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3 filmmakers ‘Trainspotting’ director Danny Boyle thinks you should be following now

2 days agoArts : Art Beat

Film director Danny Boyle at the ‘T2 Trainspotting’ premiere on February 10, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Here on the NewsHour Arts desk, we regularly go to figures in the arts to ask for their recommendations...Show More Summary

In new presidential exhibits, slavery takes center stage

3 days agoArts : Art Beat

Montpelier, the former home of James Madison. Credit: Alison Thoet Monticello and Montpelier, the former homes of presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, have long been attractions for those looking to learn more about two of America’s founding fathers. Show More Summary

LISTEN: This composer makes music inspired by national parks

3 days agoArts : Art Beat

Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo: John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images Plenty of classical composers have turned to nature for inspiration. Composer Stephen Lias does, too. But his focus is a little more specific. Composer Stephen Lias. Show More Summary

Photo: Hitching a ride on the back of a turtle

3 days agoArts : Art Beat

Photo by Riau Images / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images A sulcata tortoise walking with a frog on its shell is seen on March 17, 2017 in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Sulcata tortoises have excellent endurance in the daytime. The post Photo: Hitching a ride on the back of a turtle appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Photo: Polish mothers protest illegal logging

4 days agoArts : Art Beat

Photo by Maciej Luczniewski/NurPhoto via Getty Images A woman breastfeeds her child on March 21, 2017, as part of a protest performance by mothers against illegal logging in Warsaw, Poland. The post Photo: Polish mothers protest illegal logging appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

NEA funding fight is also a fight for jobs, arts groups say

4 days agoArts : Art Beat

A February 2013 performance at the Louisville Orchestra in Louisville, Kentucky. The orchestra received $15,000 in funding from the NEA in 2016. Photo: Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images In a hallway outside their congressman’s office on Capitol Hill, eight of Louisville, Kentucky’s top art leaders huddled Tuesday to figure out a plan. Show More Summary

Photo: Turkish women spring forward

5 days agoArts : Art Beat

Photo by Berk Ozkan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Women jump over a bonfire on March 21, 2017 during the Newroz celebrations at Topkapi Culture Park in Istanbul, Turkey. Newroz is annual festival that marks the beginning of spring andShow More Summary

5 times Gorsuch referenced ‘Hunger Games’ and other literary works in his legal writing

6 days agoArts : Art Beat

Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, on the first day of his confirmation hearing, March 20, 2017, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Photo: REUTERS/Al Drago/POOL “Haunted...Show More Summary

Photo: A stranded dog stands in Lima’s debris

6 days agoArts : Art Beat

Photo by Mariana Bazo/Reuters, filed March 19. A dog stands in the debris of a destroyed home on March 19, 2017 in Huachipa, Lima, Peru after rivers breached their banks due to torrential rains, causing flooding and widespread destruction. The post Photo: A stranded dog stands in Lima’s debris appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Without Chuck Berry, these 10 famous rock songs would not exist

6 days agoArts : Art Beat

Chuck Berry performs at the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Hague, Netherlands July 14, 1995. Photo: Frans Schellekens/Redferns Since Chuck Berry, king of rock ‘n’ roll, died at age 90 on Saturday, tributes have poured in from the biggest...Show More Summary

‘Come From Away’ celebrates town that opened its doors on 9/11 — and now welcomes Syrian families

last weekArts : Art Beat

“Come From Away,” a Canadian musical, celebrates the generosity of Gander, Newfoundland, who accepted thousands of stranded passengers on 9/11. It opened on Broadway this week. Photo by Matthew Murphy On March 15, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brought Ivanka Trump and U.S. Show More Summary

‘I will fight for my island’ — Puerto Rican artists on territory’s future

last weekArts : Art Beat

Artist Jean Oyola created a collage from eviction letters sent to his grandmother for “CitiCien,” an exhibit at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center in New York City that addresses the U.S.-Puerto Rico relationship. Show More Summary

Photo: ‘Kiss me, I’m Irish’

last weekArts : Art Beat

Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images Two girls seen in The Temple Bar in Dublin on Thursday, March 16, 2017. This year, the city’s St. Patrick’s Festival takes place from March 16-19, and brings together 3,000 artists, musicians, dancers, poets and performers. The post Photo: ‘Kiss me, I’m Irish’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The difference between refugees and immigrants? ‘Refugees are the unwanted’

last weekArts : Art Beat

Earlier this week, federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland blocked President Donald Trump’s updated travel ban, which would have temporarily barred citizens from six Muslim-majority countries, as well as halt refugee resettlement in the U.S. Show More Summary

Author Mohsin Hamid recommends what to read, listen to out of Pakistan right now

last weekArts : Art Beat

Author Mohsin Hamid. Credit: Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images Here at the NewsHour Arts desk, we regularly ask figures in the arts for their recommendations on what we should be reading, listening to, or watching this weekend. This...Show More Summary

Photo: Handprints at the border

last weekArts : Art Beat

Fingerprints are left behind on the border fence between the U.S. and Mexico outside of Nogales, Arizona. Photo by William Brangham. At the U.S. border fence with Mexico, just outside of Nogales, Arizona, handprints are left on the iron posts when people try and scale the wall to get into the U.S. Show More Summary

Why small and rural arts groups may hurt the most under Trump’s plan to gut the NEA

last weekArts : Art Beat

Preserving Our Appalachian Music receives support from the NEA to provide bluegrass music education in schools in Pickens, South Carolina. Credit: Kela Simpson President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, which was released Thursday, eliminates funding for 19 agencies, including for cultural groups like the National Endowment for the Arts. Show More Summary

Photos: Remembering fallen migrants in the Arizona desert

last weekArts : Art Beat

Brother Andres Rivera, a volunteer with the Tucson Samaritans, carries a handmade cross in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. Photo by Joshua Barajas. As part of an ongoing reporting trip, the PBS NewsHour’s Joshua Barajas joined members of a group called the Tucson Samaritans in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert on Tuesday, March 14. Show More Summary

Selfies and the communal experience of Yayoi Kusama’s infinity rooms

last weekArts : Art Beat

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama poses for a photograph inside an Infinity Mirror Room in New York in 2013. Credit: REUTERS/Mike Segar. On a chilly Monday morning in Washington, D.C., a line wraps around the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture...Show More Summary

Photos: Inside an Arizona immigration court

last weekArts : Art Beat

Sketch by Lawrence Gipe/Associate Professor, University of Arizona, 2014 As part of an ongoing reporting trip, the PBS NewsHour’s Joshua Barajas witnessed court proceedings on Monday of Operation Streamline, a federal program that holds hearings for unauthorized immigrants in groups. Show More Summary

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