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Joshua Barajas is the arts editor for the NewsHour. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joshua’s Recent Stories
Arts Jan 17Depression-era New York, through the art of children
By the Great Depression, community access to the arts had dried up, until federal art centers opened up to help fill in the gaps. A new exhibit displays paintings done by children at community art centers in New York City.
Arts Jan 14WATCH: Greta Gerwig on the power of an Oscar nomination for female directors
On Monday, Greta Gerwig's "Little Women" was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, but Gerwig was notably left of the Best Director list. Weeks before, Gerwig told the PBS NewsHour about what being nominated in the past has…
Arts Jan 10New posters for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics pay homage to Japanese art
It will be months before the world’s best runners, swimmers and gymnasts take their marks at the 2020 Tokyo Games, but you can get a preview of Japan’s artistic approach to promoting the global event now.
Arts Jan 08Why scholars think the unsealed T.S. Eliot letters are a big deal
“Eliot’s writings have always been somewhat explosive, but remarkably, that continues to be the case even 50 years after his death," one scholar said.
Arts Dec 31‘Heart Berries’ is our January book club pick
Terese Marie Mailhot’s memoir traces her family’s history on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in British Columbia, Canada. Her collected essays address the trauma experienced by indigenous people across generations, as well as the author’s own struggles with mental illness.
Politics Dec 17WATCH: Rep. Raskin’s opening statement in House Rules impeachment meeting
Rep. Jamie Raskin, who appeared in place of House Judiciary chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler described Trump as a "sitting president who behaves like a king and tramples the rule of law."…
Politics Dec 09WATCH: Democratic counsel Barry Berke’s full opening statement in Trump impeachment hearing
Burke said it is a requirement that the president "be a person who does not abuse his power.”…
Arts Nov 22WATCH: Tom Hanks on how he became Mister Rogers
Tom Hanks plays Rogers in the new film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” which centers on the friendship between the namesake of the long-running PBS TV series and his real-life journalist friend Tom Junod.
Arts Nov 08Jane Fonda: ‘Older women have always tended to be the bravest’
Jane Fonda spoke with the PBS NewsHour about getting arrested and being an older activist. “When you’re older, what have you got to lose?" she said.
Arts Oct 235 things we learned at the Louvre’s historic Leonardo da Vinci exhibit
For starters, the "Mona Lisa" isn't officially a part of the exhibit. But with so many other treasures displayed, the painting's not entirely missed either.