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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…
Arts Dec 31What films were under-appreciated in 2015?
Ann Hornaday and Mike Sargent join Jeffrey Brown to discuss which performances and films stood out this year.
Arts Dec 31These prize winners show 2015 was a diverse year in books
The literary world was packed with a diverse field of prize-winners this year.
Arts Dec 2310 books we loved in 2015
2015 brought a number of great additions to the literary world, and as the year winds down we wanted to share some of our favorites with you.
Arts Dec 23Experts tell us: What were the best books of 2015?
Authors Jennifer Close and Daniel Pink share their top takeaways from this year's literary field.
Arts Nov 25Poet Rita Dove on what we learned from Nazi liberation, 70 years later
"Liberation," a poetry collection released last month, highlights why the ideas of oppression and liberation are still urgently important today.
Arts Nov 18Why ‘The Iliad’ still matters today
Many readers think of "The Iliad" as a daunting text. But Caroline Alexander, whose new translation of the classic work by Homer comes out Nov. 24, said she wants to bring the epic down to earth.
Arts Nov 04How novelist John Irving picked his literary heroes
Irving's new book "Avenue of Mysteries" introduces a mix of vivid characters into a narrative that combines realism and magic, he told the NewsHour's chief arts and culture correspondent Jeffrey Brown.
Arts Sep 02WATCH LIVE: Jeffrey Brown covers the National Book Festival
The NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown interviews Azar Nafisi, Tom Brokaw, David McCullough and other authors attending the 15th Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Arts Aug 26Sesame Street’s Maria picks her favorite muppet
How do you choose a favorite muppet? Actor Sonia Manzano, who has played Maria on Sesame Street for more than 40 years, has some thoughts.