This Tuesday Oct. 23, a public art project by the University’s Institute for Humanities called “Literature vs. Traffic” was installed on Liberty St. Over 10,000 books covered the street all day, and pedestrians were invited to walk through the books and pick from them at night. Among the thousands of Ann Arbor residents who experienced the display were three Daily Book Review writers. These are their stories:
What it must feel like to run through a crowd of people carrying signs with your name and your face, hordes of strangers reaching for you with arms outstretched and trying to grab at different parts of you.
If it were possible to distill joy into liquid form and inject it directly into the vein, it still wouldn’t be as potent or infectious a high as “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.”
Stuffed to the brim with beautiful people, colors, happy songs and bright emotions, the sequel to the original 2008 “Mamma Mia” is one of the best movie theater experiences you’re likely to find this year, or even this decade. It’s two straight hours of cathartic emotional release, a swirling giddy combination of laughter, tears and dance.
Harry Styles is staring at me, and his eyes are bright green, wide open and beautiful. He’s kneeling down to come closer and his gaze is a straight shot directly down the center of the camera lens, piercing right through the screen to meet mine. “I’ve got a fire for a heart,” he says in a low clear voice, as if the nearly 800 million people watching didn’t already know.
At around 5:40 a.m. on June 11, a home invasion took place off campus on 1500 Washtenaw Ave., according to University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security.
The suspect reportedly entered the victim's bedroom and stole several items, but fled the residence when confronted. Described as an approximately 40-year-old Black male of medium build with possible facial hair, the suspect was last seen wearing camouflage pants and a two-tone long sleeve shirt.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact DPSS at (734)763-1131.
On Thursday May 10, The Daily was honored for exceptional journalism by the Michigan College Press Association. 16 Michigan college newspapers submitted 816 entries to the contest, and the Daily was the recipient of 14 awards, 13 for editorial content and one for advertising. Past MCPA president Joanne Williams said, "It is more important than ever to recognize and encourage good, impactful journalism. That is what our college newspapers are doing, and with support and recognition from contests and professionals in the field, that will continue."
Two weeks ago, The Daily spoke with award-winning author Weike Wang, whose debut novel “Chemistry” is a sparse, sharply written and deeply reflective character study of a young woman struggling with pursuing a doctorate in the eponymous field. As the nameless protagonist descends deeper into a downward spiral of anxieties and pressures, “Chemistry” only becomes more measured and precise, a testament to the unique voice of its author. Wang graduated with a degree in Chemistry from Harvard University in 2011 where she later earned a doctorate in public health.