Food & Drink | Food & Drink

How Apple Pie Became an Iconic American Dessert

The phrase "American as apple pie" leaves out the dish's complicated history as an English dessert made of fruit that originated in Asia.

Politics | Joe Biden/Biden Administration

Report: White House Replaces Norman Rockwell Paintings with Photos of Joe Biden

Four Norman Rockwell watercolor paintings have been removed from the White House and replaced with photographs of President Joe Biden, according to a report.

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid Century

Vintage photos of 1950s diners show the quintessentially American restaurants in their heyday

By the 1950s, diners were a staple for the average American restaurant-goer, mainly due to their low prices, large menus, and extended hours.

Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

Diners, truck stops and cafés: America’s best road trip eateries

When the miles of road ahead of you seem endless nothing beats stopping for a good meal.

Travel | Travel

Take a Digital Tour of America’s Vintage Roadside Stops

Photographer John Margolies spent decades capturing America's roadside attractions. Now all of his photos are free and in one place.

Music | Music

Javier Escovedo finds new inspiration in old places

The Zeros are also back for more than just a short reunion this time. They have a new single, “In The Spotlight,” set for release on Spanish label Munster Records.

Music | Music

Woody Guthrie - Greatest Hits (FULL ALBUM -GREATEST FOLK MUSICIAN)

TRACKLIST 01- Do Re Mi 00:11 02- Dust Bowl Refugee 02:50 03- I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore 06:54 04- Tom Joad (Part 1) 09:46 05- Tom Joad Part 2 ...

Music | Music

Ben Nichols of Lucero performs the full album "The Last Pale Light in the West" at Ratio Beerworks.| Pinterest

Ben Nichols of Lucero performs and discusses his album "The Last Pale Light in the West".

27:22 is about the start of his performance.

9/8/2015 at Ratio Beerworks.

An event produced by Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry.

Filmed and Edited by Devin Strauch
Additional camera by Austin Dolan
Additional editing: Dr. Matthew Makley

Filmed with a t3i and t6i, both using magic lantern and nifty fifty lenses. Audio from a zoom h4n hooked to the soundboard.

Music | Music

Alejandro Escovedo on what brought him back from the "depths of darkness" - CBS News

His new album, called "The Crossing," is an apt title for a man whose life has had many crossings of its own

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid-Century!

Trailer Life: 28 Cool Pics That Capture People With Their Mobile Homes in the 1950s and 1960s ~ vintage everyday

Derived from the travel trailer (often referred to during the early years as "house trailers" or "trailer coaches") as a small unit with whe...

Sports | Cycling

Outskirts: Route 66 - FULL FILM

Outskirts: Route 66 - FULL FILM #Cycling #Travel #Adventure #Route66

Visual Arts | Photography

The Mystery Man Who Spent 20 Years Photographing North American Buildings

His name was Barry Gfeller, and he left behind an astonishing 50,000 previously unseen images.

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid Century

The Vanishing World of Neon Motel Signs - Atlas Obscura

A photographer has spent decades capturing these symbols of Americana and the open road.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Where Has Teen Car Culture Gone?

Something is missing in the lives of today’s adolescents: that magical coming-of-age feeling when a whole world opened up.

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

These photos show an idealized vision of midcentury America… with a subtle hint of weirdness

Not much is known about Nina Leen, the Russian-born Life photographer who moved to New York in 1939 and proceeded to spend the next four decades making some of the best — and least remembered —…

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

You Have Until Next Month to Check Out McDonald's 'No. 1 Store' Before It's Demolished

The replica of Ray Kroc's first McDonald's franchise store was rebuilt and turned into a museum.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Where the Small-Town American Dream Lives On | The New Yorker

As America’s rural communities stagnate, what can we learn from one that hasn’t?

Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

Do You Remember These 15 Defunct Restaurant Chains?

Pull up a seat, open the menu, and let's look at some defunct restaurant chains you might not even remember.

Travel | Travel

An old relic of the American road trip is disappearing - Business Insider

After its heyday in the mid-20th century, the traditional mom and pop motel has largely slipped from the public imagination.

Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

The 50 Best Drive-In Restaurants in the U.S. | Mental Floss

The prime of American drive-ins might be behind us, but there are still plenty of these nostalgic roadside eateries available. Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a more specialty meal, drive-ins offer one benefit that most other restaurants simply can't—fries and floats from the comfort of your own vehicle.

Music | Music

Live from Mary Todd. Blood on the Harp with Coming Home

Live from Mary Todd Hairdressing Co. We bring you Way Down in Cabbagetown with Blood on the Harp playing Coming Home. Blood on the Harp is: Miguel Olascuaga ...

Visual Arts | Photography

The Man Who Photographed a Forgotten America by Moonlight - Feature Shoot

Late Arrival, 2011 Diner, 2011 Noel Kerns is an American time traveler. His camera has taken him on road trips across Texas, down Route 66, and through the ghost towns of the American West. He’s found these bygone patches of the United States under the

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

Watch This Brief History of the Chinese Takeout Box | Mental Floss

This video explains the surprisingly complex—and quintessentially American—story of the takeout staple.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Disney

Disneyland PeopleMover Cars Sell for $471,500 at Auction

Remember the Disneyland PeopleMover tram cars? Two just sold for close to half a million dollars.

Music | Music

X - See How We Are (Live on KEXP)

John Doe and Exene Cervenka of X perform an acoustic version of

Music | Music

Loretta Lynn, Live At The 2014 Americana Music Awards : NPR

As spirited as ever, Lynn gives a seemingly effortless performance of "Coal Miner's Daughter."

Music | Music

Kim Lenz & The Jaguars

Visual Arts | Photography

The eerie Americana of photographer Ed Freeman - in pictures

Los Angeles photographer Ed Freeman captures the architecture of the American roadside in a remarkable portfolio of images, writes Kathryn Bromwich

Food & Drink | The Cocktail Hour

The 10 Most Storied Bars in America!

Every bar has stories, but by virtue of age, ownership, or just plain oddness, some have way more than others. We rounded up 10 that really fit that bill, thanks to playing host to everything from Teddy Roosevelt’s recruitment of the Rough Riders, to George Steinbrenner’s recruitment of Billy Martin, to the recruitment of… an assassin?