Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:00pm
Logan Vear

Even after organizing the Washtenaw County Climate Strike, Logan Vear is still apprehensive when people call her an “activist.” She demurs at the title, despite the relentless advocacy and organizing she has inspired through the Climate Action Movement, the coalition she founded after creating a petition with other CAM members urging the University of Michigan to make a pledge towar

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 3:19pm

As a wall painter in Allen Park, Ryan Flores had been sober for over a decade after his arrest in 2006 for possession of cocaine and other narcotics. Through painting, he was managing to provide a steady source of income for his son, Andrew. Andrew’s mother, who also had problems with drug abuse, left them both when Andrew was born. As Andrew’s primary caretaker, Flores was a constant presence for his son. They went to nature parks, concerts, restaurants — as his sister Stefanie Veselaneck described to me, “They would do everything together. … They were inseparable.”

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 9:44pm
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Over the past few years, both students and administrators at the University of Michigan have addressed on-campus sexual assault through new policies and ongoing activism.

More recently, the news cycle and broader times, however, the personal stories of individuals who have survived an assault can be lost in the bigger discussion.

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 6:44pm

At the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility, the decrepit prison conditions have now caused an outspread of scabies. This week, the Detroit Free Press reported that of the 200 women found with a mysterious rash in early December, 24 have contracted the skin condition.

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 6:02pm

When my parents started feeding me music, they treated love songs like alcohol. Little tastes from their cups — sips of wine, accosting them if they guzzle down more beer than they’re allowed. And never any hard alcohol because who gives a 10-year-old a shot of vodka?

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 5:46pm

In 2009, Marc Webb’s directorial debut “(500) Days of Summer” was released to high acclaim. The film, told in a non-linear arc, guides us through the eyes of Tom Hansen, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, a hopeless romantic who becomes infatuated with Summer Finn, portrayed by Zooey Deschanel.

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 6:59pm

Watching “Love, Simon” felt like arriving at a long-awaited destination. Something that I had been anticipating since my first encounter with a young adult movie, pretending that the vanilla, heterosexual leads weren’t actually heterosexual. And finally, when it manifested in the film starring actor Nick Robinson as the closeted-gay high school senior, it was everything. And still, it will never be enough.