Arts

Carla Hayden speaking at podium (© AP Images)

Meet America’s new top librarian

Carla Hayden, former head of the Baltimore library system, is the first woman and the first African American to lead the Library of Congress.
Corn dog stand and Ferris wheel at sunset (© AP Images)

State fairs: Livestock, music, food on a stick

Want a taste of America? Stop by a state fair! With rides, music, food and fun, state fairs are a long-standing tradition.
Band members standing outside building (© Theresa Teague)

Algerian band’s rock-and-reggae formula delights Americans [video]

Blending beats and sounds from different cultures and genres, the Algerian band Democratoz rocked the Kennedy Center as part of their U.S. tour.
Boat on beach facing water (© Peter Griggs)

These young photographers will help you rediscover nature

See the photos taken by youth throughout North America that won the Commission for Environmental Cooperation's photo challenge.
People gathering at the Lincoln Memorial (Shutterstock)

The next star? Tourist sings national anthem at Lincoln Memorial. [video]

Would you take a dare to sing in public? A tourist visiting the Lincoln Memorial in Washington did, and the video is going viral.
Nine photos of Nina Brodskaya singing (Courtesy of Nina Brodskaya)

Songstress Nina Brodskaya’s journey from Moscow to Brooklyn

Nina Brodskaya was discovered at age 16 singing in a Sochi beach resort. After becoming a star, she immigrated to the United States.
Cartoon monkey and two humans pointing at the moon (© Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Curious George returns — to help his Muslim friend

Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat help their new friend, Kareem, celebrate Ramadan to help children learn about different cultures.
Rihanna standing in front of wall of flowers (© AP Images)

Rihanna may have a scholarship for you

Rihanna announces a scholarship program for students in the Caribbean to earn a bachelor's degree in the U.S. Will you apply?
Jamala, wearing a dark blue evening dress, smiling and holding a trophy and a bouquet of flowers (© AP Images)

Ukrainian wins Eurovision with a dramatic song

Eurovision crowned Ukraine’s Jamala — a Crimean Tatar who has not been home since Russia occupied the peninsula in March 2014 — as this year’s winner.