Tag Archives: Smithsonian

Ollie and Olivia


Ollie is the National Zoo’s bobcat who recently made headlines by escaping her enclosure, possibly by crawling through a hole in the mesh fence, and disappearing for about three days until she was found back on the zoo’s campus near … Continue reading

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Recent Resistance Reads


First, here is the text of the White House’s statement on the firing of Sally Yates, the “weak” and “very weak” acting Attorney General who “betrayed” the Department of Justice after she instructed its attorneys not to defend the executive … Continue reading

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John Canoe Jubilee


I first visited the Anacostia Community Museum in the summer of 2009, when this off-the-Mall Smithsonian put on the Jubilee: African American Celebration exhibit. As someone who loves holidays, I naturally wanted to see this exhibit all about holidays and … Continue reading

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Trump’s Museum Visits?


Remember that moment in Chapter 29 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in which Neville is talking to Harry, Hermione, and Ron, filling them in on what they have missed at Hogwarts during their adventures searching for hallows and … Continue reading

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Latin American Museums in Washington, DC


First I want to share that I made a false statement when I said in a recent blog post that I plan to visit the new National Museum of African American History and Culture this month. Given how popular it … Continue reading

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National Book Festival 2016 – A Celebration


This year’s National Book Festival was, of course, a celebration of books. I heard six writers speak about their work (while three others were so popular that there was no room for me or many other fans at their presentations). … Continue reading

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Lilycove at Shady Grove


Lilycove is not actually a real place anywhere near the Shady Grove Metro. Lilycove is a fictional city (with an art museum called the Lilycove Museum) in the imaginary world of Pokémon. The imaginary world of Pokémon, meanwhile, has recently … Continue reading

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