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Stateside: Judge dismisses Michigan FGM case; Detroit Month of Design; new album from The Accidentals

An arm chair and ottoman designed by the Form and Seek collective.
Nur Saltik
Form and Seek
A piece from the Form and Seek collective's "HERE X NOW" exhibit.

Today on Stateside, a federal court judge in Detroit dismissed the country’s first case on female genital mutilation (FGM). Then, Detroit Month of Design and how a collective of designers kept their creative spirit alive during isolation. Plus, Traverse City folk rock trio The Accidentals’ new album, Vessel.

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A long-awaited case on female genital mutilation comes to a standstill

After more than a year of isolation, Detroit Month of Design brings artists’ quarantine creativity to the public

  • Kiana Wenzell is the director of Detroit Month of Design at Design Core.
  • Nur Saltik is the founder and creative director of the Form and Seek collective.

Traverse City-based indie folk band The Accidentals finds new grasp on band’s identity with fourth album

  • Hailing from Traverse City, the nationally acclaimed trio includes songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Savannah Buist and Katie Larson, along with percussionist Michael Dause.
  • Support for arts and culture coverage is supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
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