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From saints to sinners, some Mother's Day movies you may have overlooked
May 11, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
Tonight, the Hirshhorn's nightly 360-degree projection, SONG 1, comes alive with an outdoor concert.
May 11, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Celebrate living well with Mom this weekend at Garden Fest, the Bolivian Festival and at the Steinway series with Mendelssohn Piano Trio.
May 10, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
A stunning statue at the Cleveland Museum raises concerns about the acquisition of antiquities
May 10, 2012 | By Henry Adams
From animation studios to movie stars to box office tallies, China has become the next frontier in film production
May 10, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
A new made-for-television movie airing May 28 recounts the stormy love affair between the writer and the war correspondent
May 09, 2012 | By Susan Spano
This week, get a book signed by New Orleans specialist Carolyn Morrow Long, enjoy a concert by the Encore Chorale, and discover the real Aaron Burr in a lecture by H.W. Brands.
May 07, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Events May 4-6: Cool off with IMAX, Fly a kite at the Sackler and celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Smithsonian
This weekend, view the spectacular journey of a polar bear and her cubs in IMAX, make your own Korean kite and join Smithsonian in kicking off the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration.
May 03, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Twenty-five years after The Simpsons made their TV debut, the show's creator talks about Homer's odyssey—and his own
May 2012 | By Claudia De La Roca
This week, take a garden tour, discover the universe through cutting edge developments in X-ray telescopes, and meet acclaimed artist Roni Horn.
April 30, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Chinese artist Ai WeiWei challenges ideas of authenticity with his reproduction of Qing dynasty zodiac animal heads, now on view at the Hirshhorn Museum.
April 26, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Events April 27-29: Insight into 20th-Century African American Art, Anacostia River & Jazz Fest, Gamer Symphony Orchestra
This weekend, get some insight into 20th-Century African American Art, Dance at the Anacostia River and Jazz Fest and hear the Gamer Symphony Orchestra perform arrangements of video game music.
April 26, 2012 | By Kelly Smith
What's so great about the curve-filled, machine-inspired art movement that burst on the scene in the early 20th century and owes a lot to Cubism? Certainly not its founders' politics
April 24, 2012 | By Henry Adams
Guest blogger and Portrait Gallery historian Amy Henderson discusses Louis Armstrong and the meaning of stardom
April 24, 2012 | By Amy Henderson
This week, discover new research on genetics, enjoy a performance from the Marlboro Music Festival's best young talent, and learn the elements that make a good film.
April 23, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This weekend learn to draw at the American Art Museum, visit the space shuttle Discovery and celebrate Earth Day with the National Zoo.
April 19, 2012 | By Kelly Smith
In the early 1950s, few Americans knew much about organized crime. But Sen. Estes Kefauver, a Democrat from Tennessee, changed that with a series of hearings that turned into a television extravaganza.
April 18, 2012 | By Gilbert King
Learn about the jazz legends who transformed American music.
April 14, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Events April 13-15: Visio-Disco, Royal Mail Ship Titanic Centennial, Insights into Coltrane and Hancock
This weekend, hit the dance floor at the Visio-Disco, learn about the Titanic’s on board postal service and celebrate Jazz History Month at Rhythm Cafe: Insights into Coltrane and Hancock.
April 12, 2012 | By Kelly Smith
One blind family's visit to the landmark exhibition brought them closer to their goal—to impact the video game industry
April 12, 2012 | By Megan Gambino