Arts & Culture

Green Book is Worth the Trip

An elite black pianist tours the segregated south with a white roughneck chauffeur. Green Book combines two crowd-pleasing formulas—the road movie and the true story—with two stellar lead actors, Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. Mortensen plays Tony Lip, a white, working class second-generation Italian-American from the Bronx who works as a nightclub bouncer. Ali plays

Mothers, Tell Your Daughters

The most recent book of Kalamazoo-native Bonnie Jo Campbell is as visceral as it is honest. A compilation of short stories, Mothers, Tell Your Daughters explores the lives and relationships of women in rural settings. With varied character perspectives, the book runs the gambit of trials and tribulations: sexual assault, substance abuse, unwanted pregnancies, neglect,

Sweat and the Exonerated

Two shows ground today’s polarized political climate in the lives of people who struggle. In these tense political times, politically charged theatre is perhaps the opposite of the escape people are looking for in their entertainment. But The Exonerated, to be performed in February at the University of Michigan and Sweat, to be performed in

An Uncomfortable Collision

UMMA’s “Art in the Age of the Internet: 1989 to Today” “Art in the Age of the Internet: 1989 to Today”, an exhibition in the A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, features artists from around the world, with works centered on, and influenced by, the Internet. On display

Notable

Holistic Health + Eco Pop-Up

Third Coast Herbal Collective is co-hosting Holistic Health + Eco Pop-Up with eco-friendly vendors.

Moore Takes Aim at Both Parties in Fahrenheit 11/9

Fahrenheit 11/9 is an absolute must see no matter what side of the political fence you’re on.

New Mural By Teenaged Artist Celebrates Ann Arbor

A mural featuring 25 Ann Arbor-themed references has been installed on the back of the Ann Arbor Art Center (facing the Republic Parking lot). Seventeen year old artist and Art Center intern Olivia Maldonado designed and painted the vibrant mural. The theme of the mural is “people in transit,” and includes local celebrities like Wallace

Midnight Movies Live Again This Summer At The State

I have a soft spot in my heart for midnight movies. The best times I’ve had at the movies are going with friends, or even alone, and meeting new devotees of a midnight movie. You can check out these cult classics through the end of summer only at The State.

Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Boom for real was a catchphrase Basquiat said when something really wowed him. It’s impossible to believe that anyone seeing this film won’t walk away feeling inspired; the film is a boom, for real.

Art

An Uncomfortable Collision

UMMA’s “Art in the Age of the Internet: 1989 to Today” “Art in the Age of the Internet: 1989 to Today”, an exhibition in the A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, features artists from around the world, with works centered on, and influenced by, the Internet. On display

Ypsi-Alloy Offers A Highly Professional Makerspace For Noisy Creatives

Ypsi-Alloy Offers a Highly Professional Makerspace for Noisy Creatives

Film

Green Book is Worth the Trip

An elite black pianist tours the segregated south with a white roughneck chauffeur. Green Book combines two crowd-pleasing formulas—the road movie and the true story—with two stellar lead actors, Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. Mortensen plays Tony Lip, a white, working class second-generation Italian-American from the Bronx who works as a nightclub bouncer. Ali plays

Green Book is Worth the Trip

The film’s title is derived from a guide of establishments that blacks traveling in the Deep South were allowed to patronize.