New York City http://nwpr.org en Pinball In America - From A New York Ban To Northwest Fans http://nwpr.org/post/pinball-america-new-york-ban-northwest-fans <p>When you first walk in to the annual <a href="http://www.nwpinballshow.com/">Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show</a> in Tacoma, you’re greeted by a wall of sound. It’s the loud rocket-engine hum of hundreds of people, pinball machines and arcade cabinets.</p><p>Get up close and you’ll pick up some familiar sounds – Ken’s cries of “Shoryuken!” in Street Fighter, Shao Khan’s laughter in Mortal Kombat, Mario’s famous jump and even the “wakka wakka wakka” of Pac-Man devouring pellets. And of course the sounds of flippers flipping, spinners spinning, and silver balls hitting bells.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:49:23 +0000 Max Bartlett 47973 at http://nwpr.org Pinball In America - From A New York Ban To Northwest Fans David Dinkins: Leading New York Is The 'Greatest Job There Is' http://nwpr.org/post/david-dinkins-leading-new-york-greatest-job-there As New York City enters the final stretch of its latest mayoral campaign, <em>Tell Me More</em> host Michel Martin hears from a former Big Apple mayor who made history: David Dinkins.<p>Winning the office in 1989, Dinkins earned the glare of national attention not only as the mayor of one of the country's most important cities, but also as that city's first black mayor.<p>It was a difficult time for the city. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:31:00 +0000 editor 34799 at http://nwpr.org David Dinkins: Leading New York Is The 'Greatest Job There Is' ANYBODY Can Conduct A World-Class Orchestra? In New York City, Yes! http://nwpr.org/post/anybody-can-conduct-world-class-orchestra-new-york-city-yes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A New York City-based group called </span><a href="http://improveverywhere.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Improv Everywhere</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> placed a world-class orchestra in the middle of the city and gave the public a chance to conduct them.</span></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:06:30 +0000 Kelsie Smith 34731 at http://nwpr.org ANYBODY Can Conduct A World-Class Orchestra? In New York City, Yes! Party Like It's 2009: Life And Friendship In The Great Recession http://nwpr.org/post/party-its-2009-life-and-friendship-great-recession In Choire Sicha's <em>Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (c. AD 2009) in a Large City</em>, a voice from our future looks back at events taking place in a "massive" East Coast metropolis, its citizens perpetually gripped with "a quiet panic" while living in a gritty landscape of iron and excess. Throw in a mysterious virus, a rich, blind governor, a sketchy mayor campaigning for a third term, and this novel gets even more curious.<p>Guiding us through this is John, a young man so poor he can't even afford socks or regular haircuts. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 17:01:00 +0000 editor 32119 at http://nwpr.org Party Like It's 2009: Life And Friendship In The Great Recession 'Love Affairs' Of A Hip, Young Literary Hound Dog http://nwpr.org/post/love-affairs-hip-young-literary-hound-dog Before I read Adelle Waldman's brilliant debut novel, <em>The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.</em>, I had about as much interest in reading about the hip, young literary types who've colonized Brooklyn as I do in watching <em>Duck Dynasty</em>, that reality show about a family of bearded Luddites who live in the Louisiana swamps. Both clans are ingrown and smug, each, in their own way, disdainful of the American mainstream. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 15:30:00 +0000 Maureen Corrigan 32107 at http://nwpr.org 'Love Affairs' Of A Hip, Young Literary Hound Dog