The vast amount of ever-changing social networks and communities has changed interpersonal relationships by creating new opportunities for friendship and a stage for political action. Internet-based social networking communities are both helping and replacing their traditional physical counterparts. These communities have evolved from the norm and groups of people are able to identify with a niche lifestyle. Artists use countless methods to create work that addresses, interfaces with, and exists in the exhibition Imagined Communities at The Gallery Project. August 10- September 18. The Gallery Project. 215 South Fourth Ave. 734-997-7012. www.thegalleryproject.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.