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IS destruction too extensive to restore Temple of Bel in Syria’s Palmyra

yesterdayReligion : FaithWorld

Two ancient monuments in the Syrian city of Palmyra were so badly damaged by Islamic State that they can only be rebuilt using substantially new materials, Russian officials said on Thursday.

For the Second Time, Ethics Committee Calls for Alabama Chief Justice’s Removal

The last time Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore found himself in this position, it was because he refused to remove an enormous Ten Commandments monument from a state building. That was in 2003. This time, Moore is under fire because of...Show More Summary

Ethics panel wants Alabama chief justice removed from office

The Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission wrote in the court filing that Moore — who was ousted from the bench in 2003 for refusing to remove a boulder-sized Ten Commandments monument at a state building — was again flouting the rule of...Show More Summary

Russian Experts Name Price, Timeline in Restoration of Palmyra Monuments

Key monuments in the historical Syrian city of Palmyra destroyed by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group can be restored within months or years at prices up to $400,000, Russian experts estimated in a report obtained by RIA Novosti Wednesday following their July 5-9 visit.

Unconstitutional: The One Word That Describes Alabama’s Attempts to Block Abortion Access Statewide

The ACLU is suing the state of Alabama in an effort to stop two unconstitutional abortion restrictions from taking effect. The Supreme Court’s decision last week in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt was a monumental victory for women.  For...Show More Summary

Is This Proposed High-Tech Thrill Ride New York’s Version of the Eiffel Tower?

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Answering the state of New York’s call for proposals to transform New York City’s Penn Station, Brooklyn-based designer and developer AE Superlab has proposed the Halo, a “kinetic monument for public use and enjoyment” that would hover...Show More Summary

Michigan State Basketball: Is Cassius Winston the most important freshman?

The Michigan State basketball team loses two guards that were monumental to last season’s success in Denzel Valentine and Byrn Forbes. Valentine and Forbes made up one of the best back court duos in college basketball last season, but both are gone now, which leaves a hole at those positions. Show More Summary

Vox Writer: ‘American Independence In 1776 Was a Monumental Mistake’

On June 16, four days after the Orlando nightclub massacre, Dylan Matthews tweeted his endorsement of “letting the [president of the United States] unilaterally ban people (hopefully everyone!) from buying guns.” That’s provocative, but less so than a Matthews article from this time last year that was reposted Friday. Show More Summary

Macedonia's Colorful Revolutionaries defy the state by splashing paint on government buildings and monuments

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Macedonia's laws define vandalism as a misdemeanor which puts a limit on the jail time faced by participants in a political movement whose symbol is splashes of brightly colored paint. (more…)

15 awesome ways to celebrate #HeterosexualPrideDay

There are LGBTQ pride festivals all across the United States this month, but some heterosexuals want to know: "What about us?" When is their pride fest? How come nobody was celebrating them? Stonewall just became a national monumentShow More Summary

Supreme Court Will Not Hear Case Involving Pharmacists Who Refuse to Do Their Jobs Because of Jesus

Just a day after a monumental ruling defending abortion rights in Texas, the Supreme Court today rightly refused to hear a case involving religious pharmacists in Washington state who refuse to dispense birth control because their faith forbids it.

Historic Abortion Ruling May Not Bring New Clinics to Texas

Today the Supreme Court delivered a ruling of monumental significance to reproductive rights and women’s health. Texas, and every other state attempting to limit abortion access, will be required to revise their laws so that those seeking to terminate pregnancies can safely do so. However, the ruling does not necessarily mean that new clinics will open as a result. Read more...

New York Governor Reveals State Plans to Build Monument to Orlando Victims

New York State Governor stated that authorities of the US northeastern state of New York will create a monument to honor the memory of the deadly shooting in the US city of Orlando.

Obama named THIS as a great achievement in United States history

Obama is simply disgusting. And to compare gay rights to the civil rights movement is just obscene. This week he proclaimed a gay bar in NYC as a national monument.

President Obama Designates Stonewall as the First National Monument Honoring the LGBT Community

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Today President Obama declared the legendary Stonewall Inn located in New York City as the first national landmark in the United States to honor the LGBT equality movement, eloquently citing the need to recognize the diversity that defines the nation’s true spirit. The site of community defining riots that occurred during 1969, Stonewall has come […]

Independence Day: Resurgence

It's been a long wait for the sequel. Back in 1996, Independence Day got us all worked up about alien attacks and the destruction of famous monuments. White House — boom! Empire State Building — boom! boom! In the two decades since, 9/11 happened and Hollywood hit the pause button...

Obama Designates New National Monument At Stonewall Inn

4 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

President Barack Obama will officially designate a new national monument at the site of the Stonewall uprising to honor the struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in the United States, the White House announced Friday. Patrons...Show More Summary

The media age run amok in 'Federico Solmi: The Brotherhood' at Luis De Jesus Gallery

Imagine animating the surging throngs in James Ensor’s monumental 1889 masterpiece, “Christ’s Entry Into Brussels in 1889,” with its grotesque painted caricatures of mobs populating church and state and engulfed in an alarming aura of surging madness. You’ll have some idea of what Federico Solmi’s...

The media age run amok in 'Federico Solmi: The Brotherhood' at Luis De Jesus Gallery

last monthArts : Culture Monster

Imagine animating the surging throngs in James Ensor’s monumental 1889 masterpiece, “Christ’s Entry Into Brussels in 1889,” with its grotesque painted caricatures of mobs populating church and state and engulfed in an alarming aura of surging madness. You’ll have some idea of what Federico Solmi’s...

A Community Maintains Its Monument

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

Of all the celebrated structures in the United States, the San Francisco de Asis Mission Church in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, is arguably the humblest.

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