How to (Not) Speak in Stone

What’s on this memorial? What’s missing? ​Indianapolis has a Confederate monument? Has anyone told Indy they’re in the north?  The story gets weirder when you look into it, and ultimately worse. Yes, Indiana was on the side of the Union during...

More Empty Pedestals

Dead white guy, but from Grant’s army, not the rebels. You get the idea, though. ( www.stockvault.net) From the fire hose of news about the massive wave of protests following the death of George Floyd comes this: more statues and monuments are coming down....

Empty Pedestals

The statues are coming down. Some are surprised how easy it is to physically remove a statue, or just pull it down. It’s true: removing a bronze statue can be as simple as cutting through a handful of bolts, far less effort than it takes to reach consensus about...

A Zoo for Street Art

www.boredpanda.com When Banksy opens a theme park, I expect my inbox to fill up. And indeed, two versions of coverage of “Dismaland” have come my way (so far; thanks, Ely and Tim!): The NY Times’ “Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’ in England:...