Smart News Arts & Culture | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Arts & CultureenFri, 28 Jul 2017 20:50:07 +0000After Fans Rallied Around App, Windows Announces It Will Save Microsoft Paint classic Windows program responsible for so many wobbly works is getting a new home in the Windows StoreMon, 24 Jul 2017 15:00:59 +0000Smithsonian Curator Weighs In on Photo That Allegedly Shows Amelia Earhart in Japanese Captivity History Channel special claims that a National Archives photo shows the pilot sitting on a dock in the Pacific, but experts are skeptical Wed, 05 Jul 2017 21:51:04 +0000Famous Shriveled Toe Returned to Yukon Bar key ingredient in the Sourtoe Cocktail, the dried-out digit was mailed back on ThursdayThu, 22 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Newseum Ditches Headlines for a Day Without News’s a stark reminder of the journalists who've died doing their jobs Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:57:58 +0000Legal Fight Over Nazi-Looted Painting Ends After 26 Years 80 years ago as a 'degenerate art,' the heirs of the Paul Klee masterpiece have finally reached a settlement with the city of MunichFri, 28 Jul 2017 20:50:07 +0000The Columnist Who Shaped Hollywood's Most Destructive Witch Hunt Wilkerson's complicated legacy has only been recently discussed by the magazine he founded Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:00:00 +0000Three Things to Know About the Buffalo Soldiers segregated regiments offered black soldiers a chance to fight for their rightsFri, 28 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000Auschwitz Museum Announces First Traveling Exhibition of Artifacts than 1,150 objects make up the exhibition, which will travel to 14 cities in Europe and North AmericaWed, 26 Jul 2017 20:18:32 +0000200 Objects Damaged After Lightning Sets Fire to French Museum paintings on loan from the Louvre are among the destroyed worksWed, 26 Jul 2017 17:59:19 +0000 The First Pet Position in the Trump White House Will Remain Open—for Meow have served as companions and ambassadors for presidents dating back to George WashingtonWed, 26 Jul 2017 17:08:07 +0000A Brief History of American Dead Letter Offices United States postal system was established on this day in 1775, and mail started going "dead" very soon afterWed, 26 Jul 2017 15:20:00 +0000Vatican Shuts Off Its Historic Fountains in Midst of Scorching Drought is the first time that authorities can remember being forced to take such a stepWed, 26 Jul 2017 15:19:35 +0000Five Fascinating Facts About Carl Jung thought he was two people (sort of) and more things you didn't know about the pioneering psychologistWed, 26 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0000New Video Game Parodies What it Means to Be an Art World Star Passpartout: The Starving Artist, you do everything from virtually impress collectors to dine on wine and baguettesWed, 26 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000Meaty Secrets Behind the Record-Setting, 1,774-Pound Burger beefy behemoth was recently bestowed the title of world's largest commercially available burgerTue, 25 Jul 2017 19:08:11 +0000Facing an Uncertain Future, a Jane Austen Landmark Seeks the Public’s Help House, which was once owned by Austen’s brother, has launched a crowdfunding campaign after losing the support of its main beneficiary Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:48:48 +0000Small Alaska Town Mourns Loss of Stubbs the Cat, Beloved Honorary Mayor reigned with a light paw and a loyal followingTue, 25 Jul 2017 14:54:59 +0000The Dizzy History of Carousels Begins With Knights makes perfect–but nobody said it couldn't be funTue, 25 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000Forgotten Warhol Silkscreen Found in Alice Cooper’s Storage Locker shock rocker acquired and then forgot about the work amid a “swirl of drugs and drinking”Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:23:21 +0000Buckingham Palace Remembers Princess Diana With New Exhibit of the objects on display were selected by Diana's sonsMon, 24 Jul 2017 16:27:39 +0000The British Library Will Release Two New Books Inspired by “Harry Potter” editions are companions to an upcoming exhibition at the library, which will display rare artifacts related to J.K. Rowling’s magical universeMon, 24 Jul 2017 15:14:33 +0000Meet 10 Depression-Era Photographers Who Captured the Struggle of Rural America women and eight men were sent out with their cameras in 1930s America. What they brought back was an indelible record of a period of struggleMon, 24 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000George W. Bush’s Paintings of World Leaders to Go On Display at Conservative Conference former president’s “Art of Leadership” series features portraits of Merkel, Blair, Putin and other influential politicians Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:27:01 +0000Feeling Bleu: Champion Cheddars Nabbed From English Ag Show Farms is offering a reward for the return of its champion and reserve champion cheddars stolen from the Yeovil Show in SomersetThu, 20 Jul 2017 19:02:06 +0000Agatha Christie’s Fiery Letters Offer New Glimpse Into the Queen of Crime author was not a fan of pink or Pekingese dogs Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:32:39 +0000Why 'Paradise Lost' Is Translated So Much book shows the enduring power of the epic poem has made it spread across dozens of languages and hundreds of yearsThu, 20 Jul 2017 17:24:12 +0000The First Self-Cleaning Home Was Essentially a 'Floor-to-Ceiling Dishwasher' Gabe, who died late last year, channeled her frustration with housework into a futuristic design to end the drudgery of cleaningThu, 20 Jul 2017 15:53:11 +0000Debunking the Mechanical Turk Helped Set Edgar Allan Poe on the Path to Mystery Writing many others, Poe was certain the machine couldn't be playing chess under its own powerThu, 20 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000From Melting Clocks to Lollipops, Salvador Dalí Left His Mark on the Visual World Surrealist artist's "pure, vertical, mystical love of cash" led him to advertisingThu, 20 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000'Twilight Zone' Enters the Stage Dimension theater will adapt the iconic television series to capture "American nightmares" past and presentWed, 19 Jul 2017 21:31:35 +0000Lost Manuscripts From Composer of “The Planets” Found in New Zealand one is sure how the handwritten scores by Gustav Holst ended up in the archives of the Bay of Plenty SymphoniaWed, 19 Jul 2017 19:41:41 +0000"Space Archaeologists" to Examine the International Space Station millions of photos and documents, researchers will reconstruct life on the ISS to see how visitors interact with their tools and each otherTue, 18 Jul 2017 19:37:18 +0000Five Things to Know About Bath, Jane Austen’s Home and Inspiration hundred years after her death, Bath hasn't forgotten about Jane AustenTue, 18 Jul 2017 14:10:00 +0000Why Censors Are Targeting Winnie-the-Pooh in China media users have compared the honey-loving bear to Chinese President Xi JinpingMon, 17 Jul 2017 18:25:01 +0000How a Groundbreaking Interior Designer Helped Jackie O. Change the White House Parish is credited with creating American country style, a recognizable and quirky mix of old and newMon, 17 Jul 2017 15:52:37 +0000Text an Emoji and the SFMOMA Will Respond with a Picture of Art new text messaging service lets users explore the museum’s vast collectionMon, 17 Jul 2017 15:17:21 +0000Disneyland's Terrible First Day Didn't Stop the Crowds From Coming was ready. But by the end of the first week, more than 100,000 people had visitedMon, 17 Jul 2017 12:45:00 +0000At 100, Andrew Wyeth Still Brushes People the Right (and Wrong) Way centennial of his birth offers galleries and critics the opportunity to reconsider one of America's most famous paintersMon, 17 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000Revolutionary Black Artists of the Civil Rights Era Get Exhibition in the UK"Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power" features iconic works alongside pieces that have long been overlooked by the mainstreamFri, 14 Jul 2017 16:36:38 +0000Sixty Years After Its Discovery, a Hut in Scotland Has Been Linked to St. Columba dating has proved that the site could have been built and used during the lifetime of the revered saintFri, 14 Jul 2017 15:23:33 +0000WWII Enigma Machine Found at Flea Market Sells for $51,000 legendary coding machine was first unearthed by a mathematician with a careful eye who purchased it for roughly $114Thu, 13 Jul 2017 19:30:06 +0000London Tube Scraps “Ladies and Gentlemen” Announcements say they want all passengers to feel welcome on the UndergroundThu, 13 Jul 2017 18:13:35 +0000Imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo Dies at Age 61 human rights activist spent his final years in Chinese custodyThu, 13 Jul 2017 17:31:16 +0000Kermit the Frog Gets a New Voice for the First Time in 27 Years Whitmire, who voiced Kermit since Jim Henson’s death in 1990, has departed from the MuppetsThu, 13 Jul 2017 14:48:47 +0000Diverse Splendor of Birds on Display in Audubon Photo Competition of the top submissions can now be viewed onlineWed, 12 Jul 2017 20:08:32 +0000World's Oldest Figurative Art is Now an Official World Treasure new Unesco world heritage site spans six caves located in the Swabian Alps in GermanyWed, 12 Jul 2017 20:08:16 +0000Asmara, the Capital of Eritrea, Named World Heritage Site officials lobbied for the designation in a bid to reform their country’s isolationist imageWed, 12 Jul 2017 15:43:51 +0000Thank Sherlock Holmes for the Phrase 'Smoking Gun' its origins to modern day, the favorite cliché of detectives and journalists everywhere refuses to kick the bucketWed, 12 Jul 2017 15:11:53 +0000This Anti-Slavery Jewelry Shows the Social Concerns (and the Technology) of Its Time 'Wedgwood Slave Medallion' was the first modern piece of protest jewelryWed, 12 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000Vatican Vetoes Gluten-Free Communion Wafers’s a sticky issue for Catholics with celiac disease or other gluten sensitivities Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:25:36 +0000The Bowdlers Wanted to Clean Up Shakespeare, Not Become a Byword for Censorship and Henrietta Bowdler started out with relatively noble intentionsTue, 11 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0000Unknown Raphael Paintings Discovered in the Vatican work in the Hall of Constantine uncovered two allegorical figures that Raphael appears to have painted before his untimely death in 1520Mon, 10 Jul 2017 20:23:43 +0000Forgotten Children’s Book by Maurice Sendak Will Be Published in 2018 "Where the Wild Things Are" author collaborated on the manuscript with long-time friend Arthur YorinksMon, 10 Jul 2017 18:23:39 +0000Early Sketches From Famed English Painter Found Hidden in Royal Library mislabeled in a Windsor Castle book, the drawings are the work of a young Thomas GainsboroughMon, 10 Jul 2017 16:37:28 +0000The Tin Man Is a Reminder of L. Frank Baum’s Onetime Oil Career had a number of careers before he hit it big with 'The Wizard of Oz'Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:51:43 +0000Sheila Michaels, the Feminist Who Made ‘Ms.’ Mainstream, Has Died at 78 activist championed “Ms.” as a title that would allow women to be seen independently of their marital status Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:42:25 +0000Surf Through Newly Digitized Images to See Rome’s Ever-Changing History Eternal City is always evolving. Now, a new web resource shows howFri, 07 Jul 2017 16:04:29 +0000Take a Look at the Patents Behind Sliced Bread took a surprising amount of technological know-how to make the bread that birthed the expressionFri, 07 Jul 2017 13:41:26 +0000Mexico City Dig Uncovers Traces of Aztec Resistance to Spain residents of Tenochtitlan, rebellion didn’t just happen on the battlefieldThu, 06 Jul 2017 18:32:19 +0000Hobby Lobby Hands Over 5,500 Illegally Imported Artifacts 2010, the arts-and-crafts retailer purchased thousands of cultural artifacts smuggled from IraqThu, 06 Jul 2017 17:22:44 +0000A Brief History of People Running Across America character Forrest Gump wasn’t the only one to do it, not by a long shotThu, 06 Jul 2017 14:29:09 +0000High-Status Indigenous Family Brought Back to Life With Digital Reconstruction 3,700 years ago, the relatives were given elaborate burials along the coast of British ColumbiaWed, 05 Jul 2017 20:03:48 +0000Utah Just Did Away With Liquor-Hiding “Curtains” liquor laws loosen, the “Zion Curtain” may become a thing of the pastWed, 05 Jul 2017 19:28:56 +0000France's Simone Veil Will Become the Fifth Woman Buried in the Panthéon is an exceptional honor reserved for esteemed French citizensWed, 05 Jul 2017 17:43:02 +0000New Website Tracks Paintings Provenance from Brush to Gallery Wall<i>Mapping Paintings</i> makes it easier to figure out an artwork’s chain of ownershipWed, 05 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000Chicago Library Seeks Help Transcribing Magical Manuscripts texts dealing with charms, spirits, and all other manners of magical practice are now accessible onlineMon, 03 Jul 2017 20:14:18 +0000AI Project Produces New Styles of Art let two neural networks critique each other to create the imagesMon, 03 Jul 2017 19:30:03 +0000Is Jupiter the "Star" in Lord Byron's Famous Poem? to astronomer Donald Olson, the brilliant star described in Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage is actually a planetMon, 03 Jul 2017 17:15:55 +0000Sony Will Start Pressing Vinyl Records After a 28-Year Hiatus company stopped producing vinyl records in 1989Mon, 03 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000Cheers To This Spanish Town's Annual Wine Battle boozy event has its roots in a 13th century land disputeFri, 30 Jun 2017 17:41:44 +0000Phone Booths Are Back in Times Square—And This Time, They’re Telling Immigrant Stories<i>Once Upon a Place</i> features the oral histories of 70 immigrantsFri, 30 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Former Paris Stock Exchange To Be Transformed into Art Museum renovation will be so remarkable, according to the lead architect, it will cure Brexit-induced malaise Thu, 29 Jun 2017 20:00:00 +0000Harry Potter Sparks Illegal Owl Trade in Indonesia made quite the impression—but her popularity is hurting real-life birdsThu, 29 Jun 2017 18:33:18 +0000The First Printed Fried Chicken Recipe in America white Virginian woman named Mary Randolph was the first to publish it, but fried chicken's Southern history is deeper than 'The Virginia Housewife'Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:53:00 +0000Michael Bond, Creator of Paddington Bear, Dies at 91 author's stories about a plucky, marmalade-loving bear sold more than 35 million copies worldwideWed, 28 Jun 2017 17:20:16 +0000Americans Caught ‘Victoria Fever’ For The British Queen’s 1838 Coronation delicacies as 'Victoria soap' could be bought in America as a souvenir of the occasionWed, 28 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000NYC Unveils Design for New Monument to the LGBT Community monument will be built in the Hudson River Park, a historic LGBT siteTue, 27 Jun 2017 13:30:00 +0000A Broadway Production of ‘1984’ Is Making Audiences Faint and Vomit spatter, electrocution and strobe lights are all part of the experienceMon, 26 Jun 2017 19:44:16 +0000Creating a Full Palette of Blues the discovery of a new metal helped to change painting foreverMon, 26 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000Lock Dating to Revolutionary War Period Found at Michigan Fort 250-year-old lock was unearthed in a fur trader's house at Michilimackinac FortMon, 26 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Where the Myth of JFK's 'Jelly Donut' Mistake Came From misinterpretation didn't arise until years after his deathMon, 26 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000Asia’s First Major LGBTQ Exhibition to Launch in Taipei groundbreaking <i>Spectrosynthesis</i> is united by a single theme: the spectrum of lightFri, 23 Jun 2017 19:17:55 +0000New Zealand’s Iconic Pōhutukawa Tree May Have Roots in Australia belonging to the pōhutukawa’s ancient ancestors were found on the coast of Tasmania Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:06:05 +0000Explore Ancient British Isles Hill Forts with a New Online Atlas atlas lists over 4,000 of the structures that dot the landscape, used as gathering spots for Bronze and Iron Age BritonsFri, 23 Jun 2017 17:26:06 +0000Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau Created New Orleans’ Midsummer Festival Gras may be the city's biggest party, but St. John's Eve is its most important religious festivalFri, 23 Jun 2017 14:05:00 +0000The Stylish Flamingo Hotel Shaped the Las Vegas Strip Flamingo, still operating today, is the oldest hotel on the StripFri, 23 Jun 2017 13:40:00 +0000Choreographer Bob Fosse Is the Forgotten Author of Modern Musicals's signature style influenced everything from Michael Jackson to today's musicalsFri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:00 +0000New Badges Will Make Today's Girl Scouts Tomorrow's Cybersleuths and cookie sales are just the tip of the iceberg for modern scoutsFri, 23 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000London Exhibit Showcases Powerful Artwork Created by Teenage Refugees“All I Left Behind. All I Will Discover” includes pieces by 80 teens who fled to the UKThu, 22 Jun 2017 19:27:19 +0000Mosul’s Great Mosque of al-Nuri Destroyed by ISIS Militants 12th-century mosque’s leaning minaret was one of Mosul’s most recognizable landmarksThu, 22 Jun 2017 19:25:16 +0000Camera Film Reveals Images of the Mount St. Helens Eruption photographer developed the film found at a Goodwill, revealing images of the ash plume from the 1980 eruption that killed 57Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:34:30 +0000Take a Peep at This Gallery of Historic Selfies have been photographing themselves almost since the dawn of the technologyWed, 21 Jun 2017 13:40:41 +0000UK Charity Calls On Developers to Save At-Risk Buildings ‘Up My Street’ catalogue profiles 100 historic properties in desperate need of repairWed, 21 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Andy Warhol’s First Self-Portrait Is Headed to Auction artist transformed a photo booth image into a vibrant, turquoise printTue, 20 Jun 2017 19:33:13 +0000132-Year-Old Lobster Earns a Pardon from the Pot, a 22-pound crustacean born during the Cleveland administration, returned to the sea after 20 years living at Peter's Clam BarTue, 20 Jun 2017 18:37:05 +0000Lizzie Borden Didn’t Kill Her Parents (Maybe) was acquitted of the crime on this day in 1893, but no one else was ever chargedTue, 20 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000Nobody Is Sure Why they Call It a ‘Martini’ just as good, thoughMon, 19 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000Tasty Art Installation Lets Visitors Pick Their Own Fruit the Stoneview Nature Center in Los Angeles, fruit trees are arranged according to the colors of the rainbowMon, 19 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000On World Sauntering Day, Take a Walk's good for youMon, 19 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000Oregon Becomes First State to Issue Gender Non-Binary ID Cards who do not identify as male or female will be able to select “X” for non-specified gender when applying for IDsFri, 16 Jun 2017 20:05:51 +0000Traditional Polynesian Vessel to Complete Round-the-World Journey Hōkūleʻa’s crew did not use any modern navigational devices, instead relying on the stars, waves, and clouds to guide themFri, 16 Jun 2017 18:58:08 +0000Happy Bloomsday! Too Bad James Joyce Would Have Hated This infamously disliked the idea of being memorializedFri, 16 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000San Francisco Is Creating Its Own Governors Island Island will turn into a major cultural destination under new, multi-billion dollar planThu, 15 Jun 2017 18:21:59 +0000Australia to Return Remains of Japan's Indigenous Ainu People the early 20th century, an anthropologist excavated the remains and sent them overseasThu, 15 Jun 2017 17:06:17 +0000Why the Library of Congress Thinks Your Favorite Meme Is Worth Preserving and Web Cultures Archives are documenting online cultureThu, 15 Jun 2017 15:10:09 +0000Climate Change, and Cod, Are Causing One Heck of a Lobster Boom in Maine complex relationships between humans, lobster, and cod are creating boom times--for nowThu, 15 Jun 2017 13:34:35 +0000Germany Moves Forward with Controversial Monument to Reunification German Memorial to Freedom and Unity has a fraught history Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Library of Congress Names Tracy K. Smith As New Poet Laureate previously won a Pulitzer Prize for her work, which is by turns philosophical, fantastical and deeply personal Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:39:14 +0000Art Installation Recreates the Smell of Cities Around the World Pollution Pod project emphasizes the unequal air quality divide between rich and poor citiesWed, 14 Jun 2017 17:44:59 +0000Three Very Modern Uses For A Nineteenth-Century Text Generator Markov was trying to understand poems with math when he created a whole new field of probability studiesWed, 14 Jun 2017 16:23:48 +0000First House Designed by Antoni Gaudí to Open as a Museum vibrant Casa Vicens was an early hallmark of Gaudí’s unique styleWed, 14 Jun 2017 16:02:45 +0000A Bear and Her Cubs Took Over Vlad the Impaler’s Castle’s Poenari Castle was shut down to visitors after authorities had “close encounters” with the creaturesWed, 14 Jun 2017 14:36:51 +0000New Report Ranks Easiest and Hardest Places to Be a Kid the Children compares 172 countries based on factors like child mortality rates and adolescent birth ratesTue, 13 Jun 2017 17:15:38 +0000En Garde! (Nonviolent) Dueling Will Soon Be Legal in Canada government is ridding the Criminal Code of obsolete laws—like ones that prohibit dueling and witchcraftMon, 12 Jun 2017 20:38:18 +0000Massive Wooden Fire Monument Is Older Than Stonehenge dating shows that the site dates back to 3300 B.C.Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:01:30 +0000In 1913, One Gluttonous Pupper Changed the Course of Animation History before "Steamboat Willie," this animated dog hammed it up onscreenMon, 12 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000257-Year-Old Coloring Book Rediscovered in St. Louis Florist contains 60 drawings, and recommends watercolor pigments like “gall-stone brown”Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000Chinese City Institutes One-Dog Policy in Qingdao say they are trying to limit the amount of disturbance caused by an ever-growing pooch populationFri, 09 Jun 2017 19:56:44 +0000Google Digitizes 3,000 Years of Fashion History massive "We Wear Culture Project" includes 30,000 online artifacts from over 180 institutionsFri, 09 Jun 2017 17:45:56 +0000First-Ever Roma Cultural Institution Opens in Europe’s a step toward cultural inclusion for Europe’s largest minority groupFri, 09 Jun 2017 17:19:19 +0000What Hattie McDaniel Said About Her Oscar-Winning Career Playing Racial Stereotypes McDaniel saw herself as a groundbreaker for black AmericansFri, 09 Jun 2017 12:15:00 +0000This Museum Was the World’s Most-Visited in 2016 to a new report ranking the most popular international museumsThu, 08 Jun 2017 18:56:50 +0000This Tool Makes it Easy to Compare Art From Different Museums frees images from the confines of individual websites Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:34:03 +0000Dr. Seuss Museum Opens in Massachusetts Amazing World of Dr. Seuss features a life-sized Wump of Gump, a recreation of Sala-ma-Sond, and replicas of the author’s childhood hauntsThu, 08 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000Sliver of Saint’s Brain Stolen From Italian Basilica are looking for the person or persons who swiped the sacred relic from the Don Bosco Basilica Thu, 08 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000Anthony Burgess' Legendary Dictionary of Slang Lives author and linguist gave up the book after realizing how enormous the task of keeping up with slang would beWed, 07 Jun 2017 17:21:34 +0000See 17th-Century England Through the Eyes of One of the First Modern Travel Writers Fiennes traveled and wrote about her adventures—including a bit of life adviceWed, 07 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000Professor Helps Bust Italian Art Theft Ring professor noticed that a rare manuscript had been stamped with the seal of the Royal Library of Turin, leading him to believe that it had been stolenTue, 06 Jun 2017 16:34:20 +0000Dylan Finally Delivers on Nobel Prize Lecture reclusive singer-songwriter muses on literature and music in characteristic styleMon, 05 Jun 2017 17:38:32 +0000Restored Roman Catacombs Reveal Stunning Frescoes of grime have been removed from two chambers of the Domitilia catacombs, exposing images of fourth-century RomeMon, 05 Jun 2017 15:42:12 +0000There's Something Fishy About the Ketchup You Put On Your Burgers red stuff that Americans eat on their French Fries doesn't look much like the 'kôechiap' it's based onMon, 05 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000Tolkien’s Newly Published Book Is Rooted in a Real Love Story tale of Beren and Lúthien was first conceived in 1917, after an encounter between Tolkien and his wife EdithFri, 02 Jun 2017 17:59:19 +0000Tourists Are Now Banned from Photographing This Swiss Village's a blatant—if somewhat brilliant—press playFri, 02 Jun 2017 17:46:28 +0000Snoop Inside Thoreau's Journals at This New Exhibition's your chance to get up-close and personal with the philosopher-poet’s possessionsFri, 02 Jun 2017 17:26:52 +0000Why Does Every American Graduation Play ‘Pomp and Circumstance’? song was written for a British king’s coronation and its name is a Shakespeare reference. What gives?Fri, 02 Jun 2017 12:00:45 +0000Why Was Maine the First State to Try Prohibition? groundbreaking "Maine law" laid the groundwork for other states to experiment with temperance lawsFri, 02 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000What Do They Call a Quarter Pounder With Cheese in Casablanca? has been international for 50 years now... and its restaurants have learned how to blend in to the local sceneThu, 01 Jun 2017 12:07:00 +0000Footage of Early 20th-Century Explorations Now Available Online UK’s Royal Geographical Society has digitized its archival footage of historic expeditions Wed, 31 May 2017 16:17:22 +0000No U.S. President Has Ever Died in May and Other Weird Trivia About Presidential Lives lives are scrutinized for meaning, even when none is readily apparentWed, 31 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000Scholars Rediscover Forgotten Edith Wharton Play“The Shadow of a Doubt” had been overshadowed by over 100 years of historyWed, 31 May 2017 15:38:37 +0000Amid Controversy, Minneapolis Museum Removes Sculpture Based on Execution of 38 Dakota Men of the Dakota community say that the sculpture trivializes a painful chapter of their history Wed, 31 May 2017 14:01:40 +0000Samuel Pepys Was England's First Blogger famed blogger—okay, diarist—told historians so much about 17th-century daily life in England, but he could have told us so much moreWed, 31 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000How the First Female Photographer Changed the Way the World Sees Algae groundbreaking photo book by Anna Atkins, a 19th-century British botanist, is going on display in the NetherlandsTue, 30 May 2017 19:38:39 +0000Late Fees No Longer Exist at Salt Lake City Libraries you kept a book longer than you should have, you're in luckTue, 30 May 2017 18:14:55 +0000The Powerful Story Behind Glacier Bay National Park's New Totem Poles're 20-foot-tall symbols of a slowly healing riftTue, 30 May 2017 16:44:57 +0000