released a book of photographs of abandoned locations in NYC; Minnie Roh’s story on the increasing number of Asian American comic book writers; Pat Collins’ interviews with the cast and creative team behind Broadway’s biggest spring opening, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two; Donna Hanover’s interview with Andrew Morton, author of the new book 17 Carnations; Barry Mitchell’s night learning about close-up magic; and Andrew Falzon’s profile of the controversial Bjork career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.

For more information:
FDR Four Freedoms Park -
Abandoned NYC -
Wolf Hall -
17 Carnations -
Bjork -
A Taste of Magic -

Guest List

Eli Bosnick Creator/Producer, A Taste of Magic

Lucy Briers Actress, ‘Catherine of Aragon’, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Leah Brotherhead Actress, ‘Jane Seymour’, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Eric Brown Magician

Amy Chu Comic Book Writer, Wonder Woman

Will Ellis Photographer and Author, Abandoned NYC

Jeremy Herrin Director, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Lydia Leonard Actress, ‘Anne Boleyn’, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Dame Hilary Mantel Novelist, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Ben Miles Actor, ‘Thomas Cromwell’, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Andrew Morton Author, “17 Carnations”

Greg Pak Comic Book Writer, Incredible Hulk

Nathaniel Parker Actor, ‘King Henry VIII’, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Herb Scher Magician

Hudson Taylor Magician

Rachel Wax Magician

Web Extras

Vanishing Act

Rachel Wax explains why there are so few female magicians.