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In Trump’s Wake, Hurricane Harvey

It looks like the beginning of an intense debate, from which there is no returning to a status quo where the outrageous activities of a Harvey Weinstein go unnoticed or are excused as locker-room normalcy.

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.

The Most Wounding Week

It began late Sunday, Oct. 1, at a country music festival in Las Vegas and ended with the death of the Traveling Wilbury who sang, "I Won't Back Down." 

Smithsonian Acquires Musical Objects from Sting, J. Ralph (photos)

The former lead singer for the Police donated the 1978 Fender Stratocaster guitar that he played at Amnesty International's "The Secret Policeman's Other Ball" in 1981.

40 Years After His Death, Elvis Presley Stays With Us

Forty years ago, on August 16, Elvis Presley, "the King," died of what was officially called a heart attack in a bathroom of his...

This Summer’s Free For All: ‘Othello’

Check your calendar. “Othello” is coming, Aug. 15-27, to Sidney Harman Hall in a Shakespeare Theatre Company Free For All production. Before we get to that, let’s...

Sam Shepard, Cool ‘Disco’ Dan: Unique American Identifiers

They were American types, not because of race or color, not as artists in terms of stature or genre, but as American identifiers.

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company at National Portrait Gallery

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company performed the world premiere of "After 1001 Nights" in the Kogod Courtyard of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery...
On Labor Day, find out how Clara Bow became the "It Girl."

Page-to-Stage Festival This Weekend

It's time for the 15th annual explosion of free readings, open rehearsals and near-full performances.
"Power! Stokely Carmichael."

Capital Fringe: From Godot to Trump

The festival, offering more than 100 shows, runs through July 31 at multiple venues.