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Joshua Barajas is the arts editor for the NewsHour. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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Arts Apr 27This PSA traces 150 years of anti-Asian hate in America
Bao Nguyen, with his platform in film and television, wants to remind -- or teach -- Americans that anti-Asian hate is ingrained in American history.
Politics Apr 27WATCH: Social media executives testify on how algorithms affect discourse
Democratic lawmakers have signaled that they wanted to address the structural issues embedded in these platforms that can boost misinformation and become hubs for extremism.
Arts Apr 19‘A lesson in authenticity:’ Andra Day reflects on the experience of playing Billie Holiday
The new film "The United States Vs. Billie Holiday" takes on the life of "Lady Day," the great Billie Holiday. And the woman playing her — Andra Day — is winning raves of her own with a nomination for best…
Arts Apr 01What Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero’ says about Black queerness
Rapper Lil Nas X is no stranger to commanding the spotlight. But his controversial new music video and marketing campaign are drawing the ire of conservatives and right-wing media, who are criticizing the depictions and allusions to Satan. The reactions…
Poetry Mar 29A poem on how the human spirit survives overlapping crises
In Dr. Fady Joudah’s poem “House of Mercury,” a severe summer storm has blown over Houston. The poem is a tribute to the "beauty of the human spirit."…
Arts Mar 25In new Tina Turner doc, the legend wonders how to ‘bow out slowly’
The directors behind “Tina” said they wanted to retell Turner’s story through the eyes of the larger-than-life performer, not the public perception of her.
Arts Mar 23This dish has gotten chef Gabriela Cámara through the pandemic
For chef Gabriela Cámara, the recipe she’s been turning to the most during the pandemic is a fresh tuna pasta with tomatoes and capers.
Nation Mar 18Author Viet Thanh Nguyen on the ‘deep well’ of anti-Asian racism in the U.S.
"The Committed" author talked about his own experience as a refugee in America, how we’ve seen anti-Asian violence through history, and some of the ways he thinks people can help their communities.
Arts Mar 18You will stan this modern retelling of ‘Beowulf’
Maria Dahvana Headley, whose new translation of “Beowulf” came out last year, wanted to build onto the thousand-year-old poem’s long history. Part of its staying power, Headly said, is how its themes — heroes and villains, how to ensure safety,…
Arts Mar 12WATCH: How Yuh-Jung Youn’s memories of her own great-grandmother inspired her ‘Minari’ role
Youn said she drew from her own experiences as a grandmother for the film, but also built the character of Soonja in "Minari" by relying on memories of her own great-grandmother, who was alive until Youn was 10 years old.