The history of La Purisima Mission in Lompoc, California, is a cautionary tale about the consequences of environmental damage, epidemics and racial inequality.
Exit polls showed that many voters saw boosting the economy and controlling the pandemic as competing goals, but experts say they need to happen in tandem.
On a day that included both voting and getting tested for COVID-19, we look to the past for perspective on elections.
The Salt Lake Temple and Temple Square, among America's most popular tourist destinations, are undergoing a major renovation.
The racial history of the United States belongs to us all, with the responsibility to resolve the accompanying outstanding problems.
The racist past associated with the Confederacy and Confederate monuments has a complex history.
A mother of non-white children compares her fears for her children because of COVID-19 and her fears for them because of racism.
Yaquina Head, Ore., has one of the Pacific Coast’s premier tide pool observation sites, a lighthouse and seal and seabird colonies.
New Orleans's hybrid culture is the result of its 300 years as the gateway to trading networks of the Mississippi River.
Utah's spectacular scenery harbors one of the world's most complete and diverse dinosaur fossil records.
The picturesque town of Bristol, Rhode Island, once was a slave port and home of the nation's leading slave traders, the DeWolfs.
The colorful annual mountain men rendezvous at Fort Bridger, Wyoming, commemorates the 19th century global fur trade.
New York City, America's great atypical metropolis, taught me what America means. Here are my favorite patriotic sites in the city.
The mammoth Colorado River is the lifeblood of the southwest United States, supplying water and power for cities and agriculture.
A moving monument and burial ground in Manhattan comemorates enslaved people who once made up more than a third of New York City.
A search for ancestral roots in southern France leads to a legendary land with a walled medieval town and tales of a magic sword.
Illuminated medieval manuscripts preserved culture and religious beliefs and set a foundation for book design and art styles.
What does it mean to be Latino or Hispanic in the United States? This blog explores the ambiguous origins of these two terms.
Santa Maria's scrumptious grilling is California's premier barbecue style.
Junipero Serra's "sainthood" is controversial, but the extent of his cultural impact on California is indisputable.
Charleston, South Carolina, is one of America's most beautiful and heartbreaking cities.