| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:06 AM
For the last 15 years, the National Museum of Industrial History has been a mirage.
First, it was scheduled to open by the end of 1999. Then in late 2000. Then a Preview Center in 2001 and the full museum in 2004 or 2005. Then the summer of 2008. Always...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:44 AM
They say every cloud has its silver lining. Evidence that it’s true will be coming to the Hammer Museum early next year in the form of a touring exhibition on the work of Thomas Heatherwick, a noted British designer whose credits include a new fleet...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:00 AM
One of the most famous combat veterans from World War I is a stray bull terrier mutt from New Haven whose wartime exploits made him the first military dog to be promoted to sergeant.
When Stubby died in April 1926, the New York Times ran a half-page...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Most new arts and culture venues are keen on getting bugs out when they open, but the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is considering getting Bugs in.
Construction hasn’t started yet, but the Los Angeles film museum that plans to open in 2017...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Maryland’s Taylor Cummings was named a Tewaaraton Award winner Thursday night at the 14th annual ceremony honoring the top male and top female player in the college game at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:18 PM
In an unprecedented move, Albany’s Miles and Lyle Thompson won the 2014 Tewaaraton Award, becoming the first players to share the honor.
The brothers also became the first Native Americans to take home an award given to the top collegiate player...
| May 30, 2014
| 3:49 PM
One of the worst games ever made is now the hottest commodity that a New Mexico city must determine how to distribute.
More than 1,300 Atari games -- including 28 copies of the coveted "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" -- and Atari consoles were unearthed...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:47 PM
The National Aquarium announced Wednesday that it is considering no longer having dolphins on exhibit, putting the popular Inner Harbor attraction at the forefront of a debate over whether keeping the animals in captivity is cruel.
The aquarium is...
| May 17, 2014
| 12:00 PM
As house photographer at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville for more then three decades, Les Leverett was on hand for a lot of historic moments that unfolded at the country music palace.
But even he considers himself fortunate for the circumstances that...
| May 23, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Charles C. "Chas" Stieff II, former executive vice president of the Kirk-Stieff Co. who had been active in civic affairs, died May 17 of heart failure at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 92.
Charles Clinton Stieff II was born in Baltimore,...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 4:05 AM
Sam Stout's great-grandfather went to Hartford Public High and sat in class behind Frederic Church. He remembered it in his diary. "He wrote 'He was not a very good student. He was always looking out the window and drawing. I guess that worked out well...