As part of the Latin American Film Showcase, "The Accordion Kings: The Story of Colombian Vallenato Music," a Smithsonian Networks film, will be shown at the Georgetown Business School - Lohrfink Auditorium tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. The film captures an annual festival of accordion music that takes pla...
October 27, 2009 | By Abby Callard
The Hope Diamond, the crown jewel of the National Museum of Natural History’s internationally recognized gems collection, is soon to be viewed in a new setting. But which setting will be chosen? In an unusual move, museum officials say the selection will be decided by the public, in a first-ever, p...
August 25, 2009 | By Abby Callard
In 1962, viewers the nation over (and later the world) marveled at Jackie Kennedy's tour of the freshly revamped White House in an extensive one-hour televised tour of the executive mansion. But the film, with it's camera trained on First Lady was missing something: all the people who work behind t...
March 05, 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
Let's take a moment to think about notable women of the past decade or so. How many entertainers can you rattle off the top of your head? Sports stars? How about scientists?I'm guessing you choked a little on that last one. Let's rectify the situation, shall we?March is Women's History Month and th...
March 03, 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
You can learn a lot of things from the flowers. Perhaps the girls from Sex and the City should have ditched the daily macchiatos and decked out to the local botanical garden to take a few pointers from the orchids. That's right kids, orchids are total pros when it comes to sex, and it has served th...
February 04, 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
Hey hey it's the Monkees, and they're back on TV! The Smithsonian Channel's new documentary "Making the Monkees" takes a look into one of the biggest musical sensations of the 1960s.In November 1965, Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith were brought together by central casting ...
January 09, 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
Muppet designer Bonnie Erickson on puppet storytelling and inspiration
October 2008 | By Anika Gupta
The creator and writer behind "The X-Files" reveals his inspiration for the sci-fi series and motivation behind the upcoming film.
July 17, 2008 | By Jesse Rhodes
The stand up comic's archive holds a lifetime of proven punch lines
March 2007 | By Owen Edwards
Jerry Seinfeld's silly, frilly prop takes its place in television history
March 2005 | By Owen Edwards
"Your Show of Shows," starring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, pioneered madcap TV humor in the 1950s.
September 2004 | By Owen Edwards
April 01, 2004 | By Max Alexander
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