Friday, October 13, 2017

Could Trump's UNESCO withdrawal affect Detroit's 'City of Design' designation?

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 2:33 PM

On Thursday, the Trump  administration announced it would be pulling out of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, citing arrears of at least $500 million and what it alleges is an "anti-Israel bias" in the group. What does that mean for little old Detroit? Well, UNESCO is...

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Detroit Institute of Arts welcomes the dead with ofrenda displays

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Tamales, sugar skulls, and spirits— these are the ofrendas, or offerings, you can find on handmade alters built this time of year in order to welcome home those who've passed on. Ofrenda altars are apart of the holiday originated in central Mexico and Latin America known as Día de...

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Here's what it takes to put on Detroit's annual Theatre Bizarre Halloween party

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 6:21 AM

When Theatre Bizarre mastermind John Dunivant lists off what it takes to transform the grand Masonic Temple into the annual multi-floor, two-weekend Halloween extravaganza, it sounds like he’s listing the ingredients to a gargantuan witch’s potion: Thirty miles of electrical cables. More than a ton of candy corn. Another...

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