Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:22pm

By taking a circuitous, indirect and deeply personal approach to her subject matter, Smith often hits essential truths about human nature or society.

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 5:28pm

Whether you’re a fan of abstraction or not, nearly every art lover will find something to admire in this sprawling exhibition — it may well be one of UMMA’s most ambitious efforts in recent years.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 6:35pm

Peter Ho Davies and Derek Palacio talk fate, fiction and the meaning of home.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 4:48pm

While the University attracts a diverse array of authors and speakers from around the world to Ann Arbor, very few events celebrate the Midwest itself as a literary region. This is no coincidence — the Midwest, often unfairly, has never been considered a hotbed for writers and artists in the same way that other parts of the country, like New York or San Francisco, have. West Coast, East Coast and Southern authors can all claim their region as part of their identity as a writer. Even Canadians have pride in their literary tradition.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 6:53pm

Springfield Street, a short stretch of asphalt on Detroit’s east side, used to have so many elm trees shading the road that Detroiters could barely see the sky as they drove on their way to the freeway. Passersby would stop for gas after work at Cliff’s, or grab a snack for the road at the Bamboo Bar, and I imagine they’d stand there for a minute and watch the husky flecks of sun come down from the west and nearly stop cold over that dense canopy. In the summer, when the leaves got thick and bristly, the trees gave shade to kids biking and roller-skating down the pavement.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 6:19pm

Narratives like ‘The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao’ are becoming a more standard part of the American literary landscape.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 7:28pm

As the new Distinguished International Writer-in-Residence for the Zell Visiting Writers Series, Miéville appeared at a rash of campus events all week, addressing everything from ‘World War Z’ to the Brexit debate.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 5:17pm

Kornbluh has sifted through libraries full of documents, somehow crafting a cohesive narrative out of the contradictory mosaic of U.S. intelligence efforts in Latin America.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 5:56pm
Fiston Mwanza Mujila

The book’s greatest virtue, and perhaps the key to its international success, is the throbbing musicality of its language.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 5:47pm
“700 Nimes Road”

If modern celebrity culture is a floodlit snapshot of life, showing everything and revealing nothing, Opie’s exhibition is the photo negative, so to speak — the antidote.