The 34 new books that are tickling our imagination this season From the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 to the future of American journalism after Edward Snowden, from psychological thrillers featuring unreliable narrators to a beloved romance author’s final novel, the titles chosen by my review colleagues reflect both our professional “beats” and personal passions. A […]
Charles Bernstein and Tracie Morris excerpt their introduction to Best American Experimental Poetry 2016 (Wesleyan) at Literary Hub. An excerpt in the form of a renovation, a “revolution.” “It’s not just that we need a revolution inShow More Summary
Activist artist Dread Scott creates in a language of searing simplicity. His work subverts American iconography to reveal the brutal injustices embedded in our nation’s marrow. Scott’s first major piece, “What is the Proper Way to Display a US Flag?” was on view at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1989, when Scott was just 24 years old. Show More Summary
Iran is not playing about this “notice” our new president, Donald Trump, has put them on. Today, during the celebration of the Islamic Revolution, over 100K Iranians chanted “death to America” while burning flags and stepping on Trump’s picture.
A few days before the 38th anniversary of Iran’s 1979 revolution—traditionally commemorated with hardliners burning U.S. flags and promoting other forms of anti-Americanism—thousands of people participated in a Twitter storm to express...Show More Summary
The president says every American life matters to him. If he means that, he needs to talk to the NYPD about how to protect them.
A restored mid-19th-century copy of a painting depicting George Washington and French general Rochambeau during the last major battle of America?s Revolutionary War has been installed at the Museum of the American Revolution. The painting will be prominently displayed when the Museum opens to the public on April 19. Show More Summary
Jeffrey Sachs, the director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University and the author of "Building the New American Economy," discusses the robot revolution and what he says America should do in response. Follow BI Video: On Twitter FULL...Show More Summary
President Trump’s political revolution points a way forward There is no question that on Nov. 8, 2016 we had a political revolution in America. Over 63 million Americans had had enough of President Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of America. His embrace of the progressive socialist agenda with its Marxist roots, coupled with his attempt to force […]
On Sunday, 5 February, the CaptainCon gathering in Warwick, Rhode Island, will host a playing of “The World Turned Upside Down: An American Revolution Megagame.” Okay, I just learned about this, so I’m relying on the game website for this information: The World Turned Upside Down is a new megagame about the American Revolution. Show More Summary
Peter Dreier is E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, and chair of the Urban & Environmental Policy Department, at Occidental College. His most recent book is The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice...Show More Summary
A centerpiece of the Museum of the American Revolution opening in Philadelphia this April is Gen. George Washington’s second headquarters tent, purchased and used during the Revolutionary War. The museum staff spoke of the challenges of conserving and displaying the tent in this C-SPAN video. Show More Summary
From the American Revolution to fashion design, these are the new museums to see in 2017
(Binghamton University) Fake news and fear-based political dialogue are nothing new to politics. In fact, the Founding Fathers of the United States used these types of tactics to unite the 13 colonies during the American Revolution, according to a new book from Robert Parkinson, assistant professor of history at Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Dara Khosrowshahi, the Iranian American CEO of travel company Expedia, believes the US will be seen as a "smaller nation" as a result of President Donald Trump's immigration ban. Trump signed an executive order on Friday that has temporarily halted visa holders from seven majority-Muslim countries — including Iran — from traveling to the US. Show More Summary
The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati will host eleven secondary-level teachers at its sixth annual American Revolution Master Teachers Seminar, to be held June 26 to July 1 in Washington, D.C. The society’s...Show More Summary
The Museum of the American Revolution will open on April 19 with its centerpiece: a large tent used by Washington during the Revolutionary War.
More than two decades after the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed, the ongoing food truck revolution remains largely inaccessible to those of us who use wheelchairs. Not because of the tricks themselves, but because of where they park. In early September a proposed food truck park was in the...
(American Chemical Society) The 'Green Revolution' of the '60s and '70s has been credited with helping to feed billions around the world, with fertilizers being one of the key drivers spurring the agricultural boom. But in developing countries, the cost of fertilizer remains relatively high and can limit food production. Show More Summary
Here are a couple of teacher workshops coming up at historic sites. The Massachusetts Historical Society is offering “Women in the Era of the American Revolution” on 22-23 February. It says:Study the revolution through the words and artifacts of the women who lived it. Show More Summary