The result: the country could be looking at a terrible winter.
By Matt Sedensky, Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
Robert Frank was among the most influential photographers of the 20th century, known for vividly capturing the quirks and social divisions of everyday American life. His work was distinguished by a unique artistic style as well as a focus on…
By Amna Nawaz
Who is happy in America? Author Gary Shteyngart took a bus trip across the country to find out -- and the answer surprised him. Hedge fund managers, some of the most successful Americans by standards of economic achievement, tended to…
The 16th century English colonists who vanished after being left in the New World have piqued popular imagination and intrigued historians for centuries.
By Martha Waggoner, Associated Press
By Elizabeth Flock
Historian Sean Wilentz has examined the history of America through the lens of our presidents, our party politics, the working class — and even our music. This Independence Day, we asked Wilentz, a professor of American history at…
By Elizabeth Flock
“[This poem] looks at the emptiness of American Exceptionalism and concepts of our ‘greatness’ but by talking about the name Jennifer… a quintessentially American name,” said Adair-Hodges, who said the poem came out of “thinking about names as signifiers” --…
By Mary Jo Brooks
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke says her poem, "America, I Sing You Back", was born not out of anger but out of concern and a love for her country.
By Associated Press
The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember - Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison. Almost never mentioned is John Jay.
By Anna Christiansen
Overall obesity rates in U.S. Map of overall obesity rates in U.S. Image courtesy of CDC. This week, the Center for Disease Control released new data on obesity in the United States. The discrepancy between rates for…
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