Even Jedis have to go. Well, maybe not Darth Vader, since he’s more machine than man. Maybe his suit is outfitted like an astronaut’s suit for that purpose. Or maybe he just uses the Force. Write a caption to the photo above, and we’ll send a NewsHour mug to the author of our favorite one. May the Force be with you.
Christian Barter’s first book, “The Singers I Prefer,” was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Prize. His poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, The Georgia Review, The American Scholar and elsewhere. He is an editor at the Beloit Poetry Journal and supervises a trail crew in Bar Harbor, Maine. His most recently collection is “In Someone Else’s House” (BkMk, 2013).
Country music legend George Jones had a distinctive voice and the ability to convey heartbreak and sorrow in song. He is best known for chart-topper "He Stopped Loving Her Today." Jones died at age 81 in Nashville, Tenn. Jeffrey Brown talks with Larry Gatlin, a fellow singer-songwriter who knew Jones. Continue reading
If you go to a Charles Bradley concert, prepare to get hugged…by Charles Bradley. He does it every time. After the show — after the screaming and the sweat — he steps down from the stage, arms outstretched, and embraces the audience one by one.