A cross-country search for the grand old trees that once provided shade and shelter for America’s greatest authors.
New test scores on history and civics reveal how little American students know their nation's past. Yet such knowledge is essential for active citizens.
A look back at some of the men and one woman who have led Chicago from the mayor's office.
Happy Birthday, Roger Hargreaves. The acclaimed children's book author would have turned 76 today. In true Google fashion, the search engine saluted Hargreaves with a homepage homage featuring some of his iconic characters. Roger Hargreaves may be best known for his Mr. Men and Little Miss books about smiling, colorful cartoons. Google really went whole hog for today's celebration, reviving Mr. Messy, Little Miss Chatterbox, Mr. Tickle, and tons of other doodled dudes. There are 16 Roger Hargreaves Google doodles in all. Through careful screen shots and furious page refreshes, we present you with each and every one. Enjoy!
In life, Osama bin Laden made a huge impact on the US, all in the name of preventing another 9/11. If he and Al Qaeda fueled antagonism between the US and the Muslim world, they also pushed America toward a better understanding of the Middle East.
Cinco de Mayo: Although the holiday observes a historic battle in Mexico, it is celebrated with much more fervor north of the border with fiestas, parades, and concerts. Here are six things about Cinco de Mayo, or Fifth of May, that may surprise.
National Day of Prayer activities include speeches and gatherings of many different faiths. Controversial to some, the National Day of Prayer has roots in the earliest days of the nation.
At his first major public appearance since making the Osama bin Laden announcement, President Obama will lay a wreath at ground zero and meet with first responders and relatives of 9/11 victims.
As crowds cheering bin Laden's demise last night illustrated, revenge is a natural reaction. But a natural impulse isn’t necessarily a good one. Our key religious scriptures and greatest political leaders warn us against this dark desire. Indeed, we are at our most human when resisting it.
Jennifer Egan won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel about the passage of time set in the digital upending of the music industry.