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Arts Sep 24Author Angie Thomas sheds light on ‘private, hidden conversations’ about race, says former professor
The founder of the creative writing program that inspired author Angie Thomas to write “The Hate U Give” remembers how the book started.
Arts Nov 19WATCH: Jeffrey Brown interviews authors at the Miami Book Fair
The 33rd annual Miami Book Fair, hosted at Miami Dade College, has gathered hundreds of authors and readers for a three-day event that lasts Nov. 18-20.
Arts Sep 24Watch: Jeffrey Brown interviews authors at the National Book Festival
Watch interviews with Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates and more than a dozen other authors at the National Book Festival.
Arts Jun 10Tony-nominated ‘King Charles III’ offers a new view of the royal family
A fictional exploration of Britain's most famous family is written in the style of one of Shakespeare's history plays.
Arts Apr 09WATCH: Jeffrey Brown interviews authors at LA Times Festival of Books
More than 500 authors are set to appear at the LA Times Festival of Books this weekend for one of the largest literary events of the year.
Arts Mar 02What causes some Muslim-Americans to become radicalized?
Peter Bergen studied how homegrown and self-radicalized terrorism develops in the U.S. for his new book "United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists."…
Arts Feb 24How the director of ‘Theeb’ created the Oscars’ only ‘Bedouin western’
"Theeb," a quietly stunning coming-of-age story set in the Bedouin culture of present-day Saudi Arabia, maps a young Bedouin boy's journey after he is left to care for himself.
Arts Feb 23Banned by Nazis, composer’s work appears onstage 90 years later
What do dance and social justice have in common? “No Longer Silent,” a new piece from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, provides one answer.
Poetry Jan 12Poet Reginald Dwayne Betts on America’s ‘lost generation’
Reginald Dwayne Betts grew up an honor student with hopes for college, but went to prison at 16 for carjacking, his first run-in with the law. Reading, and poetry in particular, became a comfort and gave him a new identity.
Poetry Jan 11This Chicago program connects incarcerated youth to poetry
Free Write Jail Arts and Literacy aims to help troubled youths in Chicago’s Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center address their personal issues by writing poetry about their circumstances and upbringing. Jeffrey Brown talks with poet Reginald Dwayne Betts, who…