Five sites Chinese visitors to the U.S. won’t want to miss

In recent years, the Chinese have been among the fastest-growing groups of international tourists visiting the United States. And now extended visas for short-term...
Three photos of writers Cynthia Edul and Natasha Tiniacos (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

What’s it like to live with 28 strangers from all over...

At the 2014 Iowa International Writing Program, 29 international writers spent three months together learning about trends in literature — and each other.

American film landmarks stretch coast to coast. Which can you recognize?

From the iconic Hollywood sign to the Empire State Building (above), America sometimes seems like one giant movie set. Here are four iconic film...
Arches National Park

Photo of the day: Utah’s otherworldly arches

Arches National Park in southern Utah's canyon country is home to 2,000 natural arches — the largest such concentration in the world. Millions of years...
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is born…on this day

One of the most popular natural attractions in America was established on this day in 1890, when Congress voted to create Yosemite National Park....