Dia De Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout the country, also know as Day of the Dead. It’s a beautiful and colorful event that goes from October 31- November 2.
From wikipedia: Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexicanholiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.
There are many aspects of the holiday that have become recognized parts of the 3 day experience:
Alfeñiques (sugar candies)
Day of the Dead bread
Sawdust and grain carpets
Papel picado (paper craft)
At the core of the celebration is honoring the dead. Remembering them every year at this time. The holiday is growing in popularity around the world due to this message of rememberance.
Had the fortunate opportunity in my life to live in NYC. While there the New York Times is arguably the only way true new yorkers get their news.
What I’m excited about is The New York Times really is a global leader in news. As much as we have been hearing attacks towards the news media, they really are the pillar of freedom and the First Amendment to the Constitution.
Case in point – Mark Kanemura (Former SYTYCD contestant, All-Star, and Lady Gaga Dancer) choreographed a routine to RuPaul’s Call Me Mother. It’s everything: masculine/feminine, soft/hard, fast/slow, varied/dynamic. Awesome.
Found the documentary The First Monday in May to be mesmerizing. The documentary is about the Met Gala in 2014 which was hosted by Ann Wintour. The film follows the path to the event and all the key players involved; designers, museum curators, assistants, celebrities, and more.
The theme of the event in 2014 was China: Through the Looking Glass. And extraordinary feat for the annual fundraising event. Fascinating to watch all the elements and creative minds come together to produce this large scale extravaganza which takes place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
And what they produce brings up the question of art, what is art, and can fashion be considered art on the level of great works already housed in The Met.