Just over the East River of Manhattan lies one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the world. As any local can tell you, Queens has become NYC’s fastest growing borough with a recent influx of new families, young professionals, and businesses both large and small.
With a thriving downtown, a bustling restaurant scene and world-renowned museums, there’s no doubt Cleveland, Ohio, is experiencing a cultural renaissance. In part two of our Cities Rising series in Cleveland, I stopped by West Side Market, met up with Matthew McConaughey, and more.
DJ Khaled — hip-hop producer, Snapchat guru, author, record label executive and music mogul — is ready for “another one.” With his 10th album, huge summer hits and a new son, Khaled has a lot to be grateful for. I sat down with Khaled to talk about his latest album, Grateful, which comes out on June 23; his collaborations with the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna and Justin Bieber, as well as his son, Asahd — who is an executive producer on the album, by the way — and how fatherhood changed his life.
“ It seems that every day, there’s a new story and a new vocabulary around gender that’s challenging our long-held attitudes and preconceptions about what makes us who we are. ‘Gender Revolution’ will go beyond the headlines to examine the why, the how and what it all means, with intimate stories of the people who are at the forefront of this new frontier. ”
It’s a mass murder story largely forgotten in American history and one that took place less than 100 years ago. In his latest nonfiction book, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” New Yorker writer and bestselling author David Grann investigates the mysterious murders of members of the Osage Indian tribe of Oklahoma in the 1920s. He stopped by Yahoo News to talk about his new book, the mystery behind the murders and the A-listers rumored to be attached to the movie adaptation.
When Nina Riggs, who wrote the Modern Love column “When a Couch Is More Than a Couch,” died in February at age 39, she left behind a literary legacy. Over the course of the final months of her life, Nina, who happens to be the great-great-great-granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, would gather all her thoughts, fears, frustrations and hopes for her young family into “The Bright Hour: A Memoir on Living and Dying.” Her husband, John Duberstein, joined me on Yahoo News to discuss the book and Nina’s legacy.
Once considered the “mistake by the lake,” Cleveland is getting the last laugh. After a banner year in 2016 — playing host to the Republican National Convention and winning an NBA championship — the city is beaming with pride, and residents are eager to get the word out about everything the “CLE” has to offer.
While it may be rocking a major confidence boost, Cleveland is still a work in progress. I visited the once booming steel town for our Yahoo News series “Cities Rising: Rebuilding America.” I stopped by the Cleveland Clinic, interviewed Matthew McConaughey about his new film and his work with Cleveland’s John Adams High school, and more!
“Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” has been hailed as one of the most innovative musicals of the decade. The show, inspired by a part of Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace,” came to Broadway in the fall of 2016, and turned the Imperial Theatre into Imperial Russia—with a modern twist.
I sat down with the Tony nominated stars Josh Groban, Denée Benton, and Lucas Steele as well as Tony nominated director Rachel Chavkin and creator Dave Malloy.