Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 3:17pm

But maybe we shouldn’t know what to do with these complexities Bong juggles, especially the absurdity that is possible living in the extremes of capitalism.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 11:16am

“Not to die, not dying,” she sang, and I didn’t think any of us were, but maybe Lenker felt like she had been before that moment, and maybe I have at times, too, and maybe we always are, but maybe I also believe she conquered that reality in that moment, with her voice and her music alone, and she carried me away with her.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 12:53pm

Calling attention to these unrecorded numbers and the unwritten stories of ruined lives behind them, then writing one herself, is the chief accomplishments of Lopez’s film.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 10:58am
Environmental activist Antonio Rafael

Images of Rafael’s graffiti and other works of art are surprisingly hard to come by online. More often than not, such photos can only be found in articles reporting on his public, unsanctioned projects — the ones that upset the police.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 1:17pm

The untouchability of the show and the untouchability of Walter White are so entangled that the inner workings of the show, at times problematic and overly romantic, are hidden.

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 5:17pm
Deborah Levy

As soon as I had turned the last page of Deborah Levy’s The Man Who Saw Everything,” I set the book down and opened up my laptop: I had a lot of research ahead of me. It wasn’t to fill any gaps in my knowledge of the book’s historical, behind-the-iron-curtain context, or to learn more about the Beatles’ photo shoot on Abbey Road, around which the book awkwardly pivots; it was in hopes of making any sense at all of the 200 pages I had just read.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 2:15pm
'One Child Nation'

Isn’t history too complex to arrange into simple categories of good and evil?

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 4:47pm

In the spirit of Welcome Week, Festifall and all things post-Labor-Day, The Michigan Daily Film section has written a collection of blurbs celebrating our favorite “Openings” to movies. Here’s to another year of learning, changing, trying, failing, crying, smiling, passing, movie-watching and (most importantly) a-best-picture-awarded-to-a-film-that-surpasses-the-low-bar-of-not-being-problematic-at-best-and-severly-discouraging-as-to-the-current-state-of-the-conversation-on-racial-equality-in-America-at-worst.

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:53pm
"Blinded by the Light"

No matter the extent of your own cynicism regarding the future of representation in Western media, “Blinded by the Light” still registers as a product of this regime, so it fails to reinvigorate a genre, merely propping up a new story with the old tricks.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 4:40pm
Bam Communications

I’ve come of age in the days of Spotify and other digital streaming services. I don’t tend to look at the past in a way that lends itself to longing, so I quickly adapted to an increasingly intangible experience with music.