Observe the abstract qualities of noted American photographer Judith Turner’s work. Her predominant focus on black-and-white architecture displays the ambiguity of light, shadow and tonality in a unique manner. UMMA docents will be leading this exploration of Turner’s distinctive work. University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 South State St., Ann Arbor. July 15. 2pm. 734-764-0395. www.umma.museum.com
Platonic soulmates and a pitch-perfect cast By Emily Slomovits When people think of the word “relationship,” they usually think of a romantic one. And indeed, in much of pop culture and entertainment, romantic relationships are given the primary focus and are considered the ones to strive for. But in Welcome to Paradise, The Purple Rose
After lying vacant for years, the site of a former DTE Energy plant at 841 Broadway St. has a new development plan, approved 10-1 by Ann Arbor City Council on July 1. The conceptual plan, designed by Detroit-based Roxbury Group, includes condos, a restaurant, a hotel, commercial space, a canoe/kayak launch, an event pavilion, a
Kristen Roupenian’s You Know You Want This is a collection of short stories that revels in the mystifying aspects of interpersonal relationships without ever feeling the need to justify them.