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Sunday, April 19, 2015

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Courtesy of Marc Maron

Marc Maron talks career, creative process

BY ERIKA HARWOOD AND AKSHAY SETH

While running some errands, including stocking up on cat supplies for his two pets Monkey and Lafonda, Maron squeezed in time for a phone conversation with The Michigan Daily.

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Kendrick and i

BY CLAIRE WOOD

It’s drums, guitar, and confident, absolute self-acceptance — and it’s beautiful.

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'Face Off' season finale showcases some of the best work of the series

Syfy

BY KIM BATCHELOR

The results were some of the most detailed and unique creations ever produced on the show, and certainly some of the best quality.

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Lessons for a first-time director

BY REBECCA GODWIN

No matter how tired you get or how behind you are on homework, nothing is as rewarding as seeing your hard work pay off on opening night.

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'Music Man' to be a performance worth remembering

BY CAROLINE FILIPS

Time-honored mainstays of American theater, like “Music Man,” are ultimately ageless with distinct character, vibrant soundtrack and heart.

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Richard Siken comes to Zell Writers' Program

BY BAILEY KADIAN

“The poems in Crush are vulnerable, but also precise, rigorous,” Levad said. “Siken invites us in to his emotional and intellectual world, and we respond.”

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A five-step guide to buying festival tickets

BY CARLY SNIDER

The emotional roller coaster that is planning for and purchasing a ticket to a festival can be draining – the highs are high and the lows are low.

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Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock go back to basics in return to University

UMS

BY COSMO PAPPAS

It will be one of the most significant events UMS puts on this year as Ann Arbor welcomes the pair back for a performance that will feature the two pianists with just acoustic instruments between them on the famous Hill stage.

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Milky Chance’s 'Stolen Dance' is beautiful

Lichtdicht Records

BY CLAIRE WOOD

“Stolen Dance” is a beautiful song. The light drums, rhythmic strums and genuine vocals still captivate me in ways most other pieces never have.

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Daily Book Review: 'Why We Live in the Dark Ages'

BY KARL WILLIAMS

The poems in “Why We Live in the Dark Ages” are hyperactive, as if they were written by a professor on an Adderall binge. In some poems, Levad overloads the poems with information, too much for the reader to fully assimilate it all.

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Men's Glee Club resonates with campus

BY GRACE HAMILTON

The Men’s Glee Club is 155 years old, making it the oldest student-run organization on campus and of one of the oldest collegiate choirs in the nation. The choir is made up of 100 men, ranging from 17 to 27-years old.

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Universal Pictures

'Unfriended' has original premise, but isn't great

BY CHRISTIAN KENNEDY

Stylistically, the movie is shot 99.9 percent as a screenshot of Blaire’s computer. Original? Yes. Enjoyable? Meh.

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HBO

'Living with Lincoln' suffers from lack of identity

BY SOPHIA KAUFMAN

The point of “Living with Lincoln” would have been easier to grasp if Kunhardt had chosen a style and stuck to it, like he has in his other works — either as strong a visual presence on screen, or an auditory presence or a completely distance from the story.

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Grace Prosniewski: The end

BY GRACE PROSNIEWSKI

Well my friends, the time has finally come. This is it. The final scene. The closing sentence. The last column. The end.

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Capitol Records

Jon Bellion has my attention

BY CATHERINE BAKER

Jon Bellion may not have my attention forever, but he certainly has it right now.

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Daily Book Review: 'In Defense of a Liberal Education'

BY HAILEY MIDDLEBROOK

Fareed Zakaria emphasizes that innovation doesn’t come from scientific advancement alone — it comes from human ideas, set into motion.

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Flickr

Paige Pfleger: Saying goodbye to Detroit

BY PAIGE PFLEGER

“If you’re so good, then why are you still here?”

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Killer Flamingos

Ode to the Thing-less-ness of Circus and The Millennium Club

BY FRANCESCA KIELB

It was difficult to determine which club was creepier, but it was nice to have options. Townies were everywhere, and the average age was about ten years older than my fake claims I am.

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Island Records

Riding in cars with Mom ... and Bono

BY REGAN DETWILER

If your parents have an affinity for music, you should take a look at their collection if you haven’t already.

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Neal Gabler talks film criticism in the age of post-criticism

BY BENJAMIN ROSENSTOCK

Gabler said that, at that time, though film was important to culture all across the country, Ann Arbor was the best place to be a film connoisseur. Having edited the daily newspaper at Lane High School in Chicago and feeling alienated in Ann Arbor, Gabler decided to write film criticism for the Michigan Daily.

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