Arts & Culture | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/arts-culture/RSS feed for Arts & CultureenThu, 19 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000These Collegiate Innovators Are at the Vanguard of Technology and Arthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/these-collegiate-innovators-are-vanguard-technology-and-art-180965298/A massive three-day festival spotlights the achievements of the Atlantic Coast ConferenceThu, 19 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000How This Vienna Suburb Became the Center of the "Raw Art" Movementhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/visiting-epicenter-art-brut-movement-austria-180964812/Once a psychiatric clinic, the Art Brut Center Gugging now serves as a museum exhibiting the works of some of the world’s best self-taught artistsWed, 18 Oct 2017 18:40:50 +0000Every Modern Architecture Lover Should Take This Three-Day Road Triphttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/every-architecture-lover-should-take-three-day-road-trip-180965292/In Connecticut, works by some of the most notable architects of the 20th century are hiding in plain sight. Take the wheel for this sightseeing tourWed, 18 Oct 2017 15:46:14 +0000How Korean Fried Chicken, AKA "Candy Chicken" Became a Transnational Comfort Foodhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/forklife-korean-fried-chicken-transnational-comfort-food-180965128/A new Smithsonian Folklife Project, Forklife, traces the journeys of immigrant food traditions taking root in the United StatesWed, 18 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000The Minister Who Invented Camping in Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/religious-roots-of-americas-love-for-camping-180965280/How William H.H. Murray accidental bestseller launched the country's first outdoor crazeTue, 17 Oct 2017 14:33:41 +0000Funding This Landmark Hip-Hop and Rap Anthology Will Be a Community Efforthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/funding-landmark-hip-hop-and-rap-anthology-will-be-community-effort-180965243/Smithsonian's nonprofit record label launches a Kickstarter for help with its most ambitious project yetTue, 17 Oct 2017 13:22:52 +0000Inventing a Vocabulary to Help Inuit People Talk About Climate Changehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/inventing-vocabulary-to-help-inuit-people-talk-about-climate-change-180965062/One team is working with Inuvialuit elders to come up with a renewable energy terminology—and maybe revive a dying languageTue, 17 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000These Never-Before-Seen Photos From "The New York Times" Offer a New Glimpse Into African-American Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/these-never-seen-photos-new-york-times-offer-new-glimpse-african-american-history-180965279/The editors of the new book, “Unseen” talk about recognizing the paper of record’s biasesTue, 17 Oct 2017 12:28:48 +0000Home Is Where the Corpse Is—At Least In These Dollhouse Crime Sceneshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/home-where-corpse-frances-glessner-lees-miniature-dollhouse-crime-scenes-180965204/Frances Glessner Lee's ‘Nutshell Studies’ exemplify the intersection of forensic science and craftMon, 16 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Inside Taiwan’s Craft Beer Renaissancehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/taiwans-new-craft-beer-scene-brewing-some-world-class-pints-180965264/Once a state-run industry, beer-making in Taiwan is blending globally-minded brewing with local flavorsFri, 13 Oct 2017 20:20:20 +0000Take a Tour of the Smithsonian's Asian Pacific Collections this Autumnhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/take-tour-smithsonians-asian-artwork-autumn-180965141/Diverse artifacts all across the Smithsonian Institution captivate and confound in equal measureThu, 12 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Collection of Eleanor Roosevelt’s Writing Captures the First Lady’s Lasting Relevancehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/collection-eleanor-roosevelt-writing-captures-first-lady-lasting-relevance-180965229/On the 133rd anniversary of her birth, "ER"'s influence lives onWed, 11 Oct 2017 13:55:16 +0000Why the Ancient Egyptians Loved Their Kittieshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-ancient-egyptians-loved-their-kitties-180965155/A show opening at the Sackler dramatizes the various meanings that the people of Egypt once associated with catsWed, 11 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000America's Undead Are Immortalized at the Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/americas-undead-are-immortalized-smithsonian-180965203/The cast of "The Walking Dead" donates a set of perfectly macabre Halloween giftsTue, 10 Oct 2017 21:38:54 +0000Check Out These Massive Straw Art Sculptures on Japan's Honshu Islandhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/check-out-these-wara-art-sculptures-japan-180965197/Art students are giving leftover rice wara a second lifeTue, 10 Oct 2017 18:31:36 +0000How Artificial Intelligence Is Improving Magic Trickshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-artificial-intelligence-improving-magic-tricks-180965139/Computer scientists have designed a trick that uses an algorithm to search the internet for the words most associated with imagesFri, 06 Oct 2017 15:20:39 +0000Get Lost Inside These Golden Spires Transforming the Sackler Pavilionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/get-lost-inside-these-golden-spries-transforming-sackler-pavilion-180965129/<em>Terminal,</em>the work of acclaimed artist Subodh Gupta, recalls an urban cityscapeFri, 06 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000The Wondrous Complexity of the New York Public Libraryhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/wondrous-complexity-new-york-public-library-one-americas-largest-180965131/A new documentary captures the sweeping human impact of one of the country's largest library systemsThu, 05 Oct 2017 14:57:42 +0000A Rare Collection of Bronze Age Chinese Bells Tells a Story of Ancient Innovationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/bronze-age-chinese-bells-tells-story-ancient-innovation-180964459/These rarely played ancient bells are newly analyzed with their acoustics remastered and digitized for a new exhibition at the Sackler GalleryThu, 05 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000You've Never Tasted "Street Food" Like This Beforehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/youve-never-tasted-street-food-180965106/For its grand reopening, a hub of Asian-American culture serves up a culinary wonderlandWed, 04 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000Thought Lost to History, These Rare, Early Films Survived Thanks to a Crafty Showman and a Savvy Collectorhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/thought-lost-history-these-rare-early-films-survived-thanks-crafty-showman-and-savvy-collector-180965112/A new documentary focuses on the incredible story of Frank BrintonWed, 04 Oct 2017 12:54:25 +0000New Sackler Buddhist Exhibition Doubles the Immersive Experienceshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/new-sackler-buddhist-exhibit-doubles-immersive-experiences-180965105/Film of Sri Lankan site joins popular shrine room as part of three-year exhibition and we finally learn why one Buddha’s hair is blueWed, 04 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Are Blade Runner’s Replicants “Human”? Descartes and Locke Have Some Thoughtshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/are-blade-runners-replicants-human-descartes-and-locke-have-some-thoughts-180965097/Enlightenment philosophers asked the same questions about what makes humans, humans as we see in the cult classicTue, 03 Oct 2017 16:55:32 +0000How Cultural Resilience Made a Difference After Hurricane Hugo And Could Help Againhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-resilience-culture-helped-caribbean-nation-come-back-devastating-hurricane-and-might-help-again-180965093/When the 1989 hurricane devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands, Smithsonian folklorists were working on an upcoming Folklife FestivalTue, 03 Oct 2017 15:26:48 +0000Explore the Secret Lives of Animals With These Marvelous Mapshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/explore-secret-lives-animals-these-marvelous-maps-180965070/A new book considers how sophisticated tracking technology and the data it collects can improve conservation strategiesTue, 03 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000Tom Petty, Standard-Bearer for Classic Rock, Dies at Age 66https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/tom-petty-standard-bearer-classic-rock-dies-age-66-180965092/In <i>Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen</i>, Bill Bentley remembers the singer-guitarist who forged a unique place in American rockTue, 03 Oct 2017 12:03:34 +0000What Can Cities Do to Go "Blue"?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/what-can-cities-do-to-go-blue-180965085/In a number of projects and proposals, architects and urban planners are working with water instead of against itMon, 02 Oct 2017 16:14:04 +0000Want to Learn Cherokee? How About Ainu? This Startup Is Teaching Endangered Languageshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/want-learn-cherokee-how-about-ainu-startup-teaching-endangered-languages-180965076/Tribalingual founder Inky Gibbens explains how saving languages is a means of preserving different worldviewsFri, 29 Sep 2017 18:21:31 +0000One Hundred Years Later, the Tense Realism of Edgar Degas Still Captivateshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/100-years-later-tense-realism-edgar-degas-still-captivates-180965050/For this groundbreaking artist, greatness was always one more horizon awayFri, 29 Sep 2017 14:50:21 +0000The Chemistry and Physics Behind the Perfect Cup of Coffeehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/science-behind-brewing-great-cup-coffee-180965049/How science helps your barista brew your espresso perfectly every timeThu, 28 Sep 2017 14:26:03 +0000A Rainbow Shines Anew in National Portrait Gallery's Iconic George Washington Portrait https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/rainbow-shines-anew-national-portrait-gallerys-iconic-george-washington-portrait-180965043/A glistening Lansdowne Portrait refresh harkens the reopening of "America's Presidents" Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Tom Brokaw’s Journey From Middle America to the World Stagehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/tom-brokaws-journey-middle-america-world-stage-180965021/The history-making path of the former NBC Nightly News anchor is honored with a Smithsonian Lewis and Clark compassWed, 27 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000The Summer of Yoko Ono Ends with Shrieks and Screams https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/summer-yoko-ono-ends-shrieks-and-screams-180965006/A concert, a broken vase and unfettered adoration for the avant-guard artist marks the Hirshhorn’s finale to its appreciation Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000These Origami Clothes Grow With Your Childhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/origami-clothes-grow-your-child-180965010/Designer Ryan Yasin is creating pleated garments that could save on money and wasteMon, 25 Sep 2017 16:24:59 +0000Check Out These Stunning Photographs of a Tibetan Horseback Sporthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/check-out-stunning-photographs-tibetan-horseback-sport-180964925/Kings in ancient Tibet promoted the sport to save money on military trainingMon, 25 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000The True Story Behind Billie Jean King's Victorious “Battle of the Sexes”https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/true-story-behind-billie-jean-king-battle-sexes-180964985/Smithsonian sports curator Eric Jentsch offers a look at her legacy beyond the legendary matchFri, 22 Sep 2017 15:31:54 +0000How U.S. and German Art Experts Are Teaming Up to Solve Nazi-Era Mysterieshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-us-and-german-art-experts-are-teaming-solve-nazi-era-mysteries-180964955/Specialists in WWII art loss and restitution will discuss provenance research in BerlinFri, 22 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000In This Quiet Space for Contemplation, a Fountain Rains Down Calming Waters https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/quiet-space-contemplation-fountain-rains-down-calming-waters-180964981/One year after the Nation’s first black president rang in the opening of the African American History Museum, visitors reflect on its impactThu, 21 Sep 2017 19:11:11 +0000The ABA Was Short-Lived, but Its Impact on Basketball Is Eternalhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/aba-short-lived-impact-on-court-eternal-180964775/The spectacular play you see today owes a mighty debt to the revolutionary, slam-dunking basketball leagueThu, 21 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0000How Comics Captured America’s Opinions About the Vietnam Warhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-comics-captured-americas-opinions-about-vietnam-war-180964964/More than any other medium, comics closely followed the narrative arc of the conflict, from support to growing ambivalenceThu, 21 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000How Brazilian Capoeira Evolved From a Martial Art to an International Dance Crazehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/capoeira-occult-martial-art-international-dance-180964924/The athletic movements may have inspired modern break dancingThu, 21 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000New Book of Photographs Recalls the Trauma of American Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/new-book-photographs-recalls-trauma-american-history-180964777/Looking back at a lynching that shocked America and galvanized the civil rights movementWed, 20 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0000Dave Eggers’ Animals Might Be “Ungrateful,” But They Go to a Good Causehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/eggers-ungrateful-animals-180964770/The author discusses a return to art and his forthcoming book <em>Ungrateful Mammals</em>Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0000How This Washington, D.C. Museum Redefined What Museums Could Behttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-anacostia-community-museum-redefined-what-museums-could-be-180964941/Fifty years after its founding, the Smithsonian's beloved Anacostia Community Museum continues to tell stories heard nowhere elseWed, 20 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Photographer Reconstructs 1,400-Mile Route Along the Underground Railroadhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/underground-railroad-photographs-180964899/'Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad' traces a plausible path a freedom seeker could have taken NorthTue, 19 Sep 2017 18:08:03 +0000The Making of the Modern American Recipehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/making-modern-american-recipe-180964940/Scientific methods, rising literacy and an increasingly mobile society were key ingredients for a culinary revolutionTue, 19 Sep 2017 16:06:39 +0000How Alexander Calder Became America's Most Beloved Sculptorhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/alexander-calder-became-americas-most-beloved-sculptor-180964773/In an exclusive excerpt from his new book, Calder: The Conquest of Time, Jed Perl reveals a hidden side of the artistTue, 19 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0000Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World's Biggest Pumpkin?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/america-losing-ground-contest-grow-worlds-biggest-pumpkin-180964769/Our most symbolic squash is now taking over the worldTue, 19 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0000Freer|Sackler: Reopens October 14https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/freersackler-reopens-180964919/Stories and updates for the upcoming celebrations at the Freer and Sackler Galleries Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:57:07 +0000Here’s What It Takes to Turn a Museum into a Movie Screenhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/heres-what-it-takes-turn-museum-movie-screen-180964931/On October 14, the façade of the newly renovated Freer Gallery makes its cinematic debutTue, 19 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Seven Must-See Museums in Norwayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/must-see-museums-norway-180964470/Each institution celebrates a different aspect of this Scandinavian country’s historyMon, 18 Sep 2017 19:42:07 +0000This Former Soviet Art Duo Crafts Worlds of Whimsy and Delight https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/this-former-soviet-art-duo-crafts-worlds-whimsy-delight-180964914/Miniature models, the wellspring of the celebrated large installations of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, are at the HirshhornMon, 18 Sep 2017 11:42:41 +0000Fans of Minecraft Are Sure to Dig this Nationwide Museum Festhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/minecraft-fans-dig-museum-fest-180964888/The indie hit is the perfect game for a day devoted to unearthing knowledgeFri, 15 Sep 2017 13:37:27 +000012 Must-See Fall Exhibits Around the Worldhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/12-must-see-fall-exhibits-180964834/Art, science and magic draws us to museums this fallThu, 14 Sep 2017 16:04:15 +0000What Does the Gender Reveal Fad Say About Modern Pregnancy?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/what-does-gender-reveal-fad-say-about-modern-pregnancy-180964891/A new ritual speaks to anxieties surrounding the medicalization of childbearingThu, 14 Sep 2017 14:34:14 +0000These Massive Land Art Constructions Are Actually Ancient Fishing Weirshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/discover-taiwans-ancient-fishing-methods-tourist-destinations-180964694/Stone tidal traps were built off the coast of Taiwan as early as the Qing DynastyWed, 13 Sep 2017 20:24:41 +0000Armenia Might Be One of the Oldest and Youngest Beer-Making Countries in the Worldhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/armenia-might-be-one-oldest-and-youngest-beermaking-countries-world-180964860/ Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:03:22 +0000See the Sounds of the Amazon in This Mesmerizing Videohttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/see-sounds-amazon-mesmerizing-video-180964877/Artist Andy Thomas helps people experience nature in a new wayWed, 13 Sep 2017 16:52:16 +0000Why the Artist Ragnar Kjartansson Asked his Mother to Spit On Himhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/when-artist-ragnar-kjartansson-asked-his-mother-spit-him-180964861/The Icelandic performance piece <em>Me and My Mother</em> is latest Hirshhorn acquisitionWed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0000The Juggling Genius of Paul Cinquevallihttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/juggling-genius-paul-cinquevalli-180964874/Remembering a showman who gave his life to his craftWed, 13 Sep 2017 15:01:14 +0000Acclaimed Musicians Sting and J. Ralph Spread Social Justice Through Songhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/acclaimed-musicians-sting-j-ralph-spread-social-justice-through-song-180964853/The Smithsonian honors two composers whose work and philanthropy are inextricably linkedWed, 13 Sep 2017 11:00:00 +0000The Transformation of the American Shopping Mallhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/transformation-american-shopping-mall-180964837/Headlines claim malls are dying, and some are. But many others are having second lives as churches, schools, hospitals, even farmsTue, 12 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000Five Architects on the One Building They Wish Had Been Preservedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/remembering-americas-lost-buildings-180964780/From an elegant solution to urban density to a magnificent financial hubTue, 12 Sep 2017 12:10:30 +0000New Startup WildKale Lets Farmers Sell Directly to Customers Through an Apphttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/new-startup-wildkale-lets-farmers-sell-directly-customers-through-app-180964843/Yes, it's like "Uber for farmer's markets." Mon, 11 Sep 2017 17:57:30 +0000Did Edvard Munch Find a Supernatural Power in Color?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/did-edvard-munch-find-supernatural-power-in-color-180964832/A new exhibition at the National Gallery of Art places Munch’s palette in contextMon, 11 Sep 2017 17:16:51 +0000This Replica of a Tlingit Killer Whale Hat Is Spurring Dialogue About Digitization https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/replica-tlingit-killer-whale-hat-spurring-dialogue-about-digitization-180964483/Collaboration between museums and indigenous groups provides educational opportunities, archival documentation—and ethical dilemmasMon, 11 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +000012 of the Best Food Festivals Happening This Fallhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/12-best-food-festivals-happening-fall-180964800/Where to eat, drink and play across the U.S. this autumnFri, 08 Sep 2017 18:43:20 +0000From Egyptian Cats to Crime Scenes, Here's a Preview of the Smithsonian's Upcoming Showshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/from-egyptian-cats-to-crime-scenes-smithsonian-upcoming-shows-180964748/Gallery-goers in D.C. and NYC are in for a mental workout with shows that deliver on everything from the experimental to the traditionalFri, 08 Sep 2017 16:42:51 +0000Are Craft Breweries the Next Coffeehouses?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/are-craft-breweries-next-coffeehouses-180964739/Taprooms springing up across the country are cultivating communities and helping to revitalize entire neighborhoodsThu, 07 Sep 2017 20:18:27 +0000The Titan Who Founded L'Oréal Prospered Under the Nazishttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/titan-who-founded-loreal-built-his-brand-shoulders-nazis-180964805/How the head of the world’s top cosmetic firm fell in with the Nazi-sympathizers of German-occupied France and emerged from the war as successful as everThu, 07 Sep 2017 19:11:21 +0000An Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Funeral Fit for a Kinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/exclusive-behind-scenes-look-funeral-fit-king-180964799/For the first time in more than 70 years, Thailand is saying farewell to its monarchThu, 07 Sep 2017 17:28:36 +0000These Design Champs Are Having Their Moment in the Sunhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/these-design-champs-are-having-their-moment-sun-180964654/Three Cooper-Hewitt award winners share secrets and stories with design critic Owen EdwardsThu, 07 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000How We Can Support the World's Rich Musical Diversityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-we-can-support-worlds-rich-musical-diversity-180964724/Some music thrives, while other musical traditions are on the verge of disappearingWed, 06 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Why the Works of Visionary Artist Jacob Lawrence Still Resonate a Century After His Birthhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-works-visionary-artist-jacob-lawrence-still-resonate-century-after-his-birth-180964706/His vibrant and bold paintings tell stories of liberation, resistance and resilience Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000'Rumble' Aims to Upset the Rock 'n' Roll Canonhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/rumble-aims-upset-rock-and-roll-canon-180964681/A documentary based on a Smithsonian exhibition is wowing festival audiencesFri, 01 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000A Brief History of Book Burning, From the Printing Press to Internet Archiveshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/brief-history-book-burning-printing-press-internet-archives-180964697/As long as there have been books, people have burned them—but over the years, the motivation has changedThu, 31 Aug 2017 17:05:33 +0000Flexible Batteries May Soon Be Printed Right On Your Clotheshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/flexible-batteries-may-soon-be-printed-right-your-clothes-180964683/Graphene supercapacitors, printed directly on textiles, could power medical devices, wearable computers, even phone-charging shirtsThu, 31 Aug 2017 15:14:57 +0000The Mystique of the American Diner, From Jack Kerouac to “Twin Peaks”https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/mystique-american-diner-jack-kerouac-twin-peaks-180964680/Freedom, fear and friendliness mingle in these emblematic eateriesThu, 31 Aug 2017 14:13:04 +0000Milk and Sugar Pods That Dissolve in Coffee Could Replace Single-Serve Containershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/milk-and-sugar-pods-dissolve-coffee-could-replace-single-serve-containers-180964663/Why use plastic when you can use sugar?Tue, 29 Aug 2017 19:47:17 +0000This Cleveland DJ Popularized Rock 'n' Rollhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/this-cleveland-dj-popularized-rock-n-roll/Dancing – and dancing shows – became a teenage craze in the 1950s, spurred by figures like Cleveland DJ, Alan FreedMon, 28 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta Offers Advice to a New Generation of Activistshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/civil-rights-icon-dolores-huerta-offers-advise-new-generation-activists-180964630/A new documentary charts the 87-year-old leader's advocacy across the decadesFri, 25 Aug 2017 18:24:37 +0000Jean-Michel Basquiat's Artwork Is Appreciated Now More Than Everhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/jean-michel-basquiat-artwork-180964403/Decades later, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s complex works are increasingly prescient—and valuableThu, 24 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0000At the Smithsonian's First Asian-American Lit Fest, Writers Share Falooda, Politics and Poetry https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/smithsonians-first-asian-american-lit-fest-writers-share-falooda-politics-and-poetry-180964569/More than 80 award-winning and aspirational writers shared work across multiple genresThu, 24 Aug 2017 11:49:09 +0000Esperanza Spalding’s Pop Culture Loveshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/esperanza-spalding-pop-culture-loves-180964396/She may not own a television, but the Grammy-award winning musician definitely has her favorite books and filmsWed, 23 Aug 2017 15:38:57 +0000Why 'Happy Days' — and the Fonz — Never Truly 'Jumped the Shark'https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/happy-days-fonz-jumped-the-shark-180964399/The Fonz was the epitome of ’50s chill on TV’s family-friendly “Happy Days.” And then he went over the topWed, 23 Aug 2017 15:00:29 +0000The Fused History of Two of Washington, D.C.'s Beloved Museumshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/fused-history-two-dc-beloved-museums-180964573/A new exhibition sheds light on the enduring legacy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait GalleryTue, 22 Aug 2017 11:08:07 +0000There's More to Classic Tiki Than Just Kitsch https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/theres-more-to-classic-tiki-than-just-kitsch-180964473/Bartender Martin Cate reveals eight fun facts about the past, present and future of tiki cultureMon, 21 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000