About Joshua @Josh_Barrage
Joshua Barajas is the arts editor for the NewsHour. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Joshua’s Recent Stories
Arts Sep 16Lilly Singh on 3 YouTube creators to watch
Lilly Singh is about to go from Internet star to late-night TV host with her new program, "A Little Late With Lilly Singh" premiering on NBC this week. Singh, who plans on featuring fellow YouTube creators on her show, shares…
Arts Sep 13The country song that’s stuck in Ken Burns’ head
"It's haiku. It's distilled poetry, the essence of what human communication can be."…
Arts Sep 09Margaret Atwood on the dystopian novels that inspired her to write ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
Margaret Atwood shared some of the other influential dystopian fiction that helped lay the groundwork for “The Handmaid’s Tale," with the author nodding to the work of George Orwell, H.G. Wells, Ursula K. Le Guin, among others.
Arts Aug 16Why this artist used seesaws to protest at the border
For about 40 minutes, three pink seesaws bobbed up and down, up and down, along the U.S.-Mexico border, uniting children from both countries in a rare moment of shared play. The artists behind the installation argue that the playful nature…
Arts Aug 15WATCH: We asked Common to freestyle about facts. Here’s what happened
The PBS NewsHour is never freewheeling with facts, but we loved it when Common came to our studio to freestyle about them.
Arts Aug 06Lessons we can learn from Toni Morrison
The American novelist wasn’t afraid to speak publicly about the themes in her novels and to challenge journalists on their questions. Here are several lessons to remember about Morrison’s career as a writer.
Politics Jul 24Read Mueller’s opening statement before the House Judiciary Committee
Mueller is appearing before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday.
Arts Jul 12Go beyond Toni Morrison with these 7 books that stare down the white gaze
Morrison sought to strip the "white gaze" from her writing. Here are books to read right now that expand on that mission.
Arts Jun 28This sculptor builds what’s going on inside our heads
Gil Bruvel says his wooden multi-dimensional faces are "a huge neural pathway for our own identity, how we work our way as a human condition, what are we as human beings."…
Nation Jun 26What Stonewall means to the people who were there
The PBS NewsHour spoke with five LGBTQ people about what they remember about Stonewall, what led to the uprising, and how far we’ve come 50 years later.