California

California Oktoberfest: Authentically German, Utterly American

It’s that time of year again. Cincinnati makes sense. Upper Midwestern cities certainly. East Coast bastions of ethnic immigrant history absolutely. But Oktoberfest in Torrance, California? That small city in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County that’s home… Read More ›

The First Lady a Nation Never Knew: Pat Nixon in Private Taped Phone Calls & 100 Pictures on Her Centennial

This weekend marks the centennial of First Lady Pat Nixon, whose story is as fascinating as it is largely unknown offering a dramatic example of triumph over struggle  that genuinely exemplified the idealized “American Dream.” It is told here through… Read More ›