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Poetry Sep 18Why U.S. Virgin Islanders feel there’s no place they belong
Hurricane Irma devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands, leveling homes, knocking out power, and turning the landscape into a “battered wasteland” where some say media coverage was minimal and help was late to arrive. Now, the islands are under…
Arts Sep 1513 fall books that will make you think
If summer is the time for escape reading, fall may be a great time to "re-engage" with thought-provoking books about politics, identity, life after a hurricane and the role of technology in our lives.
Arts Sep 13This viral song calls out Bollywood’s sexism. Here are the English lyrics
“I am tired after kissing their asses,” an actress tells her male director. “You only make me dance in underwear or small clothes.”…
Nation Sep 13Where Florida counties sheltered sex offenders during Irma
Florida has a disproportionately high population of sex offenders. During Irma, some counties offered them shelter in jail. Other sex offenders were out of luck.
Nation Sep 10Hurricane Irma leaves Florida trailer park residents with impossible choices
Orlando issued a mandatory evacuation for all mobile home communities. But many stayed for their pets.
Nation Sep 09A rifle, a cross and 20 tortoises. What Irma evacuees carried north
Ten Floridians told the PBS NewsHour why they were on the move and what they left behind -- or why they chose not to leave at all.
Nation Sep 08Despite mandatory evacuation, many on this Florida island plan to ride out the storm
“My house has been here for 53 years, and not blown away yet,” says Chris Quarno, who plans to stay along with his daughters and granddaughters, and boasts that he has lived through six hurricanes on Merritt Island before.
Arts Sep 06Here’s every state’s song of the summer (no, it’s not all ‘Despacito’)
America's song of the summer was the reggaeton hit "Despacito." But it wasn't the top song everywhere.
Poetry Sep 05How death row inmates at San Quentin are using poetry to examine the prison system — and themselves
Prison literature has a long and rich history, stretching back to Jack London, Nelson Algren and Malcolm X. The genre includes powerful work from prisoners incarcerated on death row, which is often surfaced with the help of activists or artists…
Nation Sep 01360 video of a rescue from the floodwaters in Houston
Watch this 360 video of three brothers driving a truck through Houston floodwaters to help fellow Texans.