Thursday, September 20, 2012
“My Friend Dahmer”
Jeffrey Dahmer was one of the most notorious murderers in U.S. history. Between 1978 and 1991, he killed 17 people, and his crimes included necrophilia and cannibalism. A new graphic novel has just come out by someone who knew Jeffrey Dahmer quite well - artist John Backderf. His book, ”My Friend Dahmer,” isn’t about Jeffrey the monster, but rather about a teenage boy who grew up about one hour south of Cleveland in the town of Bath, Ohio.
Inside the New MOCA Cleveland
The new MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art - is scheduled to open this October. We sit down with Executive Director Jill Snyder, who invited our ideastream cameras inside the newly constructed building for a preview of the new museum.
Museum of Divine Statues
We’ve all heard the saying that when one door closes another opens up. For artist and businessman Lou McClung, that adage couldn’t ring more true. When the Cleveland Catholic Diocese shuttered the doors on some 50 churches between 2009 and 2010, many including Lou mourned the loss. But out of that he saw a glimmer of hope for one boarded up church, and took a leap of faith to do something he’d only dreamed - open a museum.
Arts and Culture, Architecture, History