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The Anthology of Rap

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This video explores how rap is treated as poetry in the new book "The Anthology of Rap."

Toni Morrison's Beloved, On Stage

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NewsHour Correspondent Jeffrey Brown reports on a stage production of Toni Morrison's acclaimed novel Beloved.

Shakespearean Actors and Experts Discuss the Bard

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Shakespeare experts and actors who have performed in his plays discuss what's special about the bard and how interpretations of his work have varied.

'Breaking Bad' Star Bryan Cranston Steps into LBJ’s Shoes on Broadway

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Actor Bryan Cranston is best known for his role on the hit AMC drama, Breaking Bad. But he also played President Lyndon B. Johnson in the Broadway show, All the Way. Help students analyze the arts with this PBS NewsHour video and educational materials from May 5, 2014.  For further background and materials to support student understanding of the issue see the Teacher’s Guide, Student Handout, and Informational Text in Support Materials.

Striking a Balance Between New and Old in Havana

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Find out why the unique architecture of Havana may be threatened by new development with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from June 16, 2015.

Saving Syrian Culture Under Siege

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Learn about efforts to protect Syria's cultural heritage with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from May 19, 2015.

Graffiti Artists Take to the Streets of Brazil to Combat Violence Against Women

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Brazilian street artists used the spotlight of the World Cup to highlight a problem close to home - domestic abuse. Use this PBS NewsHour video and educational resource to let your students explore this story from July 15, 2014.

70 Years Later, Holocaust Victim’s Dress Designs Come Back to Life

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Find out how 70-year-old dress designs from the Holocaust resurfaced with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from November 15, 2014.

How Virtual Reality Hacks the Brain

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Step inside the world of virtual reality with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from January 27, 2015.

Censorship Still Apparent as Cuba Forges Place in the Art World

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Explore the challenges facing Cuban artists with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from June 30, 2015.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Brings Back Beloved Characters and Record Ticket Sales | PBS NewsHour

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Discuss the factors that make the "Star Wars" franchise such a success with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from December 17, 2015.

New Underwater Vista Requires Art Lovers Take a Dive | PBS NewsHour

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Learn about a new underwater adventure for art lovers with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from April 5, 2016.

White House Hosts Poetry Jam

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Poets perform their work at the first-ever White House poetry jam.

Poet Creates Identity in Verse

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Poet, playwright and editor Nathalie Handal creates identity in verse.

Actors Brush Up on Their Shakespeare

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NewsHour Arts Correspondent Jeffrey Brown reports on a school where actors go to brush up on their interpretations of Shakespeare's works.

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