Richard Kurin
Richard Kurin

Richard Kurin serves as the Smithsonian Institution's undersecretary for history, art, and culture.

Culturebox
April 9 2014 12:05 PMVisit Marian Anderson's Fur Coat Today, Its 75th BirthdayOn April 9, 1939, Marian Anderson was forced by segregation to sing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. She showed up in the coolest fur coat ever.
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Politics
Feb. 27 2015 9:30 AM What Happened at Slate This Week? Josh Keating read about making music in the Anthropocene and journeyed into the heart of coding darkness.