Articles by Brian Wolly

According to historian Adam Goodheart, the media played an important role in driving the country toward secession. When people in the South spoke, people in the North heard it and vice versa.

From Election to Sumter: How the Union Fell Apart

Historian Adam Goodheart discusses the tumultuous period between Lincoln’s election and the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter

Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch

Happy 1000 Posts! Our Top 10 Posts of All-Time

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Five Challenges We Wanted to See on Top Chef, D.C.

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Smithsonian Magazine Auctions Art for Haiti Recovery

Haitian artist Frantz Zéphirin creates an image that reflected his experience in Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake

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Blog Carnival #23: Vintage Dinosaur Art, Funding Cuts, Pteranodons and More...

Vinton Cerf, Internet pioneer, sees a need to separate Web fact from Web misinformation.

Vinton Cerf on Where the Internet Will Take Us

Google’s “Chief Internet Evangelist” talks about the direction of online connectivity and communication

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An Unofficial Guide to Celebrating Bastille Day at the Smithsonian

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The Smithsonian in 2050: Cars, Lightbulbs and Lady Gaga

In Blade Runner, pollution and overpopulation have transformed cities such as Los Angeles into depressing megacities.

What Movies Predict for the Next 40 Years

From Back to the Future to the Terminator franchise, Hollywood has many strange and scary ideas of what will happen by 2050

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Blog Carnival #18: Resurrected Dinosaurs, Nostalgia for Kool-Aid and More From ArtEvolved

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Blog Carnival #16: Draw a Dinosaur Day, Reporter Guidelines, Jurassic Parka and More...

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ALERT: Smithsonian Museums Closed Today and Tomorrow

Pórtico Hacienda Nápoles

Blog Carnival #14 -- Dawkins speaks out, Medellin Dinosaurs, Calgary Zoo and more...

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The World Series Plays on in New York, Philly, and...Washington?

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Wednesday News Roundup — Cool Gadgets, Sperm Whales, Giant Spiders and more

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Tommy Lasorda Visits DC; Washington Nationals Cower in Fear

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Old Bay Spices Up My Life

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Beware of Red Sox Bearing Gifts

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Blog Carnival #8: Stegosaurus, Polish Dinosaurs, Velociraptor Clappers

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This Week in Food: Twitter, Trader Joe's Wine, and the Secret Behind Sriracha

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