We’ve all experienced miscommunications. Their consequences can range from hilarious… to disastrous. The actor Alan Alda — yes, that Alan Alda — wants to help us avoid them. (Image credit: Jhon Ochoa, Photo-illustration: Renee Klahr/NPR)
Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt are experts in what makes democracies healthy — and what leads to their collapse. They warn that American democracy is in trouble.
Leila Slimani’s taut new novel centers on a nanny who kills her two young charges. Critic Maureen Corrigan says despite its retrograde message, The Perfect Nanny is a guilty pleasure. (Image credit: Eslah Attar/NPR)
A new exhibition picks apart the cultural mythologies surrounding the first “Americans”
In this web exclusive, naturalist Sir David Attenborough talks with correspondent Mark Phillips about the value of wildlife documentaries over traditional zoos, and the benefits of each.
January 22, 2018 The Smithsonian invites the public to celebrate African American History Month in February through a series of vibrant performances, talks, family activities and exhibitions at its various museums. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated. Featured Event The National Museum of African American History and Culture and …