Entertainment & Culture

Oil pump jack

The energy news of late has been stunning. Domestic oil output is growing so quickly that the U.S. could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest producer. As a result, U.S.  dependence on oil is expected to fall significantly...

Teens using e-readers

if you ride the train or the bus to work, you have seen people reading books on electronic devices of various kinds.

Libraries are adapting to the trend by not only offering downloads, but also instructing patrons on their use.

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vivian maier self portrait

During her life, few knew of Vivian Maier’s photographs. She worked as a nanny for many years  and did not publish her work.  Vivian Maier (1926 –2009) was born in New York but grew up in France, and after returning to the U...

Fans are very familiar with the harmonies of the  Oak Ridge Boys, the  country and gospel vocal quartet  that have popularized many songs including “Elvira, " "Bobbie Sue," and "American Made."

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Thirty years after the anniversary of the opening of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial  in Washington, D.C., in November of 1982, most of the critics have been quieted by the warm reception the memorial has received over time.

The...

If you had second thoughts about getting married, there may be a good reason. UCLA psychologists report that when women have doubts before their wedding, their misgivings are often a warning sign of trouble if they go ahead with the...

Georgia O'Keeffe, byAlfred Stieglitz , probably 1918

The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. explores how the practice of making multiple portraits of the same subjects produced some of  revealing and provocative photographs in "...

Libraries are at the center of a movement to involve their communities in public discussion of the important issues facing people today.

The American Library Association launched the ALA...

One of the most memorable James Bond antagonists in the past fifty years was Gert Fröbe, the German actor, who played Auric Goldfinger in...

From the White House to war zones, from the campaign trail to Capitol Hill, the photographers of the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA) capture news-making moments across the nation and around the world.