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Georgetowner Victoria Sant, 1939-2018

While the charitable contributions were considerable, with the Sants it was more a case of philanthropy with an interest and a purpose, and Victoria Sant's role was one of direct engagement and participation.       

Smithsonian Welcomes ‘The Walking Dead’ (photos)

On Oct. 10, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History acquired several truly gruesome objects from the post-apocalyptic television series.

Ivo van Hove Stages 2 Bergman Works

The Belgian theater director and his Toneelgroep Amsterdam company bring “After the Rehearsal” and “Persona” to the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater April 19 to 22.

A ‘Crucible’ Raw to the Ear, Eye and Heart

The new production at Olney Theatre Center, running through May 20, remains resolutely in its time, emitting not so much a need for comparison to our present political battles as a gut-punch echo of our own frailties and easy cynicism.   

Folklife Festival Showcases ‘The Social Power of Music’ (photos)

What might have been missing in size did not lack for scope and energy. For those diehard fans able to brave the bright sun and 90-degree temperatures, this year's festival was still a musical feast.

Moore’s ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Is a Call to Action (photos)

Michael Moore made an appearance at the D.C. premiere of his documentary, "Fahrenheit 11/9," on Sept. 17. The two-hour film is about the 2016 election and the subsequent presidency of Donald Trump.

Conspiracy Theories Old and New

Today, distrust in government, the media and most institutions, including universities, is high. Many believe these disconcerting times of mistrust began with the assassination of JFK and Robert F. Kennedy in the 1960s.

Memorial Day Weekend: Honoring Those Who Served (photos)

Monday, May 27, marked Memorial Day, when all Americans paused to remember and honor the dedication and sacrifice of the men and women of the U.S. armed forces.

Curtain Falls on Suzanne Farrell Ballet

Farrell, 72, will continue to teach her summer intensive program for dancers aged 14 to 18 at the center and is expected to oversee classes in the dance studios currently under construction.
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Copperfield ‘Restores’ Star for New Citizens on Flag Day (photos)

Magician David Copperfield presented one of his patented illusions at a naturalization ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History on Flag Day, Friday, June 14.