Richard Kurin
Richard Kurin

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

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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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Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.