Smithsonian To Launch New Magazine On Cultural TravelSmithsonian Journeys will focus on a single destination with photography and stories about its history, food, customs and science.
Merriam-Webster Names 'Culture' Word of the YearA nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind Merriam-Webster's 2014 word of the year: culture.
Five Little Known Facts About "A Christmas Carol"Carlo DeVito, author of "Inventing Scrooge" from sister company Simon & Schuster, shares five little known facts about Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol."
Designer Erin Gates On Styling Your BookshelfGet tips for organizing your bookshelf from Erin Gates, author of Elements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life from sister company Simon & Schuster.
Study: Old, Small Buildings Like D.C.'s Are Better For Cities Neighborhoods with smaller, older buildings generally perform better for the local economy than areas with newer buildings that stretch an entire block.
How To Look Like A Local When Dining AbroadThe good folks at The Restaurant Choice cooked up these handsomely designed infographics to get you through your next international dining adventure.
DC's Political Scandal Landmarks: Not Your Average Bus TourWashington DC is the political capitol of the US. It's also the center of a multitude of political scandals. Author Allison Leotta, author of Speak Of The Devil, shares DC's top scandal landmarks.
Violence Baked Into Popular Culture Well aware that the television audience may be particularly sensitive, the Showtime network aired a disclaimer warning audiences of violent content in the season finales of its dramas "Homeland" and "Dexter" last weekend. It was two days after a gunman killed 26 people in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school.
Construction Begins For National Museum Of African American History In DCWashington DC Begins Construction For National Museum Of African American History and Culture
Rabbi Shmuley: Focus On Values Needed Most For Post-9/11 America Renown author on spirituality and culture Rabbi Shmuley Boteach shared his reflections on how America has changed in the course of the decade since the events of 9/11.