Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 6:27pm

In my interview with Eva Hendricks of Charly Bliss in February, Hendricks told me that pop music makes her feel strong. Charly Bliss’s sophomore album Young Enough takes this maxim to heart. Young Enough finds Hendricks and her bandmates more self-possessed than ever before, attempting to make meaning out of the chaos of life and love.

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 9:32am
Rick's American Cafe

Rick’s American Cafe is the equivalent of a bumper sticker that says “I went out one night in Ann Arbor and all I got was this stupid hangover.” This is the place to get drunk, dance with some strangers and wake up the next morning to a flurry of texts asking how last night went. The unique thing about Rick’s is that it functions both as Ann Arbor’s premiere college bar and a test of character.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 1:43pm

Within three, there’s a productive friction that leads to great works of art and science — the same friction produces tension and hard feelings in relationships.

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 2:09am
A$AP Ferg

SpringFest, the largest student-run event on campus, is an all-day festival and nighttime benefit concert.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 4:03pm
Charly Bliss

“I think that’s because pop music makes me feel strong,” Hendricks says. “It makes me feel invincible, and I kind of needed that shield in order to write lyrics that felt so vulnerable ... I think in a way, and I don’t think I realized this when we were writing Young Enough, but a lot of the songs that are filled with darkest content are the ones that sound like bangers on the album.”

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, October 10, 2018 - 10:04am

The wellness industry is booming. Brands like Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop and Jessica Alba’s Honest Company have made the act of being healthy, whatever that may mean to you, into both an experience and an aesthetic. An outfit consisting of a sweatshirt and yoga pants can be chic and stylish — it shows you’re taking care of yourself while also not taking yourself too seriously. A bare-faced look can work, too — show them how you radiate that healthy glow. The popularity of brands like Lululemon and Glossier reflects this trend toward the seemingly natural and unselfconscious.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 4:55pm
Lana Del Rey

Over the years, Del Rey has created an impressive musical vocabulary, at once vintage and totally her own, that has commanded the attention of millions for a few years.

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 4:48pm
"The Wife"

Even in the sequences where dialogue is lacking, Glenn Close’s phenomenal acting chops make it near impossible to tear our eyes from the screen.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 4:48pm
Visitors walk through the Ann Arbor Art Fair in downtown Ann Arbor Thursday.

The Annual Ann Arbor Art Fair took place last Thursday through Sunday, bringing artists, vendors, shoppers and spectators who lined the blocks of South University, North University, Main, Liberty and State. For a town that sees older teens and twenty-somethings most of the year, Ann Arbor in the summertime can fall into a lull. The Art Fair brings a much needed pulse of energy to midsummer ease of downtown.