Da de los Muertos: an antidote to America’s Halloween sugar rush
Oct31

Da de los Muertos: an antidote to America’s Halloween sugar rush

The Day of the Dead, a family festival of face-painting, storytelling and connecting with ancestors, has become a major cultural holiday in the US Halloween Americas festival of sugar will undoubtedly be on everyones minds on Monday as households across the country get ready to buy enough candy to feed a small village. Parents will return after a long day at the office and prepare to spend their evening awkwardly greeting neighbors as...

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A very scary White House Halloween, in GIFs
Oct31

A very scary White House Halloween, in GIFs

(CNN)Boys and girls of every age. Wouldn’t you like to see something strange? Come with us and you will see this year’s White House Halloween! (More like Howl-oween, am I right?) The Obamas kicked off the festivities by showing their best “Thriller” moves. But then they channeled the spirit of Michael Jackson and everything came together. President Obama was spooked by a baby. After all, there is nothing...

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Londonderry hosts ‘biggest Halloween party’ – BBC News
Oct31

Londonderry hosts ‘biggest Halloween party’ – BBC News

Image caption The fireworks display lit up the sky above the river Foyle The festival, organised by Derry City and Strabane District Council, is now in its 30th year. One of the organisers told the BBC an estimated 30,000 people had gathered in the city for the culmination of the four-day festival, which had already attracted an estimated 40,000 people over the weekend. Image caption The festival got the smile of approval from this...

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Agnes Martin paintings at center of wave of disputes over provenance
Oct31

Agnes Martin paintings at center of wave of disputes over provenance

A work by the artist, whose retrospective is showing at the Guggenheim, is the latest to be questioned as arguments over authentication hit the art market The approach of the fall art sales brings with it almost unprecedented disputes over provenance. From Ross Bleckner, Agnes Martin, the sheer number of authentication disputes heading to court is placing pressure on the art world to reform its standards for certifying work. Last...

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Rachel Dolezal memoir to explore ‘discrimination while living as black’
Oct31

Rachel Dolezal memoir to explore ‘discrimination while living as black’

In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World will chart her path from a child of white evangelical parents to an activist who identifies as black The civil rights activist who provoked anger, mockery and confusion last year, after her white parents revealed she had posed as a black woman for years, has unveiled a memoir that claims to explore the discrimination shes suffered while living as a black woman. Rachel Dolezal,...

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