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 Dec 14The objects that carried us through 2020
The PBS NewsHour spoke with 11 artists and writers about which memento best expressed their experience, an artifact they’d tuck inside a time capsule.
Arts Dec 04How Leah Chase became a ‘driving force’ of inspiration for chef Marcus Samuelsson
In Marcus Samuelsson’s new cookbook, the chef pays tribute to Black women who have been the “backbone of American food.” Among the restaurateurs he names is Leah Chase, the Queen of Creole Cuisine.
Poetry Nov 27A poem that extends a hand in our lonely times
Throughout the year’s pain and distress caused by the pandemic, people have connected with the core theme of loneliness in Elizabeth Acevedo’s poem. Yet the final, gentle moment, set inside a nail salon, is one of reaching out, and having…
Poetry Nov 25New anthology shares Black poetry’s history of ‘struggle and song’
In 250 years of Black poetry, the act of writing is itself a form of protest.
Arts Nov 19Joy Harjo will serve a rare third term as U.S. poet laureate
Harjo is the second poet laureate to serve this many terms in a row since the current duties of the position were established 77 years ago.
Arts Nov 17WATCH: Senators review plans for new national museums dedicated to Latino, women’s histories
The proposed plans for two new museums, telling the histories of Latinos and women in the U.S., will be reviewed before a Senate committee Tuesday after, separately, receiving bipartisan support in the House of Representatives.
Arts Nov 11WATCH: Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram performs ‘Before I’m Old’
The 21-year-old guitarist and singer has been bringing the blues to a new generation of fans.
Arts Oct 30This visual history of ballots shows the power of your vote
Through the lens of the printed ballot, a new visual history shows how these artifacts capture the evolving values of our democracy.
Politics Oct 22Trump releases video of ’60 Minutes’ interview
The footage shows Trump growing increasingly prickly as anchor Lesley Stahl presses him on the coronavirus pandemic, his slipping support with suburban women and other issues.
Politics Oct 15WATCH: Experts testify on spread of online misinformation, conspiracy theories ahead of election
Several experts testified at a virtual House committee hearing today on how the U.S. government can take steps to stem the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories, often homegrown in the U.S., ahead of the 2020 election.