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High Point Monument in Sussex, New Jersey

The highest point above sea level in the state of New Jersey is marked by the unmistakably named spire known simply as the High Point Monument. A little known fact (at least outside of the community of elevation enthusiasts known asShow More Summary

Executive Branch: 1911

Circa 1911, our second selection from the panoramic series "Washington from Washington Monument." Landmarks include the State, War & Navy Building at left; the White House and Ellipse; and U.S. Treasury. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

The defining moments for Bush and Obama

Secretary of State John Kerry’s testimony on Tuesday served to remind us how a single presidential decision can have monumental effects. For the president who said a decade of war was ending, the decision not to act in a bloody war in which WMD’s had been repeatedly used was the tipping point in an already floundering foreign […]

Can the Lost Cause and Civil Rights Narratives Co-Exist in the South?

While interpreting the Jefferson Davis and Confederate Soldiers’ Monuments on the Alabama State House grounds a little over a week ago I couldn’t help but wonder whether this Lost Cause narrative and a growing commitment to remember the civil rights movement can co-exist. It’s hard to miss the latter in a place like Montgomery and […]

Tensions Are High in the Tiny Repressed State of Transnistria

A tank monument in Tiraspol, Transnistria. All photos courtesy of author “Yes,” she says, handing over a copy of the local paper, “'I like it here in Tiraspol,’” making quote marks in the air with her fingers. Then the young woman I’ve...Show More Summary

“The Knighliest of the Knightly Race”

In addition to the Jefferson Davis monument I am also going to talk briefly about the Alabama Confederate Memorial Monument (1898), which commemorates the 122,000 men from the state who fought for the Confederacy. I am going to ask my students to reflect on the ways in which these monuments reinforced the politics of Jim […]

Fresh from the Cosmic Junk Heap: The Sculpture of Peter Buggenhout

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Peter Buggenhout’s massive stacks of debris hang off the wall or sprawl across the floor in a state of dereliction and collapse, monumental castoffs from a world spinning out of control.

Georgia lawmakers pass measure for Martin Luther King Jr statue

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Georgia lawmakers have passed a measure allowing a monument to be erected on the state Capitol grounds to honor late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., nearly a half century after the Georgia-born Nobel Peace Prize winner's...

The Division of North Carolina's Middle Class and the Development of Economic Inequality

Two years ago, the Pew Research Center released a monumental study in which it was revealed that, over the past decade, the mean family income in the United States decreased for the first time since the second World War. "Since 2000,"...Show More Summary

Georgia Is One Signature Away from a Ten Commandments Monument in the State Capitol Building

Earlier this week, the Georgia state House passed a bill on a 138-37 vote that would install a Ten Commandments monument on or around the state Capitol grounds... much like they did in Oklahoma: Now, the Senate has followed suit with a 40-10 vote, leaving only Republican Governor Nathan Deal in the way of yet another Christian shrine on government property.

Why state Sen. Bill Heath, R-Bremen, voted against a bill that would place a MLK statue in front of the Gold Dome

Yesterday, the Georgia Senate approved legislation that would erect a monument to the 10 Commandments and a statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. outside the Gold Dome. Only one state senator voted against the latter: state Sen. Bill "No Spam Please" Heath, R-Bremen.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Georgia Senate votes to erect statue to Martin Luther King Jr

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The Georgia Senate voted Wednesday to allow the first monument to the late civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Martin Luther King Jr. on the state Capitol grounds.

Georgia Legislators Want to Begin a Legal Battle by Installing Ten Commandments Monument on Capitol Grounds

Georgia legislators, in their infinite wisdom, are trying to imitate Oklahoma, which is rarely a good idea. Republican Rep. Greg Morris is sponsoring a bill to install a Ten Commandments monument on or around the state Capitol grounds... and it just passed through the House on a 138-37 vote. One Democrat attempted to warn him about what's going to happen...

First solo exhibition in the United States for Korean artist Byung Hoon Choi opens at Friedman Benda

last monthArts : Artdaily

Friedman Benda opened In One Stroke, the first solo-exhibition in the United States for Korean artist, Byung Hoon Choi. For this inaugural show, Choi has created his most ambitious work to date - eleven monumental ?benches,? chiseled from basalt stone, representing a watershed moment for Korea?s most significant sculptural designer. Show More Summary

A Map of the United States as Seen by Invading Aliens

2 months agoOdd : Neatorama

New York and Los Angeles? They have to go. Take out a few monuments in Washington. Flatten Chicago if you have time. Then you're done, as far as our new overlords are concerned. Alaska and Hawaii? Good news: to the aliens, you don't even exist. Show More Summary

Modern-day Monuments Men: The State Department's Cultural Heritage Center

Last week, I was honored to attend a screening of The Monuments Men at the White House. Currently in theaters, The Monuments Men tells the story of a group of art experts sent to Europe during World War II to find and save art masterpieces...Show More Summary

Monument Man: Thad Cochran's Unbelievable Skill for Having Federally Funded Buildings Named After Him

At a Jan. 23 fundraiser at the Whispering Woods hotel and conference center in Olive Branch, MS, a suburb of Memphis, TN, across the state line, the senior senator from Mississippi let his $500-a-plate audience know what he really wants to do: retire. Show More Summary

Obama Is Screening ‘The Monuments Men’ At The White House With The Cast Today

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : FilmDrunk

The cool thing about being the President of the United States and the most powerful man in the entire world is that whenever you’re tired of dealing with laws and the economy and cable news people taking big poops all over your face, you can just call up your Hollywood bros and have them bring their latest movie right to your doorstep.

No Video Can Capture The Colossal Beauty Of Arches And Canyonlands

Utah is an outstandingly beautiful monumental state, with some of the most incredible landscapes I’ve ever seen in my life. Monument Valley, the Valley of the Gods, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Capitol Reef, and of course Arches and Canyonlands, which you can see in this timelapse. More »      

Can the Monuments Men Save the Art History Major?

During his recent State of the Union Address, President Obama went for a cheap laugh line by questioning the value of an art history degree. Although he later half apologized, Obama stuck by the well-worn argument that if something doesn’t have immediate economic value, then it has no value at all. Show More Summary

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