The dancers in the Rouge chorus line brought crowds to their feet with the "Tropi Can Can."

The Vegas Hotspot That Broke All the Rules

America’s first interracial casino helped end segregation on the Strip and proved that the only color that mattered was green


Where the Hell Is Matt? Everywhere.

Meet Matt Harding, the man behind the viral video sensation, who has traveled the world, dancing like no one has before

Matt Groening, creator of the Simpsons, was going to name the main character Matt, but didn't think it would go over well in a pitch meeting, so he changed the name to Bart.

Matt Groening Reveals the Location of the Real Springfield

Twenty-five years after The Simpsons made their TV debut, the show's creator talks about Homer's odyssey—and his own

You probably know Errol Morris as an Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker. Roger Ebert called his first film, Gates of Heaven, one of "the ten greatest films ever made."

Errol Morris: The Thinking Man's Detective

The documentary filmmaker has become America's most surprising and provocative public intellectual

The Godfather Effect looks at how the film saga portrays Italian-Americans and what that has meant to author Tom Santopietro, the film industry and the country.

What is The Godfather Effect?

An obsessed film buff (and Italian-American) reflects on the impact of Francis Ford Coppola’s blockbuster trilogy

The award’s design derives from the station identification that MTV used when it debuted in 1981, which included astronaut images overlain with rock music.

Air and Space Museum’s “Moon Man” Celebrates MTV’s 30th Anniversary

Celebrate MTV's 30th anniversary by looking back at the history of the iconic "Moon Man" statuette, and learn its surprising connection to the Smithsonian

Still from movie 2012.

NASA Picks Best & Worst Sci-Fi Movies. What Are Yours?

The space agency lists their favorite flicks

Born in America during the 1930s, roller derby’s popularity rises and falls with periodic regularity.

Roller Derby’s Sisterhood

Ithaca’s SufferJets may have ironic skate names and elaborate uniforms, but on the track, it’s all business

Amy Adams stands next to the Lockheed Vega 5B which was flown by Amelia Earhart on two history-making flights in 1932.

Q and A: Amy Adams

The actress discusses her role as aviatrix Amelia Earhart, filming at the Smithsonian and the magic of museums


Days 7 to 12: A Cannes Farewell

As Michael Parfit bids goodbye to the Cannes Film Festival, there is good news for Luna from the Canary Islands


How Big is the Starship Enterprise?


Days 5 and 6: Dark Days at Cannes

The buzz surrounding a new film leaves Cannes-goers anxious, but Michael Parfit finds reasons for hope


Day 4: At Cannes, What's Your Tagline?

Beyond the red carpet and glamorous stars, films are boiled down to a mere few words, some more memorable than others

Elegant boat parties are all a part of the Cannes experience.

Day 3: Screenings and the Passions of Filmmakers

Documentaries on dolphin slaughter and reconciliation in Rwanda are contrasted by the glamorous party scene at Cannes

Filmmakers show their work in theaters at Cannes in hopes of picking up international distributors.

Day 2: Building an Audience at Cannes

Like filmmaking itself, selling a movie at Cannes is an intense labor of love

Preparations are underway for the opening of the Cannes Film Festival on May 13

Day 1: The Stage Is Set at Cannes

Filmmakers Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm watch preparations in Cannes and prepare to take on the festival known as the Marché du Film

High school senior Ferris Bueller skips class with his girlfriend and his best friend to take a life-affirming joy ride through Chicago.

Five Movies That Memorably Feature Museums

The ‘Night at the Museum’ films aren’t the only films that take place largely in the confines of a museum

Shawn Levy, director of both Night at the Museum films, hopes his latest film will inspire people to visit America's museums.

Q and A with Director Shawn Levy

The director of both Night at the Museum movies talks about the ups and downs of filming at the Smithsonian

The ivory pleated dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the 1955 comedy “The Seven Year itch” is the most popular attraction at the Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Motion Picture Museum.

Hollywood on Exhibit

Movie memories come to life inside the filmmaking collections of these seven museums


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