Extended travel – going way beyond the family vacation – is part of a post 9/11, post Eat Pray Love effect. Families sell the house, pull the kids from school and go – looking for more togetherness, an escape from stress, and, a global education.
In recent weeks, the price of a barrel of oil has stayed at about $100 a barrel, and gasoline prices have been edging closer to $4 a gallon. The costs are apparently due to events half a world away, in the Middle East. Even though plenty of oil is around, there is fear of further disruptions, and consumers, business people, and politicians have all been making adjustments. Here are eight ways that higher energy prices are starting to affect America.
Distinctive Lee Friedlander photos open a window on America's deep car culture.
With ‘American Voices,’ Katie Couric is reminiscent of Charles Kuralt crisscrossing the nation decades ago. But the series also shows how far broadcast media have fallen behind social media.
'I'm going back in time,' he joked. 'Next week I'll be playing vaudeville and then I'm going to be a steamboat captain.'
Behind Obama's election on HBO, Charles Kuralt's travels on DVD, 'March of the Penguins' in new limited edition DVD, and more.
Works that reflect America's aims and desires.
A writer takes her own journey to update the WPA's guide to America's eating habits.