Indoor tepees are becoming really trendy among affluent New Yorkers bored with their spacious urban dwellings, yet too self-conscious to simply build a pillow fort. “Fort” is awfully militaristic, isn’t it? Far better to mitigate the imperialistic implications of fort-building by appropriating some cultural artifacts from a displaced native people. Show More Summary
CANNES (Reuters) - Native American actress Misty Upham never dreamt she would be walking the red carpet at Cannes to showcase a film shot on her reservation.
On Tuesday, April 30, 2013, New York native and Pulp Art expert Robert Lesser signed the deed of the gift that officially transferred ownership of the largest and finest collection of Pulp Art paintings in this country to the New Britain Museum of American Art. Show More Summary
Kevin Drum thinks so. He posts the above chart, which compares the percentage of American and Mexican agricultural workers in North Carolina who stayed on the job over a 12-month period: Within two months, 80 percent of the native workers had quit. By the end of the growing season, only seven were left. Now, as Matthews notes, this […]
Tonight the Seattle International Film Festival invites you to get out of town, with a free, 15th-anniversary screening of Smoke Signals—the first feature film written, directed, and co-produced by Native Americans, with a script by Stranger columnist/Stranger Genius Award winner Sherman Alexie—tonight at Snoqualmie Casino. Show More Summary
The third audition proved to be the charm for the South Carolina native, who said she came close to giving up. “I remember at one point thinking, 'American Idol' obviously doesn't want me, so why would I go back?'” read more
There are many ancient Native American ruins all over the state of Arizona. Many of hese “houses of spirits” were built strong and we see the evidence in the partially found remains of their dwellings. From those ruins we get an understanding of how they survived. Show More Summary
Season 12 of American Idol premiered on January 16, and four months later to the day, Candice Glover was crowned the winner. The 23-year-old Beaufort, South Carolina native’s smooth, soulful vocals helped propel her to being a favorite among this year’s Idol pack early on, and her performances were more often than not praised week... More »
In one swoop, Hutchinson managed to eliminate Native Americans, Mexicans, and enslaved Africans from Texas history -- and Jon Stewart let it go.
The mysterious Dr Glidden: Callous actions of archaeologist who raided hundreds of Native American graves to set up macabre museum remembered in California The Catalina Island Museum has opened an exhibit dedicated to a notorious Native American grave robber who presided over an ‘Indian museum’ built out of the bones he recovered from the burial grounds. ‘The [...]
Michael Clemens released a groundbreaking (pun intended) new CGD working paper today titled The Effect of Foreign Labor on Native Employment: A Job-Specific Approach and Application to North Carolina Farms. Too busy to wade through the...Show More Summary
The Edgeland House sports a sci-fi design but uses Native American building methods. Designed by architecture firm Bercy Chen for a science fiction writer and his family, the Edgeland House has everything the literary genre is made of:...Show More Summary
This was my second trip to Belgium, but my first as a brewer. I went looking for inspiration, to taste some of the best beers in the world in their native land, but also see what's new, what's developing, what direction Belgian beer is taking.
This 2013 Native American $1 Coin – commemorating the Delaware Treaty of 1778 – features a turkey, howling wolf and turtle (all symbols of the clans of the Delaware Tribe), as well as a ring of 13 stars to represent the original Colonies on its reverse (tails). Offered in a 25-coin roll, a 100-coin bag, […]
As sequestration went into effect in March, some lawmakers argued that the impact of the cuts would not be as immediate as had been claimed, as they would take place over a matter of years. But there are some areas that felt the impact immediately. One of those is schools on military bases or Native [...]
In the evolving American consciousness, where there's growing support for illegal immigrants who want U.S. citizenship and for gays who want wedlock, the same impulse apparently does not recognize that the word redskins is reprehensible and offensive to (most) Native Americans.
Over the past half century, hundreds of high-school and college athletic programs, facing opposition from students or simply coming to their senses, have jettisoned their Native American nicknames and mascots. They’ve been left withShow More Summary
The American Civil War Wax Museum in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is for sale. The 12,450 square-foot building, all of its contents, plus the adjacent Veteran’s Park with its native plants and shade trees can be yours for the bargain price of $1,695,000. Founded in 1962 by Polish immigrant C.M. Uberman, the museum today boasts more than [...]
The Washington Redskins will never change their name despite some growing public pressure, the team’s owner said. The team’s nickname has faced criticism for being offensive to Native Americans, with local leaders calling for a new name for the NFL team. A bill was even introduced in Congress in March to change the name, though [...]Show More Summary
Angie Miller tearfully sings the song “Never Gone” after being voted off of American Idol during the results show on Thursday (May 9) in Los Angeles. The 19-year-old Boston native was shockingly eliminated and didn’t move on to the finals after being considered the clear favorite throughout most of the competition. “It’s bitter and sweet,” [...]