Curators' Corner | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/curators-corner/RSS feed for Curators' CornerenTue, 21 Nov 2017 16:50:19 +0000Did Disney Pixar Get Day of the Dead Celebrations Right in Its New Film 'Coco'?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/did-disney-pixar-get-day-dead-celebrations-right-its-new-film-coco-180967286/Smithsonian folklorist Cynthia Vidaurri says: "It's complicated"Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:50:19 +0000Thirteen Books That Informed and Delighted Smithsonian Scholars This Yearhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/thirteen-books-informed-and-delighted-smithsonian-scholars-year-180967238/With a mission to increase and diffuse knowledge, Smithsonian thought leaders are voracious readersMon, 20 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000What a Smithsonian Folklorist Thinks about Marvel's Cleaned-Up Version of Thorhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/what-smithsonian-folklorist-thinks-about-marvels-cleaned-version-thor-180967052/In Hollywood’s hands, the Thor of ‘Ragnarok’ is a hunk with a heart compared to the brutish thug of loreWed, 01 Nov 2017 20:38:07 +0000These Dramatic Photos Reveal the Soul Behind the Day of the Dead https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/dramatic-photos-reveal-soul-behind-day-dead--180967024/New Mexican Photographer Miguel Gandert allows his subjects to narrate their own storyTue, 31 Oct 2017 19:11:49 +0000Yes. The Night Before Halloween Is a Real Holidayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/what-do-you-call-night-before-halloween-180967010/In New Jersey, it's known as 'Mischief Night." In Detroit, it's 'Devil's Night.' And in Cincinnati, it's ... 'Cabbage Night'?Mon, 30 Oct 2017 18:51:41 +0000There Are Possibly Only 30 of These Rare Porpoises Left on the Planethttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/vaquita-vanishing-rare-porpoise-left-planet-180965221/The fascinating vaquita is heading for oblivion, the victim of a ravenous black market for a dubious remedyWed, 25 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000Fifty Years Ago, a Rag-Tag Group of Acid-Dropping Activists Tried to "Levitate" the Pentagonhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-rag-tag-group-acid-dropping-activists-tried-levitate-pentagon-180965338/The March on the Pentagon to end the Vietnam War began a turning point in public opinion, but some in the crowd were hoping for a miracleFri, 20 Oct 2017 16:31:30 +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 +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 +0000Meet Mr. Mumler, the Man Who “Captured” Lincoln’s Ghost on Camerahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/meet-mr-mumler-man-who-captured-lincolns-ghost-camera-180965090/When America’s first aerial cameraman met an infamous spirit photographer, the chemistry was explosiveTue, 10 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +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 +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 +0000