Statues

Our silent Civil War: Debate over statues didn’t come out of thin air

In history, suppressed memories, stories half-told or lied about, carry greater power for having been suppressed<p>Though the first sudden and unexpected crisis of Civil War monuments has passed, communities across the North and South will struggle for months and years to confront the hundreds that …

Culture

Jizō: Protector of the Kanmangafuchi Abyss

Nikko I © Chiara Irico<p>What makes the Kanmangafuchi Abyss so special?<p>Lining the path along the abyss is a row of about 70 Jizō statues. Known as <i>bake</i> …

Culture

Trump says push to remove statues "has to be stopped"

President Trump addressed the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, on Tuesday night, saying everyone in the room was united by the belief …

Donald Trump

Kentucky city moving 2 Confederate statues from courthouse

Workers in Lexington, Kentucky, moved two Confederate statues after the local County Council voted to remove them from the area outside a former …

Kentucky

The Photographer Documenting Italy’s Obsession with Statues

Stefan Giftthaler undertook an extensive roadtrip around Italy’s coasts this summer, and he couldn’t fail to notice its ubiquitous plaster casts in …

Italy

Let's Talk Statues

What should we do with all these bad, ugly statues of Confederate soldiers and officers, scattered around the country? Easy: We should take them down.<p>…

Liberal View

John Oliver has a solution to people still defending confederate statues

On Sunday's <i>Last Week Tonight</i> John Oliver took a closer look at the on-going debate surrounding southern monuments and the confederate flag.<p>In the …

John Oliver

John Oliver Has A Message For Anyone Still Trying To Defend Confederate Statues

He also some ideas on how to replace these pro-slavery monuments.<p>Confederate statues continue to be a hot-button topic in many Southern communities, with those who support the monuments often insisting that the Civil War wasn’t about slavery.<p>John Oliver spent his Sunday night program explaining why …

John Oliver

NYCC Exclusive Winter Gear Spider-Man Statue Is Cool, Cold

Folks in the northern hemisphere are getting ready for the onslaught of winter, and figure maker Kotobukiya is bringing the reason for the season to …

Comics

Archaeologists find rare bronze statue pieces near ancient shipwreck

Marine archaeologists recently found bronze and marble statue pieces, a sarcophagus lid, and a mysterious bronze disk at an ancient shipwreck site …

Archaeology

Pro-Beijing activists jailed for damaging Japanese-era statues in Taiwan

A Taiwanese court has jailed four pro-Beijing activists for vandalising a pair of stone komainu, or lion-dog, statues dating back to the Japanese …

News (China)

I Colorize 19th Century Statues To Make Them Come To Life

Whilst the statues have retained their original names in the series, I’ve deliberately chosen not to place them in the context of the historical …

Culture

Archaeologists have uncovered a number of ancient Egyptian statues including Osiris the god of death

Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered dozens of statues of Pharaonic gods, including Osiris, left in burial pits for thousands of years.<p>In a recent …

Archaeology

How Israel Got It Right On Monuments

On Tel Aviv’s Frishman Beach stands a statue of Israel’s founding father, David Ben Gurion — on its head. Wearing only blue briefs branded ‘Tel …

History

Why on earth do we have Confederate statues in the U.S. Capitol?

The American Civil War sputtered to its brutal finish more than 150 years ago, with the United States battered but still united. Yet in some ways we’re still fighting it, or at least fighting over how we remember it. The latest front: Statues in the U.S. Capitol building provided by the states — …

Confederate States of America

San Francisco Unveils Statue of WWII ‘Comfort Women’

The U.S. city of San Francisco has unveiled a new statue to honor Asian women during World War II who were forced to work in brothels run by the …

Women's News

Look Who’s Reticent About Removing Confederate Statues in Virginia!

From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt:<p><b>Look Who’s Reticent About Removing Confederate Statues in Virginia!</b><p>Pop quiz, Virginians: Find the …

Conservative View

Check out some of the world's most famous statues as you've never seen them before

The world’s most famous statues have been cast in a new light after being expertly colourised. Vivid colour images showcase the Statue of David by Michelangelo with the white marble now a skin-coloured hue, Lord Nelson in London with a blue uniform and a red sash, and<br>Martin Luther King in …

Travel

Finding peace amongst calamity | The Brothers Brick

Jizō or Kshitigarbha statues are a unique part of Japanese culture,standing quietly around temples or cemeteries like little beings — tiny guardians …

Lego

Statues: an editorial response

In the 7 September issue of <i>Nature</i>, we published an Editorial that provoked a widespread response (<i>Nature</i> <b>549</b>, 5–6; 2017). We have since published …

Poll: Clear Majority Want To Keep Confederate Statues

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Racism

Leftists At UVA Are Proving Trump Right About Thomas Jefferson Statues

Mostly lost in the general hysteria surrounding President Trump’s post-Charlottesville press conference a month ago was an excellent question he …

University of Virginia

10 Most Unusual Statues in Russia

Children are the Victims of Adult Vices, Moscow<p>The title says it all, really. It speaks a depressing and sombre truth that initially begs the …

Culture

The Activists Behind the Crudest, Loudest Art of the Trump Era

"At this point, if we’re not on a government list, I don't know what we need to do to get on that list."<p>The activist collective known as INDECLINE was founded in 2001 by a handful of artists barely out of high school with a penchant for defacing corporate billboards. Since then, it's expanded to 25 …

Stonewall Jackson

Do statues of Confederate leaders raise property values?

Scott P. Yates via ZUMA<p>Should the city of Richmond, Virginia, tear down the statues of Confederate leaders that line Monument Avenue? Ed Gillespie, …

Ed Gillespie

Readers respond to Nature’s Editorial on historical monuments

Subject terms:<p>Ethics<br>• History<br>• Politics<br>• Society<p>This week, <i>Nature</i> published an Editorial on historical injustice in science and how it is marked and …

Rep. Barbara Lee bill would remove Confederate statues from U.S. Capitol

As the movement to remove Confederate statues grows around the country, a Bay Area Democrat is bringing the debate to the U.S. Capitol.<p>Rep. Barbara …

History

Confederate statues in North Carolina must come down, protesters say

One month after the Charlottesville attack, the fate over confederate statues continues to draw controversy in North Carolina.<p>On Monday, dozens of people showed up in Wilmington, N.C. to rally for the removal of all Confederate monuments in the city.<p>“The wealth of the confederacy was built on the …

News (U.S.)

As Confederate Statues Fall, Russians Remember Their Own Controversial Figures

Leaders in the city of Kirov are unveiling a statue of Felix Dzerzhinsky, the KGB founder who oversaw the execution of hundreds of thousands of people<p>MOSCOW—As Confederate statues come down in the U.S., Russia is resurrecting figures from its own thorny past.<p>Soviet statues tumbled precipitously …

Russia

Airbrushing history: is it right to replace our statues? - Sunday Morning - ABC Radio

<b>Audio Player failed to load.</b><p>Try to Download directly (6.56 MB)<p>Play<p>Press play then disable your screen reader. Use space bar to pause or play, and up …

Australian News