In its newest exhibition, the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., takes on a topic near and dear to us all: home. As its title “House & Home” suggests, the show, which opens April 28, thoughtfully considers the difference between the physical structure and the sentimental idea.
“America is a house-proud nation,” says Thomas Mellins, an architectural historian and guest curator. Almost more so than anywhere else, he adds, in America, people see their homes as reflections of their inner selves.
WASHINGTON—Overwhelmed by the frustration of being utterly unable to solve any of the numerous difficult problems it faces, a worn-out nation finally broke down Thursday morning and begged its smart people to please just fix everything now.
So racism against Arabs is shutting down the American mind once again. And all my friends must turn to Al Jazeera English to get the soul of the story: that these events are electrifying to Arabs everywhere, a heroic mobilization. And not only to Arabs. When ElBaradei says, I salute the youth for overturning a pharaonic power, lovers of human freedom everywhere must be thrilled. We are seeing a dictator dissolve before our eyes. These are the events we cherished in history books; let us embrace the Egyptian movement.