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'Staging the Self': A new kind of selfie at the National Portrait Gallery

"Staging the Self," a new exhibit featuring six Latino artists at the National Portrait Gallery, defies these expectations by adding an element of performance to the self-portraits.

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 05:34am EDT

Tags: National Portrait Gallery, staging the self, carlee fernandez, Smithsonian Institution, Michael Vasquez,

Is 'The Bachelor' racist and sexist?

The formula for both "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" follows a simple equation: good-looking white men and women meet other good-looking white men and women and feign to fall in love on live television.

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 03:37pm EDT

Tags: The Bachelor, The Bachelorette,

Wolverine speaks: Inside Marvel Universe Live!

Growing up to be Wolverine is every little boy's dream. But for one local martial artist, playing Wolverine is just another stop on the way to world domination.

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 09:30am EDT

Tags: Marvel Entertainment, Marvel, Marvel Universe Live!, Wolverine, Kirk Jenkins,

Md. Renaissance Festival kicks off its 38th year

The Maryland Renaissance Festival will enter its 38th year this season. Despite its prestige, the fest is really a family affair.

Friday - 08/22/2014, 12:56pm EDT

Tags: Maryland Renaissance Festival,

Virginia theater pleads: 'Save Our Butts'

University Mall Theatres wants to replace 500 of its old chairs with new leatherette seats. But it needs the public's help.

Thursday - 08/07/2014, 11:21am EDT

Tags: University Mall Theatres, Kickstarter,

Bronycon: The secret world of bronies

Despite the sparkles, rainbows and ponies, the brony world is not easy to infiltrate.

Monday - 08/04/2014, 11:33am EDT

Tags: bronies, bronycon, brony,

Airport luxury lounges: The new wrinkle in air travel

Air travel has become one of the most unpleasant experiences imaginable: long lines, delayed flights and overpriced food. But a new model is emerging that aims to bring comfort and even a hint of luxury to the average traveler.

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 05:22am EDT

Tags: airspace lounge, jay z, air travel, bwi,

Why you should be reading young adult books

Young adult stories, such as Harry Potter and "Hunger Games," have tapped into the imagination of adults worldwide. So what makes the genre so appealing to grown-ups?

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 12:53pm EDT

Tags: young adult literature, hunger games, Harry Potter, reading

Will mobile devices replace binoculars at the opera?

New technology that puts onstage action right into the laps of patrons could soon change the face of opera.

Monday - 07/28/2014, 09:19am EDT

Tags: Wolf Trap, opera, carmen, Google Glass, smartphones, tablets, mobitxt, figaro systems,

'Monster Fish' tales: Hunting the world's largest freshwater fish (Photos)

Most people run away from monsters, but not Zeb Hogan. The host of National Geographic's "Monster Fish" has made a career our of unearthing some of the planet's most terrifying, if misunderstood, aquatic creatures.

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 11:38am EDT

Tags: monster fish, zeb hogan, snakefishhead,

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