From our intern, Lauren Benichou:
At the beginning of November, thousands of folks across the Bay Area will celebrate El Día de Los Muertos by building altars ornamented with marigolds, pictures of lost loved ones, pan dulce and… sugar skulls. With November fast approaching, a story on the making of sugar skulls seems timely. Before interning with The Kitchen Sisters and long before I even knew that I wanted to do radio, the celebration of the Days of the Dead was the centerpiece of my senior thesis at Cal and consequently, the gravitating point of my life for almost half a year. This is a call to all the sugar skull artists out there in the Bay Area. Known and unknown, beginners and connoisseurs, I want to know how and why you make sugar skulls. Lend me your voices and show me your skills.