Ballerina leaping in air (© Getty Images)

The Bolshoi’s first American ballerina, in her own words

When Joy Womack was 7 years old, she told her mom that one day she would become a ballerina with the famous Bolshoi Ballet.
Russian pirozhki on the wooden plate (Shutterstock/Alieva Liubov)

Russian pirozhki, served West Coast style [video]

Igor Avramenko's food truck in Los Angeles combines its owner's two passions: Russian food and American culture.
Tall ship on the water with sails full (© George Adkins/Maritime Museum of San Diego)

Living history museums bring the past to life

Found in regions across the United States, living history museums create an immersive, hands-on experience so visitors can learn about different eras of American history.
Ellen DeGeneres standing next to President Obama at podium and another man holding medal (© AP Images)

‘Today we celebrate extraordinary Americans’

Athletes, artists and scientists were among the 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor, November 22.
Illustration of man reading book with U.S.-flag bookmark (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Americans see the world through literature in translation

Americans’ interest in what’s happening in the rest of the world is reflected in their growing appetite for foreign literature.
Man standing in ornate doorway facing crowd (© Doug Mills/Getty Images)

2017’s memorable moments

Americans witnessed the spectacles of a presidential inauguration and a solar eclipse. See photos from some of the memorable events of the last year.
Death Valley in bloom (© AP Images)

ShareAmerica: Trending Now

Welcome to Trending Now, a weekly snapshot of what’s happening in the United States that you might have missed.
Compilation of close-ups of Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth, and Antonin Scalia (© AP Images)

Trump honors 7 extraordinary Americans

President Trump has added the names of "seven extraordinary Americans" to the list of recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Huge crowd in a city square (© Tom Fitzsimmons/AP Images)

How Americans observed V-E Day during World War II

When the Allied nations of World War II achieved victory in Europe, celebrations erupted across the globe. Learn how various U.S. cities marked the event.