| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:01 AM
Sometimes high school football players need a reminder that getting to college involves more than just how fast they can run or how much weight they lift.
One player who has learned the lesson is Max Holden, a senior linebacker who started all 16...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:22 PM
The historic South Loop church from which a piece of a stone gargoyle fell Thursday, striking and killing a mother of two, has a glittering architectural and artistic past. Yet the stream of wealth that paid for and maintained it no longer flows freely, a...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:01 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Congress has failed to fund the federal government and has shut it down. Federal employees are instructed to report to work and will be sent home when they arrive on Tuesday. Additionally, government services will be suspended. Here's a look at how...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:06 PM
We knew the federal government shutdown would mean going without some things. Getting a passport. Going to a national park. But to deprive us of the the National Zoo’s panda cam just seems cruel — especially at a time when giant panda Mei...
| Oct 13, 2013
When J. Carter Brown joined the National Gallery of Art in 1961, he was six years older than the museum itself. Just eight years later, at age 34, he would be appointed its director. His accession may strike readers as meteoric, but after reading Neil...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:44 AM
G. Wayne Clough, who announced Wednesday that he will step down as the head of the Smithsonian Institution in October 2014, arrived at the museums at a time when it was threatened by scandals and a crumbling infrastructure.
Clough, a civil engineer...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:30 AM
When G. Wayne Clough began his tenure as head of the Smithsonian Institution in July 2008, he asked himself the question, "What will the Smithsonian be in 500 years?"
The answer? It's still not entirely clear. But as Clough prepares to retire from his...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:45 AM
The International Spy Museum could soon be on the move. The popular Washington, D.C., attraction is looking to set up shop in the nearby historic Carnegie Library.
Museum officials and the city's convention center authority will propose a...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Dorothy Beksinski Higdon, a homemaker and former secretary once active in scouting, died of heart disease Friday at her Mays Chapel home. She was 89.
Born Dorothy Beksinski in Baltimore and raised in Fells Point, she was the daughter of Walter and...