The Editor’s Room - May 2017

The Monuments: What Lincoln Wanted

    In the harbor at Copenhagen there is a statue of "The Little Mermaid" from the Hans Christian Andersen story. It has long been a popular photo stop. Unfortunately, the statue, innocent as it is, has frequently been subject to vandalism. Once it was stolen…

The Monuments: Where Yesterday Went Wrong

What happened yesterday did not need to happen. Usually, the second weekend of Jazz Fest is one of the most glorious weekends of the year. People dance and sing on a common field. This year there was an especially contagious…

The Monuments: Couldn’t We At Least Keep Beauregard?

Sometimes during contentious civic moments you have to just hope for a miracle—even when the sources of power are aligned against you. So here goes: Couldn’t we at least save the Beauregard monument? Here are some reasons:   •Beauregard was…