New Orleans will not be ringing in its tricentennial quietly. The city famous for its Mardi Gras parties, hurricane rum drinks and nightly bacchanal has a year of events planned to mark the 300th anniversary of the city’s founding in 1718 by French explorers. As important to the Big Easy’s history has been the influence of the Catholic Church.
The Trump administration is forging ahead with an overhaul of airport security, brushing aside criticism that the president is squandering resources on a border wall while the much-maligned Transportation Security Administration bungles its job.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade stepped off Thursday with soaring balloons and high-stepping bands as police went all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots.
On the centennial of the death of Auguste Rodin (1849-1917), museums worldwide are featuring special exhibitions paying homage to the “father of modern sculpture.” Stateside, Philadelphia museums are rolling out several exhibits in tribute to the French master.
From re-smoothing rumpled snow to dressing walkways with perfectly imperfect fallen leaves, much goes into creating a soothing - and orderly and secure - rustic mountain retreat for U.S. presidents.