Special Report

Pandemic closures have been particularly tough on the restaurant business. The National Restaurant Association estimates roughly 110,000 restaurants have shuttered either temporarily and permanently...
Although hamburgers reign as the quintessential American meal, eaten everywhere from backyard barbecues to funky diners to posh restaurants, the burger traces its origins — according to some...
The housing market in the early part of 2021 has been one of the hottest in recent years. In many parts of the country, home values have skyrocketed. Way beyond what the typical American can afford,...
Since the first death attributable to COVID-19 was reported in the United States on Feb. 29, 2020, an estimated 592,932 Americans have died — and that number continues to grow every day....
Country music is famous as a medium for sharing stories. Perhaps it’s for this reason that the genre itself has inspired numerous great movies over the years.  While fewer films cater directly...
Although the first Father’s Day was celebrated in Washington state on June 19, 1919 (it’s on June 20 this year), it didn’t become an official national holiday until 1972– a half century...
Millions of Americans relocate each year, whether to find work, go to college, move to a retirement destination, or for another reason. The year 2020 was no exception. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the...
“Jeopardy!” has been one of most beloved primetime game shows in America for decades. In the show, three contestants duke it out answering trivia questions in several categories, including the...
Some screenplays require actors to go above and beyond when it comes to delivering dialogue. The early films of Woody Allen or just about any episode of “Gilmore Girls” on television feature...
It’s happened many times. A high-profile killing by law enforcement officials of an unarmed suspect, disproportionately likely to be African-American, leads to public outcry. Then the news cycle...
Emergencies are one of those situations that nobody wants to have but should know what to do in case they occur. What do you do when help can’t reach you right away in different kinds of unforeseen...
Baseball may be America’s pastime, but filmmakers know that football is America’s passion. Football at various levels — from Pee Wee to the National Football League — has been the...
It has now been 25 weeks since the first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine were sent out to states, kicking off the largest vaccination campaign in human history. As of June 9, 372,495,525 doses of...