- June 8, 2009
Twenty-four-year-old artist Sofia Maldonado makes large-scale murals and recently painted a skateboard park in Havana. But don’t call her a graffiti artist.
- May 25, 2009
- Senior Moment
Nyle’s remake of a Lil Wayne track received over 500,000 hits after he posted it online last month. Then he graduated from NYU.
- May 18, 2009
- Back From Africa
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi was 24 when her first film won Best Documentary at Tribeca. She spent the next five years following Senegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour.
- May 11, 2009
- Mr. Friday Night
Former Florent waiter Jean Shepherd and his band Navegante have taken up unofficial residency at an East Harlem public house.
- May 4, 2009
- Radio Girl
Sixteen-year-old Keili Hamilton is the youngest D.J. in WFMU’s history.
- April 27, 2009
- Scattershot Talent
Rebecca Schiffman lives with her parents, released her newest album on iTunes, and is now painting watercolors of eBay listings.
- April 20, 2009
- The Prince of Queens
In a late-February special election, 24-year-old Eric Ulrich won the 32nd Council District seat.
- April 13, 2009
Brad and Brandon Belle are 14-year-old eighth-graders at I.S. 211 in Canarsie. They both dominated junior table-tennis tournaments last month and are training to make the 2012 Olympics.
- April 6, 2009
Alden Ehrenreich played a cross-dressing punk in a movie he made for a bat mitzvah.
- March 30, 2009
- Countdown to Curtain
Christina Anderson was about to start her first year at the Yale School of Drama when her play was picked up by Playwrights Horizons. It was in previews last week.