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Two versions of solar eclipse stamp (USPS)

Live stream a solar eclipse … or experience it on this...

A new U.S. stamp is the first stamp depicting a solar eclipse that is printed in thermochromic ink, which changes color when you touch it.
Wonder Woman holding shield and removing sword from scabbard (© 2017 Warner Bros./Clay Enos)

Wonder Woman smashes box-office records and gender stereotypes

The Wonder Woman movie, directed by American Patty Jenkins and starring Israeli Gal Gadot, is bringing attention to women's roles in Hollywood and beyond.
Landscape in Wadi Rum, Jordan (© Jeremy Horner/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Hollywood finds a partner in Jordan

To many, Jordan has become the Hollywood of the Middle East, with an award-winning film commission and a number of recent hit films shot there.
Two men holding swords, dressed in capes, walking toward castle (© Getty Images)

Game of Thrones and the Russian language [video]

Dothraki, the language spoken by the warrior tribe of Essos from the show “Game of Thrones,” borrows many of its components from Russian.
Tokyo buildings lit up at night (© Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Japan through the lens of American film [video]

Here is a sampling of moments from American movies that try to capture the magic of Japan.
Row of bonsai trees (© Pete Souza/Chicago Tribune/MCT Via Getty)

In Washington, bonsai trees reflect U.S.-Japan ties

A new exhibition in Washington tells the story of Japan’s gift of 53 famed bonsai trees to the United States.
Folk art showing man and woman (Library of Congress)

U.S.-Poland friendship reflected in rare digitized collection

What began as a gift of friendship between Poland and the U.S. more than 90 years ago is now a gift to researchers and genealogists around the world.
Four anime women (Shutterstock)

Anime’s supersized U.S. audience [video]

Anime and manga — Japanese cartoons and comic books — have attracted fans of all ages in the U.S., leaving an indelible mark on American culture.
Japanese triptych painting (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Metropolitan Museum makes its art available to all

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has adopted an open-access policy for its artwork, allowing anyone to download free, high-resolution images.