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Arts Jan 04Weekly Poem: ‘New Year’s’
Robert Creeley (1926-2005) was one of the most important and influential American poets of the twentieth century.
Arts Dec 31Thursday on the NewsHour: Poetic Partnership
You can watch Vera Pavlova read poems not shown on the program below and also check out our Poetry Series page for additional material.
Arts Dec 31A Look at Google Books
In another in our series about the future of literature and literacy, Spencer Michels looks at internet giant Google's controversial plan to offer millions of books online.
Arts Dec 21Weekly Poem: ‘Mount Kearsarge’
Donald Hall is considered one of the major American poets of his generation. He has published 15 books of poetry, beginning with "Exiles and Marriages" in 1955. His latest was "White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems" in…
Arts Dec 18Conversation: On ‘Avatar’ and ‘The Futurist’
To learn more about James Cameron's new film and the director himself, Jeffrey Brown speaks to Rebecca Keegan, who spent time on the set of "Avatar" and wrote the new biography, "The Futurist: The Life and Films of James Cameron."…
Arts Dec 17Conversation: Harold Ramis and Bernard Sahlins on Second City’s 50th Anniversary
On a cold December night in 1959, The Second City opened in the Old Town section of Chicago in a small space that had been previously been a hat shop and Chinese laundry. Fifty years later, Second City stakes claim…
Arts Dec 08Our Correspondents’ Picks of 2009
As the year draws to a close, and critics everywhere are drawing up their "Best Of" lists, we thought we'd enlist the PBS NewsHour mindshare to give us their picks for their favorite books, films, concerts and plays of 2009.
Arts Dec 07Monday on the NewsHour: The Metropolitan Opera’s Grand Revitalization Act
More of Jeffrey Brown's interviews with Renee Fleming and Bart Sher, and excerpts of the Metropolitan Opera's "The Barber of Seville" and "Tosca."…
Arts Nov 27Conversation: Colum McCann, National Book Award Winner for Fiction
On an August morning in 1974, a man named Philippe Petit steps off of the roof of the World Trade Center's South Tower and onto a tightrope. The act is the backdrop to Colum McCann's National Book Award-winning novel, "Let…
Arts Nov 26Barbara Kingsolver Discusses Eating Locally
Happy Thanksgiving! As many of us sit down today for a meal with friends and family, we thought you might enjoy the short clip below. In it Jeffrey Brown talks to writer Barbara Kingsolver about the sustainable food movement.