According to Fitton, Judicial Watch is also seeking to paint "No One Is Above The Law" on an Uptown section of Fifth Avenue in New York City after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to have "Black Lives Matter" painted at multiple locaitons throughout the city. … [Read more...] about Tom Fitton explains street-painting lawsuit against DC mayor, says she’s ‘denying access to a public forum’
Painting the whole house
And finally don’t miss Walter Sutcliffe’s 2018 Grange festival production of Agrippina, Handel’s great 1709 satire on sleaze, spin and the lies politicians tell. Anna Bonitatibus is terrific in the title role, with Raffaele Pé as Nero, and Christopher Ainslie as the put-upon, noble Ottone. It’s as good online as it was in the theatre. … [Read more...] about House music: classical critics’ watching and listening picks
A report in The New York Times said looters stormed into Macy's flagship store in Herald Square, a retail space of over 2.5 million square feet and one of the largest retail stores in the world, and stole merchandise before they were chased down by the police. … [Read more...] about George Floyd death: Curfew imposed in NYC as protesters loot stores
The backlash against the figures evolved out of protests over the death of George Floyd while in police custody last month, prompting a racial reckoning in the U.S. against racial injustice and police brutality. Demonstrators have since become emboldened about targeting statues deemed offensive. … [Read more...] about Trump tweeting to identify Andrew Jackson statue vandals
The fall of a monument is a historical act. There is something irreversible about it. It stands for a victory against the old order, the dawn of a new era. It's no wonder, then, that in the wake of the current anti-racism protests, slave owners and colonial masters of the past are being swept off their pedestals. Their glorified legacy, which has survived to this day in the form of racism, is finally being reevaluated. … [Read more...] about What should be done with controversial monuments?