In his latest novel, NewsHour’s own Robert MacNeil revisits a character he created 20 years ago: a young widow and painter living in post-WWI Canada. Jeffrey Brown sits down with MacNeil to discuss his use of art to frame "Portrait of Julia" and how the novel approaches concepts of love and trust in human relationships. Continue reading
New York City graffiti exhibit, “Write of Passage,” tells the story of graffiti’s history, a movement that started in the middle of a big city and grew to become a globally cultural phenomenon.
Eleanor Catton reads an excerpt from “The Luminaries” at the PBS NewsHour studios. Eleanor Catton started writing “The Luminaries” when she was 25. At 28, she is now the youngest author to ever win the Man Booker Prize and her … Continue reading
Eleanor Catton, 28, called her novel a "publisher’s nightmare" for its length and complexity, but the fun she had writing it has paid off. "The Luminaries" won Catton the Man Booker Prize, making her that award’s youngest winner ever. Jeffrey Brown talks to the writer about her "astrological dance" of a murder mystery. Continue reading
George Pelecanos talks to chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown about his new book “The Double.” An award-winning crime fiction writer, George Pelecanos recently published the second installment in his new series featuring private eye Spero Lucas. “The Double” follows Lucas … Continue reading
Richard Rodriguez talks to chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown about his new collection of essays, “Darling.” Richard Rodriguez used to contribute video essays to PBS NewsHour and now he has just published a new collection of written essays titled “Darling: … Continue reading
‘Landscape with horses’ is a gouache by German painter Franz Marc, an important figure in the German Expressionist movement. Marc’s work was discovered in the apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt and was one of several pieces projected on the walls of … Continue reading
Afghan interpreter Roya, played by Melis Aker, and American Hip-Hop artist Duke, played by Khris Davis, poke fun at each other on a ‘non-date’ in a scene from Charles Randolph-Wright’s play “Love in Afghanistan.” “Love in Afghanistan,” written and directed … Continue reading