Stories about Politics

Tracking the human condition through a Nigerian family epic

Two installments of playwright Mfoniso Udofia's acclaimed nine-play Ufot Family Cycle—'In Old Age" and 'Her Portmanteau'—come to the Magic Theatre and ACT Strand.

Mayor makes smart move with public defender appointment

Manohar Raju is an excellent choice -- and he will almost certainly run unopposed in November.

Screen Grabs: Brazilian classics, the Gospel of Eureka, a Silicon Valley scam….

Campy Australian horror, RIP Albert Finney, a Chinese gangster epic, Albany Film Fest, and more in cinemas this week.

Review: ‘Fiorello!’ sets the LaGuardia legend to rousing music

A union-backing, immigrant-boosting, Tammany-busting mayor to inspire a new generation in 42nd Street Moon's latest.

Review: The gleaming, steaming ‘Hamilton’ machine

The Broadway juggernaut shines at SHN Orpheum—but how does it play in our current political climate?

Breed may not be opposed in November—but her policies will be

In D5, the mayor's appointee faces a serious challenge. Her candidate for district attorney does, too. And if she appoints a political crony as public defender, the allies of Jeff Adachi will almost certainly mount a challenger.

Community celebrates the life of Jeff Adachi

More than 1,000 gather to mourn -- but also to insist that the public defender's legacy will continue.

Man vs Tammany in classic musical ‘Fiorello!’

Colin Thomson portrays NYC's Mayor LaGuardia, a Republican who embraced immigrants' rights, stood with unions, and still gets sampled in hip-hop.

Preston launches campaign with energetic event

Vallie Brown is the incumbent, but it appears that Preston is the front-runner in the D5 race.

An ethics pledge for the district attorney race

Two candidates agree not to take money from DA Office employees, bail bonds companies or corporate PACs. It's a start.