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Poetry Dec 24Poetry at Obama’s Inauguration
It has been widely noted that President-elect Barack Obama is a reader of poetry. Only days after winning the election, Mr. Obama was spotted with a copy of Derek Walcott's collected poems.
Arts Dec 23Conversation: David Thomson on Film
For more than 30 years, film critic and scholar David Thomson has been asked one question over and over again: "So, what movies should I see?" His latest book, "Have You Seen....?," is an extended romp of an answer, with…
Arts Dec 19Conversation: ‘Milk’s’ Cleve Jones
The new film, "Milk," by director Gus Van Sant tells the story of Harvey Milk, who in 1977 became the first openly gay elected official in the United States as a member of the San Francisco County Board of Supervisors.
Arts Dec 19The Voice of Harvey Milk
The "Hope Speech" became Harvey Milk's stump speech. He gave a skeletal version when he declared his candidacy in 1977 and an expanded version in 1978 for the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade, later known as the Gay Pride…
Arts Dec 19Preview for Next Week … and a Thank You
I want to thank all of you 'first responders' who've written here and reached us in other ways with comments on our new Art Beat blog. The positive feedback has been very gratifying and encourages us to go forward with…
Arts Dec 16Jeffrey Brown Unveils Art Beat on the Program
In case you missed it Monday evening, here are correspondents Jeffrey Brown and Judy Woodruff talking about Art Beat on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
Arts Dec 15Welcome to Art Beat!
Welcome to Art Beat, a new blog covering news, issues and events in art and entertainment, brought to you by NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown and NewsHour reporters.
Arts Dec 15Rebuilding New Orleans with Prospect.1
Tonight on the NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown reports on the New Orleans' efforts to rebuild its art scene and its tourist industry through Prospect.1, an exhibition of contemporary art billed as the largest of its kind ever held in the United…
Arts Dec 15Conversation with Alaa al Aswany
Since the release of his first novel, "The Yacoubian Building," in 2002, Alaa al Aswany has catapulted from being a dentist with a literary bent to the Arab-speaking world's best-selling fiction writer.