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  • 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...
  • Getting up close and personal with Space Shuttle Atlantis

    Getting up close and personal with Space Shuttle Atlantis
    Atlantis is ready for its close-up. The orbiter that made the final flight of NASA's shuttle program now is in a new $100-million home created for it at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The 90,000-square foot attraction — called Space...
  • Mexican artist from Coral Springs wins American Latino Museum design contest

    Whether painting for the faithful or family and friends, Ana Maria Villegas' art has been a constant source of motivation. Now she hopes her paintings will help inspire thousands of people like her. The Coral Springs housewife has won the 2013 Friends...
  • A virtual milestone

    A virtual milestone
    Library hounds, research heads and history buffs, Robert Darnton has been reading your diary. Darnton, the university librarian at Harvard University, envisioned a digital library available free of charge to the public that would provide online access...
  • Papenfuse ends 38-year run as Maryland's memory keeper

    Papenfuse ends 38-year run as Maryland's memory keeper
    For the first time in almost 40 years, someone other than Edward C. Papenfuse is the keeper of Maryland's memories. Papenfuse, 70, retired last week as state archivist after a career spanning seven governors. Over that time he brought Maryland's...
  • Alexander Graham Bell auction halted; Smithsonian disputes 'gift'

    Alexander Graham Bell auction halted; Smithsonian disputes 'gift'
    This post has been corrected. Please see below for details. A historic archive documenting Alexander Graham Bell’s attempt in the early 1900s to build a kite-like aircraft that would allow humans to fly was pulled back from an auctioneer’s...
  • Ownership fight over Alexander Graham Bell's flight research

    In the early 1900s, Alexander Graham Bell intensively researched ways to lift humans heavenward on kite-like flying machines. Now comes the decidedly earthbound postscript. The detailed archive that the telephone's inventor kept of his much later...
  • Animal sculptures at LAX shed light on household trash

    A glowing red elephant, two blue-green oxen and an orange and pink camel trudge beside passengers as they exit the Los Angeles International Airport’s Tom Bradley Terminal. Closer inspection of the life-size sculptures reveals the elephant’s...
  • House committee proposes funding cuts for NEA, other arts groups

    House committee proposes funding cuts for NEA, other arts groups
    A bill approved by the House of Representative's committee on appropriations would cut funding for a number of cultural organizations, including the National Endowment for the Arts, whose budget would be slashed to $75 million for the 2014 fiscal year,...
  • Howard County Council needs to consider history of Rosa Bonheur [Letter]

    What is Rosa Bonheur? It is a unique, historic cemetery, established in 1935, off of Route 1 in Elkridge. Rosa Bonheur is named after the world renowned 19th-century French painter, Rosalie Bonheur, a lover of lover and painter of animals. Her works...