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Man arranging food on a plate behind a food service counter, with buffalo hide on wall behind him (© Carol Guzy)

Teaching visitors about Native American cuisine

Curious about Native American cultures? Then visiting a restaurant dedicated to Native foods should be on your agenda, says a prominent Navajo chef.
Screenshot of video showing 2017 MacArthur Foundation grant recipients (MacArthur Foundation)video

MacArthur ‘genius grant’ winners include innovators with global reach [video]

The 2017 MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" recipients include innovators and visionaries in the arts, science and the humanities.
Building with many windows and large grassy area in front (State Dept.)

The architectural beauty of U.S. Embassy buildings

Many of the buildings used for U.S. embassies throughout the world are noteworthy for both the beauty of their architecture and their historic significance.
Solomon's Pools in Bethlehem (Musa al Shaer/AFP via Getty Images)

A modern revival for ancient West Bank reservoirs

A new U.S. project is hoping to revitalize Solomon's Pools, marvels of ancient engineering, and turn them into a major West Bank tourist site.
Statue of head of a cat (© Smithsonian Institution)

Exhibit explores role of cats in ancient Egypt

Long before cat videos took over the Internet, cats had a starring role in ancient Egypt. Learn about them through a new exhibit, Divine Felines.
Woman with elaborate face painting (© AP Images)

Americans adopt Day of the Dead traditions

A Mexican holiday honoring the dead has become increasingly popular in the United States, with revelers blending pre-Columbian and Roman Catholic customs.
Pence quotes on protecting religious minorities overlaid on photo of woman lighting candle in church (© Vitaliy Holovin/Corbis via Getty Images)

Vice President Pence: U.S. protects religious minorities

U.S. leadership is crucial to protect those who are targets of unspeakable acts of violence and atrocity because of their faith, Vice President Pence says.
General view of the UNESCO building (© Charles Platiau/Reuters)

U.S. withdraws from UNESCO

The United States is withdrawing from UNESCO and is seeking observer status at the organization, citing the agency's anti-Israel bias and need for reform.
Drawing of three Japanese men and woman (Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/2008680261)

Japanese woodblock prints online — and free

The most recent gift from the U.S. Library of Congress to the world is a collection of more than 2,500 stunning Japanese woodblock prints.