The splendour of Jim Delligatti's vision was that the Big Mac is anything but classy, but remained, in its own way, beautiful.
One day, this summer, I took off to look for the pockets of purple in an America usually divided between the red and the blue. And I found them—sort of.
'North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South' focuses on places where the fight against discrimination has been ignored by the history books.
In federal prison, you form friendships with unlikely people. What happens after that is sensitive.
For four years, I taught a class in the Midwest, in a swing state. How could my students simultaneously respect me, and choose him?
On Tuesday morning, Barack Obama arrived in Athens for his final foreign trip as President of the United States.
The president is scheduled to speak to America following Hillary Clinton's concession speech.
In this month's Artifact, Wilbert Cooper remembers defying the odds and winning a hog-calling contest at the Iowa State Fair as a rookie.
We filed a FOIA request for all records the FBI had on Warren Weinstein, a US aid worker killed in a top-secret CIA drone strike in Pakistan. Our request was initially denied; we appealed. Here's what we found.
Jeff Nichols has built his reputation as a director of terse and unusual American dramas with a distinct regional flair. We spoke with him about difficult histories, the best BBQ joints in the South, and his dream of a commercial hit.
In this edition of First-Person Shooter, we sent some cameras to a guy who makes quality beer at a microbrewery in Oregon. He might have one of the best jobs.
In the book 'Truevine', journalist Beth Macy details their mother's three-decade quest to get her boys back.
Turns out, it's not nearly as dramatic as TV makes it out to be, though when shit gets real, it gets really real.
Country rap, also known as hick-hop, has been dismissed as cultural appropriation and musical abomination. One group of rappers is trying to change that.
I was shocked when I drove through Detroit earlier this year: the best graffiti had been covered in blotchy grey and white paint. What happened to the one-time graf mecca?
It's literally impossible to be racist to a white person.
Machine-gun lovers of all ages gathered in Casper, Wyoming, this spring to share in the joy of fully automatic rifles and artillery.
In some of Laos's impoverished rural villages, bomb craters have left the earth resembling the surface of the moon. The effort to clear Laos of war-era bombs goes on.
To someone living in the Balkans, America feels like a protest chant that has been sang so much, it's lost its meaning.
We spoke with Ed Berenson, author of The Statue of Liberty: A Transatlantic Story, about the little-known origins of the iconic statue in New York Harbor.
Naomi Harris spent the better part of a year capturing America with a point-and-shoot film camera.
Photos an LA pond scum cleaner took on the job before he called his boss and quit.
We sent photographer Bruce Gilden to document the Republican National Convention in Cleveland back in July. Here's a selection of images from his trip.
Chicano men have been self-customizing American bombs and muscle cars into lowriders since the 40s. In recent years, the car culture has been particularly vibrant in New Mexico, cementing itself into predominantly chicano/hispanic neighborhoods.