Entertainment & Culture

Keep em Smiling with letters (Veterans of Foreign Wars Poster)

A name is shouted out, and a parcel is handed through the crowd to its eager recipient—mail call is a moment when the front line and home front connect. Letters, news and packages from home unite families, boost morale and in...

Memorial at Virginia Tech University following massacre of 33 people in 2007

“We can't tolerate this anymore,” President Obama  told families attending an interfaith vigil after the Newtown, Connecticut massacre of 26 school children and school administrators and teachers. “These tragedies must...

Tim Russert

Many Americans depend on the Sunday morning news talk shows for help in better understanding key issues of the day.

“Meet the Press,” the oldest running show on television and the highest rated of the Sunday morning talk...

John Lennon and Yoko Ono

In 1988, John Lennon’s wife Yoko Ono gave a candid interview to record-label president Joe Smith about the Beatles’ split: "For John, it was a divorce. I think he was feeling very good about it, as if a big weight was off...

Album cover: Bringin All Back Home

"Maggie's Farm," written by Bob Dylan, was released on one of Dylan’s greatest  albums Bringing It...

Voter registration in Colorado

While politicians are trying to figure out how to pick up the pieces after the recent Presidential Election,  the U.S. Census reports that the  U.S. population will be considerably older and more racially and ethnically diverse by 2060...

Pyre of smuggled weapons in Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi.

Every year in America, more people die from gunshot injury than have been killed by all terrorist attacks in history.” So says Tom Diaz, a former gun enthusiast and an ex-member of the National Rifle Association whose first book,...

Screenshot: Grand Illusion

La Grande Illusion (also known as Grand Illusion) (1937) is one of the most respected anti-war film in history. ...

Julia Child's kitchen

The Smithsonian’s first major exhibition on food history—“FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950–2000,” opened  at the...

SIG Pro semi-automatic pistol

 

The Joyce Foundation, founded in 1948, focuses on public policies that benefit the Great Lakes community. For the first quarter century of its work, the Foundation awarded grants to health organizations and hospitals....