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This weekend, become a constellation, make your own Silk Road mirror and enjoy the Classical stylings of pianist James D'León
July 05, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
The seething rage over CERN's font choice drives the question: How would the world have reacted to Newton's world-changing tome had Comic Sans existed at the time?
July 05, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Starting in 2015, Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf will once again be available to German readers.
July 05, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
A San Francisco coffee shop pulls back the curtain to expose the process behind each cup served in their expansive warehouse space
July 05, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
Take a couple minutes between the barbecue and fireworks to put things into the larger context by appreciating “that we are all riding through the universe together on this spaceship we call Earth, that we are all interconnected, that we are all in this together, that we are all family.” The Atlantic points us to this beautiful [...]
July 05, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
You'd think the 4th of July would inspire filmmakers to great works, but for the most part, they have been unable to recreate the events that led to the founding of America
July 03, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
Fangirls and boys of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie series know that the "fictional" account of the frontier life of a little girl named "Laura" is at least somewhat based on reality. But next summer, they will be able to find out if truth is better than fiction: for the first time, the author's autobiography "Pioneer Girl" will be published.
July 03, 2012 | By Sarah Laskow
Andrew Blum, author of the new book "Tubes," spent two years exploring the physical constructions around the world that enable the Internet to exist
July 03, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Layered, corseted summer garments kept women proper and fashionable, if not cool
July 03, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
The farmer of tomorrow wears a suit to work and sits at a desk that looks oddly familiar to those of us here in the year 2012.
July 02, 2012 | By Matt Novak
What are the best films that were never put to celluloid? We look back at the passion projects of famous directors that never got off the ground
July 02, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
The mass media artist has been refashioning our idioms into sharp-edged cultural critiques for three decades—and now brings her work to the Hirshhorn
July 2012 | By Ron Rosenbaum
Poet J. Allyn Rosser's new piece on watching the Olympic Games
July 2012 | By J. Allyn Rosser
Lal White was forgotten by many, even residents of his small English factory town, but the whimsical Cycle Song hopes to change that
July 2012 | By Franz Lidz
In a new alternative history, The Great Emancipator lives to fight a second civil war
July 2012 | By Chloë Schama
New songs by the American folk legend keep turning up, a century after his birth
July 2012 | By Abigail Tucker
The Grammy winner celebrates her 88th birthday with a new album that reflects her lifelong love of kids' music
July 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Our editors pored over more than 67,000 photographs, each one a postcard from a unique time and place
July 2012 | By Jesse Rhodes
Think you know all of the cool sights on the Mall? We bet you'll find these insider tips from the Institution helpful this tourist season.
June 29, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
“One Life: Amelia Earhart” takes visitors on a clockwise journey around the one-room exhibit, a thoughtful, deliberate selection of photographs, artwork and memorabilia documents an extraordinary life.
June 29, 2012 | By Kat J. McAlpine