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Photo of the words "Made in USA" stamped into a concrete surface.

Throughout the twentieth century, the United States was perhaps the single most self-reliant country on the globe. 

From the 1930s to the 1960s, the majority of American-used products came from American-based companies that employed American workers. There were Pennsylvania steel, Texas and Ohio oil, and automobiles from Michigan.

Ecirb Müller’s Twisted Dixie Band performs at The Spotted Cat Music Club.

New Orleans certainly knows how to throw a party, and in 2018, the celebration will be epic as the Big Easy commemorates its tricentennial. 

The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Milwaukee, Wis., was completed in 1961. It is a pale yellow circular building with a shallow dome roof and half moon windows.

His buildings were innovative and modern, but they had leaky roofs. He earned his living through commissions, yet he routinely offended his wealthy clients. And his carefully cultivated image as an intellectual and a visionary was challenged each time his scandalous personal life made headlines.

This artist’s concept shows an over-the-shoulder view of Cassini making one of its "Grand Finale" dives over Saturn.

In the early-morning hours of October 15, 1997, a brilliant streak blazed across the sky above Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Station. Aboard the Titan IVB/Centaur rocket was a historic payload: NASA’s Cassini orbiter and the Huygens atmospheric entry probe.

Olive oil being poured into a glass bowl.

Olive oil is good for you. Study after study has proven that consuming this elixir of the gods has some serious health benefits. It is said to stave off cancer, lower your risk of heart disease, and might even keep Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases at bay. 

Harvey Dunn's painting of American prairie life.

When it comes to illustrators, Harvey Dunn was in a class of his own. He was not only a gifted artist capable of creating historically realistic compositions but also a consummate educator who inspired generations of future artistic luminaries.

Image of several hands being raised to buy a house.

The spring and summer months have always been the strongest periods for buyers and sellers in the American real estate market, but the 2017 season looks as though it will be especially good. Since the housing crash that brought home sales to a near screeching halt in 2008, the market has seen a series of ups and downs that, collectively, amounted to a slow and modest recovery.

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

When Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away in January of 2016, the nation suffered a loss. His discerning mind and forceful opinions had shaped the Court for over 30 years. 

His death left a vacancy on the bench, and filling that seat turned into a long, drawn-out conflict as politicians wrestled for control over who would appoint the next justice. 

Disco ball.

It’s been 40 years since John Travolta donned his white suit and boogied across that illuminated dance floor in Saturday Night Fever. Released in 1977, the film brought disco, a cultural phenomenon born in urban dance clubs known as discotheques, into the mainstream. By 1978, there were 10,000 discotheques in the U.S.