Chris Davis holding Harris hawk (Courtesy of Paul Wulfsberg)

American falconers explain their enthusiasm for the sport

November 16 is World Falconry Day. Meet three devoted American falconers caught up in the attractions of the ancient sport.
3 people surrounding woman at beach (Courtesy of Jeremy Dennis)

Native American artists redefine their own traditions

Meet five Native American artists whose work nods to traditional Native themes while pushing boundaries in unexpected ways.
Anna May Wong with fan in front of statue (© AP Images)

U.S. coin honors pioneering Asian American actress

Anna May Wong was Hollywood's first Chinese American movie star. Now she is the first Asian American to appear on U.S. currency.
DJ Kool Herc holding street sign reading 'Hip Hop Blvd' (© Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

Hip-hop’s international influence

What are the history and origins of hip-hop? Learn more about the genre here and see how it has inspired artists around the world.
Hands adjusting medal around man's neck (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

Veterans Day recognizes U.S. military service, heroism

Honoring U.S. military veterans each year on Veterans Day is a tradition that began in 1954, when the federal holiday was created.
Megan Rapinoe lifting Women's World Cup trophy as teammates celebrate (© Francisco Seco/AP Images)

Soccer soars in the United States

The success of the U.S. women's soccer team is one of the factors driving soccer's growing popularity in the U.S. Learn more here.
Woman holding packages of food (Courtesy of World Central Kitchen/

They rush into any crisis … and cook

World Central Kitchen has been feeding people in crisis since 2010. Learn about the work the nonprofit does in Ukraine and beyond.
Visitors look at National Christmas Tree (© Jose Luis Magana/AP Images)

National Christmas Tree celebration turns 100

Cheers to the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony's 100th birthday! Read on to find out how the ceremony began and evolved over time.
Woman standing and gesturing across from table with three seated women (Courtesy Joelle McIntosh)

U.S. sends teachers all over the world

State Department programs send U.S. educators overseas to teach and to learn from their global peers. Learn how these programs change lives.