As part of the kick-off to a series this week on the PBS NewsHour examining the communities of Patchwork Nation, project director Dante Chinni takes viewers on a drive down Germantown Ave., revealing the many "cities" that make up Philadelphia.
Originally started to combat a major graffiti problem, Philadelphia's Mural Arts program has become a successful tool for urban renewal.
Hard to believe, but it's been a year since we launched Art Beat, NewsHour's arts and culture blog. For the NewsHour generally, Art Beat has greatly increased our ability to delve into the arts, reporting on and presenting so…
By Quinn Bowman
In the 2008 presidential election that sent Barack Obama to the White House, younger voters challenged the conventional wisdom that young people are too fickle, immature or uninformed to vote.
By Arts Desk
Hard to believe, but it's been a year since we launched this blog. After our first weeks, I wrote a thank you to our "first responders" -- the people who'd written in to say how much they appreciated and supported…
When it comes to job losses, the economy's slide has been twice as painful for singles as it has for married adults.
Christian Benefiel brings out an old bent steering wheel and proudly places it on the floor of the classroom studio. He rolls the lopsided wheel around on the concrete, and it does lazy circles, wobbling hard as it makes a…
Capturing the faces of an ever expanding and changing youth movement in China, photographer Matthew Niederhauser's ongoing project, "Sound Kapital," documents the emerging underground punk, indie rock, electronic and folk music scenes of Beijing.
Two years ago, when artist and fashion designer Megin Sherry returned from London after an internship at haute fashion house Alexander McQueen, her health care coverage on her parents' plan had lapsed.
Marie Ponsot has published several books of poems, including most recently, "Springing" (2002) and "The Bird Catcher" (1998), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the 1999 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize.
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