National Museum of African American History and Culture Celebrates First Anniversary With Festivities and Extended Hours Sept. 23–24

Activities Include a Little Rock Nine Panel Discussion Sept. 26 With the Students Who Integrated Little Rock Central High School in 1957 September 13, 2017 The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will celebrate the first anniversary of its opening Sept. 23–24. A year ago this month, …

Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art Brings “Chief S.O. Alonge” Exhibit to Benin, Nigeria

September 13, 2017 For the first time in its history, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art will travel an exhibition to the continent of Africa. “Chief S.O. Alonge: Photographer to the Royal Court of Benin, Nigeria” opens at the National Museum, Benin City, Nigeria, Friday, Sept. 29, and will …

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Smithsonian

September 13, 2017 The Smithsonian invites the public to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15–Oct. 15) with a series of vibrant performances, lectures, exhibitions, family activities and tours at various museums around the Smithsonian. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated. For a full calendar of events, visit https://www.si.edu/events/heritagemonth. Weekend …

Essential open source software for running your small business

You’ve decided to follow your passion and start your own business. Great! As you’ve probably figured out, there’s a lot more to running a business than passion and doing the work that you love. Aside from the tools of whatever trade you’re plying, you’ll also need other tools to keep …

Man Booker Prize Shortlist Features George Saunders, Mohsin Hamid And Ali Smith

The 2017 nominees for the U.K.’s top literary prize include a hefty dose of marquee authors, such as Paul Auster. But the list also features a pair of debuts, from Emily Fridlund and Fiona Mozley. (Image credit: Henry Holt and Company; Hodder & Stoughton; Hamish Hamilton; Penguin Random House; Random …