Simon J. Ortiz

“I think that writing for me now is a way in which I’m able to maybe help America see its history, that is in a matter of speaking, maybe rebuild a future or rebuild a sense of social and cultural and political self that is much more positive than what it’s been.”

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Department of English

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Great Performances: Now Hear This "Beethoven's Ghost"

Go inside the mind of a genius as host Scott Yoo and fellow musicians undertake a recording of Beethoven's most personal music at a historic Berkshires manor to explore the composer’s brilliant career—where they are visited by some unexpected guests.

La Frontera with Pati Jinich

Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of the U.S.-Mexico border alongside acclaimed James Beard Award-winning chef Pati Jinich.

Secrets of the Dead “Magellan’s Crossing”

Five hundred years ago, Ferdinand Magellan and his crew set sail to gain control of the global spice trade. What resulted was the first circumnavigation of the earth, laying the groundwork for colonization and globalization still felt today.