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Joshua Barajas is the arts editor for the NewsHour. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Poetry Oct 09Joy Harjo on how a new Native poetry anthology fills a gap in American literature
For centuries, Native poetry has been preserved by the spoken word. So when a team of editors were putting together a new anthology of Native poetry, with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo among them, they read the entire work out…
Poetry Sep 24After RBG’s death, this poet urges us to follow in her steps
In writing her poem, “In the Steps of RBG,” Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer’s message was: “Wow, you did it. And now, it’s our turn.”…
Arts Sep 23A poet and radiologist on how the pandemic has ‘concentrated’ his mind
Amit Majmudar said he hasn't written much about the coronavirus pandemic, but he has embraced the time to be productive. "The pandemic really reminded me of my own mortality," he said.
Arts Sep 09What Chadwick Boseman’s death means in a year marked by grief
Grieving for Chadwick Boseman and his family was, in a way, also grieving for everything that has happened this year.
Arts Sep 07Gloria Estefan encourages fans to ‘Put On Your Mask’
As with much of the world, superstar Gloria Estefan has been isolating at home during the pandemic. But she hasn’t remained silent during that time. In fact, Estefan has taken an old hit song of hers and converted it to…
Arts Sep 01How poetry helped these hurricane survivors weather the aftermath
For those who have lived through these disasters before, there’s a familiar pang of anticipation for the next powerful storm, a theme felt acutely by poets who gathered last week to mark the 15th anniversary of Katrina’s landfall.
Politics Aug 28WATCH LIVE: Mike Pence speaks at Trump campaign event in Michigan
This campaign stop follows his speech to the Republican National Convention earlier in the week, after accepting the GOP renomination for vice president.
Politics Aug 28WATCH: Mike Pence speaks at Trump campaign event in Minnesota
Vice President Mike Pence is expected to speak at 1:30 p.m. ET today. Watch his remarks here.
Nation Aug 27WATCH: Jesse Jackson holds briefing on Jacob Blake police shooting
Jackson, joined by other officials, is expected to speak at 12:30 p.m. ET. Watch their remarks here.
Arts Aug 25This Ida B. Wells mosaic is also a monument to women’s suffrage
Look closely at this floor mosaic of the pionnering journalist, and a portrait of the fight for women's suffrage appears.