Former President George H.W. Bush was the first president in nearly 50 years to have a train memorial, and thousands showed up to pay their respects

AP Photo/Nomaan Merchant Nearly a week after his death, former President George H.W. Bush’s body traveled via train to its final place of rest in College Station, Texas on Thursday. His casket was loaded aboard 4141 — a locomotive named for the 41st president — which had a car specially outfitted with clear side panels […]

Leftists slam ‘Three Bullets for Lenin’ memorial coin as terrorist propaganda

A Russian leftist party has officially addressed the Federal Investigative Committee with a request to stop the production and sale of memorial coins minted in honor of the woman who almost managed to kill Vladimir Lenin in 1918. The Communists of Russia party addressed the federal law enforcement agency for dealing with especially serious crime, […]

Holocaust Memorial Museum uses augmented reality to make history visceral

Aiming to capture and hold the attention of young students, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has launched a smartphone app that allows visitors to view a museum exhibit in augmented reality. The Washington, D.C.-based museum’s app lets visitors learn more about the lives of Lithuanian villagers who are featured in the Tower of Faces display…Read […]

Water Cooler Discussion: What We Did/Watched/Played/Read Over The Memorial Day Weekend

On the May 30, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about what we’ve been watching and what we’ve been up to in an extended but delayed edition […]

Why you'll pay a lot more for gas this Memorial Day weekend

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RT EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR KHALED ALKHATEB MEMORIAL AWARDS

MOSCOW, MAY 23— RT, the global news network, has extended the deadline for submissions until June 12 for the Khaled Alkhateb Memorial Awards, an international competition established to commemorate RT Arabic freelancer Khaled Alkhateb, who was killed while reporting from Syria. Every year, on the anniversary of his death, RT will honor the most outstanding […]

RT ESTABLISHES KHALED ALKHATEB MEMORIAL AWARDS FOR BEST JOURNALISM FROM A CONFLICT ZONE

MOSCOW, APRIL 18— RT is now accepting entries for the inaugural international journalism awards that commemorate RT Arabic freelancer Khaled Alkhateb, who was killed while reporting from Syria. Every year, on the anniversary of his death, RT will honor the most outstanding work by journalists reporting from conflict zones. “Our colleague Khaled is a hero. […]

Italian city suspends opening of memorial to WWII soldiers – including Nazis – after outcry

An unveiling ceremony of a memorial honoring soldiers of all nations who died during the World War II was canceled after public opposition. Critics said the monument would commemorate both Allied and Nazi paratroopers. An association of hotel owners from the town of Cassino was poised to unveil the stone monument on Sunday in the […]