What's the Deal With the Eiffel Tower?
A shallow individual might venture that it’s a tower named after a guy called Eiffel ... the world at the time, the Washington Monument, was a mere 169 meters (555 feet) in height, and as of 1890 the tallest conventional building, meaning one you ...
Does This Statue Look Like Art To You? Didn't Think So
The so-called “Walking Figure” statue was installed earlier this week inside a traffic circle at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, New York. So far, it's not impressing locals like Rob Swanson, Sr., who posted a since-deleted artistic assessment on the ...
The Confederate Flag Is on Display at the Florida Capitol Because... History!
Which is crap. We're getting to the point in this country's history where we should probably stuff all the nostalgia in the bottom drawer and acknowledge that not only is the Confederate flag a totem of a racist historical period but that it's hauled out ...
TOURIST GUIDE: Mysteries of the nation’s capital
That is, if you listen to historian Bob Arnebeck, whose book, “The Seat of Empire: A History of Washington, D.C.,” chronicles the early years of the nation’s capital ... top of the Capitol Dome. To be sure, the female figure’s headdress does ...
What WMATA is really suggesting
At last week's WMATA board meeting, staff presented recommendations for capital improvements ... or Silver Line trains from Fairfax or Leesburg/Dulles/Tysons all the way around to the ballpark without having to pass through downtown DC.