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There are probably people at the Smithsonian Institution who wish they hadn't bothered to hire John Brown to help them research a television documentary. Brown is a U.S.-educated Australian living in Germany, a project manager for an aircraft...
PETOSKEY — Petoskey’s cultural offerings recently helped the community secure a spot on a list of top U.S. small towns to visit. Smithsonian Magazine profiled Petoskey in its April issue as part of “The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Science and Technology, Arts, Artists, Culture
For as long as art historians have been writing about painting in the early South, it's been common to think of the region's artists as relatively independent and even isolated figures. Many show up in the records as episodic visitors from Europe or...
Those who visit the Ellendale Opera House Sunday will have a chance to learn the history of aprons, see a style show and enjoy ice cream. “Fit to be Tied” is the title of Lana Schaunaman’s presentation, which will feature a variety...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Arts
It was a third-grade homework assignment that sparked the creation of a collection of African-American art and artifacts on exhibit at Epcot. The Kinsey Collection, gathered by Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, grew from a desire to help their son, Khalil,...
After Jon Spelman got the bad news, he found himself thinking often and at odd moments about "Moby-Dick." Perhaps that's because the behemoth that was attacking the Baltimore storyteller was as submerged, unreasoning and unpredictable as any great white...
A cooking demonstration originally planned for Feb. 10 in Ellendale, N.D., has been rescheduled for Sunday. Four local women will present the demonstration, called “Let's Dish: Cooking from the Heart.” It runs from 2 to 4 p.m. at the...
Carol G. Hjortsberg, former head of Grace Episcopal Day School and author of a history of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Annapolis, died March 27 from complications of diabetes at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. She was 69. "Carol was very...
Painter Martin Joseph Hoffman, a Florida native, died last month in Vero Beach at age 77. Hoffman, who died Feb. 5, was both an illustrator and fine artist. In his varied career, he created many illustrations for Playboy magazine and devised the stylish...
Tags: NASA, Arts and Culture, Fine Arts, Arts, Norton Museum of Art
Ginseng, one of the most sought-after medicinal herbs in the world, once flourished across much of Maryland. It has nearly vanished now, though, from all but the westernmost counties, prompting officials to ponder banning commercial harvest of the...
Sharpen your claws, cat owners: NPR caused a bit of a catfight this week with its story on killer kitties, which wasn’t about about lions and tigers. No one is surprised that bird lovers and outside cat owners are often at odds -- the debate crops...
Tags: NPR, Radio, Entertainment, Pets
A recent study by researchers at the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been all over the news recently. The study claims cats kill birds and mammals with abandon, and that trap-neuter-return — the nationally...
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