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  • Spy Museum eyes new space at Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C.

    The International Spy Museum could soon be on the move. The popular Washington, D.C., attraction is looking to set up shop in the nearby historic Carnegie Library. Museum officials and the city's convention center authority will propose a...
  • National Zoo panda cam shuts down! Bad idea!

    National Zoo panda cam shuts down! Bad idea!
    We knew the federal government shutdown would mean going without some things. Getting  a passport. Going to a national park. But to deprive us of the the  National Zoo’s panda cam just seems cruel — especially at a time when giant panda Mei...
  • Superstar story teller to appear in Highland Park

     
    Donald Davis, a widely beloved story teller, will be performing in Highland Park Sept. 11 at 7 pm in the Elm Place Middle School auditorium. (more details) I've been lucky enough to cross paths with Davis at least half a......
  • Joni Gordon dies at 75; Newspace gallery owner nurtured L.A. art

    Joni Gordon dies at 75; Newspace gallery owner nurtured L.A. art
    Joni Gordon, an art world novice who bought a failing Melrose Avenue gallery, Newspace, 37 years ago and turned it into an incubator for Los Angeles' contemporary art scene, has died. She was 75. Gordon died Sept. 11 in Bend, Ore., 10 days after a...
  • Killing unadoptable cats is a cruel, ineffective approach

    Killing unadoptable cats is a cruel, ineffective approach
    A recent study by researchers at the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been all over the news recently. The study claims cats kill birds and mammals with abandon, and that trap-neuter-return — the nationally...
  • Shuttle's end

    Shuttle's end
    April 26 Countless Americans watched the transport of Discovery, the space shuttle, to the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum. It was often described as a bittersweet event. As I watched, I could imagine a sad face on the base...
  • Family's racial history comes into focus

    Family's racial history comes into focus
    On a warm late September evening in one of the nicer high-rises on Chicago's Marine Drive, Brenda Fredericks peered over her glasses and surveyed a large group of relatives from her husband's family, many of whom she had never met before. Some were...
  • Guide to adventures: A bucket list for action-packed outdoor and indoor fun

    Guide to adventures: A bucket list for action-packed outdoor and indoor fun
    Nothing to do around here outdoors? Seriously? Snap out of it. This region is one big adventure park. If endless summers on the beaches, sailing on the bay, hiking along the glorious trails that ribbon our area, or visiting the world’s finest...
  • Animal sculptures at LAX shed light on household trash

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Endeavour Exhibit Opens at California Science Center

    Endeavour Exhibit Opens at California Science Center
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- If you missed the shuttle Endeavour's trip through the streets of Los Angeles, you can see it in person starting on Tuesday. That's when the California Science Center will open the doors to the display pavilion housing the retired...