If someone really wants to experience culture and history when paying a visit to Dallas, Texas, they should include a trip to Deep Ellum in their itineraries. Deep Ellum is one of the first commercial districts in Dallas. It was established in 1873 as a commercial and residential neighborhood and was formed for African-Americans and European immigrants, specifically.
Research shows that over 80 percent of the global population lives under skies clouded by light pollution. SKYGLOW aims to shed light (no pun intended) on this problem and explore the biological impact it has on all living things.
Every year, Washington D.C.’s famous cherry blossoms let the world know that spring has arrived. For many, they also symbolize renewal, hope, and friendship.
It’s not hard at all for most white parents to find dolls that resemble their children. As Gaëtan Etoga and Yannick Nguepdjop know all too well, though, the same is not true for parents of color.
Like many brands throughout the world, Coca-Cola is on a mission to be more environmentally friendly. Their lofty goal? To eliminate plastic packaging.
Have you ever heard of king cake? This sweet, circular pastry is beloved across the globe and is a staple in celebrations that welcome the new year. Throughout the world, especially in countries where Catholicism is the predominant religion, you’ll see king cake show up in bakeries when January rolls around.
If you’re traveling through Taos, New Mexico, you’ll likely come across a collection of houses lined with recycled materials like tires, bottles, and cans. At first, these strange houses look like spaceships. In reality, they’re home to over 130 people, all of whom are members of the Greater World Earthship Community.
Winter is always a vulnerable time for the roughly 860,000 Germans who are experiencing homelessness. Add in a global pandemic, though, and this difficult period becomes even harder.
The majority of Americans are familiar with Mount Rushmore. What they don’t know is that this almost 80-year-old monument has a very controversial history. Mount Rushmore features 60-foot carvings of four U.S. presidents (George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson) into the mountainside of South Dakota’s Black Hills.
Department store Santas are a staple during the holiday season. Where did this tradition start, though? Who was the first department store Santa?