Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 5:44pm
Natalie Zak

This connection between dedication and content is hard to locate in many of the poems. Most serve a symbolic purpose, anchoring the poem in time and memory, making them only accessible for those familiar with the musician or a specific historical instance.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 2:28pm
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Essentially, Boccaccio’s response to such death and destruction was to live. To enjoy life while it’s possible to and pursue happiness and fulfillment without holding back.

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 4:55pm

With mounting, almost morbid horror, the novel is impossible to put down.

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 4:22pm

Skinner just describes being alive, being stupid, being aware that the present-day routine will one day become nostalgia fodder.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 6:20pm
Emily Yang

About a year before the publication of his first novel, “Bangkok Wakes To Rain,” Pitchaya Sudbanthad published a listicle cataloging a handful of “place-based novels.” He writes: “When writers get asked how their novel came to them, some might answer that a character spoke first or a sentence sounded to them, and for others, like me, we require an arrival of a place, or rather, our arrival to one.”

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 3:14pm
Jane Harper

Jane Harper artfully misdirects the readers so that by the very end, the twist is like a slap in the face. It’s easy to think: How could I have missed this?

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 1:45pm
Courtesy of the Artist

Sarah Fennel is on the precipice of a major inflection point in her career. Her fourth, actually. An impressive figure made even more impressive by the relative brevity of her career, Sarah is a food blogger and the creator of Broma Bakery, a popular mostly-baking blog dedicated to visually impressive yet accessible recipes. But before her career started, there was of course that first point of change, which happened to take place here, at the University of Michigan.

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 3:51pm
Café Tacuba

It’s important to note that Café Tacvba’s music is not itself a perfect representation of traditional Mexican folk, but a catchy synthesis of more traditional elements with the Western rock canon that the band members themselves were quite familiar with.

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 2:44pm

If you haven’t heard of Astroworld yet, I’m going to be honest, you’ve probably been living under a rock.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 6:01pm
Emily Yang

In 1978, the acclaimed novelist Yuko Tsushima published “Territory Of Light” a chapter at a time in the Japanese monthly literary magazine Gunzo, each chapter representing one month in a year. Tsushima is well-known in Japan, but is relatively unknown to Anglophone readers. The small amount of her work that has been translated into English is her most autobiographical component, and it’s autobiographical in way that might be unfamiliar to Anglophone audiences.