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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 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.
Nation Mar 01Making the case for a national day of remembrance for those lost to COVID-19
One of the most prominent voices advocating for a national day of remembrance for those lost to COVID-19 is Kristin Urquiza. She co-founded the advocacy group, Marked By COVID, after she lost her father to the pandemic last year. She…
Arts Mar 01Andra Day on portraying Billie Holiday’s signature voice and power
In "The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” Andra Day’s performance reminds viewers of the power of the late singer's voice.
Nation Feb 26A year into pandemic, support swells for March 1 as COVID remembrance day
Days after the COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. surpassed 500,000, an Arizona congressman is pushing to designate a national day of remembrance for victims and survivors.
Arts Feb 22Why we need COVID memorials now — and for the future
How will we, as a nation, acknowledge the immense toll from COVID-19?…
Arts Feb 02WATCH: This Mary Chapin Carpenter song is like ‘good medicine’
In her song "Farther Along and Further In," Mary Chapin Carpenter offers the gentlest of reminders that the act of becoming is beautiful.
Arts Jan 29WATCH: Jia Tolentino on what role online shaming plays in the COVID era
The "Trick Mirror" author said there was a social media-driven behavior she has mixed feelings about: People hiding any behavior from their online communities that would draw shame during the global health emergency.
Arts Jan 29How chef Gabriela Cámara had to adapt her restaurant for the pandemic
Like countless others in the restaurant world, the Mexican chef's Contramar faced an uncertain future once the coronavirus pandemic hit. As restaurants continue to adapt, Cámara spoke about the lasting impacts on Mexico's food scene.
Arts Jan 21Amanda Gorman’s poetic answer to pandemic grief: ‘Do not ignore the pain’
When Amanda Gorman wrote her poem, “The Miracle of Morning,” it was early on in the coronavirus pandemic. Even then, she wanted to acknowledge the promise of healing, like the light of morning, that springs from despair.
Arts Jan 20WATCH: Amanda Gorman reads inauguration poem, ‘The Hill We Climb’
After Biden was sworn in as the nation’s 46th president, Gorman read “The Hill We Climb,” building on a tradition of poets -- including Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, Elizabeth Alexander and Richard Blanco -- who have read for incoming Democratic…