• December 10, 2003  

    The Iraqi National Symphony made its first visit to Washington this week. Jeffrey Brown reports that the tour, which mixes high culture and international politics, has come with a note of discord. Continue reading

  • December 10, 2003  

    Paul Solman speaks with Robert Rubin, former Clinton treasury secretary, about his new book, “In an Uncertain World.” Continue reading

  • December 8, 2003  

    Spencer Michels reports on an increasingly popular genre of streetwise fiction called “hip hop literature.” Continue reading

  • December 4, 2003  

    Massachusetts’ highest court last month ruled in a 4-3 decision that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional and ordered the state legislature to come up with a solution within 180 days. The state’s ruling has brought the legal and political debate over gay marriage to the national level.. Continue reading

  • December 3, 2003  

    Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming says that separation and loss teach us that the written word we share with loved ones is often one of the things that matters most. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2003  

    Ray Suarez continues the NewsHour series on how and where Americans live their lives with a look at the divorce between expectations and reality in the wedding business. Continue reading

  • December 1, 2003  

    Studs Terkel has written 11 books of oral history, allowing ordinary Americans to tell their stories through him. Ray Suarez speaks with Terkel about his latest work, “Hope Dies Last,” which looks at human perseverance in challenging circumstances. Continue reading

  • November 28, 2003  

    Jeffrey Brown reports on a contemporary artist with a keen sense of history. Continue reading

  • November 27, 2003  

    Spencer Michels reports on a school for aspiring jazz singers and the growing popularity of this musical form. Continue reading

  • November 27, 2003  

    Essayist Roger Rosenblatt offers some thoughts on Thanksgiving. Continue reading