The Stonewall You Know Is a Myth. And That’s O.K. | NYT Celebrating Pride

Who threw the first brick at Stonewall? “Some say it was Stormé DeLarverie.” “Marsha P. Johnson.” “Sylvia Rivera.” It’s a question that calls attention to overlooked L.G.B.T. elders, but also — “Jason Mraz threw the first brick at Stonewall? [laughter] “Judy Garland threw the first brick.” “Scarlett Johansson.” It’s become an inside joke about queer…

Celebrations

[Happy orchestral music, birds chirping] [Narrator] We are entering our “Havre du paix”. ♪♪ Oh! Hello Mrs Rossi. [Mrs. Rossi Chuckles] ♪♪ Mrs Rossi never ends a day without a deep massage and a petal bath. Pink petals only. [Clink] [Music stops, birds chirping] It’s so quiet here, maybe a little bit too quiet! [Champagne…

Celebrating 100 Years of Finnish Independence: The History & Future of the Finnish Language

>>From the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.>>Grant Harris: Welcome, Your Excellency, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Good morning, and welcome to the Library of Congress. I am Grant Harris. I’m Chief of the European Division. We would like to thank the Embassy of Finland for working with the Library on this celebration of 100…