Entertainment & Culture

Book cover: Innocents

The  U.S.  Supreme Court is going to determine whether Maryland’s decision to collect DNA samples from people arrested for serious crimes represents an unconstitutional invasion of privacy or a crime-solving breakthrough with the...

Painting: The Problem We All Live With by Norman Rockwell

One of the most popular American artists of the past century, Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) was a keen observer of human nature and a gifted storyteller. For nearly seven decades, while history was in the making all around him, Rockwell chronicled...

It was one of the most dramatic and poignant moments in American history. Some describe it as one of the greatest speeches ever made.

Attack--Eastern Front WWII, by Dmitri Baltermants,

WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath will open at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles on March...

President Barack Obama touches the Rosa Parks statue after the unveiling during

Rosa Parks, whose unwillingness to give up her seat on a crowded, segregated Montgomery Ala., bus, was a lynchpin in the burgeoning civil rights movement and passage of the Voting Rights Act, was honored with a life-size statue in the Capitol...

Untitled from the Wayfarer series, 2012. (man  painted half black - half white)

Art work integrates film, video, sculpture, drawing and more.
 

Frederick Douglass with his second wife Helen Pitts and her sister Eva.

“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor...

Book cover: The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.

The Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! campaign has been launched. Inspired by the 75th anniversary of...

Statue of Kim Il-sung

After World War II, Japanese-occupied Korea was divided in two: North Korea, a newly Communist government under the supervision of the Soviet Union, and South Korea, under the supervision of the United States. The North Korean Democratic People...

Grand Canyon view from Hermit's Rest

The Grand Canyon is wild and unforgiving. But it is also one of the most stunning landscapes on Earth—a place for recreation, reflection and reverence. A new Smithsonian exhibition highlights  this natural wonder without camping...