Peter Scanavino - A Gifted Man Pt 1 of 100 probably because it took me forever just to do 10 minutes because he’s so good in it and so engaging I just keep watching and forgetting to actually cap the scene. Every second is so good! If you haven’t seen this yet….FIND IT!
The Confederate Flag & Other Relics That Belong in a Museum
In a few hours, the Confederate flag that flies on the grounds of the state capitol in South Carolina will be taken off its specially-designed flagpole and moved to a museum. While we’re in a curating mood, I’d like to suggest a few more items to send to a museum with the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia: the use of “girl” to describe anyone over the age of 18, the Robert E. Lee Memorial anything, the word “tranny,” terms like “man up,” Andrew Jackson on the twenty dollar bill, various sports team logos…
All of the above may be symbols of larger issues, but symbols matter. They’re a shorthand for what we value or de-value as a culture and when they fly above a state building or hang on a bathroom door, they reinforce beliefs and norms that are best left in the past.
To those who say that removing a symbol from public view won’t substantively change anything, I would argue that the very act of removal changes something. The act of putting the Confederate flag in a museum says to the world and more importantly to ourselves that we as a culture seek to learn from the ugliest episodes of our past. Moving the Confederate flag to a museum doesn’t mean we’re hiding the symbol of the white supremacy that continues to dog us. It means that we are no longer willing to celebrate it.
Pegaso Z-102 Berlinetta ENASA Cúpula, 1952. One of only 2 “Cúpula” models ever made has been awarded Car of the Year at this year’s International Historic Motoring Awards. The car belongs to the Louwman Museum in Holland