| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:56 AM
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...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 7:10 AM
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...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:15 PM
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum — one of Washington's most reliable tourist attractions — is receiving a $30-million gift from Boeing and will use the money to renovate its main exhibition space that serves as home to such...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:49 PM
A year of events celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner kicked off Thursday with the unveiling of a commemorative stamp.
The newest installment of the popular "forever" stamps — so named because they continue to be valid...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:57 AM
WASHINGTON -- "The Star-Spangled Banner" -- familiar to football games, military functions and Olympic medal ceremonies -- turns 200 this year and the celebrations have already begun.
The Smithsonian Institution has unveiled a U.S. Post Office-issued...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:56 PM
This post has been updated. Please see below for details.
David J. Skorton, a cardiologist who’s spent the past decade as president of Cornell University and the University of Iowa, will be the next head of the Smithsonian Institution starting...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Are you ready to trade snow boots for flip-flops?
You've never needed a little fun in the sun more than now after a winter that's repeatedly buried us in snow and ice -- even in the South -- and given us school snow days that have...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Black bears in Yosemite National Park aren’t snacking as much on human food as they did decades ago, according to new research that traces changes in the diet of Yosemite bears over the last century.
Researchers analyzed samples of bear bones from...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:28 PM
I attended a news meeting years ago in which our editor read a letter from a guy whose arrest we reported in a story about an Allentown prostitution sting.
This man said we ruined his life. His wife had left him, his children wouldn't speak to him,...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:24 PM
The Stonewall National Museum and Archives is writing a new chapter.
Already the largest circulating library of gay literature and periodicals nationally, the Fort Lauderdale center is now aiming for more: with a new "Dear Abby" exhibit; the launch of a...