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Emily Kim

Articles by Emily Kim

BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane’

In her most recent book, "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane," Lisa See weaves worlds apart -- from East and West -- in a story about a family torn apart and shaped by globalization in China. Published March 14, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Public Library and Other Stories’

While the number of libraries is gradually shrinking, Ali Smith preserves these literary sanctuaries in her short story collection, "Public Library and Other Stories," with shifts between past and present, resembling the mechanics of our own memory. Published October 13, 2016

Cindy Johnson loaned her horse Davos to Maryland Therapeutic Riding as an equine therapist.

Maryland horse therapy helps treat body, mind

Naomi Parry discovered the benefits of horseback riding during her recovery from a car accident that left her temporarily paralyzed. In 1996, she founded Maryland Therapeutic Riding in Crownsville to share this type of healing with others. Published August 16, 2016

The spacesuit worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was pulled from the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum's Apollo exhibit in 2006 because of noticeable deterioration. (Associated Press/File)

Neil Armstrong display celebrates moon landing anniversary

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is making one giant leap for visitors with its display of the gloves and helmet worn by Neil Armstrong when he became the first man to walk on the moon. Published July 25, 2016

Using a smartphone's GPS, the Pokemon Go app creates a map of the player's surroundings and then taps into the phone's camera to generate a virtual image of a Pokemon on the screen. The more Pokemon a player has, the more power. (Associated Press)

Pokemon Go all fun and games until laws are broken

The augmented reality game app Pokemon Go has brought millions of players out of their homes and into the great outdoors in search of Squirtles, Charmanders and Bulbasaurs — and sometimes into the presence of savvy robbers, angry property owners and disgusted guardians of sacred places. Published July 19, 2016

One of the most impressive collections in the National Arboretum is neither plant nor animal but mineral — 22 Corinthian pillars that originally formed part of the east portico of the U.S. Capitol Building. (Emily Kim/The Washington Times) **FILE**

U.S. National Arboretum host to guest and scientist alike

Surrounded by the concrete jungle of Northeast Washington sits a haven of greenery and wildlife -- a 446-acre living museum called the U.S. National Arboretum. And like many museums, the arboretum focuses on research and conservation -- in this case, flora and fauna of various shapes, sizes and species. Published June 23, 2016