A university town is an odd thing: Throw together a bunch of 20-somethings filled with idealism, ambitions and an omnipresent sense of existential foreboding with a vibrant, flourishing community, and something special is bound to come out. All-too-often lost in looking at a college town is the recognition that this relationship is interdependent, a symbiotic interaction. Without the university a university town wouldn’t be, well, a university town, but without the town, the community itself, it wouldn’t have a soul. This is a compilation of the little pieces of soul that make Ann Arbor the vibrant midwestern oasis it is. This is the 2017 Best of Ann Arbor.
— Nabeel Chollampat, Dayton Hare,
Senior Arts Editors