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Protesters Deface Roosevelt Statue Outside Natural History Museum

Protesters splattered red liquid onto the base of the bronze statue of Theodore Roosevelt outside the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, and later published a statement on the internet calling for its removal as an emblem of “patriarchy, white supremacy and settler-colonialism.”<p>“Now …

Canadian Holocaust Memorial Neglects to Mention Jews

The architecture of Canada’s new National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa is both symbolic and haunting, with six concrete triangles depicting the stars that Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany, and that marked millions of them for extermination during World War II.<p>But while the structure’s …

Nude Sculpture Four Stories Tall Planned for National Mall

Activists are working to bring a steel sculpture of a 45-foot-tall nude woman to Washington, where she will temporarily face the White House from a perch on the National Mall.<p>Transporting the sculpture from its home in San Francisco will be an undertaking, but its artist, Marco Cochrane, said he …

Darth Vader Statue

A monument to Lenin has been transformed into a statue of everyone's favorite black-helmeted, fool-choking Sith Lord.<p>He was supposed to bring balance …

Statue’s Stolen Foot Reflects Divisions Over Symbols of Conquest

ALCALDE, N.M. — The mystery figure appeared at twilight at a rendezvous point in a clearing of piñon trees. He opened his rucksack and revealed plunder hidden for 20 years: the bronze right foot, including spur and stirrup, severed from a statue of Don Juan de Oñate, the despotic conquistador of …

Pat Tillman Becomes Partisan Symbol in N.F.L. Conflict

For the many people who believe that N.F.L. players who kneel during the national anthem are disrespecting American armed forces, Pat Tillman was a perfect symbol.<p>But Marie Tillman, who was married to Corporal Tillman when he left a lucrative contract with the Arizona Cardinals to join the Army, …

Battle Over Confederate Monuments Moves to the Cemeteries

MADISON, Wis. — One by one, Confederate monuments are coming down from their perches in front of courthouses, in public squares, along city boulevards.<p>Now opponents to the memorials are looking through cemetery gates for more.<p>Local officials and residents, outraged by the violence in …

After a Chicago Teenager Is Found Dead in a Walk-In Hotel Freezer, Mystery Lingers

A young woman was found dead in a hotel freezer on the outskirts of Chicago over the weekend, and the many unanswered questions surrounding the investigation have led to widespread speculation.<p>The police have said that the woman, Kenneka Jenkins, 19, attended a party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in …

Confederate Statues and American Memory

In moments of national fragility, history rears its head. The past becomes a vast storehouse of grievance. Revived memory is manipulated to produce violent nationalism. This is what is happening today in the United States, a nation suddenly at war with its past.<p>There is a reason for this war. …

Goodbye, Yosemite. Hello, What?

HOTELS generally don’t figure prominently in my imagination, but Yosemite Valley does, and so does the glamorous Ahwahnee Hotel. When my father took me on Yosemite climbing trips in the 1980s, we never stayed at the Ahwahnee — it costs a fortune — but Dad always brought clean dress shirts so that …

Memphis Wants to Remove a Statue Honoring First Grand Wizard of the KKK

Berlin Boyd, chairperson of the Memphis City Council, was seated at the head of a conference table at Memphis City Hall when he held up a pair of …

Why We Should Put Women on Pedestals

It’s a perilous time to be a statue.<p>Not that it has ever been a particularly secure occupation, exposed as statues are to the elements, bird droppings and political winds.<p>Just ask Queen Victoria, whose rounded frame perches atop hundreds of plinths across the Commonwealth, with an air of solemn, …

My University Is Named for Robert E. Lee. What Now?

Despite the horrific timing of his remarks, President Trump’s defense of Confederate statues last week revealed a viewpoint that’s widely held in this country — and not just by neo-Nazis or white supremacists. Plenty of Americans find themselves conflicted about recent efforts to remove monuments …

A Giant Appears At The Edge Of An African Roadway | Radiolab | WNYC Studios

If the task is to think backward, to an important moment in history, here's a stunning way to do it: It's a jewel of a monument alongside a road in …

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.<p>For most Americans, today is the second day of work this week. But state employees in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia are just kicking …

Confederate Monuments

When History’s Losers Write the Story

I visited a summer camp in western Russia in July 2015. Its theme was “military patriotism,” and it involved dozens of teenagers lounging around in tents, wrestling, carving wood and making garlands. They were also taking history classes. Joseph Stalin, the Soviet leader who killed millions of …