Photography can change everything you thought you knew in an instant. The medium has that power. The University of Michigan Museum of Art’s Face of Our Time is a good example of that type of significance, drawing on a "documentary style" that records what often is swept under the rug — the vulnerable in the aftermath of a disaster, the suffering of illegal immigrants, the horrors in Africa. So don't miss UMMA Director Joseph Rosa’s interview of exhibition curator and curator of the photography department at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Sandra Phillips, on Sunday, December 4. 2pm. Helmut Stern Auditorium, 525 S. State. 734-764-0395. www.umma.umich.edu
Taking a hit looks like as much a part of the sport as skating is, and the players bounce back into play moments after hitting the ground. “Roller derby is the only place where I see people lay each other out, and then high-five,” Spareparts says.
I’ve been writing for The Current for almost 10 years now…, which is crazy to think about. But I’ve known musician Jeffrey Freer for longer than that, from previous bands as well as some of his solo material. He was an Ypsilanti and an Ann Arbor regular for years, but moved away for a spell.
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Terry Holbrook heads home from downtown Ann Arbor to Dexter after working his shift as a video editor. It’s a winter night. The highway is icy. The car ahead skids, then crashes. Terry, the everyman in author Mark Beyer’s new page-turner crime thriller, Hired Man, pulls over and rushes to the aid of the injured