Street Name Sexism is the New Confederate Statue

New Orleans made national news last week when its city council voted 6-1 to remove four statues honoring Confederate president Jefferson Davis, General P.G.T. Beauregard, the Battle of Liberty Place, and even General Robert E. Lee whose likeness sits atop a massive column at the center of a plaza that shares his name. While the decision would be a no-brainer… Continue reading Street Name Sexism is the New Confederate Statue

The Ransom Gillis House and the White Riots of 1943

After several derelict decades, the famed Ransom Gillis house is once again making headlines. Built in 1876 by young architect George D. Mason, the Venetian Gothic brick mansion has become the fixation of pop culture as a shooting location for mega-comic crossover ‘Superman vs. Batman‘, as well as mega-remodeler Nicole Curtis of HGTV’s Rehab Addict. Numerous attempts at refurbishment have failed since… Continue reading The Ransom Gillis House and the White Riots of 1943