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.
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.

Mar-a-Lago: The winter White House

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Man shooting basketball on court in arena (State Dept./Ralph Lauer)

Superfan from China matches his NBA idol’s record

Chinese basketball fan Shen Xu, trying to match the feat of his hero, Dirk Nowitzki, is invited to Dallas to score his 30,000th point in 100 days.
Painting of sleeping woman wearing hat with flag motif (Library of Congress)video

How American art was shaped by World War I [video]

World War I had a lasting impact on the American art scene, from recruitment posters to novels and movies. Here's a glimpse into some of that art.
Black-and-white photo of food wagon (Library of Congress)

In a world at war, the U.S. saved millions from starvation

As head of the new U.S. Food Administration, future president Herbert Hoover led the effort to send millions of tons of food to Europe during World War I.
Teacher in classroom with students (Waterbury Public Schools)

Touring Africa, top teacher finds curiosity about U.S. schools [video]

America's teacher of the year tells African teachers that U.S. schools aren't just about tests, but also about sparking creativity and innovation.
South Carolina basketball players celebrating their win (© AP Images)

March Madness explained

If you come to study in the U.S., you’ll find that this is the time of year when college students and other Americans become obsessed with March Madness.