The replica Lion of Mosul, which can be viewed online , was modelled from crowd-sourced photos taken by Mosul Museum visitors in happier times and 3-D printed as part of Google's digital arts and culture project.
It's going on display at London's Imperial War Museum in an exhibition that looks at how war devastates societies' cultural fabric — and at the ingenious and often heroic steps taken to preserve it.
As many as four million people are expected to visit New York City this weekend for the annual NYC Pride March and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall uprising, and NYPD has announced route changes and security measures in place for Sunday's events.
In the last days of the 2019 legislative session, state lawmakers passed a law that would close a legal defense loophole by which defendants accused of murder could attempt to justify their actions to a jury by claiming that discovering that the victim was gay or trans caused them “extreme emotional disturbance.” Another would require gender-neutral bathrooms in state-owned or -operated buildings.
Exasperated by tourists who frolic in Rome's public fountains, vandalize its monuments and treat its landmarks as their own personal living rooms, the city famous for its artistic heritage and easy-going lifestyle has had enough.
It’s doubtful whether progressive state Democrats will be able to legalize recreational marijuana before the legislative session ends on June 19, but lawmakers filed a multi-faceted amendment last week in an eleventh hour push to make the proposed bill more palatable to the governor and wary Senate colleagues.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has prioritized a Women’s Justice Agenda for the 2019 legislative session, addressing gender disparities from three perspectives: reproductive justice, social justice and economic justice.
Trudy Rubin of The Philadelphia Inquirer is struck by how quickly the fire that severely damaged the Notre Dame Cathedral in France has ignited "dueling narratives" regarding the future of the country and the European continent.
"For some of us, reparations, a hot topic on the presidential campaign trail, is a new and uncomfortable issue. It raises this question: What does the U.S. owe for the years it benefited from the enslavement of people from Africa and then, through a variety of government-sanctioned practices, subjugated them to the lowest level of a veritable caste system?" writes E.R. Shipp of The Baltimore Sun. "Others of us sigh, roll our eyes and say, 'Here we go again. How far will we get this time?'"