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A New Shade of Green; The Anthropocene, Climate Change and Latinos

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Eduardo Diaz

As the Smithsonian unveils its new programming around theme of Anthropocene; Earth in the Age of Humans program, it is important to not only underscore that Latinos are actively involved in this issue, but to also understand why too many in our community are negatively impacted by the effects of climate change.

WATCH: 'Will And Grace' And Other LGBT Artifacts Hit The Smithsonian

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history is crucial -- and The Smithsonian is making an active effort to help queers plac...

Pocahontas' First Marriage: The Powhatan Side of the Story

National Museum of the American Indian | Posted 10.09.2014 | Arts
National Museum of the American Indian

As Virginia institutions celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Pocahontas-Rolfe marriage this year, a crucial event in the Commonwealth's venerable self-image, we should recognize that existing Native traditions put it in a very different perspective.

Leadership Lessons From Science

Tom Fox | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Tom Fox

France A. Córdova is the director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), which is responsible for advancing scientific discovery and technological...

Y a mi, qué? Who Does the Civil Rights Movement Belong To?

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 07.23.2014 | Arts
Eduardo Diaz

How can an exhibit in Brooklyn about the civil rights movement not include the history of the Young Lords, and the Puerto Rican political movement and the artists it inspired throughout the '60s and beyond?

Follow the Jewels: Travels Through History

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Another longer-term trend in investments interests me. The jewels of the one percent through history. I look at history not of investment bubbles, but of the flow of wealth through the jewelry.

Grave Robbing or Archaeology?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Where does the idea of "desecration" begin and the idea of "important scientific research" end?

César Chávez: An American Legend Remembered

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 06.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Diaz

Despite Chávez's concerted efforts, estrangement occurs, but one, especially a father of grown children like me, is left hopeful, and a tearful mess, when we see the son reading a thoughtful and soulful letter of amends from his hero father.

Pictures of Chernobyl Prove It's Still Haunting, Nearly 30 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel

After last month's tasteless Top Gear episode with a Chernobyl challenge and a recent Smithsonian article about forests around Chernobyl not decaying ...

Finally, Indian-Americans Get The Exposure They Deserve

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts

One in 100 Americans trace their roots to India, though you wouldn't know it to look at the nation's museums. According to Smithsonian curator Masum M...

First Turbaned Sikh NCAA Basketball Player Honored At Smithsonian

Posted 03.03.2014 | Religion

On Thursday the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center opened its "Beyond Bollywood' exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History in Washingto...

New Initiatives to Expand Opportunity for AAPIs and Our First National Community Google+ Hangout

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 04.28.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

Last week, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) held our first National AAPI Community Google+ Hangout. With the theme "Expanding Opportunity for AAPIs," we launched several efforts to better connect the AAPI community with the federal government.

The Best Way to Visit the Smithsonian in D.C.

Travelzoo | Posted 04.06.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

The world's largest museum complex, it's also the most-visited, welcoming tens of millions of guests per year. Here are a few tips to help navigate your way through the marble halls of the Smithsonian.

First Voice, Our Voice...

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 04.01.2014 | Arts
Eduardo Diaz

As a Chicano, I love DC, but I do miss living in cities that are predominantly Latino, where art critics and aficionados alike are in closer proximity to the Latino experience and, by virtue, usually better informed, if only by osmosis.

Yoga at the Smithsonian

Philip Goldberg | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts
Philip Goldberg

Mounted at the Smithsonian Institution's Sackler Gallery, the show's stated purpose is to "illuminate yoga's central tenets as well as its obscured histories."

How Yoga And Meditation Can Supercharge Your Health

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

With the benefits of holistic health and mindfulness practices finally starting to be recognized by mainstream medical institutions across the country...

The Last One of a Kind

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Sarah O'Leary

Recently I discovered that the 8-foot tall turn of the century wooden playground slide in the middle of my living room might be the last one like it o...

A Fourth Dimension: The Price Of Admission

Amanda Gutterman | Posted 11.10.2013 | TED Weekends
Amanda Gutterman

When I went to the Met as a Columbia undergraduate, I skirted around the fee since the college had bought membership for its students. As an art lover, I am now happy to pay for my visits -- I would hate for the Met to crumble like the beloved New York City Opera -- but I'm not sure everyone is.

Latinos in Atypical Destinations

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 11.06.2013 | Arts
Eduardo Diaz

Annually, as the eve of Hispanic Heritage Month dawns, I field around 10 requests to speak on a variety of Latino cultural topics, to groups representing government, business, public policy and education. As I was reviewing this year's requests, one in particular stood out.

Mr. President: Share The Armenian Orphan Carpet With The American People

Keith David Watenpaugh | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Keith David Watenpaugh

More than just evidence of genocide, the carpet is a symbol of the immense generosity that the American people once demonstrated to the children of the Middle East. It is a superb work of art and a poignant reminder of a time when the relationship between America and the Middle East was much different from today and built around education, humanitarian relief and cooperation.

Stunning Images Of Yoga Over The Last 2,000 Years

Posted 10.20.2013 | Religion

The 'Yoga: The Art of Transformation' exhibition at the Smithsonian Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. will run from October 19th to January 26th. Its...

The National Zoo Becomes The Happiest Spot In Washington As It Reopens After The Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

In a city bruised by the fierce partisan battles of the last few weeks, happiness abounded Friday as the Smithsonian National Zoo in Northwest Washing...

Greg Lucier, Unlocking DNA, Providing Hope

Carol Hoenig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Carol Hoenig

It's amazing to think that 2013 is already the 10th anniversary of the year researchers produced the first complete human genome sequence. What has me excited is that I cannot help but think we have only just scratched the surface.

What the Shutdown Says about D.C.'s Cultural Scene

Eli Lehrer | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Eli Lehrer

he shutdown this week, just about 18 years after the last federal closure, gives local residents a chance to get an idea of what the town might be like without the government here. And it's not all bad. A look at the landscape shows that D.C. is coming into its own as a cultural destination.

Dave Jamieson

Furloughed Workers On Congress Still Getting Paid: 'That Sucks'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chris Romine walked out of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History Tuesday morning with a furlough notice in his hand. For ...