Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 5:23pm
Making It

The current, undebatable king of reality TV is Gordon Ramsay. His hallmark cooking shows like “MasterChef” and “Hell’s Kitchen” continue to pull in ratings — albeit churning out mediocre chefs — and his new shows prove the only component of the formula necessary for success is Mr. Ramsay himself.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 11:55am

I’ll admit, I’m more of a bandwagon fan than an original die-hard of NBC’s sitcom “Community.” I watched the pilot when the show premiered in 2009, and again in 2013 when my beloved “The Office” ended. The gravitas I placed on finding a replacement for a show I could quote from heart and enjoyed acting out with my older brother Chris, in bits that left the rest of our family scratching their heads, set up expectations no series could ever meet.

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 9:45am
Greg Gonzalez

As the name of the band suggests, their slow and ambient music extends the blissful few moments when the real problems of the world haven’t yet returned and the entire universe feels like only two people.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 2:53pm
Brandi Carlile

On tour for their new album By the Way, I Forgive You, Brandi Carlile stopped by Ann Arbor, graduating from The Ark (where they have played earlier in their career) to the Michigan Theater.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 5:20pm
Sorry to Bother You

“Sorry to Bother You” satirizes everything from unions and rapping to telemarketing and, of course, white people — it's a comedy goldmine.

In a most side-splitting cold open, Cassius “Cash” Green (Lakeith Stanfield, TV’s “Atlanta”) applies for a job at Regalview as a telemarketer with a false resume, a counterfeit “Employee of the Month” plaque and a poorly planned reference from his buddy and future co-worker Salvador (Jermaine Fowler, TV’s “Superior Donuts”).

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 2:01pm

With big folks, either people think you look mean or it’s more of a jolly Santa Claus, ‘Oh, he’s just a pudgy little teddy bear pillow.’ —The Notorious B.I.G.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 7:51am
The End of the Fucking World

“The End of the Fucking World,” the latest in Netflix’s British programming, was a commercial success and critical darling. The show follows two teenagers — James (Alex Lawther, “The Imitation Game”) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden, “Hanna”) — as they embark on a turbulent, crime-filled adventure. Outsiders at home, they find a sense of belonging in one another’s company.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 4:42pm
Jim Jorden

Released this April on Amazon Prime, the documentary series “All or Nothing: The Michigan Wolverines” follows the University’s football team from their spring trip to Rome to the 2018 Outback Bowl. The series offers glimpses of the lives of student athletes like leaders Rashan Gary, Karan Higdon and the various quarterbacks as well as the enigmatic Coach Jim Harbaugh. Amazon paid the University over $2 million for the rights to create this must-watch series for fans of Michigan football.