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Weekend roundup

Arts : Modern Art Notes

Weekend roundup is a day late because yesterday was Columbus Day. Speaking of which, there’s a movement afoot to re-name Columbus Day to something that makes more sense — especially if you love art and American history. Christopher ...

“The Birth Day has been celebrated very sufficiently”

History / US History : Boston 1775

Boston 1775 has already explored the early American celebrations of George Washington’s birthday: when the first public ceremonies were reported, what date people chose to celebrate given the shift from Julian to Gregorian calendar ...

An Excellent Way to Piss Off Congress

Politics / US Politics : Mike the Mad Biologist

And cue Republican Congressional outrage in …3…2…1…: Ward 8 Councilmember LaRuby May today introduced legislation that would replace Columbus Day with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” in D.C., a symbolic shift that other U.S. cities—includ...

The Night Bus

Health / Diseases & Conditions : Chewing The Fat

We chatted on the way to the airport with the WheelTrans driver who works the night shift. We were her last passengers of the day. I'd asked her to tell me about her shift. What's it's like on the night bus that ferries people with ...

Move over Columbus Day? L.A. committee takes step toward Indigenous Peoples Day

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now

Every year Columbus Day ignites the same debate, with questions over whether the Italian explorer should be viewed as a hero. But at least locally the conversation could soon shift after a Los Angeles City Council Committee took a s...


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