At a time when politicians across the country are debating how slavery in the US is taught, high school students are participating in mock slave auctions that are having severe consequences
Americans of all stripes have long embraced the culture of the ancient Mediterranean, using ancient ideals to navigate a new world.
GOP political ads are becoming more extreme in their use of weapons to demonstrate armed resistance against those opposed to their militant views – including other Republicans.
The ways Americans talk about firearms is full of contradictions, two communication scholars explain – and that powerfully shapes the country’s approach to gun policy.
The hyper-competitiveness of Michael Jordan may work on the basketball court, but the win-at-all-cost American culture that Jordan represents is not what’s needed to end the coronavirus pandemic.
The famous director is receiving an honorary Oscar, and the timing couldn’t be more appropriate.
In Asian countries, many people wield umbrellas to protect them from the sun. American women used to as well – but then stopped.
In her creative and critical work, Toni Morrison sought to remap the contours of American literature and culture.
The public was shocked by the blackface image on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s yearbook page. But if blackface is now taboo, there was a time when it played a big role in American culture.
We’ve had 90 years of those famous ears.
The demographics of name change petitioners today – and the reasons that they give – tell a complicated story of race, class and culture.
Depression, addiction and misanthropy in cartoon form.
Why do people steal rare books? It’s about more than the money.
Happy birthday Ms Ciccone – you redefine age.
Throughout America’s history, a duality has existed: On one side, there has been the belligerent, aggressive America. On the other, the generous, amiable one.
Using ride-hailing services full-time would mean avoiding the hassles of owning a car. But it could cost less, too – depending on how you value your time otherwise spent behind the wheel.
Elvis’s impressive vocal range and his technical ability made his voice an instrument that even opera singers have lined up to pay tribute to.
Music tourism is becoming an increasingly big business. As you’d expect, Elvis is at the forefront of that industry.
The singer was not ‘middle of the road’. He was a bridge across it.
American Gods imagines a US where ancient gods exist at “right angles to reality”, asking why we have mythologies and why we need them.