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  • Academy Museum of Motion Pictures may have Bugs ... Bunny, that is

    Academy Museum of Motion Pictures may have Bugs ... Bunny, that is
    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...
  • Dr. Oz gets schooled by Sen. Claire McCaskill on weight-loss claims

    Dr. Oz gets schooled by Sen. Claire McCaskill on weight-loss claims
    A U.S. Senate committee on consumer protection took television health guru Dr. Mehmet Oz to the woodshed Tuesday for promoting weight-loss products that are unproven on his show, CNN reports.  "I don't get why you need to say this stuff when you know it's...
  • Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian's '101 Objects That Made America'

    Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian's '101 Objects That Made America'
    California wine received a rare honor when the Smithsonian Institution chose the two bottles that won the famous Paris Tasting of 1976 as part of the museum’s online exhibit “101 Objects That Made America.” The two bottles are, of...
  • Westminster lodge commemorates flag's symbolism

    Cadet Major Jonathan Houck knew that every fold as the U.S. flag is reduced to a triangle was symbolic, but Sunday, he learned specifically what each fold meant as he recited their meanings to the crowd gathered at the Westminster Elks Lodge. The lodge...
  • Feeling patriotic on Flag Day

    Clear your throat. Do a little vocalizing. Practice singing a scale. Now you're ready to hit that high note when you sing "… and the land of the free …" On Flag Day this Saturday when you do your best to belt out our national anthem, you'...
  • New Mexico city swamped with calls for unearthed Atari games

    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...
  • Will $3M anonymous donation save National Museum of Industrial History?

    Will $3M anonymous donation save National Museum of Industrial History?
    The National Museum of Industrial History, the embattled nonprofit accused of misspending millions of dollars, has a $3 million commitment from an anonymous donor and wants to start construction once the Pennsylvania attorney general's office finishes its...
  • Music of Michael Miles, spirit of Pete Seeger

    Music of Michael Miles, spirit of Pete Seeger
    Michael Miles opened a thick envelope filled with sheets of paper and said, "Here, have a look at these." Near the top of the pile was a copy of a typewritten letter that he received in November 1988: "Only today I was able to get to listen to your tape...
  • Autry's 'Route 66' exhibition looks for its funding kicks online

    Autry's 'Route 66' exhibition looks for its funding kicks online
    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...
  • Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum gets $30 million from Boeing

    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...
  • Blob's Park in Jessup ready for final polka

    It's auf wiedersehen for good this time. Blob's Park, a fixture of German culture in Jessup for 81 years, is closing on Monday, and owner Max Eggerl said there's no chance of it reopening, as it did in 2009. "It's absolute. There won't be a third...
  • New Britain Museum of American Art Was First Of Its Kind

    New Britain Museum of American Art Was First Of Its Kind
    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...