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With two big-screen adaptations about to arrive, here are earlier versions of the fairy tale that you might want to see.
March 07, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
In which the author argues that an unidentified work at a Nebraska gallery was painted by the American regionalist master
March 06, 2012 | By Henry Adams
This week, take a virtual tour of the Amazon River, learn how to preserve your favorite works of art at home, and enjoy the eclectic jazz of the Lovejoygroup.
March 05, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The benefits and drawbacks to streaming video
March 02, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
When the spectators at Rome's spectacular circuses split into factions, it threatened to bring the Eastern Empire down. The day was saved by Byzantium's remarkable empress, but only at the cost of 30,000 lives
March 02, 2012 | By Mike Dash
The National Portrait Gallery showcases Harry Warnecke's early color photographs of famous faces from the 1930s and '40s.
March 02, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This weekend, enjoy the Calefax Quintet's unconventional take on Debussy, celebrate Women's History Month and the Girl Scouts centennial, and welcome the Persian New Year.
March 01, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The massacre almost brought the United States to war against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but only one man was brought to trial: John D. Lee
February 29, 2012 | By Gilbert King
The aptly-titled new exhibition at the Hirshhorn, "Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color and Space," features installations by five Latin American artists that focus on the interaction of light and space.
February 28, 2012 | By Jeff Campagna
Events Feb 28-March 1: Paradox of Liberty, A Not So Still Life, and Perspectives on “Limits to Growth”
This week, learn about slavery at Monticello, meet artist Ginny Ruffner, and join experts for a day of discussion on sustainability.
February 27, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Baghdad was the bustling capital of the vast Islamic Empire a thousand years ago, when the city's climate was much different than today
February 27, 2012 | By Virginia Hughes
The Oscar-nominated writer tells how he adapted Brian Selznick's bestseller for the screen.
February 24, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
Sixty years ago, with nothing but numbers, logic and some basic know-how, the inventor of the Turing Test explained how to make a stripe
February 21, 2012 | By Virginia Hughes
This week, see teen spoken word poets compete in the Youth Slam Team Semi-finals, enjoy ancient music from Japan, and hear the artists behind "Suprasensorial" discuss their work.
February 21, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
There are two "semi-apocryphal" dinosaurs that may have been significantly bigger than the biggest whales
February 21, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Here's a quick look at the five nominees.
February 17, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
This weekend, learn about the influences of artist Jacob Lawrence, celebrate Presidents' Day Weekend with the whole family, and take a tour of some of the most famous Civil War sites.
February 17, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The descendants of American presidents are the athletic trainers, lawyers, salesmen and executives of everyday life
February 17, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Smithsonian's newest museum, scheduled to open in 2015, will feature Obama, Laura Bush and others
February 16, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Sir Basil Zaharoff was the archetypal "merchant of death"—an arms salesman who made a career out of selling to both sides in a conflict and stood accused of starting World War I for his personal profit.
February 16, 2012 | By Mike Dash