Arts & Culture | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/arts-culture/RSS feed for Arts & CultureenTue, 17 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Supernova That Launched a Thousand Gorgeous Space Imageshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/supernova-launched-thousand-gorgeous-space-images-180969611/By colorizing one of the first Hubble satellite images, illustrator Dana Berry ushered in a new era of stunning space visualsTue, 17 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0000Dubai Will Be Home To the World’s Biggest Vertical Farmhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/dubai-will-be-home-to-worlds-biggest-vertical-farm-180969655/An indoor megafarm might be the best way for the United Arab Emirates—a country that imports an estimated 85 percent of its food—to attempt to feed itselfMon, 16 Jul 2018 18:18:23 +0000What Knitting Can Teach You About Mathhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/what-knitting-can-teach-you-about-math-180969637/In this professor's class, there are no calculators. Instead, students learn advanced math by drawing pictures, playing with beach balls—and knittingMon, 16 Jul 2018 15:46:44 +0000Works by Over 100 Contemporary Artists Take Over Clevelandhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/front-international-brings-art-world-cleveland-180969629/The citywide FRONT International festival is the largest event of its kind in North AmericaSat, 14 Jul 2018 20:52:46 +0000Raising a Glass to Armenia’s Elaborate Toasting Traditionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/raising-glass-armenias-elaborate-toasting-tradition-180969631/In the backyard of the world’s oldest-known winery, a cherished national tradition evolvedFri, 13 Jul 2018 17:19:12 +0000Illuminating the Shadowy Art of Armenian Puppet Theaterhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/illuminating-shadowy-art-armenian-puppet-theater-180969622/Tricksters and beasts dance across the imagination in these silhouetted puppet showsFri, 13 Jul 2018 17:03:11 +0000Unprecedented Billboard Campaign Puts Spotlight on Indigenous Artists in Canadahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/unprecedented-nationwide-billboard-campaign-spotlight-indigenous-artists-180969617/“Resilience” features artwork by 50 indigenous women supersized on billboards throughout Canada—from British Columbia's coast to Newfoundland's eastern tipFri, 13 Jul 2018 15:42:47 +0000Scientific Images Make Dazzling Art In a Duke University Exhibithttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/scientific-images-make-dazzling-art-in-duke-university-exhibit-180969604/Three graduate students set out to show that the scientific and artistic processes are more similar than many imagineThu, 12 Jul 2018 17:49:06 +0000Armenia’s “Tree of Life” Tradition Took Root Thousands of Years Ago, and Has Only Grown Sincehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/armenias-tree-life-tradition-took-root-thousands-years-ago-and-has-only-grown-180969609/The tree adorned in this year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival will continue to blossom overseasThu, 12 Jul 2018 16:47:38 +0000Seven Artists Explore New Orleans' Forgotten Historieshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/artists-tell-untold-histories-new-orleans-tricentennial-180969450/A new exhibit timed to the city's tricentennial explores The Big Easy's diverse and sometimes troubled pastThu, 12 Jul 2018 14:37:32 +0000Why Los Angeles Is One of the Best Places to Filmhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/why-los-angeles-is-one-of-the-best-places-to/The San Gabriel Mountains lure lots of Angelenos looking for some quiet seclusion. One of the more famous was Leonard Cohen who spent five years thereThu, 12 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000This Connecticut Farm Is Milking Cows for Datahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/this-connecticut-farm-is-milking-cows-data-180969606/Robotic milkers, video cameras and even sensors hidden inside cows will help the facility get the most milk from a healthy herdWed, 11 Jul 2018 19:00:03 +0000The Age-Old Tradition of Armenian Carpet Making Refuses to Be Swept Under the Rughttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/age-old-tradition-armenian-carpet-making-refuses-be-swept-under-rug-180969557/A new generation is emerging to craft the ancient rugsFri, 06 Jul 2018 20:03:35 +0000Building the Flight 93 Memorial's Massive Chime Towerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/building-flight-93-memorials-massive-chime-tower-180969543/The Tower of Voices, being erected in Pennsylvania this summer, will feature chimes on a scale unseen anywhere else in the worldThu, 05 Jul 2018 16:00:00 +0000Forget Baguettes — Why In-the-Know Bread Lovers Should be Heading to the Caucasus (Recipe)https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/forget-baguettes-why-know-bread-lovers-should-be-heading-caucasus-180969535/During a culinary research trip to the Republic of Georgia, a team of chefs tour backyard bakeries — and return with inspiration for their flatbreadThu, 05 Jul 2018 14:05:57 +0000For Hundreds of Years, Papier-Mâché Has Lent a Surreal Face to Catalan Culturehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/hundreds-years-papier-mache-surreal-face-catalan-culture-180969526/Street performers disguised as Giants and Big Heads blend reverence with ribaldry at the Smithsonian Folklife FestivalTue, 03 Jul 2018 19:08:49 +0000What Did the Founding Fathers Eat and Drink as They Started a Revolution?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/founding-fathers-july-4th-result-both-american-revolution-and-food-revolution-180969538/They may not have been hosting a cookout, but they did know how to imbibe and celebrateTue, 03 Jul 2018 18:29:37 +0000The Point of Armenia's Splashy Holiday Is Getting Wethttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/when-point-splashy-holiday-getting-wet-180969520/The ancient tradition of Vardavar attracts tourists to Armenia, but bring a change of clothesTue, 03 Jul 2018 14:00:00 +0000This Musician’s Songs Give Powerful Voice to a Language in Crisishttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/musicians-songs-give-powerful-voice-a-language-crisis-180969518/Singer and linguistic activist Alidé Sans hails from an isolated Catalan valley where a rare dialect is spoken Mon, 02 Jul 2018 19:47:07 +0000The Adventurous Writer Who Brought Nancy Drew To Lifehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/adventurous-writer-who-brought-Nancy-Drew-to-life-180969479/Mildred Wirt Benson helped invent the fictional teen sleuth who became a generational role modelMon, 02 Jul 2018 14:44:50 +0000How Soup Nourishes Barcelona's Tradition of Welcoming Immigrantshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-soup-nourishes-barcelonas-tradition-welcoming-immigrants-180969492/In the town plaza of Nou Barris, a festival feast mixes together the spices and flavorings of the world’s cuisinesFri, 29 Jun 2018 19:18:00 +0000What Will It Take to Make Vegan Wool?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/what-will-it-take-to-make-vegan-wool-180969478/A team of Colombian students has created a wool-like material from coconut fibers, hemp and mushroom enzymesFri, 29 Jun 2018 16:34:06 +0000Let Us Tell You S'more About America’s Favorite Campfire Treathttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/let-us-tell-you-smore-americas-favorite-campfire-treat-180969482/The gooey snack became popular thanks to technological advances of the Industrial Revolution, which brought cheap sweets to the massesFri, 29 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Meet the Americans Following in the Footsteps of the Knights Templarhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/meet-americans-following-footsteps-knights-templar-180969344/Disbanded 700 years ago, the most famous of the medieval Christian orders is undergoing a 21st century revivalThu, 28 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000The Counterfeit Queen of Soulhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/counterfeit-queen-soul-180969340/A strange and bittersweet ballad of kidnapping, stolen identity and unlikely stardomThu, 28 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000An Artistic Reimagining of London's Past in 'Old River Thames'https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/artistic-reimagining-londons-past-old-river-thames-180969342/Tally ho! Photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten English looks at when swan lovers come to their censusThu, 28 Jun 2018 10:00:00 +0000These Soulful, Soothing Armenian Songs and Instrumentals Blend East With West https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/these-soulful-soothing-armenian-songs-and-instrumentals-blend-east-west-180969474/Performers from all over the globe gather with traditional instruments to perform at this year’s Folklife Festival Wed, 27 Jun 2018 20:13:29 +0000Some of Barcelona's Most Acclaimed Musicians Will Rock and Rumba Washington D.C.https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/some-barcelonas-most-acclaimed-musicians-rock-rumba-washington-180969457/Six acclaimed Catalan musical acts introduce Folklife Festival-goers to Mediterranean rock, habanera, rumbero and rumba Wed, 27 Jun 2018 17:26:17 +0000What It Took to Set the World Record for Surfinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-took-set-world-record-surfing-180969334/Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa had to conquer PTSD before he was ready to break Garrett McNamara’s world recordWed, 27 Jun 2018 14:30:00 +0000Identity Crisis: Three Photo Essays Highlight the Lives of the Dispossessedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/identity-crisis-three-photo-essays-highlight-lives-dispossessed-180969345/In our chaotic era, there are outcasts—and people who take them inWed, 27 Jun 2018 14:00:00 +0000The True Story of “A Very English Scandal” and the Trials of a Closeted Gay Politicianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/true-story-very-english-scandal-and-trials-closeted-gay-politician-180969454/The new series about 1970s British MP Jeremy Thorpe traces his rise to power, then dramatic fall, complete with charges of a conspiracy to murderWed, 27 Jun 2018 13:34:36 +0000The Uniquely Texan Origins of the Frozen Margaritahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/uniquely-texas-origins-frozen-margarita-180969339/A Dallas restaurant owner blended tequila, ice and automation. America has been hungover ever sinceWed, 27 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000How Armenian Dance Adapted Over Time and Placehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-armenian-dance-adapted-over-time-and-place-180969436/Choreography, music and technique are on tap at a Folklife Festival Dance Summit Tue, 26 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Iconic Hula Hoop Keeps on Rollinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/iconic-hula-hoop-keeps-rolling-180969355/How the loopy 60-year-old toy maintains its popularityTue, 26 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000King T’Challa’s Black Panther Suit, a Bold Statement of Afrofuturist Pride, Comes to the Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/king-tchallas-black-panther-suit-bold-statement-afrofuturist-pride-Smithsonian-180969441/Pounce on the opportunity to celebrate contemporary African-African filmmaking at the National Museum of African American History and Culture this fallMon, 25 Jun 2018 20:41:21 +0000Festival de Folklife Com a Principiant de Conversahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/festival-de-folklife-com-principiant-de-conversa-180969438/El director Michael Atwood Mason reflexiona sobre els poders transformadors de l'intercanvi culturalMon, 25 Jun 2018 14:48:21 +0000Here’s How to Have a More Meaningful Experience at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/heres-how-have-more-meaningful-experience-smithsonian-folklife-festival-180969420/Director Michael Atwood Mason reflects on the transformative powers of cultural exchange Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Beyond the Headlines, Catalan Culture Has a Long History of Vibrancy and Staying Powerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/beyond-headlines-catalan-culture-has-long-history-vibrancy-and-staying-power-180969294/The autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia takes center stage at this summer's Smithsonian Folklife FestivalMon, 25 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Unfurling the Rich Tapestry of Armenian Culturehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/unfurling-rich-tapestry-armenian-culture-180969251/This year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival will offer a window on Armenian visions of homeMon, 25 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000You'll Have to Take a Boat Ride and a Hike Through the Forest to Get to France's Newest Art Museumhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/youll-have-take-boat-ride-and-hike-through-forest-get-frances-newest-art-museum-180969431/A new French museum puts an out-of-the-box spin on the usual gallery experienceFri, 22 Jun 2018 17:21:34 +0000The Hammond Train Wreck of 1918 Killed Scores of Circus Performers https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/hammond-train-wreck-disaster-1918-killed-dozens-circus-performers-180969428/One hundred years ago, a horrific railway disaster decimated the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus—but the show still went onFri, 22 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000Andean Solstice Celebrations Capture the Wondrous Churn of Spacetimehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/andean-solstice-celebrations-capture-spacetime-180969426/Exploring the similarities and differences between Indigenous and Western cosmologiesThu, 21 Jun 2018 19:13:42 +0000Maya Freelon’s Immersive and Interactive Sculptures Bring Tissue Paper to Lifehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/maya-freelons-immersive-and-interactive-sculptures-bring-tissue-paper-life-180969427/Her artwork will be a part of this weekend’s By the People Festival at the Arts and Industries buildingThu, 21 Jun 2018 18:31:20 +0000How We Elected <i>T. rex</i> to Be Our Tyrant Lizard Kinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-we-elected-t-rex-be-our-tyrant-lizard-king-180969419/The true story behind our obsession with the last and largest of the tyrannosaurs Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:40:43 +0000What a Cabinet of Fake Noses Tells Us About How Art Preservation Has Evolvedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/cabinet-fake-noses-sculture-180969163/The collection of replica appendages is on display in Copenhagen's Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art museumThu, 21 Jun 2018 12:10:00 +0000The Neuroscientist in the Art Museumhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/neuroscientist-art-museum-180969388/At Massachusetts's Peabody Essex Museum, Tedi Asher is using neuroscience research to create impactful art experiencesTue, 19 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000How Daguerreotype Photography Reflected a Changing Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-daguerreotype-photography-reflected-changing-america-180969389/The National Portrait Gallery brings the eerie power of a historic medium into focusMon, 18 Jun 2018 19:13:51 +0000How This Comic Maker Plans to Make Everyone an Artist https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-comic-maker-plants-make-everyone-artist-180969379/The first annual "By the People Festival" kicks off in the Washington, D.C. area with interactive art, gospel, Jazz, opera and other performancesMon, 18 Jun 2018 14:52:36 +0000For 50 Years, José Feliciano's Version of the National Anthem Has Given Voice to Immigrant Pridehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/for-50-years-jose-felicianos-soulful-take-national-anthem-given-pride-immigrant-pride-180969380/The acclaimed musician offers a moving welcome to the newest U.S. citizens and donates his guitarFri, 15 Jun 2018 15:30:28 +0000This Secret Corner of California Is a Paradise for Lovers of Great Food and Top-Notch Wineshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/secret-corner-california-paradise-lovers-great-food-and-top-notch-wines-180969269/Jody Rosen meets the free spirits giving shape to this flourishing wine region with a soon-to-be-legendary culinary scene, California’s Mendocino CountyThu, 14 Jun 2018 19:35:45 +0000Space Needle Was Designed to Look Very Differenthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/space-needle-was-designed-to-look-very-diffe/While it's hard to imagine Seattle's Space Needle looking any other way, few people know that the iconic 'flying saucer' design wasn't the original choiceThu, 14 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000The First Family of Rodeohttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/first-family-rodeo-180969329/Will a cowboy legend have what it takes to recapture the championship?Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:02:49 +0000What if Napoleon Hadn't Lost Europe and Other Questions of Alternate Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-if-napoleon-lost-europe-and-other-questions-alternate-history-180969326/How the 200-year-old literary genre reflects changing notions of history and societyWed, 13 Jun 2018 13:31:11 +0000Five Ways Real Science Would Make the New <i>Jurassic World</i> So Much Betterhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/five-ways-science-would-make-new-jurassic-world-better-180969303/It appears that <i>Fallen Kingdom</i> has not evolved alongside 21st century researchTue, 12 Jun 2018 14:11:51 +0000How Newton, Goethe, an Ornithologist and a Board Game Designer Helped Us Understand Colorhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-newton-goethe-ornithologist-and-board-game-designer-helped-us-understand-color-180969264/A new exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum explores the kaleidoscope of figures who shaped color theoryMon, 11 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000How ‘Jurassic Park’ Made History 25 Years Ago, Propelling Computer-Generated Animation Forwardhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-jurassic-park-made-history-25-years-ago-propelling-computer-generated-animation-forward-180969285/It was the first time that computer-generated characters interacted with human actors on screen. How has the technology improved since then?Fri, 08 Jun 2018 17:01:48 +0000Oprah's Undeniable Influence on American History Recognized in New Smithsonian Exhibitionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/oprahs-undeniable-influence-american-history-recognized-new-smithsonian-exhibition-180969267/The National Museum of African American History and Culture follows Winfrey's life, from her roots in rural Mississippi to her success as a cultural phenomThu, 07 Jun 2018 13:21:47 +0000The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2018https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/20-best-small-towns-visit-2018-180969125/From Oregon Trail stops to Mister Rogers' original neighborhood, these towns are worth seeing this yearTue, 05 Jun 2018 15:53:16 +0000Which Famous Music Icons Lived in These Chicago Homes?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/which-famous-music-icons-lived-in-these-chic/Chicago has always been a hotbed of musical talentTue, 05 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000How Ketchup Revolutionized How Food Is Grown, Processed and Regulatedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-ketchup-revolutionized-how-food-is-grown-processed-regulated-180969230/The condiment really is the perfect complement to the American dietMon, 04 Jun 2018 14:24:06 +0000Yes, You Can Go Sandboarding in the Namib Deserthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/yes-you-can-go-sandboarding-in-the-namib-de/The Namibian town of Swakopmund is a top tourist draw for desert lovers. Popular activities include quad-biking and sandboarding down its massive dunesThu, 31 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000Archives Reveal Touching Stories on the Life of Robert Indiana, the Man Who Invented “LOVE”https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/robert-indiana-was-man-who-invented-love-180969201/Smithsonian curators reflect on the legacy of the iconic artist, following his death at age 89Wed, 30 May 2018 18:21:24 +0000The Issue on the Table: Is "Hamilton" Good For History?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/issue-table-hamilton-good-history-180969192/In a new book, top historians discuss the musical’s educational value, historical accuracy and racial revisionismWed, 30 May 2018 14:27:36 +0000Songster Dom Flemons Brings Back the Melodies of the Black Cowboyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/songster-dom-flemons-carolina-chocolate-drops-brings-back-melodies-poems-black-cowboy-180969181/The Latest from Folkways, a Label Marking 70 Years, revives music traditions from the African-American ranch crews of the WestWed, 30 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Is How Hard It Is to Catch a 40-lb. Dogtooth With a Reelhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/this-is-how-hard-it-is-to-catch-a-40-lb-dog/Fisherman Andy Coetzee is holding onto his fishing line for dear life, as a monstrous tug threatens to drag him into the oceanWed, 30 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000A Brief History of America's Appetite for Macaroni and Cheesehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/brief-history-americas-appetite-for-macaroni-cheese-180969185/Popularized by Thomas Jefferson, this versatile dish fulfills our nation's quest for the 'cheapest protein possible'Tue, 29 May 2018 14:37:57 +0000You’ll Never Guess What State Has 2018's Top Wine Destinationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/youll-never-guess-what-state-has-2018s-top-wine-destination-180969175/ Fri, 25 May 2018 18:20:59 +0000Rarely Seen 19th-Century Silhouette of a Same-Sex Couple Living Together Goes On View https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/rarely-seen-19th-century-silhouette-same-sex-couple-living-together-goes-view-180969156/A new show, featuring the paper cutouts, reveals unheralded early Americans, as well as contemporary artists working with this old art formFri, 25 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Amelia Bloomer Didn’t Mean to Start a Fashion Revolution, But Her Name Became Synonymous With Trousershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/amelia-bloomer-didnt-mean-start-fashion-revolution-her-name-became-synonymous-trousers-180969164/In the 1850s, women’s rights activists briefly adopted a new style in an effort to liberate themselves from heavy dressesThu, 24 May 2018 14:33:16 +0000What Is the Future of Fire?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/future-fire-qa-180969005/Geologist Andrew C. Scott reconstructs the sites of past blazes to look at our relationship with this elusive elementThu, 24 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000When Paper Clothing Was the Perfect Fithttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/when-paper-clothing-was-perfect-fit-180969159/A war-weary world needed a new wardrobe, and this cheap, washable attire seemed to rise to the occasionThu, 24 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Are These Baked Mushroom Sandals the Future of Fashion?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/are-baked-mushroom-shoes-future-fashion-180969152/As sustainable fashion goes mainstream, multiple designers are turning to fungi for compostable attireWed, 23 May 2018 16:39:15 +0000The Lost Maidens of Berlinhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/lost-maidens-berlin-180969006/A decades-long quest for one of the most intriguing artworks looted by the Nazis leads to the courtyard of a posh hotel in the German countrysideWed, 23 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000Get Schooled on the History of Where 'Grease' Was Really Filmedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/get-schooled-history-where-grease-really-filmed-180969001/Tell me about it, studWed, 23 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000Hamilton's David Korins Explains What Makes the Smash Hit's Design So Versatilehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/hamiltons-david-korins-explains-what-makes-smash-hit-design-so-versitle-180969135/The renowned designer dishes about the new Hamilton exhibition, precision and metaphor on stage and how the turntables almost didn’t happenWed, 23 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Your Next Favorite European Wine Region Isn’t in France, Italy or Spainhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/your-next-favorite-european-wine-region-isnt-france-italy-or-spain-180969132/The wine in this country is so good, they don’t want to export it — keeping 98% for themselvesTue, 22 May 2018 20:35:14 +0000The Lionfish Have Invaded, But a Ragtag Army of Divers and Chefs Are Fighting Backhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/lionfish-invaded-army-divers-chefs-fighting-back-180968999/Those waging the war against this devastating wave of the venomous species have taken on an "eat 'em to beat 'em" approachTue, 22 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000A New Exhibit Gives Charles White's Art and Activism the Attention They Deservehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/new-exhibit-gives-charles-whites-art-activism-attention-they-deserve-180969007/A century after his birth, an overlooked figure in the Black Renaissance is on the rise againTue, 22 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000First Major Swahili Coast Art Show Reveals a Diverse World of Cultural Exchange and Influence https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/first-major-swahili-coast-art-show-reveals-diverse-world-cultural-exchange-and-influence-180969136/At the Smithsonian’s African Art Museum, international influences commingle to create a farrago of artisanal splendors Tue, 22 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000The East Coast May Be On the Brink of a Hop Renaissancehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/east-coast-may-be-on-brink-hop-renaissance-180969129/Can a farmer and a brewer come together to bring hops back to the eastern United States?Mon, 21 May 2018 16:14:39 +0000Mister Rogers Pioneered Speaking to Kids About Gun Violencehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/mister-rogers-pioneered-speaking-kids-about-gun-violence-180969002/We need the children's television icon now more than everMon, 21 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000The Factory That Oreos Builthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/factory-oreos-built-180969121/A new owner for the New York City landmark offers a tasty opportunity to recap a crème-filled historyMon, 21 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000Why Photographing Pandas Is More Challenging Than You Might Thinkhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-photographing-pandas-more-challenging-you-might-think-180969108/Photojournalist Ami Vitale describes her years of work capturing the lovable furballsMon, 21 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000