Believe it or not, Christmas used to be illegal in Massachusetts. The Puritan fathers of America thought it was un-Christian, and prosecuted merry-making revellers for centuries. The truth behind America’s first ‘War on Christmas.
A Muslim convert from the Houston area was appalled that many of his friends had never tried real Texas BBQ, because it wasn’t halal. So, he and a partner have started selling “authentic halal Texas BBQ” out of truck near Sugar Land, Texas.
Nikola Tesla was a visionary and a recluse with a genius for invention. He's also a hero in Serbia, where an author has created a new fictional account of Tesla's incredible life and many achievements.
What do you get when you combine the sweet sounds of an obscure West Coast jazz composer with the most popular comic strip of all-time to create an animated Christmas special? "A Charlie Brown Christmas" — one of the most enduring and endearing cultural phenomenons of the last 50 years.
The Stroke a Chord choir in Melbourne, Australia, is made of people who have lost their abilities to speak normally because of strokes. But thanks to a quirk of the brain, they're still able to express themselves in song.
What did Mexican folk artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo see when they came to Detroit in 1932? A new art exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts shows how they captured the soul of the American city.