Man standing with arms folded beneath decorated ceiling (© Carol Guzy)

Chef fuses ancient and modern cultures through food

In Washington, a museum's in-house restaurant serves food that evokes its biblical roots and pleases customers from all over the globe.
A pile of colorful dreidels (© Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, and a game called ‘dreidel’

Learn about the Jewish festival Hanukkah. This is part of a series that looks at religious holidays as observed by Americans.

They arrive as refugees and win their nation’s highest honor

Americans take particular pride when a onetime refugee earns the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

For LGBTI gamers, a safe and inclusive space [video]

LGBTI gamers often feel outcast from both the gaming world and the LGBTI community. So they have created their own annual event.
Yameen and Amina smile as they describe their poetry slam experiencesvideo

Poetry slam gives young people the confidence to express themselves [video]

When poets Yameen and Amina joined their school's poetry slam team, it gave them the freedom to write about the things that were important to them....
Alix Schoelcher Idrache standing in formation and crying (DOD/U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Vito T. Bryant)

Photo of Haitian-born West Point grad goes viral

Alix Schoelcher Idrache, an immigrant from Haiti, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and soon became an online sensation.
Russian Orthodox crosses standing in a field in front of a church (Shutterstock)

In Alaska, linguists preserve Russian dialect

Preservers are at work in the sleepy Alaskan village of Ninilchik, where elderly residents speak a Russian dialect frozen in time, unchanged since 1847.
Candles in the shape of the Star of David (© Romans Klevcovs/Alamy)

Americans observe Holocaust Remembrance Day

Every year remembrance activities in the U.S. commemorate victims of the Holocaust, and participants commit themselves to preventing future genocide.

American women march forward in landmark military decision

In a historic move that strengthens America’s armed forces, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter orders all combat roles in the U.S. military open to women.