Stylized pumpkins in room with mirrors (Hirshhorn Museum)

Japanese artist Kusama wows Washington

Washingtonians are loving 'Infinity Mirrors,' an exhibition showcasing the polka dots, pumpkins and mirrored rooms of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
Multicolored restaurant dish (Francesco Tonelli)

New York restaurant named best in the world

For the first time in more than 10 years, an American restaurant, Eleven Madison Park, has been named the best restaurant in the world.
IRS building (© AP Images)

Each spring, Americans brace for Tax Day

On October 3, 1913, President Wilson signed a law establishing the national income tax. Income taxes remain a vital source of federal revenue.
Donald Trump (© AP Images)

5 little-known facts about Trump

Americans — and the world — might feel they know almost everything about the president. But here are five facts that might surprise you.
Two Frederick Douglass quarters resting on old books (U.S. Mint)

New coin honors Frederick Douglass

The U.S. has a new coin featuring Frederick Douglass, a prominent African American who escaped slavery in 1838 and later became a statesman.
Men in gray suits playing instruments (Jazz at Lincoln Center/Frank Stewart)

The USA is still a birthplace for jazz greats [video]

The birthplace of jazz still churns out artists. Learn what makes this style of music so classic and everlasting.
One man singing, another playing guitar (© AP Images)

Rock’s Hall of Fame picks its 2017 inductees [video]

Joan Baez, Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam, Journey, Yes and Electric Light Orchestra will be the latest artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Melania Trump (White House)

It’s official: White House unveils first lady’s portrait

The White House releases first lady Melania Trump's official portrait. The photograph shows the first lady, who used to be a fashion model, in her new home.
Large house amid palm trees (© AP Images)

Mar-a-Lago: The winter White House

President Trump is not the first president to have Mar-a-Lago available as a Florida retreat, but he's the first to use it. Learn its unusual history.