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Video Games Redefined As An Art Form

Posted 03.15.2012 | Arts

When we typically think of video games we often envision a few teenage boys screaming at the TV amid a cloud of testosterone and the scent of recently...

More Than the Art of Video Games

Michael Gallagher | Posted 05.15.2012 | Home
Michael Gallagher

Video games have embedded themselves into our culture. And the future of the industry depends on the innovators who are drawn to it.

Smithsonian Groundbreaking Snubs Obama: Were They Low on Shovels? (Updated)

Dee Evans | Posted 04.23.2012 | Black Voices
Dee Evans

It would be interesting to know what the thought process was behind the decision not to have the first black president participate in the shovel part of the ceremony for the first national museum dedicated to African American history; heck, Obama is African American history!

Major Museums And Organizations Collect Materials Produced By Occupy Movement

AP/The Huffington Post | By CRISTIAN SALAZAR and RANDY HERSCHAFT | Posted 12.24.2011 | Business

By CRISTIAN SALAZAR AND RANDY HERSCHAFT, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Occupy Wall Street may still be working to shake the notion it repre...

National Zoo Gets Big Panda Donation (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- There's great news for panda fans: The Washington Post reports that the National Zoo's panda reproduction program will be receiving a $4...

Walking on the National Mall

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.11.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Early on during my time in DC, I found a book about the gardens of the various Smithsonian museums on sale somewhere.

"Hide/Seek" Fallout: Interference Institutionalized at the Smithsonian

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

If it follows the advice of a committee, Smithsonian museums will be buried under a new layer of procedural requirements for public input whenever a cautious curator flags a proposed exhibition as "sensitive."

'Hide/Seek' Interview: Smithsonian Secretary Clough 'Can Do the Math' (But Miscalculates)

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

How did Clough analyze the potential damage from the political, cultural and religious firestorm that erupted over his order to remove one work from the National Portrait Gallery's provocative, gay-themed "Hide/Seek" exhibition?

Art, Censorship, and the Scandal of the Cross

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

The recent censorship by the Smithsonian Institution of a controversial video clip by the late gay artist David Wojnarowicz - which contained images o...

Looking Clearly At Las Vegas -- A Real City, Not A Tourist Slogan

Ellen Sterling | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Sterling

I know I am late to this particular party but circumstances have prevented me from doing a lot of things I normally do for the last couple of months a...

"Hide/Seek" Gamesmanship: National Portrait Gallery Is Wrong Target

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

Monday's news that the Andy Warhol Foundation may pull the plug on all future support for Smithsonian exhibitions is just the latest example of out-of-proportion responses by defenders of artist David Wojnarowicz's work.

Increase Science Funding to Grow U.S. Jobs

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James M. Gentile

In the second half of the 20th century, well over 40 percent of U.S. prosperity was the result of scientific and technological advances, and science and technology continue to be the key to the jobs that so many Americans need.

Microsoft Launches 'Shout' Partnership To Support Tech-Based Environmental Learning

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

At the Worldwide Innovative Education Forum, a conference of 500 international educators hosted by Microsoft in South Africa, the software company ann...

A Bridge to Somewhere - Responding to the President's Cancer Panel Report (Part 2)

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Steingraber

There is also a disconnect between what we in the scientific community know about the roles that chemical exposures play in the story of cancer and what cancer patients are told.

A Bridge to Somewhere - Responding to the President's Cancer Panel Report (Part 1)

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sandra Steingraber

The government has a role to play in making cancer-preventing dietary choices available and affordable for the citizenry and in divorcing our food system from its current dependencies on carcinogens.

Remembering Bess Lomax Hawes

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Throughout her life, Bess Lomax Hawes was a political radical who fought for a better future, but who also understood the importance of preserving the many cultural traditions of America's past.