Jeffrey Brown

  • October 2, 2012   BY Online DA 

    In Durham, Raleigh and Rocky Mount, N.C., we take you behind the scenes from our reporting on the battleground state. Continue reading

  • September 28, 2012   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    The writer Junot Diaz is back with a new collection of stories titled “This Is How You Lose Her.” They feature several characters from his first novel, “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2008. The stories look at themes of family, love and infidelity, and are all told through Yunior, Diaz’s dazzling character and narrator from “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.”
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  • September 21, 2012   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    The new official face of American poetry is one familiar to NewsHour viewers. Natasha Trethewey has just taken on the job of poet laureate of the United States, appointed by the Librarian of Congress. She’s the author of four books of verse, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Native Guard” and her latest, “Thrall.”
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  • September 20, 2012   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    The film is titled “I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful,” and indeed Carolyn Parker is all those things and more. A resident of the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, acclaimed filmmaker Jonathan Demme tells her story.
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  • September 14, 2012   BY Jeffrey Brown and Murrey Jacobson  

    Have you ever wanted to be on Broadway? Well, thousands of young people from around the country do, and a new PBS series is documenting their struggle to get there. It’s called “Broadway or Bust,” produced by WGBH in Boston. The first episode aired last week, the second is this Sunday.
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  • August 24, 2012   BY Jeffrey Brown and Meredith Garretson  

    “Sleepwalk With Me” began life in, well, the real-life, sleep-walking episodes of comedian Mike Birbiglia, then a one-man theater production, a radio story on “This American Life,” a book, an album and now a movie.
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  • August 22, 2012   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    More of Jeffrey Brown’s conversation with Richard Ford. Ford reads an excerpt from his novel “Canada.”
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  • August 17, 2012   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    Marjane Satrapi’s “Persepolis” won international acclaim as an autobiographical tale, told first in the form of a graphic novel, later turned into a film, of a young girl coming of age amid the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran. Now comes the film version of “Chicken With Plums,” another story based on her family’s history.
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  • August 10, 2012   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    Everyone has their favorite sad song, but have you ever thought about the sad song as a whole category of music? Well, Adam Brent Houghtaling has, and he set down theories, profiles and a catalog of songs in the new book, “This Will End in Tears: The Miserabilist Guide to Music.”
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  • August 8, 2012   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    Poet Priscila Uppal of Canadian Athletes Now reads “Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder.”
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