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Paige Pfleger: Detroit's immense, underpublicized lit-scene

BY PAIGE PFLEGER

Much like Detroit’s art and music scenes, the city’s literary culture is immense. Detroit’s literary history for lit-buffs is as rich as the legacy of Motown for the rest of the country.

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Aziz Ansari will text your boy-toy

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BY KAREN HUA

Ansari seamlessly melded a casual, conversational effect with his formal content. There was structure in his set, but he was also such a brilliant improviser that his material never felt forced, or stale even after repetition to other tour cities already.

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Daily Book Review: 'Unbecoming' an intricate debut by University alumnus

Rebecca Sherm

BY CAROLYN DARR

As both as a classic romance and a scintillating mystery, “Unbecoming” keeps readers engrossed through a multitude of twists and surprises.

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Anti-Russia advocates protest UMS award

BY AMRUTHA SIVAKUMAR

Standing in solidarity with all those who had been affected by Russian aggressions, the protesters stood to raise awareness among the concert’s attendees about Gergiev’s support of Russia’s annexation of Crimea earlier this year.

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Bechdel delivers insightful, witty talk at Penny Stamps

BY CAROLINE FILIPS

She came. She spoke. We laughed. As soon as cartoonist and writer Alison Bechdel appeared on stage and graced the nearly-full crowd with her presence, she too laughed … at herself.

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David Turnley inspires fear, awe (and an article)

David Turnley

BY FRANCESCA KIELB

David Turnley is a name often heard throughout the halls of the University's Art School. I heard whispers from students in his class on his eccentric genius, his passion, his expertise and even his anger.

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Kathleen Davis: Art in a changing cultural landscape

BY KATHLEEN DAVIS

Cartoons, as depicted on the covers of Charlie Hebdo, fall under a large umbrella of art, and should thus be subjected to the same standards other forms of art are granted when it comes to freedom of speech.

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2015 Golden Globes: Best and worst fashion

BY DAILY STYLE WRITERS

Daily Style Beat picks who wore it well and who should’ve rethought their outfits at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards.

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Daily Book Review: 'The Secret Wisdom of the Earth'

BY CAROLYN DARR

By halfway through the novel, readers can probably guess both the murderer and the ultimate ending. That being said, “The Secret Wisdom of the Earth” does what it sets out to do in its examination of love and loss in small town Kentucky.

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Daily Book Review: 'Beautiful You'

BY CAROLYN DARR

Palahniuk's newest novel, “Beautiful You,” takes sex from a clinical Paris boudoir to a sensual mountaintop crag and is certainly not something you want to be reading in front of your parents or your boss.

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