Arts & Culture

Helen Gotlib

A visit to the artist’s studio and her “Secret Beaches”

Class struggle is at the heart of Jordan Peele’s new horror film

In his dark mirror, there is nothing more frightening than “Us” Jordan Peele’s long-awaited film “Us” is finally here, and while it may engender polarized audience responses, it solidifies Peele as a masterful writer-director with his own distinctive voice. “Us” begins in 1986 with a young Adelaide watching TV. We know it’s 1986 because an

Film Review: “The Favorite”

Cynical, absurd, and fiercely entertaining “The Favorite” is one of the best films of 2018. Dark, twisted, nihilistic, and hilarious, “The Favourite” follows Queen Anne, Lady Sarah Churchill, and a new arrival in court, Abigail Masham, through court intrigue so perilous that it makes “Dangerous Liaisons” seem Disneyesque. “The Favourite” takes place in England during

The Art of Paying Attention

Mother and son make high art of “the tiny majority” We live in an age of attention deficit disorder, surrounded and distracted by devices, games, apps, and ads competing for our eyeballs and mouse clicks. But if we pay attention, a pair of artists, Karen Ann Klein and her son Barrett Klein, show us the

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The Blind Pig Welcomes Tim Meadows

Saturday Night Live alum Tim Meadows brings his comedic act to The Blind Pig. Perhaps best known for his character “The Ladies Man,” in both the SNL skit and movie of the same title, Meadows earned his improv chops at Chicago’s Second City with Chris Farley, then went on to join the SNL cast for

Exercise your brain at the Ann Arbor Creativity and Making Expo

Get crafty at the 2019 Ann Arbor Creativity and Making Expo with a chance to exercise the left and right sides of your brain. Whether you are a creative type or love all things STEM, there’s something for you here: robotics, DIY science experiments, projects, demos from community organizations, and activities brought to you by

A Decade at the The Grand Rapids Art Museum

The Grand Rapids Art Museum closes out a yearlong celebration of the Museum’s first decade at 101 Monroe Center with an exhibition featuring works of art and design acquired through gift and purchase in commemoration of this auspicious anniversary. A docent guide will share insight into these amazing works of art as well as how

Luxotica Lounge Cabaret’s Spring Show

Get all the tassel teasing and hip swiveling you can handle at the Luxotica Lounge Cabaret’s Spring Show. The internationally known troupe boasts a four-piece band and vintage-inspired exotic performances by the likes of Gurl Haggard, Vivacious Miss Audacious, and other unforgettable acts. $10 in advance, $12 at the door 7pm | Wednesday, April 24

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.

Art

Helen Gotlib

A visit to the artist’s studio and her “Secret Beaches”

The Art of Paying Attention

Mother and son make high art of “the tiny majority” We live in an age of attention deficit disorder, surrounded and distracted by devices, games, apps, and ads competing for our eyeballs and mouse clicks. But if we pay attention, a pair of artists, Karen Ann Klein and her son Barrett Klein, show us the

Film

Cinetopia is Off to a Brilliant Start at the Michigan Theater

The Ann Arbor Film Festival launches its eighth season with “Before You Know It”, a comedic drama about a family theater company and (finally) coming of age

Class struggle is at the heart of Jordan Peele’s new horror film

In his dark mirror, there is nothing more frightening than “Us” Jordan Peele’s long-awaited film “Us” is finally here, and while it may engender polarized audience responses, it solidifies Peele as a masterful writer-director with his own distinctive voice. “Us” begins in 1986 with a young Adelaide watching TV. We know it’s 1986 because an