Sam
Rosenberg
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 8:36pm
Blank Slate

It’s remarkable how it took me two and a half years of living in Ann Arbor before going to Blank Slate Creamery, having known it had been a go-to favorite among Michigan students. In Sept. 2017, on what was likely the most humid day of the month, I ventured with some friends to the renowned ice cream shop located at the tail end of Liberty Street. Even on the outside, Blank Slate looked inviting; its green brick awning, pink-highlighted sign and New England-style architecture evoked a pastoral, homey feel.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 3:28pm
Paul Rust in "Love"

“Love” has become more than just a commentary about contemporary dating and modern relationships.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 6:04pm
The Killers

As I walked toward the Greenwood block party last September, just as it seemed like it was about over, a familiar sound caught my ear. Amid the echoes of jubilant laughter and delirious chatter, I heard the unmistakable opening notes of “Mr. Brightside,” the debut single from Las Vegas quartet The Killers. The cluster of students streaming out of the neighborhood belted every single lyric, word for word, in nearly immaculate unison. It was mesmerizing, to say the least, though not unexpected.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 4:46pm

Every sentence, every careful observation from Charlie, oozes with an unbridled adolescent angst that’s devastatingly honest in one moment, honestly devastating in the next.

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 6:11pm
NOSELL

Part of what makes the HBO adaptation of ‘2 Dope Queens’ so successful is how much spirit Williams and Robinson fill within an hour.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 4:10pm
NOSELL

Here’s a piping hot take: British sitcoms are funnier and far more refined than American sitcoms. Just hear me out.

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 6:42pm
NOSELL

While the first season was focused more on the lifestyles of New York City potheads, the second season explores the role of weed as a coping mechanism in the Trump era.

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 6:45pm
NOSELL

The music used in these dark comedies illuminates the humanity of the ostensibly irredeemable protagonists, each of whom are, coincidentally, guilty.

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 5:49pm
NOSELL

The most refreshing aspect of “Lovesick,” and especially with this season, is that the subject matter is so utterly real and unapologetically honest. Underneath all of its whip-smart dialogue and zany cringe comedy, there is such heart within each character and their relationships to one another.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 6:01pm

If we want to keep engaging in the way we already do on the Internet, we must work to maintain it as such, whether through online outreach, protests or dialogue.