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Watch a documentary about the couple who broke through interracial marriage laws, learn the story behind Dale Chihuly's blanket cylinders and beat the blues with the Andrea Wood Quintet.
January 17, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Thanks to one 1888 paper, paleontologists still divide dinosaurs between the bird-hips and lizard-hips
January 17, 2012 | By Brian Switek
What are the must-read books written by and about the famed British author?
January 17, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Films both new and old that we look forward to in the coming year
January 12, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
"Going the way of the dinosaur" is a popular phrase, but one drawn from bizarre 20th century ideas that dinosaurs were due for an extinction
January 11, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Parasaurolophus is one of the most perplexing dinosaurs - what did it use its huge crest for?
January 10, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Turkish video artist Ali Kazma captures the actions of a man who seems to be the most efficient stamper of paper ever at the Hirshhorn's Black Box Theater.
January 10, 2012 | By Jeff Campagna
On December 6, 1916, a German military vessel sunk a highly-valued shipment of Canadian dinosaurs.
January 09, 2012 | By Brian Switek
This week, experience Mission: Impossible in IMAX, rediscover the iconic work of Andy Warhol, and learn about the most innovative work happening on the Web
January 09, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
On this day in 1838, Samuel Morse publicly demonstrated his telegraph for the first time. But how did he get the idea in the first place?
January 06, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Two new films show how far we've come since The Birth of a Nation and In the Heat of the Night
January 06, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
This weekend, watch an Iranian film, attend a stamp collecting workshop or listen to eclectic Baroque chamber music
January 05, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
In 1967, Harold Holt went for a swim off an Australian beach and never came back. By law, no official inquest could be held without a body. Soon the whispers of conspiracy began.
January 04, 2012 | By Gilbert King
Why business enemies sometimes become partners
January 04, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
Dinosaur tracks aren't just scientific curiosities--they have also inspired many legends in China
January 04, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Why is an image of the Garden of Eden considered art, while an exquisitely detailed depiction of Jurassic life is derided as juvenile junk?
January 03, 2012 | By Brian Switek
A 1912 photograph proves explorer Captain Robert Scott reached the South Pole—but wasn't the first
January 2012 | By Victoria Olsen
Aren't the residents of the proudly hip city of Austin, Texas, just traditionalists at heart?
January 2012 | By ZZ Packer
Thanks to an extensive restoration process, the public can now see how Jefferson created his own version of the Scripture
January 2012 | By Owen Edwards
The children's book author speaks about her career and what it means to write a "banned book"
January 2012 | By Jeff Campagna