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Arts Oct 07This is what happens when Native Powwow meets electronic dance music
The indigenous Canadian DJ group A Tribe Called Red carries on Native heritage by mixing traditional Powwow with other genres, including dubstep and hip hop.
Politics Jul 02What does Jim Webb believe? Where the candidate stands on 10 issues
He’s famously Scottish American, a Marine veteran and former Secretary of the Navy who has written 10 books and is the creative force behind “Rules of Engagement.” Jim Webb upset the Virginia Democratic establishment and the national Republican party with…
Politics May 30What does Martin O’Malley believe? Where the candidate stands on 11 issues
He is a former Baltimore mayor and two-term Maryland governor who now works as a professor of government at Johns Hopkins University. Martin O’Malley is known for his sweeping gun control push, cap-and-trade carbon emissions policy as well as his…
Arts Apr 23400 years after his death, Shakespeare’s sonnets live on in your smartphone
After William Shakespeare died, on this date in 1616, his contemporary, Ben Jonson, wrote that “He was not of an age, but for all time.” Johnson was spot on.
Politics Apr 10How and why you should record the police
In the days after police officer Michael Slager shot and killed Walter Scott, he maintained he was justified in his use of force. Then, a video emerged that changed everything.
Nation Apr 06Photos: the White House Easter Egg Roll throughout history
The First Family has hosted a day of games, music and food nearly every Easter Monday since 1878. See photos of the the celebration dating back to 1889.
Politics Feb 26NewsHour flashback: Jim Webb’s Emmy-winning report on Lebanese Civil War
Former Senator Jim Webb has worn many hats in his long career: U.S. Senator, Secretary of the Navy, best-selling author and officer in the Marines. He is also an Emmy-winning journalist, thanks to a special report he produced for…
Arts Feb 25Painter immortalizes last meals of 600 prisoners put to death
While living in Oklahoma, Julie Green learned about the final meals for inmates on death row. Deeply affected, she began painting those meals onto second-hand porcelain plates. To date, Green has completed 600 plates, which will be on display this…
Poetry Feb 23Poet embraces eastern philosophy to heal from sexual abuse
Poet Afaa Michael Weaver’s newest book,“City of Eternal Spring,” concludes a trilogy dealing with a painful childhood that included sexual abuse.
Politics Jan 01Want to watch economists fight? Bring up the minimum wage
In the course of just the past two days, the minimum wage jumped up in 21 states — and odds are, you’ve got an opinion about that. So does the academic world, which has studied — and argued over —…