Week of Dec 10, 2012
Photo courtesy New York State Youth Leadership Council
An Eagle Eye in Harlem
From Malcolm X Boulevard to pow-wow road trips, a black man from Georgia adopts a Cherokee persona despite questionable ties to any Native American roots.
Two young immigrants slowly come to grips with what it means to be “illegal” in the only place they call home.
Live and Let Dine
In the basement of a former Catholic church in the Bronx, a Buddhist monk uses radish broth and tofu to tip the scales toward karma.
Torn between devotion to their faith and families and a desire to explore the outside world, rebellious young ultra-Orthodox Jewish men are resigned to live secret double lives.
The Park Bench
In New York, hundreds of cultures are practically piled on top of each other, yet the city somehow thrives. On this week's Park Bench, go behind the scenes with our contributors and subjects, and share your own stories of cultural mash-ups in the city and beyond.