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Arts Jul 29

On the Road, Photographers Revisit the American Landscape

“Autolandscape, Utah,” photo by Elaine Mayes, courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. View a slide show with more photographs from the exhibit, “Landscapes in Passing.” Elaine Mayes drove from San Francisco to Massachusetts in 1971 to document the…

Arts Jul 10

Wednesday on the NewsHour: Poet Liao Yiwu

Liao Yiwu was in his early 30s when he was arrested for writing and performing a poem about the brutality of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989. A new memoir about his time in prison called "For a Song and…

Arts Jul 10

Weekly Poem: ‘Massacre’

By Liao Yiwu, Translated by Wenguang Huang (Composed on the morning of June 4, 1989) Dedicated to those who were killed on June 4, 1989 Dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution Leap! Howl! Fly! Run! Freedom feels…

Arts Jun 12

Around the Nation

Watch five arts and culture videos from PBS and public media partners around the nation.

Arts Jun 11

A Bone to Pick With Genocide? Try a Million

For 48 hours, the grass on the National Mall disappeared underneath a million white and grey "bones," a symbolic mass grave on the footsteps of the U.S. Capitol. The One Million Bones project is a public art installation created to…

Arts Jun 10

Weekly Poem: Charles Hood Reads ‘Skype’

Charles Hood is the author of "South x South" (Ohio University Press), winner of the 2012 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize. His previous books include "Bombing Ploesti" and "Rio de Dios" (Red Hen Press). He has been the recipient of a…

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