Updated 8:47 am CDT, Tuesday, July 16, 2019 FILE - This March 22, 2019 file photo shows Mount Rushmore in Keystone, S.D. A Nebraska woman has been fined $1,000 for climbing the memorial. Authorities say Alexandria Incontro scaled the massive granite sculpture Friday, July 12, 2019 with bare feet and no rope, making it to about 15 feet (4.5 meters) from the top. less FILE - This March 22, 2019 file photo shows Mount Rushmore in Keystone, S.D. A Nebraska woman has been fined $1,000 for climbing the memorial. Authorities say Alexandria Incontro scaled the massive granite ... more Photo: David Zalubowski, AP Photo: David Zalubowski, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - This March 22, 2019 file photo shows Mount Rushmore in Keystone, S.D. A Nebraska woman has been … [Read more...] about Nebraska woman arrested, fined for climbing Mount Rushmore
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Are there any American “heroes” we can agree on in 2019? This might sound like an abstract question, but for the Fourth of July weekend, Politico Magazine has decided to make it more concrete, asking experts: Who would you put on a new Mount Rushmore? Every year, more than 2 million people drive to Keystone, South Dakota, to stare at the 60-foot-tall granite heads of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The sheer size of those heads evokes our sense of the heroic—people who didn’t just achieve something but embodied larger American values. “What makes the hero a hero is the romantic notion that he stands above the tawdry give and take of everyday politics,” H.W. Brands wrote in his biography of Roosevelt.Story Continued Below For all their contributions to American history, it is hard, in 2019, not to think about the fact that two of the four figures on Mount Rushmore—all white men—owned slaves, and … [Read more...] about Who Should Be on the Next Mount Rushmore?
Rebecca Ungarino, provided by Published 5:02 am CST, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 It's getting increasingly harder to be a Tesla bull. Bulls have long cited the arrival of the lower-priced Model 3 and CEO Elon Musk's vision as reasons to invest in the electric-car maker. Each of those parts of the bull thesis has come under pressure in recent weeks. Watch Tesla trade live. The bull case for Tesla faces no shortage of obstacles. Shares of the electric-car maker fell as much as 5.2% Tuesday, to their lowest level since October, after the Chinese news agency Caixin reported that China — a market considered a key growth opportunity for Tesla — was halting Model 3 sales due to "various irregularities" in 1,600 Model 3 sedans. China's customs authorities later accepted a plan from Tesla to remedy the imported cars' clearance issues, Reuters reported. Meanwhile, CEO Elon Musk has until March 11 to tell the Securities and Exchange Commission why he shouldn't be held in … [Read more...] about Tesla’s bull case stands on shaky ground (TSLA)
Throughout the US, there are places that tourists love and locals try to avoid at all costs. Party locales like the Las Vegas Strip and Bourbon Street in New Orleans see high tourism rates but don’t see many locals. Famous sights like Mount Rushmore and the Cloud Gate can also annoy locals. Orlando locals are disillusioned by Disney World. While tourism can often help struggling economies, it can also destroy entire ecosystems and even hurt the locals directly. So it makes sense that there are some places around the US that tourists love to visit but locals stay away from. From Mount Rushmore to Bourbon Street, these are some of the places that tourists and locals cannot agree on. Times Square in New York City While Times Square is a must-see for any first-time visitor to New York City, it is a place most New Yorkers try to avoid entirely. Since 50,000 people go through Times Square a day and 26 million visit per year, there is rarely a time that the location is not … [Read more...] about 10 US attractions that tourists love but locals hate
From iconic paintings in the Louvre to fan-favourite sculptures in New York City, notable artwork can be found all across the globe. But while famous art often looks stunning in photographs, it doesn’t always look the same in real life. We’ve rounded up 51 disappointing photos that show what famous artwork actually looks like. The photos reveal everything from large museum crowds to smaller-than-expected paintings and weather-affected art. Over the years, paintings such as “Mona Lisa” and “The Scream” have become iconic pieces of history. Similarly, artistic landmarks like “The Bean” in Chicago have become pop-culture staples. But the images we constantly see of these famous artworks don’t always represent reality. For example, photos of famous paintings rarely show the massive crowds that line up to see them. And photographs of outdoor sculptures don’t often show what it’s like to visit in poor weather … [Read more...] about 51 disappointing photos show what famous art is really like