The glittering Freedom Sculpture in Los Angeles, modeled after the ancient clay Cyrus Cylinder, is just one testimonial to Persian king Cyrus the Great's support for human rights.
The National Book Awards recently created a prestigious prize for works of literature, both fiction and nonfiction, translated into English. Authors, translators and readers will benefit.
Black Panther, the first Hollywood blockbuster centered on a black superhero and to star a mostly black cast, is defying long-held stereotypes about Africans and women.
Grammy Award-winning musician Esperanza Spalding exemplifies women making history in fields that were once nearly exclusively male, like jazz.
A photo of Parker Curry, who is 2 years old, in front of a new portrait of Michelle Obama electrified social media and captured hearts around the globe.
The evolution of figure skating is linked closely to the modern Olympic movement. The gravity-defying, glamour-loving athletes of today owe their sport to these pioneers on the ice.
Olympic gold medals are among the most prestigious prizes in sports, bringing fame and fortune. But they're mostly silver, and worth just $576 in metals.
The U.S. remains a top destination for international travelers. Find out who is heading to America and where they go when they get there.
A 17-year-old American spent six weeks in Russia learning the language and studying ballet at the Bolshoi. Learn how she did it.