About Joshua @Josh_Barrage
Joshua Barajas is the arts editor for the NewsHour. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joshua’s Recent Stories
Arts Aug 13‘I will never forget that hug.’ Gloria Estefan ordered a hazmat suit to hug her grandson
Gloria Estefan says she plans on framing photographs of her wearing a hazmat suit as a memento capturing her and her family’s experience during the pandemic.
Arts Jul 31Yo-Yo Ma on how musicians can ‘rebuild our humanity’ during the pandemic
In a heartfelt call to action to musicians, Ma said it is "your job -- our job -- is to actually move one person at a time."…
Arts Jul 21DJ D-Nice gave us a party to remember in the pandemic. But what’s next for live music?
His “Club Quarantine” live streams have slowed since the early height of the coronavirus crisis in the spring, but they haven’t completely gone away. And he still misses the energy of a live crowd.
Arts Jun 26Why poems can be safe spaces during the pandemic
In a new anthology, 125 poets write about this moment in real time.
Health Jun 26WATCH: White House Coronavirus Task Force holds first briefing in two months
The briefing is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. EST. Watch the vice president's remarks here.
Arts Jun 11Black authors knew they were being paid less. This hashtag revealed how large the gap really is
In recent days, hundreds of authors have shared how much they were paid with the hashtag #PublishingPaidMe, a push to reveal the economic disparities between black and non-black authors.
Arts May 19This artist asks how we can come out of the pandemic ‘better than we went in’
Carolyn Olson has been paying tribute to all kinds of workers deemed essential during the pandemic. For their sake, Olson also wants the rest of us to do better.
Arts May 15What do people knead in time of crisis? Bakers remake artworks from a Texas museum
The bake-off is the latest in a series of at-home projects championed by museums closed during the pandemic that give people something to do while social distancing.
Arts May 12Alvin Ailey’s beautiful vision for dance, captured in thousands of photos
Jack Mitchell’s photos, which helped promote Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater over decades, offer a window into the way Ailey pushed dance forward.
Arts May 05Writer Paolo Giordano on why outbreaks are ‘mathematical emergencies’
The "How Contagion Works" author and scientist explains how math helps us better understand the sacrifices and distancing measures put in place during the pandemic.