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Stegosaurus was as aerodynamic as a brick, but one writer thought the prickly dinosaur used its huge plates for gliding
May 30, 2012 | By Brian Switek
This week, watch a tarantula feeding, test your Hollywood knowledge at the National Portrait Gallery's trivia night, and learn about the extraordinary phenomenon of bird migration.
May 29, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This post is part of our ongoing series in which ATM invites guest bloggers from among the Smithsonian Institution’s scientists, curators, researchers and historians to write for us. The National Portrait Gallery’s cultural historian Amy Henderson recently wrote about Louis Armstrong’s last recorded performance at the National Press Club. A front page article in May [...]
May 25, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
A talented painter who died poor and forgotten may have inspired the influential American artist's work in ceramics
May 24, 2012 | By Henry Adams
This weekend, air out your dirty laundry, live the life of "aloha" and check out the American Art Museum's latest exhibit.
May 24, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
An almost certainly poached tyrannosaur skeleton kicks off a legal dispute over Mongolia's fossil heritage
May 22, 2012 | By Brian Switek
How much does context matter when looking at instances of racism in movies? A journey back to the earliest instances of unapologetic stereotypes to this week's release of The Dictator
May 18, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
This weekend celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, do the Mambo at the National Museum of African Art and witness Tom Stone carve a traditional Hawiian surfboard.
May 17, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
By sketching the movements of people at the Cleveland Art Museum, Andrew Oriani laid the groundwork for some deep insights into how art is appreciated
May 16, 2012 | By Henry Adams
Captain Lawrence Oates wrote that if Robert Scott's team didn't win the race to the South Pole, "we shall come home with our tails between our legs." Actually, worse was in store
May 16, 2012 | By Gilbert King
A list of some of the best books and films about the subcontinent to take in before you go.
May 16, 2012 | By Susan Spano
Everyone knows the "Golden Girls" actress for her long television career, but she is just as proud of her work with zoos
May 15, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
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
Seventy-five years later, opinions still vary on what caused the airship to explode so suddenly
May 10, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
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
A Victorian-era naturalist thought he'd found a new kind of dinosaur, and he threw a fit when other naturalists disagreed
May 08, 2012 | By Brian Switek