American Pizza: Different Forms, Different Tastes
Two of America’s biggest cities are again embroiled in a food fight – over pizza. To Chicagoans, their deep-dish pie is the best pizza in the country. New Yorkers like large slices of thin pizza and claim theirs is the best. The tiff between the cities has been going on for years and recently flared […]
Tiny Homes, Lasting Trend or Passing Fad?
If you watch American movies or television shows, you might think most Americans live in what are often referred to as McMansions, a term for large suburban homes that are often similar looking. For a long time, bigger was indeed better. A big house was a symbol of success. However, there has been another trend […]
Confederate Statues Explained
The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday reignited a long simmering debate about Confederate statues, with many people demanding their removal and many arguing history should not be erased. The Charlottesville protests centered around Emancipation Park where there is a statue honoring Confederate general Robert E. Lee. White supremacists say the reason they wanted to […]
Five Weird Things to See in the United States
Travelers to the United States are likely familiar with some of the top tourist spots like Times Square in New York, the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone Park, but if you’re interested in seeing some things off the beaten path, here are five spots you should check out, according to […]
Watermelon? There’s a Day for That. Doughnuts? That too.
Monday is National Raspberries N’ Cream Day. Tuesday is National Frozen Custard Day, and Wednesday is National Rice Pudding Day. In fact, if you look at NationalDayCalendar.com, you’ll see that pretty much every day of the year celebrates some kind of food. These “holidays” are seemingly popular, often trending on Twitter, and featured prominently in […]
US Top Destination for Wealthy Chinese
The United States is the preferred destination for wealthy Chinese investment and emigration, according to a survey. According to the annual Hurun Research Institution report of over 300 “high net worth” Chinese, the United States tops the list of where they’d want to live for the third year straight. Hurun said the US was the […]
So far, this is the first pet-less White House in 150 years
One aspect of White House life that sets President Donald Trump apart from several of his predecessors is that the sitting commander-in-chief does not have a pet. According to the Presidential Pet Museum, Trump is the first president since Andrew Johnson, who served from April 15, 1865 to March 4, 1869, to not own […]
Nearly Every Job in America Mapped in Detail
A nifty map pinpoints practically every job in the United States, revealing the economic character of America’s metropolitan areas, which also helps to inform the local culture. The interactive graphic, created by Harvard PhD student Robert Manduca, is made up of color-coded dots: red represents manufacturing and logistics, blue is professional services, green is healthcare, […]
Is America Actually 11 Countries?
Are the sometimes stark societal divisions in America rooted in the reality that, although the United States is one country, it is actually compromised of 11 nations with distinctly different cultures with their own values and viewpoints? MORE ABOUT AMERICA Wild West Ghost Town Emerges from Watery Grave What Happens When Americans Tweet What They […]
Why Small US Towns Embrace Their Weirdness
Americans sometimes brag about the strangest things. Hidalgo Texas, where killer bees first came to the United States in the 1980s, proudly proclaims itself to be the “Killer Bee Capital of the World”. Parkfield, California, the “Earthquake Capital of the World”, is happy to provide a map directing visitors where to drive to see fault […]