An ode to surfing’s fiercest, most successful competitor – who now has a place in the Smithsonian collections
May 2012 | By Owen Edwards
Fans still argue about who really won the 1927 "long count" fight between Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey
September 2011 | By Owen Edwards
Carol Channing can't forget the night her gown got ransomed
August 2008 | By Owen Edwards
Evel Knievel took risky behavior (and showboating) to new heights
March 2008 | By Owen Edwards
Retired country star garth brooks donated a collection of mementos to the American History museum, including his trademark cowboy hat, an acoustic guitar, a gold record and a handwritten lyric sheet.
February 2008 | By Jess Blumberg
Amelia Earhart brought her own special style—even to her outerwear
July 2007 | By Owen Edwards
Bruce Willis gives John McClane's blood-smeared undershirt to the Smithsonian. Yippee-ki-yay...
July 01, 2007 | By Amy Crawford
Did a Native American actress inspire one of Hollywood's most celebrated symbols?
January 2007 | By Owen Edwards
A recently acquired stamp collection opens a new page on the teenage Beatle-to-be
September 2005 | By Owen Edwards
Jerry Seinfeld's silly, frilly prop takes its place in television history
March 2005 | By Owen Edwards
By introducing a note of modesty, Marilyn Monroe's gloves actually heightened her come-hither allure
December 2002 | By David H. Shayt
The story of how the Smithsonian came by its mask rivals in interest the way the Lone Ranger got his
October 2001 | By David H. Shayt