Arts

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Muslim stars are rising on American stages and screens

Muslim actors, directors, singers and comedians are representing their experiences more authentically in Hollywood and on Broadway. Learn more here.
Musicians performing in room with no patrons (© Jason Patterson/Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro)

The show goes on at these American jazz venues

April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Learn how three important American jazz venues are bringing their music to audiences around the world.
Gigi Hadid (© Antonio Calanni/AP Images)

Get to know 5 notable Arab Americans

In the United States, an estimated 2.1 million people reported Arab ancestry. Meet five Arab Americans who are making a difference in the world.
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U.S. joins Latin American countries to protect Incan heritage

Learn how the U.S. has been helping three Andean countries ensure that their Incan and pre-Incan heritage sites will endure for generations to come.
Joy Harjo standing behind lectern (© Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. poet Joy Harjo: ‘There’s a poem out there that can...

U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo says that after a year of pandemic and racial tension, she finds comfort and lessons in poetry.
Rafael Campo leaning on a wall (© Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe/Getty Images)

Poetry helps American physicians to heal

A growing number of American doctors are embracing the healing power of poetry, both to help people cope with illness and to express themselves.
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Celebrating the power of American folk and traditional arts

The U.S. government's highest honor for folk and traditional arts went to 10 fellows this year, who showcased their talents March 4. Learn more here.
Glass portrait of Kamala Harris with Washington Monument in background (© Shannon Finney/Getty Images)

Portrait of Vice President Harris references a shattered ‘glass ceiling’

A portrait made of broken glass displayed on Washington’s National Mall saluted Vice President Kamala Harris as a glass ceiling breaker
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U.S. supports climate change action at Jaipur Literature Festival

The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi sponsored a session on Jonathan Safran Foer's latest book about climate change at this year's Jaipur Literature Festival.