Monthly Archives: March 2013

The worst memorial in the country

It’s the WWII memorial, which occupies a tragically central place on the national mall. It’s awful. Good art is hard, and rare. Thankfully, public art this bad is rare as well. I’m not alone in thinking it’s a really terrible piece of work, but maybe I can explain why. For a historian, the first problem […]

Dancing Queen

Last week Jimmy Fallon released a modestly funny, very interesting segment from his show. The bit, titled “the history of mom dancing,” features Fallon, dressed as a mom, and First Lady Michelle Obama, sort of dressed as a mom, dancing to a generic light club  beat. if for some reason the video won’t embed–try this link […]