After being open for three decades in Kerrytown’s Braun Court, the beloved Common Language bookstore is closing its doors due to the owners’ retirement and a changing market. The LGBT bookstore is known for its inclusive atmosphere and for being an outlet for people to discover stories that speak to their experience. Owners Keith Orr and Martin Contreras point out that their store is one of only 10 remaining LBGT bookstores in the U.S. and Canada, likely due to readers increasing gravitation toward buying online. Common Language will close its doors at the end of the year.
Following my Detroit Gallery Crawl piece in October Current highlighting contemporary art galleries in Detroit, it seems only fair to highlight the visual arts galleries in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
Explore the art scene As the weather in Michigan turns cool, if you are curious about Detroit’s art scene and in the mood for a short 45 minute road trip, now is a great time to head downtown. When I began exploring Detroit several years ago, my hunt for significant art and artists was more
The CoOp’s community-focused approach is music to our ears “The vision was, honestly, to bring people together,” says Frances Master, one of six UM students who operate The CoOp, a space inside Openfloor Studio (231 S. State St.). Undeniably, it is refreshing to hear that motivation for creating opportunities to experience live music, as that’s