Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 3:27pm
Courtesy of Interdimensional Transitions

MEMCO is entirely focused on the music and making it accessible to the Ann Arbor community. Ann Arbor can, unfortunately, often feel like a small, overwhelmingly white bubble, and MEMCO provides important visibility to an art form born in Detroit by three Black artists that has been overtaken by white men. The organization not only puts on multiple events each semester but also often includes themes that celebrate female DJs and Black DJs, supporting the diversity of techno and its visibility.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 5:07pm
Avril Lavigne

Lavigne’s roots are too deep, her legacy too set in stone. If you’re not innovating today, pop will chew you up and spit you out on your head.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:54pm
Paper Mag

Only time will tell, but historically speaking, gothic art has been around for about 300 years to date, and I’ll be shocked if it doesn’t continue to innovate the way we look at horror and romance for years to come.

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 4:01pm

Vans: the quintessential skater shoe, and a co-opted staple of “alt” kids for the last few decades. When one thinks of Vans they’re likely to think of the angry kid in high school who listened to too much A Day to Remember and Man Overboard. OK, fair enough, I’m just describing my own past, but to the company’s credit, they know how to put on a damn good pop-up concert/art installation/skate park hybrid that offered Detroiters something a little new from the stream of performances at the city’s prototypical clubs.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 4:50pm

The sweet tooth: Society’s colloquial term to describe our sudden craving for sweets. Yet, the term almost comes with a hint of shame, as the sweet tooth tends to hit us hardest when we’re feeling a little stressed, a little down or maybe even just a little bored. Especially as students, we all relate to the sudden cravings that come with long study periods and academic/work stress.

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 5:57pm
The 1975

I’ve compiled a few songs to get us all through what is often considered the bleakest season; whether you want to get your mind off the cold or embrace the gray that has befallen us is entirely up to you.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 5:11pm

“One More” is her reconciliation with that pain and confusion, cutting ties with ritual monotony and coming to terms with the speed of change.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 4:10pm
Frank Ocean

Where exactly does the decision to include an interlude come into play?

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 4:18pm

She played a full set spanning her entire career, and it still left me wanting more.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 5:41pm
A young Daniel Radcliffe as Harry

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” helped me understand that it’s OK to choose your family.