All posts by Ainsley Davis

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,

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

Constellation Collective Features Best of Local Flavors

Constellation Collective, featuring prepackaged foods in grab-and-go format, opened in January in Ann Arbor’s Nickels Arcade. Their mission, to “nourish the Ann Arbor community by increasing access to the finest wholesome food the area has to offer,” presents a local, healthier “fast food” option. constellationfood.com

Jottful Supports Small Business Websites

Ann Arbor company, Jottful, is meeting the needs of small business through creating and managing websites. Founder Dawn Verbrigghe said she wanted to create an option for small businesses seeking to expand to the Internet, allowing them to avoid expensive site builders or time-intensive build-your-own software. Jottful seeks to expand their team in early 2019.

BARDEUM App Spotlights Local Histories

Ann Arbor-based Museum Edutainment has launched the BARDEUM app, which seeks to add livelier elements to museum and historical sites. The app focuses on storytelling, “like the Traveling Bard,” according to Museum Edutainment’s website. The app also offers features like “Step Inside the Story” and “Go Beyond the Frame,” which provides contextual information about historical

Jim Brady’s Opens in Ann Arbor

Jim Brady’s, an iconic Detroit eatery, opened in December in Downtown Ann Arbor at 220 Main Street. The two story restaurant offers patrons a step back in time to the 1950s, when the original Jim Brady’s opened in Detroit. The first story houses a bar and restaurant seating, while the second story welcomes guests to