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Protecting the Lands We Swore to Defend

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 12.12.2014 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

As service members, we joined the military to ensure that our distinctive American identity remains robust. That identity includes the iconic landscapes that Americans can enjoy on our public lands, from sea to shining sea.

The New See-Through Eiffel Tower

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

For the tourists in search of intense emotions, it is now possible to walk on a floor made of clear glass on the first level of the tower, seemingly walking on air.

Terrific Tashkent

Jared S. Baumeister | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Jared S. Baumeister

Uzbekistan is an amazing place with very friendly people. Enjoy Tashkent, explore the city by foot and make an effort to meet some of the locals.

New Monument Will Honor These Guys

AP | Posted 12.21.2013 | Travel

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The first national monument honoring the war dogs that have fought and died with U.S. troops while also bringing them comfort is ...

"Comfort Women" Statue Memorializes Local and Global Human Rights Issues

Linda Constant | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Linda Constant

The more we opt to invest in a transparent discourse about subjects that may make us feel uncomfortable, the less likely that underreported crimes against humanity will be swept under the social and legal rugs of history.

The Paterno Statue as Object Lesson: The Demise of Public Art and Monuments Built Before Their Time

Paul Gunther | Posted 09.24.2012 | Home
Paul Gunther

2012-07-25-Screenshot20120725at11.42.49AM.pngThe demolition of Joe Paterno's premature bronze tableau sadly exemplifies the peril of a certain kind of hubris.

'Call Me Maybe' -- Catching the Rays of Summer

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 09.11.2012 | Home
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

What song describes you? What song do you live by? Think for a moment about "Call Me Maybe".

WATCH: The Bay Bridge's 2 Year Long, 1 Mile Wide Light Sculpture

Posted 11.29.2011 | Arts

San Francisco's beloved Bay Bridge is about to turn 75, and for this milestone birthday the city wanted something big. In the tradition of many great ...

Exhibition Showcases What D.C. Could Have Been (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.18.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- For every monument, museum and bridge ever built in the nation's capital, you can bet there were myriad rejected design proposals, now l...

Torch Cam Gives Masses New View of Lady Liberty

AP | CRISTIAN SALAZAR and RANDY HERSCHAFT | Posted 12.24.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK — Give me your tired, your poor – your Internet-connected masses yearning to see. Lady Liberty is getting high-tech gifts for he...

Washington Monument Inspections End

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.05.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON — Engineers who have been rappelling down the Washington Monument completed their inspection Wednesday of its exterior damage from an...

Urn Thieves Charged, But Widower Died Before Justice Served

Posted 12.04.2011 | Denver

A Monument widower did not live long enough to see justice carried out against a pair of thieves who had stolen an urn containing his wife's ashes las...

King's Eloquence Goes Far Beyond "I Have A Dream"

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The best-known parts of "I Have A Dream" have entered into a sort of comfortable familiarity, which allows everyone to view them without being challenged by the more pointed things Dr. King had to say that day.

WATCH: Surreal Sculpture On A Farm

VernissageTV | Posted 10.14.2011 | Arts
VernissageTV

The Garden of Forking Paths is the title of an outdoor sculpture project, which the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst is staging on the Blum family e...

The Recovered Architect

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 06.20.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Plaster, paint, wooden scaffolding? Smashed, shattered, seemingly left haplessly on the floor of the George an...

Post-Apocalyptic Anti-Monuments

Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts

(Via Beautiful Decay) Huma Bhabha is not unlike a medieval alchemist, transmuting discarded materials into works of art—morphing civilization’s d...

WATCH: ARCHITECTURE: Monument To The Dream, The Making Of The Gateway Arch

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

(From: Phaidon Agenda) Charles Guggenheim's film Monument to the Dream captures the story of construction of the Jefferson National Expansion Memori...

$11-Million Monument to Benazir Bhutto: APPROVED

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

As flood waters ravage Pakistan's land and 20 million of its people, , yet another devastating blow has hit Pakistan: the government approved an $11-million statue of Benazir Bhutto. Yes, this is Pakistani taxpayer money.

Next Best DC Arts Festival: Artomatic

Eric Shutt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Eric Shutt

Hypothesis: confirmed. Artomatic's 2009 showcase showdown is ready to rock it in style. Days after City Paper's 2009 BESTof readers choice issue name...