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The Tenement Museum Organizes

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On April 22, 2019
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 say enough about how good the guides are as well. I strongly recommend the sweatshop tour. I’ve done the […]
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West Virginia Mine Wars Museum

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On November 29, 2017
Yesterday was so-called Giving Tuesday. So I want to ask you all a favor. Over the last 6 plus years, I have provided you with a lot of free labor history and labor coverage that you don’t get too many other places, even on the left internet. The number of progressive blogs with anyone dedicated […]

Music Notes

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On September 14, 2017

I want to bring up a comment about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame from the last music thread, all the way back in late July. The RnR Hall of Fame is a legitimately bad museum – it’s not ki

Buy Me Arthur!

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On January 13, 2017

My birthday is coming up later this month. I think some presents are in order! Politicians like to say they cannot be bought. But this weekend, here amid the rolling Civil War battlefields and the kit

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Our national need for a Civil War museum consisting of battle reproduction scenes with cat figurine soldiers has finally been fulfilled. In September, in the shadow of the historic battlefield here, twins Rebecca and Ruth Brown opened Civil War Tails, possibly America’s most whimsical war museum. Their collection of scale-model battle dioramas includes Fort Sumter, […]

A People’s Museum

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On March 8, 2016

Museums are inherently elite spaces. This is not a good thing. They usually cost money to enter. They may not actually require specific knowledge to enjoy them, but like drinking wine, one is expected

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