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In the summer of 1969 cameras captured a series of concerts in Harlem featuring artists who would go on to become musical legends, like Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone and Gladys Knight. But for decades no one was interested in the…
Landscape architect Julie Bargmann, a woman who has made a career of turning toxic and industrial sites into usable, community spaces, has won the first prize of its kind in landscape architecture. Jeffrey Brown has more for our arts and…
History is being made Monday night at the Metropolitan Opera — one of the country’s most important cultural organizations — and for several of the artists involved. Jeffrey Brown has a preview for our arts and culture series, CANVAS.
Riz Ahmed's acting and music careers have always gone hand-in-hand. And in his new film "Mogul Mowgli," which he co-wrote, the two art forms collide, with a story that hits close to home. Amna Nawaz speaks to Ahmed about his…
Jeffrey Brown has the story of prominent poet Rita Dove confronting private pains and public strains; home and history. This report on her book, “Playlist for the Apocalypse,” is part of our arts and culture series, CANVAS.
Jeffrey Brown talks to Sean Penn and his daughter, Dylan, about their real-life family ties, and those on-screen in their new film "Flag Day." They also discuss Sean Penn's relief work as he's on the ground in Haiti this week.
Fast food is a staple of American culture, but in recent decades there has been a new focus on health and wage inequality. Jeffrey Brown talks to author Marcia Chatelain about the complicated history of McDonalds in the Black community:…
With summer in full swing, you may be wondering what books to take along on vacation — or enjoy right at home. Jeffrey Brown talks with two writers who have answers to that question. It’s part of our arts and…
The tentative settlement between the Boy Scouts of America and its sexual abuse survivors is one of the largest in U.S. history. But the national organization had filed for bankruptcy in the winter of 2020. So just how much will…
Throughout the month of June, LGBTQ communities in the U.S. have been celebrating Pride in cities and states around the country. And corporate America has made itself a part of that, too, by increasingly tapping into Pride Month and trying…
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