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This artist turns construction waste into sculptures and paintings

22 hours agoArts : Art Beat

Yankee Stadium, sim Carnival, gouache on paper, 32×45. Painting by Sheri Crider Sheri Crider wants to know why Americans want new and shiny things — and what they do with the rest. It’s a question she has asked for years, going backShow More Summary

WATCH: The one recipe Ina Garten says everyone should know how to make

2 days agoArts : Art Beat

Ina Garten says everyone should know how to make a homemade vinaigrette. Here’s her recipe. Image by PBS NewsHour. Homemade salad dressing seems difficult to make, but it’s actually easy — and much tastier than anything you can buy at a store, Ina Garten says. Show More Summary

What Ina Garten taught me about food, love, and life

2 days agoArts : Art Beat

Chef Ina Garten, left, and PBS NewsHour’s Meredith Garretson cook in the chef’s home. The first time I made Ina Garten’s arugula, watermelon, and feta salad, I knew I had discovered my food soul sister. Those simple ingredients sang a close beautiful harmony; the flavors bursting with the essence of summer. Show More Summary

5 Jane Austen works to read in honor of the 200th anniversary of her death

2 days agoArts : Art Beat

Jane Austen House employee Isabel Snowden holds the first edition of ‘Pride and Prejudice’, at the Jane Austen House in Chawton, southern England January 24, 2013. Credit: REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth “It is a truth universally acknowledged...Show More Summary

4-year-old character’s ‘big, beautiful’ Afro has the attention of the internet

last weekArts : Art Beat

Illustration of Stephen and Zuri, drawn by Vashti Harrison. Courtesy of Hair Love Watching a black man attempt to do his daughter’s hair has brought a flood of recognition online, compelling people to pledge more than $75,000 in less...Show More Summary

5 episodes of television you should be watching now

last weekArts : Art Beat

Cue the Emmy nominations, which this week delivered a wealth of new shows to our watchlists, now more than ever with emerging streaming channels. Just before this year’s Emmy-nominated shows were announced Thursday, we heard from James Poniewozik, the chief television critic at the New York Times, about his favorite episodes this season. Show More Summary

WATCH: 2017 Emmy nominations announced

last weekArts : Art Beat

It was a glorious, packed and binge-worthy season of television, from the chilling dystopian thriller “The Handmaid’s Tale” to the provocative series about teen suicide “13 Reasons Why“; from the ensemble family drama “This is Us” to...Show More Summary

This Independence Day, 5 books that explain America’s complex history

3 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

This Independence Day, we asked historian Sean Wilentz to recommend five books he believes best shed light on America’s history. Photo by REUTERS/Carlo Allegri. Historian Sean Wilentz has examined the history of America through the lens of our presidents, our party politics, the working class — and even our music. Show More Summary

Arundhati Roy: ‘In the air in India now is pure terror’

3 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

Arundhati Roy. Credit: Mayank Austen Soofi It was 20 years ago that Arundhati Roy, a little-known screenwriter from northeast India, published “The God of Small Things,” a magical, lyrical, distressing novel about a family, about tragedy,...Show More Summary

New biography shows a side of Prince Charles we’ve not seen

3 weeks agoArts : Art Beat

Britain’s Prince Charles in Donegal, Ireland in May 2016. Credit: REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne Prince Charles, king-in-waiting, oldest heir to the British throne in 300 years, has never been perceived as the most charismatic member of the...Show More Summary

4 poets you need to read, from new poet laureate Tracy K. Smith

last monthArts : Art Beat

Last week, the Library of Congress selected Tracy K. Smith as the new poet laureate. In a conversation with NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown, Smith said the position was a chance for her to “profess publicly all that I really hold...Show More Summary

WATCH: When digital art meets light, sound and illusion

last monthArts : Art Beat

It’s billed as “a virtual playground of four dimensions.” Floors react to footsteps like waves, virtual letters blow off a tree, animals made of light react to sounds. We recently visited “XYZT: Abstract Landscapes,” an interactive art exhibit on display in Washington, D.C.’s ARTECHOUSE. Show More Summary

Meet the wonder women behind a new generation of superheroes

last monthArts : Art Beat

“Who Are the New Superwomen of the Universe” panel at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., ahead of Awesome Con 2017. From left to right, moderator Emily Whitten, Carolyn Cocca, Ariell Johnson, Gabby Rivera and Ashley Woods. Show More Summary

Tony Bennett named next recipient of Gershwin Prize

last monthArts : Art Beat

Singer and artist Tony Bennett poses for a portrait before an opening of his art exhibition in the Manhattan borough of New York. Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters Tony Bennett is next in line to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song,...Show More Summary

The 7 best books from indie publishers right now

last monthArts : Art Beat

Credit: Getty From Virginia Woolf’s 1917 launch of Hogarth Press to the oft-told story of how John Kennedy Toole’s “Confederacy of Dunces” — years after his suicide and countless rejections from major publishing houses — was finallyShow More Summary

Watch new U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith read two of her poems

last monthArts : Art Beat

Tracy K. Smith was named the newest U.S. poet laureate. Screen image by PBS NewsHour. Tracy K. Smith, the nation’s newest poet laureate, says writing is not just about expressing emotion but also about the choices you make when putting...Show More Summary

“Dear Evan Hansen” is the biggest winner at the 71st Tony Awards

last monthArts : Art Beat

71st Tony Awards ? Show. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri This year’s Tony Awards, which honors the best and brightest of Broadway productions, saw “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Oslo” take home the awards for best new play and musical, respectively — the most coveted prizes of the night. Show More Summary

How one photographer is challenging the myth that being LGBTQ is ‘un-African’

last monthArts : Art Beat

Mikael Owunna grew up in Pittsburgh not knowing many other LGBTQ Africans like him. The Nigerian-Swedish American photographer said like many of the people he interviews and photographs, he often heard growing up that being LGBTQ was...Show More Summary

What to read when you’re grieving

last monthArts : Art Beat

Getty Images My father died nearly 10 years ago, and it was Joan Didion’s “The Year of Magical Thinking” that pulled me through. At first, I wanted to hide in a foxhole, isolated with my own emotions as I processed the loss of my father. Show More Summary

This artist turned our obsession with abandoned places into a graphic novel

2 months agoArts : Art Beat

Graphic novelist Kristen Radtke says she didn’t realize she was constantly thinking, writing and talking about ruined places and abandoned cities until someone else pointed it out to her. As with many fascinations and obsessions, it had taken awhile to sink in. Show More Summary

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