"It feels like too much of my life is spent just waiting.”What does hunger look like in America? Fifteen women share their stories in the “Hunger Through My Lens” project.

"It feels like too much of my life is spent just waiting.”

What does hunger look like in America? Fifteen women share their stories in the “Hunger Through My Lens” project.

"Someone is dying aline in the night.

The hospital hums like a consciousness.”

When poetry meets medicine.

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins’ hilarious “Cheerios”

"One bright morning in a restaurant in Chicago
as I waited for my eggs and toast,
I opened the Tribune only to discover
that I was the same age as Cheerios.

Indeed, I was a few months older than Cheerios
for today, the newspaper announced,
was the seventieth birthday of Cheerios
whereas mine had occurred earlier in the year.

Already I could hear them whispering
behind my stooped and threadbare back,
Why that dude’s older than Cheerios
the way they used to say

Why, that’s as old as the hills,
only the hills are much older than Cheerios
or any American breakfast cereal,
and more noble and enduring are the hills,

I surmised as a bar of sunlight illuminated my orange juice.”

Read more of Billy Collins works here.

Where does poetry live in your world? That’s what InsideOut is asking students at 27 Detroit public schools. Tonight on NewsHour, Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and NewsHour’s chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown explore the literary program and find out how poetry is helping students find their voice. Tune in!
Where does poetry live in your world? That’s what InsideOut is asking students at 27 Detroit public schools.

Tonight on NewsHour, Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and NewsHour’s chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown explore the literary program and find out how poetry is helping students find their voice. Tune in!

Andy Warhol had Campbell Soup cans and Marilyn Monroe. Graffiti artist Alec Monopoly has Rich “Uncle” Pennybags and Madonna.

The street artist’s first solo show, “Park Place,” opened at the LAB ART Gallery in Los Angeles earlier this month. Learn more and see more photos of his work  here.


 

"I reported it twice to my squad leader, and he told me there was nothing he could do about it since there was no proof."-Tandy Fink, U.S. Army, on her attempt to report rape while serving in the military.

The soaring rate of sexual assault within the ranks of the U.S. Military has been the subject of studies and a congressional hearing. Oscar-nominated director Kirby Dick explores the topic in his new documentary, “The Invisible War,” nominated for Best Documentary Feature at this year’s Academy Awards. Watch Jeffrey Brown’s interview with Dick above and learn more here.

"Some people can be swallowed up by their emotions if they’re not educated on how to deal with them."

Meshell Ndegeocello, who went to Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., on the importance of arts education

Still open for submissions, too. ( A PBS NewsHour/The Economist partnership)
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The Economist Film Project showcases the work of independent  documentary filmmakers from around the world: http://bit.ly/pOduon

Still open for submissions, too. ( A PBS NewsHour/The Economist partnership)

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The Economist Film Project showcases the work of independent documentary filmmakers from around the world: http://bit.ly/pOduon

A young laborer dips earthen lamps into paint Monday in Amritsar, India, ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali.
(Photo by Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images.)

A young laborer dips earthen lamps into paint Monday in Amritsar, India, ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali.

(Photo by Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images.)

Just a few blocks from the rubble of the Joplin, Mo. tornado, a bright new mural has been painted, depicting life in Joplin both before and after the storm. 

Just a few blocks from the rubble of the Joplin, Mo. tornado, a bright new mural has been painted, depicting life in Joplin both before and after the storm.