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  • 'Billions' brings pigeons' extinction tale to screen

     'Billions' brings pigeons' extinction tale to screen
    The star of a new, compelling and cautionary documentary titled "From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction" (10 p.m. Thursday on WTTW-Ch 11) is a dead pigeon named Martha. She died on September 1, 1914, in a zoo in Cincinnati,...
  • Smithsonian sponsors free entry to Mount Dora History Museum

    The annual Museum Day Live!, presented by Smithsonian magazine, is Sept. 27. To honor the spirit and free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., the magazine sponsors free admission for many museums and cultural venues...
  • New York Times Critic Blames Twitter for Shonda Rhimes Story Backlash

    The New York Times found itself in an Internet dust-up with uber producer Shonda Rhimes on Friday following the online publication of a story by TV critic Alessandra Stanley assessing Rhimes' smallscreen milieu. The story was taken to task by Rhimes...
  • Annapolis artist puts his stamp on the Battle of Baltimore

    Annapolis artist puts his stamp on the Battle of Baltimore
    Exploding cannon fire lit the sky and reflected off the water as rain poured down on American soldiers struggling to defend Fort McHenry against a British attack. It was September 1814, and after the Battle of Baltimore, Francis Scott Key penned the...
  • Fragments of Ft. McHenry flag to be auctioned off this week

    Fragments of Ft. McHenry flag to be auctioned off this week
    Alas, they still haven't found the missing star. But several fragments of the 30-foot-by-42-foot star-spangled banner that flew over Fort McHenry after the Battle of Baltimore are up for sale this week at a Boston auction house. Pre-bidding is under...
  • Academy Museum Director Kerry Brougher At Welcome Reception: Things Are 'Becoming Real'

    It's getting real for Kerry Brougher. The new Director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures technically began his job on July 1, but the Academy's Board of Governors held a cocktail reception Thursday night to officially welcome Brougher. "It's...
  • Apple innovation more, and less, than Xerox copies

    Apple innovation more, and less, than Xerox copies
    As high-tech devices go, the folks at Apple and the rest have yet to introduce anything quite as hot as the one first shown to the public in a televised demonstration 55 years ago this week. The Xerox 914, the first of what we would come to know as the...
  • Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian's '101 Objects That Made America'

    Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian's '101 Objects That Made America'
    California wine received a rare honor when the Smithsonian Institution chose the two bottles that won the famous Paris Tasting of 1976 as part of the museum’s online exhibit “101 Objects That Made America.” The two bottles are, of...
  • William Voss Elder III, White House curator

    William Voss Elder III, White House curator
    William Voss Elder III, a retired Baltimore Museum of Art curator who helped first lady Jacqueline Kennedy during the 1960s bring antique furnishing to the White House, died of heart failure Thursday at Northwest Hospital. The Upperco resident was 82....
  • George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum

    George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum
    Billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, who wants to establish a major museum to house his significant art and movie memorabilia collection, is considering Chicago as the location after plans for his $300 million Lucas Cultural Arts Museum stalled...
  • Autry's 'Route 66' exhibition looks for its funding kicks online

    Autry's 'Route 66' exhibition looks for its funding kicks online
    The Autry National Center of the American West is hoping lots of people will get their kicks by giving money online to help fund its coming exhibition “Route 66: The Road and the Romance.” The Autry, which will open the show June 8, joins...