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Châteaux of France
For centuries, France has witnessed the power of the monarchy expressed through architecture. Many palaces around France are symbolic of a particular king’s ego and ambition, but also demonstrate a passion for art. Over time, medieval, classical, and Renaissance styles lent their own particular aesthetics to the beautiful architectural masterpieces that can be seen throughout the country. Today, more and more châteaux and palaces are opening their doors to Contemporary Art.
Wanting my own castle
"Four score and seven years ago…"
Thus begins the Gettysburg Address, delivered 150 years ago today by 16th president Abraham Lincoln.
Considered one of the greatest speeches in American history, the Address highlighted the principles of democracy, human equality, and freedom and professed that ”government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Visit your local library today and learn more about the Gettysburg Address!
Gettysburg Address same day as my birthday
My friend Jay Smooth is an insanely insightful commentator on race and society, and in this video, he hits an absolute home run. His putative subject is a comment made by CNN anchor Don Lemon, but he’s really taking on a larger issue. What does it mean to say “pull your pants up” to young black men? What is the real meaning of “respectability politics.”
Jay makes what I think is an incredibly incisive, cut-to-the-heart argument that when we (the privileged, whatever our color) say something like that in the context of something like the Trayvon Martin case, we aren’t actually trying to help other people. Our concern doesn’t lie with “the youth of today” or “single mothers” or whatever. We’re trying to help ameliorate the pain that we feel when ignore the needs of other people. And we’re trying to do so by laying it on them.
All of this insight drawn, by the way, from our attitudes about droopy pants. So don’t tell me that clothes don’t matter.
We’re still recovering from the weekend. Photo by Steven Klein, W Magazine October 2008
Loving this shoot