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Poetry Nov 02These wicked Day of the Dead poems don’t spare anyone
A proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico is the product of “the underworld” in one calavera literaria written for the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos.
Poetry Oct 22A journalist’s death by a repressive government, remembered in verse
Marie Colvin "was killed in an attempt to silence her and others reporting from that place,” poet and friend Alan Jenkins said.
Poetry Oct 17In the wake of Hurricane Michael, this poet recognizes the way disaster can change you
Poet Heather Jacobsen can't forget how a hurricane shattered her neighborhood. Those indelible memories appear in her work "City Turned to Inland Lake."…
Nation Oct 11This volunteer militia is taking jet skis and chainsaws to help Hurricane Michael’s most isolated victims
As Hurricane Michael pummels the Florida Panhandle, the Louisiana Cajun Navy is prioritizing rescue efforts in some of the hardest to reach areas in the Michael's path.
Poetry Oct 10A poet explains why ‘boys will be boys’ is the ‘stupidest’ thing you could say
A young boy pushes a girl off a swing because he likes her. “Boys will be boys,” a teacher explains. Years later, a boy drinks a bit too much and hits his girlfriend. The same words echo in the girl’s…
Science Oct 08Twitter chat: How do we fix the planet’s plastics problem?
Join the PBS NewsHour on Twitter Wed. Oct 10th at 12 ET for #NewsHourChats on solutions to the planet's plastic pollution problem.
Politics Sep 074 days of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearing in less than 15 minutes
We watched it all, so you don’t have to.
Health Jun 26Twitter Chat: How AIDS continues to grip at-risk communities
Russia, Nigeria and Florida are three of the regions hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS crisis. The PBS NewsHour will be joined on Twitter on June 26 at 1 p.m. EDT to discuss why the AIDS epidemic continues to cripple these…
Arts May 25Missing the Royal Wedding mania? These 11 romantic movies taught us lessons about love
We’ve all seen the one about the improbable couple who get together after some hilarious hijinks. But, if you dig a little deeper, rom-coms and other tearjerkers can offer serious takeaways.
Education May 09Twitter chat: Rethinking the needs of today’s undergraduates
Millions of college students don't necessarily fit the traditional mold. What financial, social and academic resources do they need to succeed? The PBS NewsHour will host a Twitter chat at 12 p.m. EDT on May 10.