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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.
Science Apr 19This year’s cherry blossoms in 360-degrees
Watch velvety petals drift in the breeze coming off the Potomac River.
Arts Mar 04Twitter chat: What do the Oscars say about the changing state of cinema?
At the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday, the top-nominated films address issues of LGBTQ identity, racism, xenophobia and classism. Join our Twitter chat to weigh in on them and more.
World Feb 16Photos: China celebrates Year of the Dog with one of the largest human migrations in the world
The festivities mark one of the largest annual human migrations in the world, as millions of Chinese journey home to celebrate with family and friends.
Arts Jan 29Twitter Chat: Grammy Awards embrace diversity, but is there still work to be done?
This year, is it enough for hip hop artists to simply have been nominated at the Grammy awards? Have the ideas they’ve raised in their music about equality, politics and oppression made an impact without an artist taking home a…