This is the grave of Albert Bierstadt. Born in Solingen, Germany in 1830, in 1831, Bierstadt’s family immigrated to New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was a talent artist from the time he was young.
Ken Burns is a very skilled filmmaker, but he is a terrible adjudicator of history. Despite his constant claims that he doesn’t take a position, of course he does and it is inevitably one of a c
The Stop and Shop strike is over and at least tentatively it looks like the workers won most of what they wanted. The devil is always in the details and I’m having trouble finding much about the
I’m in New Bedford to give a talk on the connections and problems between the labor and environmental movements. Happy times on this Earth Day! Climate change is coming and we are going to do ab
One of my very favorite museums in the country is the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. It does an absolutely wonderful job of taking you into a lost world of real hardship and horror. I can’t sa
Inside this family tomb lies Edward G. Robinson. Born Emanuel Goldenberg in Bucharest, Romania in 1893, his family decided to move to the U.S. in 1904 to escape anti-Semitism. His family joined the ho
The Stop and Shop strike continues, with the multi-billion dollar Belgian company who owns it apparently happy to lose millions a day in order to shred workers’ health care and force two-tier co
Maybe serving on corporate boards of the mining companies he dedicated himself to serving will also provide him time to learn how to use a fishing pole so he can cosplay as a Real Man of the West more