Mr. Lincoln Goes to Hollywood
Steven Spielberg, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Tony Kushner talk about what it takes to wrestle an epic presidency into a feature film
Lights! Camera! Lincoln!
The 16th president has been a Hollywood star and box office attraction since the earliest days of Hollywood
"Confederates Try to Burn New York"
A new poem by George Green
Two photographers ventured deep into the forests of central Africa to capture touching photos of a 33-year-old wild silverback and his clan
Campaigning for president, Roosevelt was spared almost certain death when 50 pieces of paper slowed an assailant’s bullet headed for his chest
Seoul of a New Machine
The once poor South Korean city has bloomed into a cultural capital with high-profile architecture, top museums and an influential arts scene
The Gospel According to King
When a divinity scholar unveiled a papyrus fragment that she says refers to Jesus’ “wife,” our reporter was there in Rome amidst the firestorm of criticism
Local politics take a dramatic turn in southern California over a plan to clean up an iconic American playground
The Hunt for Ebola
A CDC team races to Uganda just days after an outbreak of the killer virus to try to pinpoint exactly how it is transmitted to humans
The Last Renaissance Man
With his erudite Quarterly, the legendary Harper’s editor aims for an antidote to digital-age ignorance
From the Castle
Is the rise of secularism behind the general malaise in the fine arts?
A new exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery unmasks the titans of modern American poetry
Listen to the Elizabeth Mitchell Experience
Did the Pilgrims Really Land on Plymouth Rock?
Where do hurricanes start, the Big Bang, sea gulls and other answers from the Smithsonian’s experts
When completed in 2013, this series of 170,000 mirrors will power 140,000 California homes