Is Johnny Depp’s portrayal of “Tonto” offensive? Meh. Not so much. It is pretty weird, though. Continue reading Is Johnny Depp’s “Tonto” offensive to Indians?
Jerry Seinfeld’s “puffy shirt” is big visitor favorite at the National Museum of American History. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Continue reading Yada, yada, yada–What is it about the puffy shirt?
The recent Supreme Court decision overturning the Defense of Marriage Act means that same-sex spouses are eligible for Federal health insurance and other benefits. The Office of Human Resources has some guidance on adding eligible spouses and children. Continue reading Welcome to the Smithsonian family!
Coming? Going? Let your colleagues know! Submit items to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “On the Move” in the subject line. Be sure to include contact information and a picture as an attachment. We love pictures! Continue reading On the move at Air and Space, OPS and the Under Secretary’s office
July 3, 2013 Have you reached a milestone, received an award or conquered the world (at least your little corner of it) lately? Let us know at email@example.com. We want to toot your horn for you! Be sure to include your contact information and a picture as an attachment. National Zoo Exhibit Developer Judy Tasse is… Continue reading A Silver Anvil, excellent exhibition writing and an Outstanding Alumna–not to mention the cover of Science!
The three-day battle of Gettysburg, fought July 1 – July 3, 1863, remains a potent symbol for the the devastation of war. Take a look back a this turning point as part of the Smithsonian’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Continue reading Remembering Gettysburg
The life of a marine scientist isn’t all days at the beach and swimming with dolphins. Sometimes, it’s sleepless nights and weary days spent tracking larval crabs. Continue reading From the field: Sleepless nights and road trips
The entire Smithsonian community is enriched by the knowledge and enthusiasm our young colleagues increase and diffuse. Continue reading Summer is here–and so are the interns
What’s the difference between frying and sautéing? Why shouldn’t you wash mushrooms? Why will Twinkies survive a nuclear holocaust? You’ll learn all this and more from “A Scientist in the Kitchen.” Continue reading A scientist in the kitchen: Demystifying the science of cooking