Woman riding horse, swinging large whip (© Melissa Farlow/National Geographic)

Labor Day in pictures: American women at work

When it was first instituted in 1882, Labor Day was the "workingman's holiday." Take a look at some of the women who make up nearly half the U.S. workforce.
Lenticular photo montage (© Doug Coombe/Arab American National Museum)

Bringing contemporary Saudi art to Americans

A U.S. exhibition of works by contemporary Saudi artists is challenging stereotypes and opening a window into daily life in a kingdom that is changing.
Woman playing the violin with dancers in Ukrainian dress behind her (Christine Syzonenko)

In photos: Americans celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day

Ukrainian American communities throughout the United States celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day in festivals every August.
Hand holding flag and quote from Vice President Pence (State Dept.)

Shareable quotes: U.S. officials speak out against violence

Shareable quotes from President Trump and two other top officials following a racial incident in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Image of Dream Chaser Cargo System (Sierra Nevada)

Meet the woman behind this spaceship

The American-made Dream Chaser spaceship will one day take astronauts and supplies into space. The woman leading that effort came to the U.S. from Turkey.
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.
Illustration of people with disabilities using mobile devices to navigate a city street (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Smart cities work for people with disabilities

Smart cities, which use technology to improve access for people with disabilities, are finding that the changes help all their residents.
Man with a hat and sunglasses next to a man looking into film camera (© AFP/Getty)

A Japanese director’s lasting influence on American cinema [video]

America’s greatest living filmmakers speak with a common theme when talking about Japan’s legendary screenwriter and director Akira Kurosawa.
Woman racing in wheelchair (© AP Images)

How the Americans with Disabilities Act levels the playing field

When a Paralympic athlete was told she couldn't race for her school team, she filed a lawsuit and won, with help from the Americans with Disabilities Act.