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Writer Jesmyn Ward discusses the role and strength of women in her community, and the time it took to write and understand the loss of her loved ones for her memoir "Men We Reaped."…
"Claire of the Sea Light" is a story of death and loss, but also the enduring power of love. The intertwined lives in a small fishing village are upended when a seven-year-old girl disappears. Haitian-born novelist Edwidge Danticat has returned…
PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown, right, and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, center right, launch the series “Where Poetry Lives.” Their first stop: Brooklyn. Photo by Anne Davenport/NewsHour “A short walk in the park, a sax, a lot of poetry:…
Editor’s Note: PBS NewsHour kicks off a special poetry series with U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. “Where Poetry Lives” features Trethewey and NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown. The pair will be on-location, reporting on issues that matter to Americans through the…
Under the direction and mentorship of Serge Diaghilev, the visual artists, composers and choreographers that worked with the Ballets Russes transformed ballet into an avant-garde art form, breaking with tradition and looking for something new, something that reflected the modernity…
Matthea Harvey is the author of "Modern Life," a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and is a contributing editor to jubilat, Meatpaper and BOMB.
Author Walter Mosley recently joined Jeffrey Brown for a conversation on the PBS NewsHour about his latest novel, "Little Green." Now you can read a passage from that new book…
// In his 2011 role as the prince in Sleeping Beauty, David Hallberg became the first American principal dancer at the Bolshoi, the world’s largest ballet company and Russian cultural epicenter since its founding in 1776.
Actor John Lithgow reads the poem "I Go Back to May 1937," by Pulitzer Prize winner Sharon Olds.
Journalist and poet Eliza Griswold set out to document Afghan life through the prism of oral folk poems shared mostly among Pashtun women. Seamus Murphy, the London-based photographer and filmmaker who worked with Griswold on the landay project, narrates a…
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