A sample of published work in both digital and print formats from 2009 to present.
There’s a saying in Brightmoor — if you can make it out of the blighted neighborhood on Detroit’s west side, you can do anything. Dwan Dandridge is proof of that.
James’ bold colors and thick strokes pair well with Landers’ slice of life portraits. Both tell the story of the couple’s travels across Africa with a juxtaposition that shows viewers how a single moment can be interpreted on film and reimagined differently on a canvas.
In its first year, the The Detroit Black Farmer Land Fund (DBFLF) granted funds to 30 Black farmers. In 2020, they raised over $100,000 to support around 40 farmers in their journey towards land ownership. But it has not been simple for last year’s awardees to purchase land.
Bring your own mat. Bring your own bud. The smoke sesh is from 6:30 p.m. and class follows at 7 p.m.
We all wear a mask to some degree whether it’s the personas we choose to present to the world or subconsciously adopting the expectations of race, gender, and class. Which version is the real you?
The serenity of picking flowers inspired Hamilton to create Flower Therapy, a live flower art installation at Norwest Gallery of Art, which she owns. It’s one of countless exhibits she’s curated that solidify her as one of Detroit’s dopest Black female artists.
A symbolic death and rebirth in the mountains of Yamagata, Japan, but not without indulging in the local nightlife.
Worship the dead at these temples featuring Japan’s self-mummified monks.
Feelings of disgust and intrigue are common for those seeing Shintaro Kago’s work for the first time as mandalas of severed fingers stare back at them.
Godlike mountains, remote islands, and ancient castles are among Japan’s World Heritage Sites. This list is basically a holy grail of travel destinations from natural wonders to those with cultural significance.
Foreign residents of Japan have been left stranded overseas for months as the country closed its borders over COVID-19.
The world’s first poop museum is open from now until July 2019.
Don’t call it Mount Koya. This sacred complex in Wakayama Prefecture is much more than just a mountain.
Watch as interactive art projections come to life right before your eyes at the world’s first digital art museum.
In art, just like in life, nothing is ever quite as simple as it seems. If you take the paintings at M Contemporary Art’s newest exhibition, Revelations, at face value, they might seem like just a random collection. But in reality, they are all connected.
Sarah Elizabeth Ray should have been heralded as a civil rights icon, but her legacy has mostly faded into obscurity. Now, a group of Detroit eastsiders, a former journalist and a documentary filmmaker are hoping to revive her story.
Detroit’s Black-owned food businesses thrive through networks of collaboration and support
Like the temporary nature of the cherry blossom season, this too shall pass.
You’ve probably seen the thousands of cat statues at this Tokyo temple in photos, but seeing in person is believing.
When demons invite you to dance, you obviously say yes.
Harness your inner strength and climb outside your comfort zone on Tottori Prefecture’s Mount Mitoku.
What do The Beatles and a mummy have in common? You can find them both at this temple.
The sacred land of the Kamikawa Ainu in Hokkaido offers a peek into the way of life of Japan’s original people.
Known as Haikyo or “ruins,” these spots are more than just apocalyptic photo ops.
Add a touch of luxury to the (already) great outdoors.
Discover this local ramen style that’s creamy and chewy with all the toppings.
Enjoy heavy metal, punk and horror movie memorabilia at these fine establishments.
You may never eat sushi again after visiting this creepy-crawly museum.
Celebrate fertility with penis-themed goodies at this wild annual festival in Kanagawa, Japan.
University of Toledo employees protest against Ohio Senate Bill 5 which would strip them of their collective bargaining rights.
University of Toledo President backs Senate Bill 5, despite faculty concerns.
Grim financial outlook might mean cuts to programs and majors, according to university administrators.
University of Toledo employees express concern over Ohio Senate Bill 5.
University of Toledo Arts and Science faculty give stamp of disapproval to university president after he unveils plans to restructure their college. (This article was referenced in the 2012 book “Performance: The Dynamic of Results in Postsecondary Education.”)
Michigan State University puts on “Measure for Measure,” Shakespeare’s racy, lesser-known play.