Lauren Monsen

Man standing on street lined with hurricane debris from houses (Nechama — Jewish Response to Disaster)

Faith-based charities, lending a helping hand

All denominations turn out to help people in times of disaster, like in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the U.S.
Photo collage of 6 artifacts (© Jonathan Dorado/Brooklyn Museum)

Korean artistry stakes its place at a New York museum

The Arts of Korea exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum looks at Korean art over nearly 1,800 years, highlighting Korea's unique artistic identity.
American flag showing gift of cows from Maasai people to U.S. after 9/11 (Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah and the Maasai people of Kenya, Photo by Matt Flynn)

Why September 12 matters so much to America

Countries around the world showed kindness to the United States after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
Man walking through factory (State Dept.)video

How U.S. manufacturing shapes our world [video]

The “Made in America” label conveys a rich history of innovation and commitment to quality. Learn how U.S. manufacturing helps people around the globe.
Reuben Paul doing splits midair (© Mano Paul)

To stay safe online, do this

This young cybersecurity whiz shocked a conference by hacking into his "smart" teddy bear to illustrate cyber vulnerabilities.
Floor mosaic tile showing figure of bird (© Ariadne Van Zandbergen/Alamy)

U.S. helps Egypt preserve bird-themed mosaics [video]

In Egypt's ancient port city of Alexandria, visitors are discovering the exquisite bird-themed mosaics of a Greco-Roman villa from over 2,000 years ago.
Woman wearing elaborate headdress and leather dress (© David Gaussoin and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture)

Native American fashion now: Pushing boundaries

Today's Native American fashion and jewelry designers are taking their place in the fashion industry, while redefining what "Native" is — or isn't.
Man riding a bicycle (© Nir Kafri)

Sports competition helps Jewish athletes connect with their heritage

Every four years, the best Jewish athletes from around the world converge on Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa to compete at the Maccabiah Games.
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.