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  • LACMA exhibition 'African Cosmos' illuminates art of astronomy

    LACMA exhibition 'African Cosmos' illuminates art of astronomy
    First, there was light. Then, a night sky filled with stars and a luminescent moon. Soon after? Art. Since ancient times, communities have used art to relay stories and make sense of the world around them — particularly when interpreting the...
  • Review: 'Dinosaur 13' ★★★

    Review: 'Dinosaur 13' ★★★
    In 1997, with considerable help from McDonald's and the Walt Disney Corp., Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History outbid (among others) the Smithsonian Institution and bought the bones of the 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex known as Sue. The...
  • Events: Tree Tour, Quilts, Farm Festival, Dahlia Show And More

    Terryville Tree Tour The Plymouth Land Trust will lead a walking tour of Terryville's trees Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. in front of the Eli Terry, Jr. Middle School, 21 North Main St., Terryville. Among the trees featured will be a Japanese Umbrella Pine, the...
  • READER SUBMITTED: CT At Work Exhibition & Farm Work Festival

    Connecticut Landmarks is delighted to host the Smithsonian Institution's The Way We Worked exhibition at the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry. The exhibit is part of a year-long conversation about the past, present and future of work life in...
  • Federal agencies set job applicant limits

    Federal agencies set job applicant limits
    Paul Mincarelli has been trying for three years to get into international work for the federal government. He says he knows the odds are stacked against him. Now the competition is likely to get more intense. Some agencies have begun to limit the...
  • On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency

    On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency
    Archaeologist Torben Rick watched with frustration as pounding surf clawed at one of North America's oldest homesteads, a massive heap of village foundations, cutting tools, beads and kitchen discards left behind over the last 13,000 years. Here,...
  • Chicago photos of Martin Luther King Jr. in Smithsonian

    Chicago photos of Martin Luther King Jr. in Smithsonian
    He was a young priest with a camera when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Chicago in the 1960s, but now his images of racial tumult and civil rights marches are housed in the Smithsonian. Bernard Kleina, an amateur photographer at the time,...
  • Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses

    MICHAEL PLATT has been promoted to systems administrator at Quandel Enterprises Inc., a local construction firm in Bethlehem. Platt will be the subject matter expert on Viewpoint infrastructure support, user data management, database management,...
  • Smithsonian traveling exhibit explores 'The Way We Worked'

    On Sunday, Aug. 10, during the Coventry Farmer's Market, the ribbon was officially cut for the Smithsonian Institution travelling exhibition, "The Way We Worked." Part of the Smithsonian's "Museum on Main Street" series and adapted from an original...
  • Rebuilding Myanmar's crippled universities from DeKalb

    Rebuilding Myanmar's crippled universities from DeKalb
    In its messy, uncertain evolution toward democracy, Myanmar is reconstructing a crippled university system. That's where the remodeled garage in DeKalb comes into play, in a vital way. The building, under the shade of an oak tree on Northern...
  • Allentown and country: Great American road trips on a 3-hour drive

    Allentown and country: Great American road trips on a 3-hour drive
    If you've decided to take a car trip outside the Allentown area, you're in good company. Over the Independence Day weekend, AAA estimates almost 35 million Americans hit the road, the most since 2007. So if you've packed the car, filled the tank and...