Although by no means comprehensive, we offer a mashup of interesting readings, video and images marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
For longtime Washingtonians, the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival is a beloved tradition, one that demonstrates what’s best about our public support of the cultural arts, history, and education while also providing arguably the best time to be had all summer.
As finals approach and our anxiety levels reach an all-time high, it may be worth having a space for historians and history lovers to grouse and commiserate. I asked a few of my colleagues over social media to sound off on some of the unique (and funny) history problems we face on a daily basis. These are their complaints…
Walking into the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts always lends an event a kind of grandeur that can’t be borrowed. The long walk down the capacious Hall of Nations empties out into the Grand Foyer where the giant bust of Kennedy presides, and from there the gleaming Carrara marble of the River Terrace reflects expansive views overlooking the Potomac.
Tumblr is a virtual goldmine of creative, niche micro-blogs. A few weeks ago, I asked our Twitter followers to recommend their favorite funny Tumblrs, and received a number of endorsements. I rounded up the top recommendations into a short list, guaranteed to distract you for a few hours.
The NEH recently announced that they are seeking nominations for a new nonfiction booklist for elementary, middle, and high-school aged children.