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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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Politics Feb 04WATCH: Sen. Collins says she will vote to acquit Trump
Sen. Susan Collins said the House managers did not sufficiently show how Trump's conduct, "however, flawed, warrants the extreme step of immediate removal from office."…
Arts Jan 29WATCH: Gwen Ifill honored in Forever stamp dedication ceremony
The late NewsHour anchor Gwen Ifill is being commemorated by the U.S. Postal Service with a Forever stamp this year. USPS will celebrate the release of the stamp in a dedication ceremony on Thursday at a Washington, D.C., church that…
Arts Jan 27WATCH: How Robert De Niro became ‘The Irishman’
Robert De Niro is no stranger to Martin Scorcese films. But this new meditation on wiseguy life does something no other Scorcese film has done: places De Niro alongside Al Pacino and Joe Pesci in one universe.
Politics Jan 24Jim Lehrer, in his own words
He offered viewers the chance to hear different sides and find common ground, and over the years he offered insight into his philosophy.
Arts Jan 17Depression-era New York, through the art of children
By the Great Depression, community access to the arts had dried up, until federal art centers opened up to help fill in the gaps. A new exhibit displays paintings done by children at community art centers in New York City.
Arts Jan 14WATCH: Greta Gerwig on the power of an Oscar nomination for female directors
On Monday, Greta Gerwig's "Little Women" was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, but Gerwig was notably left of the Best Director list. Weeks before, Gerwig told the PBS NewsHour about what being nominated in the past has…
Arts Jan 10New posters for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics pay homage to Japanese art
It will be months before the world’s best runners, swimmers and gymnasts take their marks at the 2020 Tokyo Games, but you can get a preview of Japan’s artistic approach to promoting the global event now.
Arts Jan 08Why scholars think the unsealed T.S. Eliot letters are a big deal
“Eliot’s writings have always been somewhat explosive, but remarkably, that continues to be the case even 50 years after his death," one scholar said.
Arts Dec 31‘Heart Berries’ is our January book club pick
Terese Marie Mailhot’s memoir traces her family’s history on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in British Columbia, Canada. Her collected essays address the trauma experienced by indigenous people across generations, as well as the author’s own struggles with mental illness.
Politics Dec 17WATCH: Rep. Raskin’s opening statement in House Rules impeachment meeting
Rep. Jamie Raskin, who appeared in place of House Judiciary chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler described Trump as a "sitting president who behaves like a king and tramples the rule of law."…