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Elizabeth Flock is a reporter and producer for the NewsHour. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth’s Recent Stories
Arts Jun 21YA literature has more LGBTQ characters than ever. Here are 5 books to read
The world of YA is “finally giving LGBTQ+ teens the literature they deserve," New York Public Library’s manager of young adult programs said.
Arts Jun 18Sometimes readers need to be traumatized, author N.K. Jemisin says
When N.K. Jemisin began writing “The Fifth Season,” the first of a trilogy of sci-fi books, she knew that she would start the story with the end of the world.
Arts Jun 12How the protests in Ferguson helped inspire this fantasy novel
N.K. Jemisin, author of award-winning fantasy novel "The Fifth Season," says her frustration and anger over the fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer "shaped the story, widened the scope."…
Arts Jun 11This band wants to take ‘rez metal’ beyond the Navajo Nation
For decades, bands like Testify had been largely underground, but their music has become more visible.
Arts Jun 03How secret languages thrive behind bars
Prison language, or language created by inmates while incarcerated, has a long and vivid history, and is likely as old as the modern prison itself.
Arts Jun 03Discussion questions for ‘The Fifth Season’
Our June pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club is N.K. Jemisin's "The Fifth Season." Here are some questions to guide your reading.
Arts May 315 novels about climate change to read now
A new crop of writers have sought to depict what a future world might look like if humans don’t do something.
Arts May 30‘The Fifth Season’ is June’s pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club
In N.K. Jemisin's Hugo Award-winning fantasy novel "The Fifth Season," the world is menaced by environmental catastrophe, and its inhabitants struggle to survive.
Arts May 23Looking for a good book? Here are 8
If you're longing to be transported, here are some recommendations from "Now Read This" book club members.
Arts May 20How Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ is relevant today
"Classics are classic because all of us are always living the same old stories and dynamics, always enacting the same old characters and themes," writes Daniel Mendelsohn, author of "An Odyssey," which revisits the ancient Greek epic poem.