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This edition: December 2015

Episode Details

Original tape date: December 11, 2015.

First aired: December 11, 2015.

Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson hosts this month’s Arts in the City from the New-York Historical Society.

Tinabeth Piña visits the New-York Historical Society’s exhibition on the history of comic book superheroes in NYC.

Pat Collins previews the must-see Broadway shows this holiday season.

Ernabel Demillo tells the story of Chinese-born artist Zhang Hongtu, whose politically-inspired art is on display at the Queens Museum.

Barry Mitchell interviews Kelly Carlin, the author of a new memoir about growing up with her father, comedian George Carlin.

Andrew Falzon profiles artist Ryan Smyth, who designs and builds masks for hockey goaltenders.

Carol Anne Riddell explores the growing trend of coloring books for adults.

This month’s Hidden Gem of New York highlights Gracie Mansion’s reopening to the public.

Guest List

Kelly Carlin Author, “A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up With George”

Drena Fagen Art Therapist

Benny Gutt Comic Book Fan

Zhang Hongtu Artist

Keith Kinkaid Backup Goaltender, New Jersey Devils

William Kniesner Comic Book Fan

Luchia Melhua Lee Curator, Zhang Hongtu Exhibition, Queens Museum

Jeremy Losak Comic Book Fan

Nina Nazionale Director of Library Operations; Co-curator of Superheroes in Gotham, New-York Historical Society

Debra Plafker Comic Book Fan

Cory Schneider Starting Goaltender, New Jersey Devils

Ryan Smyth Goalie Mask Artist, Royal Essex Custom Airbrushing

Rachel Westerwelle Manager, Book Culture

Web Extras

Kelly Carlin Web Extra

Kelly Carlin on how her father would have reacted to our obsession with social media.

Goalie Mask Art Web Extra

New Jersey Devils starting goaltender Cory Schneider talks about his custom mask.