Airy + Activism-Driven: The Eaton Hotel, Washington, DC

A new hotel encouraging social and political action, wellness, diversity and inclusion

At the corner of K and 12th St NW in Washington, DC, the Eaton Hotel is open—after a weekend of exciting launch events. Situated half a mile from The White House in one direction and a Trump-branded hotel in the other, Eaton is focused on changing the world—but Eaton exists on the opposite end of the spectrum as the aforementioned property. “The original inspiration for …

Project Trumpmore Iceberg Sculpture

To draw attention to climate change—and tongue-in-cheek recognition of President Trump’s suggestion that he should be on Mount Rushmore—Finnish activist group Melting Ice is attempting to raise money for a 35 meter-high sculpture of the president on an Arctic glacier. If they achieve the €400,000 goal, several ice carvings by artists like Anssi Kousa will unite to form the project in an as-yet-announced location. The …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Travel-friendly Shabbat kits, contemporary protest art, dinosaurs, rituals and more

1. Farewell, Anti-Apartheid Campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Activist and icon of the anti-apartheid movement, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has passed away at 81 years old. Married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years (and separated for 30 years because of his imprisonment), Madikizela-Mandela became an “international symbol of resistance to apartheid and a rallying point for poor, black township residents who demanded their freedom.” Later, however, her reputation was …