The other day, I posted about a debate that took place on an Arkansas news channel between State Sen. Jason Rapert (who wrote legislation allowing a Ten Commandments monument to go up on Capitol grounds) and Lucien Greaves (The Satanic...Show More Summary
Tomorrow on KARK-TV in Arkansas, the local news will air a debate between State Sen. Jason Rapert (who wrote legislation allowing a Ten Commandments monument to go up on Capitol grounds) and Lucien Greaves (The Satanic Temple spokesperson...Show More Summary
Stated differently, even at the peak of recent financial bubbles in London, NYC, Miami or Houston they did not build such monuments to sheer economic waste and capital destruction. But just consider the case of China’s mammoth steelShow More Summary
Theater meets game show with Astro Pop, the return of the DC State fair, a silent dance party at the Washington Monument, and other things to do this weekend. [ more › ]
Today is August 25, the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. The Service manages 59 national parks and 354 other sites, areas, and monuments. The NPS spends about $3 billion per year, raising about $500 million of it from fees, donations, and other private sources (including an $80 annual pass to all national parks). Show More Summary
The entrance to the Bhaja caves in Maharashtra state, India. (All Photos Courtesy of David Efurd) Two thousand years ago, merchants traversed the monumental Western Ghats to reach India’s busiest ports. This sprawling mountain rangeShow More Summary
Oklahoma voters are one step closer to deciding whether religious displays, like the Ten Commandments monument that stood on the Capitol grounds until last year, should be legal in the state.
The state's Chamber of Commerce said the designation would have far-reaching consequences for public access, water rights and resource management, saying a national monument designation would only hurt, not help, the state. Bundy led...Show More Summary
While a few southern states such as Georgia and North Carolina and cities like New Orleans ditched their Confederate monuments from public display, the Great State of Texas—via small cities such as Orange and Georgetown—is determined to dig in and hold on. Show More Summary
Texas neo-Confederates are erecting a huge new monument commemorating their Civil War heroes, even as the state struggles to come to terms with its racist past. Politico spoke to members of the Texas chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans — a group the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)...
Ernst Neizvestny, a Russian-born sculptor who publicly debated modern art with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and went on to create his final memorial, died in the United States Tuesday. Neizvestny, known for his dynamic monumental works, died in New York, US-based journalist Oleg Sulkin announced on Facebook early Wednesday morning. Show More Summary
There is now an official application with the Arkansas government to install a Ten Commandments monument near the Capitol grounds. If the state says yes to the project, it may lead to a costly lawsuit. Why are they so eager to follow in the failing footsteps of Oklahoma?
Ah, Battleborn. It's one of those games that isn't as bad as you hear, but still managed to come in below the monumental expectations it set. Take-Two seemingly agrees from a financial perspective, stating that it performed "below expectations,"...Show More Summary
Russian President Vladimir Putin joined his Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor at Slovenia’s Russian Chapel and unveiled a monument to Russian troops during a visit on Saturday, Slovenian state news agency STA reports. Putin visited Slovenia...Show More Summary
It’s hard to believe that Big Ten Network will enter its 10th year of operation. Back in 2007, Big Ten Network debuted with the monumental Appalachian State upset of Michigan and hasn’t looked back. Being one of the most successful league-owned...Show More Summary
Reuters Staff, 'IS destruction too extensive to restore Temple of Bel in Syria’s Palmyra' Reuters July 23, 2016 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 [...]Show More Summary
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.
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
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
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.