In the Media: Inauguration 2013
Missed the inauguration? No worries — Dartbeat's got you covered. "In the Media" will curate the best media coverage of major events from around the Web so that you can stay informed, effortlessly. This post may be updated throughout the day as new stories are published.
Watch President of the United States Barack Obama and Vice President of the United States Joe Biden get sworn in on Jan. 20, this time without any flubs.
Barack Obama's 2013 Inaugural Address
Who was at the inaugural address? The Washington Postand The New York Timeshave tagged, high-resolution photos of the crowds surrounding the President.
The Atlanticput together a beautiful slideshow of 50 photographs from Obama's first four years in office.
The New York Times Magazine revisited their 2009 photo essay, "Obama's People," with a close look at those who remain in his cabinet. "Obama's First Term: A Romantic Oral History" is an up-close-and-personal examination of Obama's first term in office through the eyes of the people who worked for him, from Peter Baker.
Of course, you didn't just come here to watch Obama's speech. Here are the fabulousBeyonce and Alicia Keys.
Beyonce Performs the National Anthem
Alicia Keys Sings at the Inaugural Ball
Obama was the first president to ever use the word "gay" in an inaugural address when he said: "Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law." Kevin Robillard ofPoliticohas the story. AWhite House tweetwith a visual depiction of that quote has received 6,188 retweets and 2,095 favorites as of 2:00 a.m., Jan. 22.
Did Michelle Obama(also @MichelleObama) roll her eyes at Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) during a post-inauguration luncheon?Gawkerthinks so. So do we.
Jacob Soboroff and Alyona MinkovskiofHuffington PostLiveinterviewed Martin Luther King III, Martin Luther King Jr.'s son and an activist in his own right, about the inauguration, Obama's presidency so far and his father's legacy.
Dan Balz of The Washington Postweighs in on political differencesbetween 2009 Obama and 2013 Obama. And from The New York Times, Jodi Kantor paints a picture of a man that has changed in other ways as well.
John Dickerson of Slate called Obama's inaugural address a "liberal love letter." Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post agreed.
Joanna Stern of ABC Newsoffers up an interesting look at the day in social media. According to her article, each minute of Obama's Jan. 21 swearing-in saw 18,712 #inauguration-hashtagged tweetsper minute.
Gawker and BuzzFeedserve up pretty dismal descriptions of the food and drink offerings at the inaugural ball.
This post wouldn't be complete without a dissection of First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama's outfits. USA Today has coverage of her inaugural outfit (Thom Browne), and we turn to The Daily Beastfor an in-depth look at her red, floor-length inaugural ball choice (Jason Wu). For those of you who can't get enough of FLOTUS fashion, here's a retrospective by the Post-Tribune of her past fashion choices.
And finally, for those of you who have an hour and a half of free time on your hands, here is the full, unabridged White House-produced video of the full ceremony.