A report by the Brookings Institution looks at the 100 largest metro areas in the US, using data on residential energy consumption and highway transportation.
The centuries-old tradition of Sacred Harp, a form of choral singing in which anyone can participate, draws people to a spare church in rural Alabama once a year.
It caters exclusively to veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Instead of barbecues and parades, these vets go skydiving.
Benjamin Jealous was chosen amid divides over how to reenergize the organization.
Bay St. Louis, Miss., taps painters and the cultural community nationwide to become a rare post-Katrina success story. Why are residents yelling 'Stellaaaaaaa?'
Unresolved: Can spouses of victims of China's population control claim harm if they weren't officially married?
Readers relate experiences with the Monitor's old pen pal column.