All posts by Jeff McGinnis

U-M Solar Car Team

It was another successful year for the University of Michigan Solar Car Team at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, held in the Australian outback this past October. Their entrant, Electrum, completed the 1,800 mile, 5-day race with an impressive third-place finish, becoming the only American team whose car successfully finished the race. Electrum overcame high

Take a breath and Wine Down on Wednesdays

You’ve made it over the hump and survived through Wednesday. Why not celebrate your triumph with a movie and a lovely glass of vino? Look no further than Wine-Down Wednesdays at the State Theatre in Ann Arbor. Every Wednesday all wines on sale at State Theatre are priced at 50% off. See such interesting fare

Artist Edel Rodriguez to speak at Michigan Theater

From his famous “Meltdown” cover of Time magazine to his contributions to the New York Times op-ed pages, Edel Rodriguez’s works have become some of the most iconic sights of the Trump era. Now, the Cuban American artist comes to the Michigan Theater to speak as part of UM’s Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Speakers series.

White History Month, Vol. 1

One of the most provocative and politically sharp artists currently working, Tylonn J. Sawyer’s latest exhibit is sure to spark discussion among his audiences. Titled White History Month, Vol. 1, Sawyer’s collection utilizes symbols of oppression from throughout American art to examine the controversy surrounding the removal of Confederate monuments. Sawyer’s history of work, aimed

Celebrating Happy Little Trees at Michigan’s State Parks

No, you’re not seeing things. That is Bob Ross’ face on signs all over Michigan’s state parks, specifically to promote and rebrand the state’s “prison grow” program to plant new trees with the image and catchphrase of the beloved late PBS painter. For the better part of a decade, inmates at the Michigan Department of