Public school teachers in Chicago walked off the job Monday after failed contract negotiations with the city. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the strike "unnecessary." In a piece for CNN.com, Chris Rhomberg, sociology professor at Fordham University, argues that America would be better off with more strikes.
Memphis has been a music town since anyone can remember, and it's had places to record that music since there have been records. Some of its studios — Sun, Stax and Hi — are well-known, but American Studios produced its share of hits, and yet remains obscure.
Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia is now offering an interactive electronic field trip called "The Will of the People" about the region's history and its role in the particularly contentious election of 1800.
A revitalized H Street corridor has exploded in the past few years with bars and restaurants, but the area has a fascinating history. We explore the Greater H Street Heritage Trail, which opens this weekend.
Fresh off their work at the Republican convention, the Smithsonian Institution's political convention memorabilia team is spending this week at the Democrats' party, collecting and shipping finds back to the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
Archaeologists in Britain have begun looking for the remains of the last English king to die in battle. They believe King Richard III was buried under what is currently a parking lot in the city of Leicester. Robert Siegel talks to Philippa Langley of the Richard III Society, who has been at the dig site.
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