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Arts Sep 17Mary Travers, Folk Star Who Sang in Protest, Dies at 72
Mary Travers, member of the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, died of leukemia at the age of 72 on Wednesday.
Arts Sep 15Patrick Swayze, Dancer and Actor, Dead at 57
After battling pancreatic cancer for 15 months, actor Patrick Swayze died Monday at the age of 57. An accomplished ballet dancer and classically trained Broadway performer whose physique landed him both romantic and action roles throughout his 20-year career, Swayze…
Arts Sep 14Conversation: Patti Smith Reflects on the Life of Her Friend, Jim Carroll
It was Patti Smith who first encouraged Jim Carroll to blend his poetry with rock 'n' roll, bringing him on stage to perform his work with her band. He went on to form the Jim Carroll Band. Jeffrey Brown talks…
Arts Sep 11Conversation: Oxford American Takes On Southern Literature
The Oxford American bills itself as "the Southern Magazine of Good Writing." This month the emphasis is on the good and the truly great, as the magazine offers its first ever "Southern Literature" issue.
Arts Sep 09Wednesday on the NewsHour: Beatlemania
Wednesday on the NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown talks to Tim Riley, a contributing music critic for NPR, about the release of the Beatles Remastered. Earlier Wednesday, Michelle Steele of Bloomberg News gave the business angle on the Beatles' releases.
Nation Sep 04Conversation: Matthew Crawford, Author of ‘Shop Class as Soulcraft’
Friday on the NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown spoke with philosopher and motorcycle-repair shop owner Matthew Crawford about his book, "Shop Class as Soulcraft."…
Education Sep 04Conversation: Writer, Professor Mark Slouka on America’s ‘Dehumanized’ Education
As students head back to high schools and colleges across the country, an essay in the September issue of Harper's Magazine declares that, "Education in America today is almost exclusively about the GDP."…
Arts Sep 04Around the Nation, Friday Roundup
Here are some of this week's arts and culture headlines from public broadcasters around the nation.
Arts Sep 01Slide show: a Look at Festivals
Images from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, the "300% Spanish Design" expo in Mexico City and the Hindu Ganesha Festival in India.
Arts Aug 28Conversation: Josh Neufeld Revisits Katrina
Josh Neufeld's "A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge" tracks the lives of New Orleans residents as they fled or remained, and then struggled to cope in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.