Modernizing vampire mythology without a cheesy teenage love story, True Blood has been a refreshing TV show. Now you have a chance to meet the lady behind the story. Novelist Charlaine Harris, whose Southern Vampire Mysteries series was the driving force behind True Blood, will be at the Michigan Theater on Monday May 16 to discuss her new book and field questions during a live audience Q&A. Some people view the show as heavily symbolic, and others don’t, so if you’re a big fan, here’s your chance to pick the brain behind all the blood. 7:30pm. $12-$38. 603 E. Liberty St. 734-668-8397. www.michtheater.org.
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.