“Claire of the Sea Light” is a story of death and loss, but also the enduring power of love. The intertwined lives in a small fishing village are upended when a seven-year-old girl disappears. Haitian-born novelist Edwidge Danticat has returned with her first novel in a decade and her first work of fiction about her native country since the 2010 earthquake there.
Comic books galore, sold on the streets of New York City. Photo by Christina Bellantoni/PBS NewsHour. It’s not just great CGI animation and big-name actors that make Spiderman and Iron Man such big hits at the box office. The resurgence … Continue reading
According to Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley, local officials are searching for new ways to innovate and make urban centers more livable. Judy Woodruff talks with Katz and Bradley, authors of "The Metropolitan Revolution," about major moves at U.S. city halls to breath new life into the American economy and democracy. Continue reading
Slide Show: A collection of cartoons that rocked art and politics. One can write a number of things about David Levine’s 1984 cartoon of Henry Kissinger, shirtless in bed, on top of an anthropomorphized globe. But seeing the cartoon is … Continue reading
The American experience is diverse. It’s filled with characters and a multitude of stories just waiting to be heard, or read. As Americans kick off celebrations for Independence Day, PBS NewsHour staff have shared their favorite books about the United … Continue reading
Author Walter Mosley recently joined Jeffrey Brown for a conversation on the PBS NewsHour about his latest novel, “Little Green.” Now you can read a passage from that new book
Author Walter Mosley has written more than 40 books. His new mystery novel, “Little Green,” revives one of the best-known, longest-running characters in American literature. Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, Mosley’s fictional private eye, was last seen driving off a cliff.
In a web exclusive interview, Emily Anthes, author of the book, “Frankenstein’s Cat,” talks to Ray Suarez about the ethical limits when using animals in biotech research and development.
Knowing what we know now, says author Rick Atkinson, it might be easy to judge the actions taken during World War II, such as the deplorable treatment of black soldiers and the firebombing of inhabited cities. Continue reading
PBS NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni talks with Gabriel Schoenfeld about his new e-book, “A Bad Day on the Romney Campaign.” Gabriel Schoenfeld says when he sat down to outline flaws that cost former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney the presidential … Continue reading