Smart News Arts & Culture | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Arts & CultureenWed, 20 Sep 2017 14:30:18 +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 +0000The Story of Muckraker Upton Sinclair’s Dramatic Campaign for Governor of California was as famous in his day as any movie-star candidate who came laterWed, 20 Sep 2017 14:30:18 +0000Researchers Want to Revive These 30 Antique English Words public can vote on their favorite from a list including hugger-mugger, rouzy-bouzy, nickum and sillytonianTue, 19 Sep 2017 20:48:07 +0000Celebrate 150 Years of the Illustrator Who Brought Children's Books to Life Rackham's work defined the style of his era and beyondTue, 19 Sep 2017 20:27:08 +0000Look Into the Creepy-Cute Eyes of This Reconstructed, 500-Million-Year-Old Creature depictions of Agnostus pisiformis are part of comprehensive review of the Cambrian-era arthropodTue, 19 Sep 2017 15:04:26 +0000Stunning 'Field of Light' Surrounds Iconic Australian Rock the Sun sets at Uluru, a landscape of lit glass flowers awakensMon, 18 Sep 2017 19:57:06 +0000Three Things to Know About Francesca Caccini, the Renaissance Musical Genius You’ve Never Heard Of first female opera composer, Caccini worked for the super-rich-and-powerful Medici familyMon, 18 Sep 2017 14:31:56 +0000Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by Diving Into Google's Huge Latino Art and History Archive features more than 2,500 new works and 69 new exhibits Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:23:30 +0000‘Spinster’ and ‘Bachelor’ Were, Until 2005, Official Terms for Single People single is hard enough without these pejoratives.Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:20:00 +0000Since It's 2017, New Broadway Play Plans to Keep Up With the News the creator of 'House of Cards,' 'The Parisian Woman' plans to capture the political zeitgeist of the momentThu, 14 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000400 Children May Be Buried in Mass Grave at Notorious Scottish Orphanage certificates indicate that the children died of illness, malnutrition and blunt force trauma Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:55:27 +0000Christopher Columbus Monument Defaced in Central Park covered the statue’s hands in red paint and wrote “Hate will not be tolerated” on its base Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:23:47 +0000What to Know About Iconic Gay Rights Activist Edith Windsor trailblazing activist has died at age 88Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:03:17 +0000Settlement Reached in Bananas “Selfie Monkey” Lawsuit to the settlement, the courts had been tasked with deciding whether or not U.S. copyright law applies to animalsWed, 13 Sep 2017 18:09:45 +0000Henry Bliss, America’s First Pedestrian Fatality, Was Hit By an Electric Taxi driver was arrested but released after hitting BlissWed, 13 Sep 2017 17:48:26 +0000A Brief History of Chocolate in the United States chocolate is a relatively new innovationWed, 13 Sep 2017 16:01:34 +0000How 'Mortal Kombat' Changed Video Games to one of its creators, the infamously gory game got caught up in a transitional moment in video gamingWed, 13 Sep 2017 15:16:53 +0000Palestinian Museum's First Exhibit Opens four sections, 'Jerusalem Lives' uses a variety of mediums to look at Jerusalem's history, political status and daily lifeWed, 13 Sep 2017 14:42:12 +0000'We Shall Overcome' Verse Now in the Public Domain judge recently struck down the copyright for the first verse of the iconic Civil Rights songWed, 13 Sep 2017 14:37:45 +0000How the Nauga and its Fictional Friends Helped Make Synthetic Fabric Cuddly started out as an advertising ploy turned into a low-key cultural phenomenonTue, 12 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000The Art Monet Owned new exhibit looks inside the mind of this influential Impressionist through the lens of the works he collectedTue, 12 Sep 2017 15:30:00 +0000Here's What You Need to Know About the Mysterious Voynich Manuscript book has been confounding scholars, cryptologists and sleuths for centuries Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000How a "Snowman" Lasted the Entire Summer In Chicago icy Fischli/Weiss art installation on top of the Art Institute survived the swelter of the Windy City and will go on display next in San FranciscoMon, 11 Sep 2017 16:24:50 +0000Why 30,000 People Came Out to See a Swedish Singer Arrive in New York of them had never even heard Jenny Lind singMon, 11 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000Before She Was an Etiquette Authority, Emily Post Was a Road Warrior didn't drive herself, but she laid claim to her own authority on the road in other waysMon, 11 Sep 2017 15:03:29 +0000Denver Airport...Where the Bison Might Soon Roam through this large airport could be greeted by America's official mammalFri, 08 Sep 2017 19:34:06 +0000Two Centuries of Dinosaur Art Come Alive in This Gorgeous New Book<i>Paleoart</i> traces historic depictions of T. rex, mastodons and other ancient creatures through an artistic lens Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:24:32 +0000Dallas Gets Go-Ahead to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue federal judge has lifted a restraining order that briefly halted the planned removalFri, 08 Sep 2017 16:46:53 +0000Now You Can Read the Earliest-Known Latin Commentary on the Gospels in English commentary of Italian bishop Fortunatianus of Aquileia was lost for 1,500 years before it was rediscovered in 2012Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:10:00 +0000New Book Unearths the Earliest Sketch of Winnie-the-Pooh rotund little drawing, based on E.H. Shepard's son's teddy bear Growler, was found in a pile of the artist's 'rubbish'Fri, 08 Sep 2017 15:07:23 +0000This Nineteenth-Century Genealogist Argued Norse God Odin Was George Washington’s Great-Great-Great... Grandfather Welles's ideas about whiteness were a reflection of his time, and would be continued into the futureFri, 08 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Kate Millett, Pioneering Feminist Author, Has Died at 82 book 'Sexual Politics' was a defining text of second-wave feminism Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:19:19 +0000Washington National Cathedral Will Remove Windows Honoring Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee said the windows are "an obstacle to worship in a sacred space"Thu, 07 Sep 2017 17:11:07 +0000In the 19th Century, You Wouldn’t Want to be Put on the Treadmill grueling nineteenth-century punishment was supposed to provide a torturous lesson about hard workThu, 07 Sep 2017 16:50:22 +0000There Are Museums For Everything–Even Salami a tour of a few places showcasing this international favoriteThu, 07 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000Brush up on Your Ancient Akkadian With New Online Dictionary dead language was once the dominant tongue in MesopotamiaThu, 07 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000How to Busk the London Underground's a lucrative gig, but it means passing a strenuous process of auditions to find the very best subway musiciansWed, 06 Sep 2017 19:52:32 +0000The Bizarre Story of Piggly Wiggly, the First Self-Service Grocery Store's in a name?Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:56:06 +0000Lost Languages Discovered in One of the World's Oldest Continuously Run Libraries centuries-old texts were erased, and then written over, by monks at Saint Catherine’s Monastery in EgyptTue, 05 Sep 2017 17:47:53 +0000Why Peter the Great Established a Beard Tax 1697-1698, the tsar visited Europe in disguise to learn about shipbuilding and Western culture. His verdict? ShaveTue, 05 Sep 2017 16:32:50 +0000Freddie Mercury, Musical Genius and Stamp Collector singer-songwriter's childhood stamp album offers an insight to his characterTue, 05 Sep 2017 15:57:05 +0000Prize-Winning Images Capture Birds in All Their Feathered Glory Best Bird Photographer of the Year Awards displays the dynamic lives of the amazing avianTue, 05 Sep 2017 15:49:13 +0000 A Generation Before ‘On the Road,’ This Classic Championed the American Road Trip‘Free Air’ was a classic of the interwar generationTue, 05 Sep 2017 15:20:00 +0000Notre-Dame Is in Desperate Need of Repairs archbishop of Paris has launched a fundraising campaign in the hopes of saving the historic structureFri, 01 Sep 2017 17:40:21 +0000Why Internet Ads Are Taking Over New Zealand's Real-Life Wild Spaces‘People who liked this also like...'Fri, 01 Sep 2017 15:42:23 +0000The 1919 Black Sox Baseball Scandal Was Just One of Many say baseball "lost its innocence" after 1919, but betting and other improper behavior was rampant in early-20th-century baseballFri, 01 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000European Summit to Discuss the Return of Looted West African Art taken by a British invasion in 1897 could return to Nigeria as a permanent exhibitionThu, 31 Aug 2017 20:53:17 +0000Parisian Nudists Get Designated Area to Frolic "au Naturel" increasing number of people in France espouse a clothing-free lifestyle Thu, 31 Aug 2017 19:56:53 +0000Terry Pratchett's Unfinished Novels Got Steamrolled Thu, 31 Aug 2017 18:46:22 +0000Courageous WWII Spy Jeannie Rousseau Has Died at 98 charm and cunning, she helped uncover Nazi plans to build deadly V-1 and V-2 rocketsWed, 30 Aug 2017 21:17:19 +0000Medieval Graveyards Unearth London’s Violent Past new analysis of hundreds of ancient skulls shows how often violent trauma affected the poor and the richWed, 30 Aug 2017 18:34:51 +0000New Letters Show Alan Turing Wasn't a Fan of the U.S.A. groundbreaking mathematician and computer scientist who spent 2 years at Princeton wrote that he 'detests America' in newly found documents Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:33:12 +0000The Author of ‘Frankenstein’ Also Wrote a Post-Apocalyptic Plague Novel‘The Last Man’ was derided in its time for being too grim, but today it would fit in with a growing genre of dystopian fictionWed, 30 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000The Case Thurgood Marshall Never Forgot years ago today, Thurgood Marshall became a Supreme Court justice. He kept telling the story of the Groveland FourWed, 30 Aug 2017 13:20:00 +0000This Video Breaks Down the ABCs of Intersectionality National Museum of African American History and Culture explores the long legacy of women who shaped the feminist sociological theoryTue, 29 Aug 2017 21:28:13 +0000This Texas Museum Was Devastated by Ike. Here's How It Prepared For Harvey Galveston Arts Center sustained heavy losses when Hurricane Ike hit Texas in 2008. This time around, staff members were readyTue, 29 Aug 2017 20:28:29 +0000Last Person Executed as a Witch in Europe Gets a Museum in 1782, Anna Göldi fell victim to a system that prized the views of powerful men over justiceTue, 29 Aug 2017 19:10:00 +0000Chop Suey: An American Classic really knows exactly where this dish came from, but it's not ChinaTue, 29 Aug 2017 14:48:15 +0000Texas University Invites Fans to Scour George R.R. Martin’s Archives for Plot Clues author's vast collection is stored in Texas A&M’s Cushing LibraryFri, 25 Aug 2017 20:45:13 +0000Relive the Great American Eclipse With Art That's Out of This World site-specific Wyoming exhibit uses the occasion of the Sun going dark over a small resort town to reckon with commercial tourism and historyFri, 25 Aug 2017 17:33:12 +0000How Mary Hemingway and JFK Got Ernest Hemingway’s Legacy Out of Cuba, the year Hemingway died, was a complicated year for U.S.-Cuba relationsFri, 25 Aug 2017 15:25:30 +0000Canadian Town’s Swastika-Adorned Anchor Causes Anger and Confusion anchor appears to predate the Nazi era, but an activist says it should nevertheless be removed from a public parkFri, 25 Aug 2017 15:24:03 +0000Why Amateur Radio Operators Are Watching Hurricane Harvey radio underwent a resurgence in the United States after Hurricane KatrinaThu, 24 Aug 2017 21:16:11 +0000Bite Into the Whys Behind State Fair Food American institution has changed a lot, but some things remain just the sameThu, 24 Aug 2017 15:46:48 +0000PSA: Do Not Place Your Child in an 800-Year-Old Coffin sarcophagus on display at the Prittlewell Priory Museum in England was damaged when visitors did just thatWed, 23 Aug 2017 20:35:49 +0000German Abstract Art Pioneer K.O. Götz Dies at 103 broad strokes and large-scale paintings helped re-establish Germany as post-war cultural hubWed, 23 Aug 2017 20:02:50 +0000A Decade Ago, the Hashtag Reshaped the Internet humble origins, this ancient punctuation mark has gained new life as a symbol to connect us all on social mediaWed, 23 Aug 2017 18:12:10 +0000Fannie Farmer Was the Original Rachael Ray was the first prominent figure to advocate scientific cookery. Her cookbook remains in print to this dayWed, 23 Aug 2017 15:46:32 +0000This Lab Replicates Weapons to Reveal Stone Age Feats of Engineering Kent State archaeologist is testing the innovative engineering of the Clovis people, one of the earliest communities to inhabit North AmericaWed, 23 Aug 2017 15:03:56 +0000The Six-Day Hostage Standoff That Gave Rise to ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ it is widely known, 'Stockholm syndrome' is not recognized by the APAWed, 23 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000X-Rays Reveal Details of Portrait Once Hidden Under Vesuvius' Ash X-ray fluorescence, researchers have mapped the pigments used on a crumbling painting in HerculaneumTue, 22 Aug 2017 21:03:53 +0000Indian Court Grants Woman Divorce Over Husband’s Refusal to Install a Household Toilet oneself in open fields is common practice in many parts of India, but the government is trying to change thatTue, 22 Aug 2017 17:16:25 +0000The Mysterious Motives Behind the Theft of ‘The Scream’ versions of ‘The Scream’ have been stolen and recovered in NorwayTue, 22 Aug 2017 13:35:56 +0000University of Texas at Austin Removes Three Confederate Statues L. Fenves, the president of the university, says the monuments “have become symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism” Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:59:20 +0000New Exhibit Captures Nearly Eight Decades of Protest Art show incorporates the various ways artists have responded to the politics and social problems of their times since the 1940sMon, 21 Aug 2017 21:47:44 +0000Virginia Museum's Historic Artmobile Will Hit the Road Again original artmobile cruised through the state between 1953 and 1994, carrying immensely valuable masterworks in towMon, 21 Aug 2017 14:31:35 +0000Reach Out and Touch This Virtual Reality Art Installation"The Sands," currently on view at Essex Flowers, projects elaborate creations in a physically empty spaceFri, 18 Aug 2017 20:29:26 +0000Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Disassembled Childhood Home Is for Sale... on eBay has yet to receive any bidsFri, 18 Aug 2017 19:19:50 +0000Oldest Surviving Photograph of a U.S. President Has Surfaced 1843 daguerreotype of John Quincy Adams was discovered by a descendant of Vermont Representative Horace EverettFri, 18 Aug 2017 18:16:34 +0000Statue of Roger B. Taney Removed From Maryland State House, the fifth chief justice of the Supreme Court, wrote the majority opinion in the infamous Dred Scott caseFri, 18 Aug 2017 17:06:27 +0000Catch the Museum Floating Through the Chicago River a converted barge, the Floating Museum reflects on Chicago's industrial past and cultural presentFri, 18 Aug 2017 16:09:27 +0000AI Is Edging Into the Art World in Psychedelic Ways team at Google is using neural networks to create tools that they hope will inspire and channel creativityFri, 18 Aug 2017 15:31:30 +0000England’s Witch Trials Were Lawful might seem like collective madness today, but the mechanisms for trying witches in England were enshrined in lawFri, 18 Aug 2017 14:19:26 +0000The Science of Soft Serve's just like regular ice cream–with a few big differencesFri, 18 Aug 2017 14:19:12 +0000Thirty Years Ago, People Tried to Save the World By Meditating in the Harmonic Convergence traveled to places like Chaco Canyon and Stonehenge to welcome aliens, the resurrected Maya and wait for world peaceThu, 17 Aug 2017 19:47:06 +0000German Art Museum Tackles Legacy of Colonialism hard at its own collection, Kunsthalle Bremen aims to challenge the racism of colonialism that persists todayThu, 17 Aug 2017 18:34:01 +0000Yayoi Kusama Secretly Built a Museum October 1, the Tokyo museum will showcase art and archives from the visionary avant-garde Japanese artistThu, 17 Aug 2017 16:48:22 +0000You Can Own Mark Twain's Connecticut Farmhouse author gifted the property to his daughter in 1909. Not long after, tragedy struckThu, 17 Aug 2017 15:38:50 +0000The Romance of Fermat's Last Theorem left a lot of theorems lying around. Mathematicians proved them all–except oneThu, 17 Aug 2017 14:05:03 +0000Baltimore Quietly Removes Four Confederate Monuments Catherine Pugh said the statues “needed to come down”Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:04:35 +0000Artists Can Now Buy One of the World’s Blackest Blacks Black is not the blackest hue out there, but it is the darkest color currently available to the general publicWed, 16 Aug 2017 16:13:53 +0000Cloth Smuggled Out of Syrian Prison Bears Witness to Atrocities Wrought by the Civil War U.S. Holocaust Museum has received the cloth scraps, which bears the names of 82 inmates written in chicken bones, rust, and bloodTue, 15 Aug 2017 18:26:46 +0000Prince Now Has His Own Shade of Purple Pantone Color Institute has debuted “Love Symbol #2,” a deep purple based on the late star's custom-made piano Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:48:10 +0000If You Think ‘Bambi’ Seems Too Mature For Kids, You’re Not Wrong popular novel was even a Book-of-the-Month Club selectionTue, 15 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0000Big Ben to Fall Silent During Four-Year Renovation Project is the longest time that Big Ben has been paused during its 157-year history Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000WWII Anti-Fascist Film Goes Viral After Charlottesville“Don’t Be A Sucker,” which was released in 1943, urged viewers to take a stand against divisive, prejudicial rhetoricMon, 14 Aug 2017 18:33:04 +0000World's Oldest Man, a Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 113 maker Yisrael Kristal survived Auschwitz and celebrated his bar mitzvah 100 years after turning 13Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:21:53 +0000‘Casey at the Bat’ Leaves a Lot of Unanswered Questions there a Casey? Where did he strike out? Does it really matter? Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:56:22 +0000A Virtual Exhibit Unites Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers global collaboration features five of the six surviving canvasesFri, 11 Aug 2017 20:36:06 +0000Cremation Rates Reach All-Time High in the U.S. practice has surpassed burial rates for the second year in a rowFri, 11 Aug 2017 19:01:38 +0000Ruth Pfau, "Mother of Leprosy Patients," Has Died five decades, the German-born physician and nun treated thousand of patients and got the leprosy epidemic under control in PakistanFri, 11 Aug 2017 17:04:01 +0000Two ‘Lost’ Alberto Giacometti Drawings Found in Antique Dealer’s Collection works were “buried under piles of dust-covered antiques, paintings and drawings”Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000Georgia College Gifted Farm Where Flannery O'Connor Composed Southern Gothic author's alma mater will take over and maintain the Savannah-born author's final homeFri, 11 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000New Art Exhibit Remembers Trashy Tabloid Culture of 2000s Brooklyn show highlights art inspired by the age when celebrity scandals and gossip reigned supremeThu, 10 Aug 2017 18:32:26 +0000Tate Modern’s Modigliani Exhibition Ventures Into Virtual Reality upcoming retrospective couples works by the famed modernist with the museum's first VR experienceThu, 10 Aug 2017 17:26:02 +0000The Centuries-Old Tradition of Military Quilting Is Getting Its First Exhibition in the U.S. display celebrates the art and craft of soldiers at war and offers insight into life in the militaryThu, 10 Aug 2017 15:45:28 +0000Three Things to Know About the Louvre's History home of the Mona Lisa has a history that's almost 1000 years longThu, 10 Aug 2017 14:01:00 +0000Lights Are Driving Bats From Their Belfries trend of pointing floodlights at churches in Sweden has driven some long-eared bat colonies out of their historic roostsWed, 09 Aug 2017 20:32:45 +0000The German Language Adds 5,000 New Words latest edition of the Duden dictionary includes <i>tindern,</i> or online dating, and <i>postfaktisch</i>, meaning post-truthWed, 09 Aug 2017 17:03:40 +0000Survey Finds Most People Are Biased Against Atheists, Including Atheists findings revealed that the bias was strongest in more religious countries including the United States, United Arab Emirates and IndiaWed, 09 Aug 2017 16:14:04 +0000Eighty Years Later, Two Exhibits Confront the "Degenerate Art" Purge 1937, the Nazis confiscated modernist art from museums and put it up for ridicule in an exhibit that still reverberates todayTue, 08 Aug 2017 18:28:16 +0000This Is What Global Dissent Sounds Like new project maps almost 200 recordings taken in 27 different countries over the past 26 yearsTue, 08 Aug 2017 15:14:30 +0000Two Pierogi Festivals Face Off Over Trademark’s an epic battle for dumpling dominationTue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000This Taiwanese Museum Just Digitized Its Massive Collection of Chinese Art,000 images are available for download via the National Palace Museum's website Mon, 07 Aug 2017 20:42:35 +0000Brooklyn Museum’s ‘Legacy of Lynching’ Exhibition Confronts Racial Terror testimony and research findings supplement selections from the museum’s holdings Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:08:17 +0000Amid Soaring Produce Prices, Indian City Launches “State Bank of Tomato” bank began as a tongue-in-cheek protest, but residents are taking it seriously Mon, 07 Aug 2017 13:29:20 +0000What Does the Architecture of Anime Look Like? new exhibit brings together the creative design behind some of the most iconic cyberpunk anime filmsMon, 07 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000How the Bristol Sessions Created Country Music years ago, a yodeller named Jimmie Rodgers laid down two of the tracks he would be remembered for Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:03:31 +0000A Brooklyn Basketball Court Is Named After Notorious B.I.G. attempts to honor the rapper were stymied by community board members who took offense to Biggie’s lyrics, criminal history and even his weight Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:00:07 +0000NEH Announces Last Grants for 2017 for digitization, preservation, education and more are supported with $39.3 million in fundingThu, 03 Aug 2017 20:45:57 +0000Aboriginal Rangers Uncover Trove of Rock Art in Northern Australia of examples of art dating back centuries were found by rangers while they were conducting burn offsWed, 02 Aug 2017 20:15:29 +0000Lost Play By J.M. Barrie Discovered in Texas Archive newly published <i>Reconstruction of the Crime</i> features comedic detective exploits and audience participationWed, 02 Aug 2017 18:36:25 +0000New Archival Donations Put Edward Hopper's Life in Sharp Focus of drawings, letters and more are coming to the Edward Hopper House and the Whitney MuseumWed, 02 Aug 2017 15:18:14 +0000The First US Census Only Asked Six Questions’s founders agreed that the census was important, but it wasn’t longWed, 02 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000This Dachau Survivor's Harrowing Art Is on Display for the First Time Tauber’s paintings detail medical experiments, beatings and eventual liberationMon, 31 Jul 2017 20:03:44 +0000The Author of 'Robinson Crusoe' Used Almost 200 Pseudonyms Defoe honed his pen on political writing before he came to the novelMon, 31 Jul 2017 14:30:00 +0000Reasons Why the Royal Navy Bribed Sailors With Booze rum ration existed until 1970Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:07:25 +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 +0000