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

yesterdayHumor / 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

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

4 days agoArts : 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

2 weeks agoArts : 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.

Mercedes Will Sell The G500 4x4² In America After All; Everything Is Going To Be Okay; A New Age Of Prosperity Is About To Begin

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Mercedes G500 4x4², a rolling caricature of a car built as a monument to what’s possible when engineers develop a sense of humor, will soon be for sale in the United States. Finally, a few wealthy Americans will able to express their extroversion more acutely than they ever thought possible. Read more...

The Selfie Monument

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

In front of the stately city hall of Sugar Land, Texas stands this bronze statue marking one of humanity's greatest inventions: the selfie. It's one of ten statues donated by an anonymous Sugar Land resident that the city has erected for the public to enjoy. Show More Summary

Alabama Supreme Court Says 'Okay! Fine!' To Gay Adoption

The Alabama Supreme Court was recently overruled by the Supreme Court of the United States of America. A reminder that the Alabama Supreme Court is home to Judge Roy Moore (pictured) and his Ten Commandments monument that eventuallyShow More Summary

centralparknyc: Anna Hyatt Huntington was once one of the most...

4 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

centralparknyc: Anna Hyatt Huntington was once one of the most successful sculptors in the United States in the early 20th century. Her work can be seen all around New York City, including on Central Park South where her monumental work depicting José Julián Martí, a Cuban patriot, journalist, and poet marks the Park’s entrance at Artists’ Gate. Show More Summary

Kentucky judge rules Louisville can remove 70-foot-high Confederate monument

last monthNews : The Raw Story

The city of Louisville can remove a 121-year-old monument to Confederate soldiers that critics have objected to as an emblem of slavery, a state judge ruled on Wednesday. In a ruling from the bench, Jefferson Circuit Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman dissolved her temporary order from three weeks ago...

Smithsonian African-American history museum to fill void in downtown Washington

last monthArts : Artdaily

On a choice spot overlooking Washington's most stately monuments, a new museum swathed in bronze will showcase the tragedy and triumph of black America. The National Museum of African American History and Culture, 100 years in the making...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton’s Child-Care Plan Would Be Monumental

last monthLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

On the campaign trail yesterday in the still-contested primary election, would-be Democratic-presidential-nominee Hillary Clinton unveiled part of what could be a monumental new child-care plan for the United States. Speaking at a campaign stop in Lexington, Kentucky, Clinton said that child-care expenses should be "capped" at 10 percent of a ... More »

H.K. Edgerton Protested by Ku Klux Klan

H.K. Edgerton is currently walking across the state of Florida in support of Confederate heritage and the battle flag. Yesterday, while paying his respects at the Hemming Park Confederate Monument in Jacksonville, H.K. was approached by a couple members of a local KKK chapter, who took issue with his embrace of the Confederate flag. Fortunately, […]

Conservatives Fume Over President Obama’s Stonewall LGBT Landmark Plan

Proving his alliance with the LGBT community, President Obama has decided to make New York City’s Stonewall Inn the first gay rights monument in the United States. The Condé Nast Traveler has the news. “The Stonewall Inn at 53 Christopher Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village may soon be the spot of a new national monument.... Show More Summary

Obama to Name Stonewall as First National Monument for Gay Rights

President Obama is expected to commemorate the United States' first national monument for the gay rights movement in New York City near a tavern that many claim is the birthplace of the American LGBT rights movement.

President Obama To Create First National Monument To Gay Rights

President Obama is set to make history by naming the first ever national monument to the gay rights movement in the United States. The White House, reports the Washington Post, is expected to name the a small portion of New York City’s Greenwich Village as a national monument recognizing the birthplace of the modern gay... Show More Summary

The South Plays Dixie

Germany has no monument to the slave state that was the Third Reich or to its leaders that betrayed Germany. Why does the American South? Best course is to honor the memory of the dead and to remember the evil of the period. During a...Show More Summary

Arkansas State Sen. Jason Rapert Blames “Godless Secular Humanists” for Target’s Bathroom Policy

The last time we saw Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert, he had passed a bill to install a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the State Capitol and was trying to fundraise for it.For his latest publicity stunt, he's denouncing Target's bathroom policy which allows trans people to use the appropriate bathrooms. Show More Summary

The Stubborn Persistence of Confederate Monuments

A new report identifies some 1,500 memorials to the Civil War’s losing cause, from schools to state holidays, ranging from the Deep South to the Pacific Northwest.

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