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No Rumor: Liz Smith Dies at 94

Smith, who died Nov. 12, was known for many things and by many names, notably the “Grande Dame of Dish.” The title “New Yorker” would have pleased her (a Fort Worth, Texan) too.

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.

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...

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.