If you have paid any attention to the education debate in this country during the past dozen years or so, you’ve heard that students in Finland score at or near the top of international test scores, time
New York City’s most celebrated bookshop, the Strand, is a cultural landmark for locals and tourists alike, promising “18 miles of books” to its customers since 1927. But now the shop is battling attempts
“Ferrante Fever” is coming to television, but can a male director successfully capture the author’s tale of female friendship? None of her fans know who Elena Ferrante is or what she looks like, but her
Sune Boye Riis was on a bike ride with his youngest son, enjoying the sun slanting over the fields and woodlands near their home north of Copenhagen, when it suddenly occurred to him that something about
The world’s largest library of classic literature is the Penguin Classics series, which has more than 1,200 titles in print. It features all the most famous works of world literature, from Homer’s Odyssey
When Amirah Cook and her husband Jarrell set off on their honeymoon they had one goal: see the world. They left on October 1, 2013. Traveling from west to the east, they started in Panama, spending six
This article was originally published on Civil Eats. In the middle of the Arizona desert, within the 27,000-square-mile Navajo Nation, sits a half-acre garden oasis, bustling with fresh-grown veggies flowers.
What can an old piece of cloth tell us about the rise and fall of a kingdom? Quite a lot, if you know how to read it. That's the premise behind a new exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art titled "Kuba:
She’s not going away—and Democrats aren’t sure what to do about it. In recent months, some reporters who cover the Trump White House have received phone calls from the last person they would expect: Hillary
Created from the desiccated glands of sea snails, the colour purple has nevertheless come to define royalty. Kelly Grovier looks at how the hue shook off its unexpected source. Purple is a paradox, a of
Chinook Wawa was once spoken by more than 100,000 people, from Alaska to the California border, for more than 100 years. Even before I saw the water, I heard the rumble. Sounding like a river or a waterfall,
Lewisburg, West Virginia (CNN) — Richard Ojeda is not a typical Democratic congressional candidate. The heavily tattooed former Army paratrooper stomps around southwestern West Virginia in tight Grunt
When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American history, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even read.
No language in history has dominated the world quite like English does today. Is there any point in resisting? By Jacob Mikanowski On 16 May, a lawyer named Aaron Schlossberg was in a New York cafe when
In the 16th Century, ruthless warrior Queen Amina commanded an army of 20,000 men in what is now Nigeria. She is the third story in a new eight-part series, African Women who Changed the World, which to
If you’re planning to visit the Grand Canyon’s South Rim this summer, you’re already doing it wrong. Going at the busiest time of year is just one of the mistakes travelers typically make when visiting
The US consistently underperforms on international academic benchmarks compared to other developed countries—a reality that education secretary Betsy DeVos seems intent on changing. DeVos is on a 10-day,
Where to head if you're after high art, architecture, food and museums. Tom Marchant is the co-founder of luxury travel company and trip planner, Black Tomato, which delivers luxe experiences around the
These two simple dishes are takes on a pizza bianca and a vegetarian niçoise This time last year, a couple of kilos of dirt-covered early potatoes from Pembrokeshire arrived on my doorstep. Like Anglesey
Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl shares her under-the-radar reading recommendations with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep. This year's picks include mysteries, nonfiction and a fantasy story for young readers.