Topic: Santa Claus
Since the first Thanksgiving occurred, reportedly in 1621, historians and pop culture have spread a cornucopia of tall tales, half truths, and straight-up lies. But this Thanksgiving, we're thankful for the truth. So before you succumb to the delights of turkey day, allow us separate fact from fiction for you.
11/23/2011 04:31 pm
Smithsonian blog brings history to life, new website showcases humorous examples of parents' technological learning curves, Michael Bublé releases 2011 Christmas CD, and more.
11/02/2011 03:10 pm
Constance Marks's sprightly documentary tells the heartwarming story of the man behind the furry red face.
10/21/2011 12:49 pm
Traditionally, Americans have firmly believed in two core investments: college and home ownership. Then the housing bubble popped. Is education next?
08/10/2011 11:10 am
Cameron Diaz plays a gold-digging teacher who gets an education of her own in the movie 'Bad Teacher,' a raucous, cynical comedy.
06/24/2011 11:23 am
NFL lockout enters crucial phase as owners meet. It's the last opportunity to end the NFL lockout without affecting the 2011 season.
06/20/2011 10:51 am
Ban Ki-moon is seen as a virtual lock to be reelected as head of the UN. He's won praise for his persistence, but he'll need to increase his impact if he's to leave a mark on the UN.
06/06/2011 07:24 pm
In weekend voting for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics mascot, Russians chose a wide-eyed, snowboard-toting leopard. But many claim the vote was rigged to ensure Prime Minister Putin's favored mascot would win.
03/01/2011 04:18 pm
Coca-Cola recipe: NPR's 'This American Life' may have stumbled upon the recipe behind the world's most popular drink. The Coca-Cola recipe has been guarded since the 19th century.
02/15/2011 04:02 pm
South Sudan's capital, Juba, is exploding with new construction, incoming foreign residents and new embassies.
01/31/2011 02:59 pm