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In her memoir Men We Reaped, Jesmyn Ward attempts to understand the links in the untimely deaths of her brother and four friends.
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Nicole Gomez Fisher brings it all back home in her film, Sleeping with the Fishes. And goes on to win the award for Best New Director at the Brooklyn Film Festival.
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Yvonne Walker Keshick brings a Native-American tradition into the 21st century.
For 40 years, Chunky Sanchez has playing and singing the stories of the Chicano people.
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How Dance Place’s open door policy helped transform an underserved neighborhood into a vital arts district.
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Rev. Jerry Colbert shares one of the oldest African-American music traditions.
Kevin Doyle talks about his life-long passion for dance.
Photo courtesy Estate of Ralph Fasanella
Blue-collar worker and union organizer Ralph Fasanella would have been 100 this week. His paintings of urban working class people struggling and thriving continue to live on.
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The DC Youth Slam Team is an award-winning internationally acclaimed poetry group. Listen to their poems and find out how it all comes together.
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Elizabeth McCracken gives us her take on the differences in writing novels, short stories, and tweets.
Believing that music is a unifying force, ETHEL has joined forces with musicians across genres and regions and built a family of artists along the way.
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2011 MacArthur Fellow Francisco Nunez brings together New York youth of all backgrounds and together they create beautiful music and an inclusive community.
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Ellsworth Kelly: the gloriousness of color and form.
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Bora Yoon talks about building the sonic design of her album Sunken Cathedral.
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Julie Otsuka’s first novel When the Emperor Was Divine explores her family’s history in the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II.