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 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.
Arts May 0118 librarian-approved books for kids of all ages
Libraries may be closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but many summer reading programs are still on. Here are some titles that librarians hope kids will enjoy while they’re at home during the crisis.
Arts Apr 23Chalk art reminds us that the pandemic won’t last forever
Artists and amateurs alike are using the pavement to connect, advertise and communicate during a period of isolation most of us haven't experienced before.
Science Apr 22Why Jane Goodall says human disregard for nature led to the coronavirus pandemic
“We are all interconnected,” the famed primatologist, and a leading voice in conservation efforts, told the PBS NewsHour. “And if we don’t get that lesson from this pandemic, then maybe we never will.”…
Arts Apr 17Artists design messages of hope and gratitude across NYC
The hope is that, in artists’ hands, these messages won’t lose their impact as weeks go by and the crisis is still ongoing.
Arts Apr 15Famous paintings come to life in these quarantine works of art
Visiting museums to experience art in person is not an option in the era of social distancing. These creatives are staging their own art works at home.
Nation Apr 10WATCH: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives coronavirus update
Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported that coronavirus deaths in New York jumped by 777 in one day. Meanwhile, the number of people hospitalized is growing far less than last week, a possible sign the outbreak in New York is peaking.