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  • December 26, 2008   BY Arts Desk 

    I’m sure our regular NewsHour viewers will understand when I say that, first and foremost, we are “news people.” One of our goals in starting Art Beat was to make sure we stay on top of the news in the art world even as we offer features and interviews.
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  • December 23, 2008   BY Arts Desk 

    For more than 30 years, film critic and scholar David Thomson has been asked one question over and over again: “So, what movies should I see?” His latest book, “Have You Seen….?,” is an extended romp of an answer, with short essays on 1,000 films.
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  • December 19, 2008   BY Arts Desk 

    The new film, “Milk,” by director Gus Van Sant tells the story of Harvey Milk, who in 1977 became the first openly gay elected official in the United States as a member of the San Francisco County Board of Supervisors.
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  • December 19, 2008   BY Arts Desk 

    The “Hope Speech” became Harvey Milk’s stump speech. He gave a skeletal version when he declared his candidacy in 1977 and an expanded version in 1978 for the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade, later known as the Gay Pride Parade.
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  • December 19, 2008   BY Arts Desk 

    I want to thank all of you ‘first responders’ who’ve written here and reached us in other ways with comments on our new Art Beat blog. The positive feedback has been very gratifying and encourages us to go forward with this effort.
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  • December 16, 2008   BY Arts Desk 

    In case you missed it Monday evening, here are correspondents Jeffrey Brown and Judy Woodruff talking about Art Beat on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
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  • December 15, 2008   BY Arts Desk 

    Tonight on the NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown reports on the New Orleans’ efforts to rebuild its art scene and its tourist industry through Prospect.1, an exhibition of contemporary art billed as the largest of its kind ever held in the United States.
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  • December 15, 2008   BY Arts Desk 

    Since the release of his first novel, “The Yacoubian Building,” in 2002, Alaa al Aswany has catapulted from being a dentist with a literary bent to the Arab-speaking world’s best-selling fiction writer.
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