If you're spending Memorial Day in Washington, D.C., a new iPhone app can help you experience the National Mall in a whole new way. The D.C.-based music duo Bluebrain composed the National Mall application that keeps track of where you are, whether it's the Lincoln Memorial or the Washington Memorial.
After President Obama formally announced the new picks for his national security team Monday, he left the White House and crossed the Potomac River to Arlington National Cemetery. In the 90 degree heat, paid tribute to America's fallen and following Memorial Day tradition, he placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. He said his role as commander in chief is his most "solemn responsibility."
The industry has faced a tough year so far. So it's using the formula of sequels and 3-D movies in hopes of getting back on track — including more pirates, more kung-fun fighting pandas and more hungover wedding guests. Critic Bob Mondello has a preview of the other retreads and the hidden treasures coming your way this summer.
David Adickes has fashioned 18-foot tall busts of all of the U.S. presidents. One set sits in his yard in Houston. Another is in a closed theme park in Deadwood, S.D. And the third is in another defunct theme park in Williamsburg, Va.