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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 new solo exhibition by Lalla Essaydi challenges Western and Muslim perceptions of women's identities
May 09, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
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
The S. Dillon Ripley Center hosts an exhibit of more than 300 of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' patents since 1980.
May 04, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Could the design of a Brita filter help us with controlling how much water we waste?
May 03, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
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
Listen to the latest stylings of Shanthi, the Dylan of elephants
May 02, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Compare documents filed by the first and last homesteaders in the United States
May 2012 | By T.A. Frail and Megan Gambino
A photographer's images of domestic tranquility pay tribute to U.S. service members
May 2012 | By T.A. Frail
An ode to surfing’s fiercest, most successful competitor – who now has a place in the Smithsonian collections
May 2012 | By Owen Edwards
Mitt Romney’s father was born in a small Mormon enclave where family members still live, surrounded by rugged beauty and violent drug cartels
May 2012 | By Héctor Tobar
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
Design teams propose new models for farming and suburban development in California's water-scarce Central Valley
April 25, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
Carol Nemeroff studies why certain foods, such as feces-shaped fudge, pink slime, or recycled tap water, gross us out
April 25, 2012 | By Peter Smith
Guest blogger and Portrait Gallery historian Amy Henderson discusses Louis Armstrong and the meaning of stardom
April 24, 2012 | By Amy Henderson
Jeopardy's annual "Power Players" show airs this week, pitting journalists, pundits and newsmakers against each other
April 23, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
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
An official ceremony and a weekend of space-shuttle activities welcome Discovery to its new home
April 20, 2012 | By Aviva Shen