The Newseum and Nintendo
Just wanted to share a couple snippets from this past weekend.Saturday me and this guy headed in to the city to visit the Newseum with two of his friends from Charleston. I had never been before and was really excited to check off #83 from my list.
Before you even get inside you can check out the front page of a newspaper from every state which is pretty cool. My favorite exhibit was the Bloomberg Internet, Tv and Radio Gallery. This gallery followed the evolution of media displaying memorable radio and news clips and interactive videos from the different points of history. It's truly amazing how accessible the world is these days and how tuned in we can be. Even crazier is how much power a news station or a reporter has to influence how we see the world. I think that's been pretty evident these days...
The 9/11 exhibit is just incredible. The stories and pictures from that day still shake me up. In the center of the quiet room is the broadcast antenna recovered from the rubble one of the twin towers. The gallery wall is covered from floor to ceiling with the newspapers from all over the world. There you see every journalist's attempt to make sense, to convey meaning, to understand those horrific events.
The tickets are a little pricy, especially as so many museums in D.C are free, but they are good for two days if that helps. I definitely would go back and take the time to watch a lot of the documentaries we skipped. And it would be a great place to take out of town visitors.
After a lot of walking around and a lot of reading (obviously the Newseum is a little wordy) we headed back to my house forbirthday cook-out for my roommate's boyfriend's birthday. And what you're looking at below is a group of 20 somethings playing Mario Kart (best ebay purchase ever). The fact that some of us still remember where the short cuts are located on each course is nothing to be embarrassed about in our group. In fact, I think I need to put in some practice hours.