The man seemed to extract every possible ounce of power and emotion out of his body during his performances: He was blessed a voice with an unreal vocal range. Despite his wild gesticulations, he had an impressive control over his voice down to the tightest vibrato.
Rooney, who came of age with the 2008 crash and austerity politics as a central event in her life, is skillful at teasing out the social mythologies of the present moment, where everything is in flux and precarity reigns.
Ali Gropper, one of the founders, said MFMS intends to “break the fashion stigma in academia.” This daylong event offered a rather rare opportunity to bridge the seemingly large gap between the University, an institution known for educational excellence, and the complex, but commonly misunderstood world of fashion and media.
After having won Best Ice Cream in Ann Arbor two years in a row, Blank Slate Creamery needs little introduction. The family-owned shop uses only fresh ingredients from local vendors and farms to craft its superb ice cream, an effort which results in mind-blowing flavor and creaminess. With creative flavors to choose from like Lavender Lemon Honey and Blueberry Pancake, in addition to your favorite classics, it’s no wonder the line at Blank Slate often stretches out the door. A selection of vegan and gluten-free flavors ranging from Cookies and Cream to Matcha are also available.
It’s been a big year for Literati Bookstore. Last March, owners Mike and Hilary Gustafson published “Notes from a Public Typewriter,” a compilation of the anonymous messages left on a typewriter inside the store. They’ve welcomed some esteemed literary names to Ann Arbor — Kristen Roupenian, Susan Orlean and Jonathan Franzen, just to name a few. And this month, they were named the 2019 Bookstore of the Year by Publishers Weekly, which cited the store’s double-digit annual growth since opening in 2011.
If you’ve been desperately searching for the perfect date night dinner spot that resembles a restaurant from a fluffy rom-com, Sava’s is the place to go. No need to sacrifice good food for an intimate atmosphere with this one — Sava’s fills you up without fail so you and your date can skip the awkward conversation and bond over how far along your food babies are. Also, in case you’re that person that always gets a salad on dates, never fear. Sava’s was rated “Best Salad” in the “Best of Ann Arbor 2018” issue.
It’s admittedly a bit strange to try to determine the “best” college the University of Michigan has to offer. An engineering student probably isn’t going to consider the Ross School of Business the best, just as an arts student at Stamps probably isn’t going to consider the School of Nursing the best. However, due to its sheer size and impact, U of M’s College of Literature, Science and the Arts is more than deserving of the title of Best College.