Franklin, Tennessee, has the whiskey and war history to rival Nashville

Just 20 miles south of Music City, Franklin has long drawn Civil War history buffs and spirits lovers.

St. Louis has the makings of America’s next great food city — with none of the pretense

The Midwestern city, known for its Gateway Arch and storied musical history, is becoming a destination for food lovers.

“We have a president that likes us”: Anti-Islam group brags about weekly meetings at White House

Members of one of the biggest grassroots hate groups in the country is bragging about how much President Donald Trump likes them.

Houston has no defining culinary identity — and that’s why its food is so incredibly good

Is it pho? Tex-mex? Barbecue? Houston's food evangelists could spend all day debating what defines the city's food.

Why the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally — and the rest of the industry — needs to attract women

The Wild Gypsy Tour, a women's-only festival that takes place during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, is proof that the future of motorcycle culture is women.

Best Places to Travel: Where Lauren Bush Lauren goes for jazz and history in Detroit

The philanthropist is inspired by the city's rich musical history and vibrant spirit.

From tomato jam to okra fries, Asheville’s chefs are redefining Appalachian food with global flavors

In the North Carolina city of Asheville, you'll find outstanding Spanish, Indian and Mexican food made with regional ingredients.

Where is the American “great middle” that James Comey is talking about?

On Sunday ,former-FBI Director and former Republican James Comey tweeted a desperate plea to the Democratic Party not to veer too far to the left.

Creole cream cheese is a New Orleans family staple — and now it’s having a comeback in restaurants

The tangy cheese is being used in everything from jerk chicken mac and cheese to bread pudding.

This week in food and travel: Plastic straws are getting the boot

Start thinking about sipping your iced coffee through something other than plastic.

A food trail celebrating Anthony Bourdain may be coming to New Jersey

A New Jersey politician hopes to honor the late chef with a 10-stop food trail in his home state.

Stories that pay off: 4 ways to improve diversity in the workplace

From ageism in the hiring process to the lack of out gay CEOs, corporate America still has a long way to go in terms of inclusivity.

Napa’s wineries are finally serving good food — and it’s all because of some very outdated laws

Wineries are serving tastings where the food is just as much the star as the area's famous wines.

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 10, episode 8: The Vixen exit interview

"I’d rather be divisive than indecisive."
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Homeownership is actually getting more affordable — if you can get over the anxiety of buying

If you're thinking about purchasing a home, here's what to consider first, both financially and psychologically.

What If We Didn’t... have any unemployment?

Economists have been talking about a universal job guarantee for decades, and now some politicians are catching on.

Wedding gift etiquette: Here’s how much the average person spends as a wedding guest

Wedding season leaving you broke? Being a bridesmaid, groomsman, plus-one or distant relative can literally cost you — here's how much and how to save.

After the California wildfires, a stunning floral phenomenon will bloom this spring

Fire follower seeds are activated by intense heat — and they'll be a "showstopper."

In a victory for restaurant workers, the new budget bill includes a provision that protects tips

The provision says employers “may not keep tips received by its employees for any purposes.”

Here are the 138 mass shootings that have happened in the US since Parkland

In the five months since 17 students and faculty members were killed by a suspected lone gunman at a high school in Parkland, Florida, there have already been 138 more mass shootings in America.

2018 may not be a great year for political centrists — but they do have one good idea

The 2018 election is not a great year for candidates who think both sides are the problem. But they have one important electoral reform that newly activated voters just might love.

Los Angeles’ 710 expansion project compromises the health of our most vulnerable communities

Communities like Long Beach, Huntington Park, Compton and Commerce along freeway 710's route are primarily people of color.

How public opinion is swaying corporations to enact an assault weapons ban before politicians

As they did on LGBT rights, corporations are bypassing Congress and leading the way on gun control.

How the immigration program Donald Trump wants to end helped diversify America

Diversity visas offer residents of countries that have sent relatively few immigrants to the U.S. a pathway to America. Now, Congress may axe the program.

What to eat in one of America’s most diverse neighborhoods

The restaurant scene is, unsurprisingly, fantastic in this area of south Seattle.

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What the laser-toting Nazis of ‘Wolfenstein’ tell us about the futurists of Silicon Valley

From Mussolini to Silicon Valley, the men whose job it is to imagine the future have seen technology as their path to power.

These 7 numbers show just how wide wealth inequality has grown in the United States

How big is income inequality in the U.S.? Here's what 2017 data suggests about the wealth gap in America.
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Here’s how big business created America’s gun culture — and how powerful lobbyists maintained it

The mass shooting in Las Vegas has once again brought America's gun culture under scrutiny.
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The far right’s new project: Bringing back the Red Scare

Leftist politics are having a comeback. Conservatives have an old tool to counteract them.