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Thousands of Years Ago, Artists Painted Other-Worldly Beings on Canyon Rock Walls

Deep in the Colorado Plateau, there are paintings from an ancient people.

Athens Asylum

The Athens Asylum Was at the Forefront of Treatment in the 19th Century

A Victorian asylum has become a museum—and a setting for horror stories. 

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

A Tiny Village in Vermont Was the Perfect Spot to Hide Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Without distractions, he produced some of his best writing there.

playground slide

Death-Defying Merry-Go-Rounds and Knee-Scraping Climbing Bars Are Playground Memories of Many Americans

When a rocket you could climb or Cinderella's carriage inspired outdoor play

newpaper clipping

St. Louis’s First Black Detective Always Cracked the Case

Ira Cooper never let his leads go cold

A woman from Storyville

“New Orleans Has Been a Wicked City for a Long Time”

A new anthology documents 300 years of the Crescent City.

boy playing harmonica

Students in Tuscaloosa Learn All About the Blues, and How to Sing Them, Too

For over 20 years, the Alabama Blues Project has taught the rhythm and rhymes of the blues to the state's youth.

book illustration

A Bhutanese Folktale Becomes a Children’s Book in New Hampshire

Once upon a time, a pumpkin married a princess, and other fantastical events.

painting of Chimney Rock

One Artist’s Vision of Nebraska, County by County

Painter Todd A. Williams leads visitors off the Interstate and into the heart of Nebraska.

Bdote field trip

A Field Trip Near the Twin Cities Brings Understanding of Dakota History

Where the waters come together, the bdote, is a sacred place for the Dakota.