Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 6:07pm
Alice James Books

One of the poems in Franny Choi’s latest collection is written in code.

“Program for the Morning After” initially appears to be a mad experiment in punctuation and form. But, if you spend a little time with the poem, the curly braces and brackets and semicolons fall into a general pattern recognizable to any hacker under the sun. Choi is writing functions — code plot — that iterate through the possible thought loops one might experience after waking up in someone else’s bed:

            it was going {

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:11pm
Grizzly Peak

Grizzly Peak may be one of the friendliest places in Ann Arbor. It’s nestled on the corner of Washington and Ashley Streets, as if the brewery itself is welcoming you downtown. Grizzly Peak’s historic building space, casual atmosphere and top-notch menu land it in that sweet spot between super chill and quite nice (the burgers are adorned with chimichurri aioli on artisan rolls). Honestly, it’s the perfect place to take your parents.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:08pm
The Lunch Room

Between its adorable exposed-brick facade, twinkle-light terrace and overall vibrance (the food! the colors!), The Lunch Room’s Instagram notoriety is, quite frankly, deserved. The place is happy, full of natural light and smiling service. The servers will say stuff like “here’s your yung Pad Thai” and compliment your cigarette case. And there are free postcards!

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 9:25am
Chelas

Chela’s is the only place to get a taco in Ann Arbor. I’ve never been to Pancheros sober, what even is Tio’s and Isalita is too… nice.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 2:30pm

A short list of important thirds.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 3:16pm
Verity Sturm

As a person who has been spurned and who has dealt with it through one, two, skip-a-few emotional haircuts, this feels good to read.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:31pm
Daily Arts Runners

When you can run 3 miles you can run 4, and when you can run 4 you can grossly round up to 7. And then, suddenly, you’re piecing together a marathon team from the largest group of people you see most frequently: Daily Arts.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 3:35pm
Morgan Parker

Morgan Parker can wring purpose and power from anything, rendering creativity and resilience one and the same. And she knows she’s got it.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 9:13pm
Verity Sturm

I mentioned this briefly in person, but I’m very certain that much of the pause “Crudo” gives me is due to how personally attacked I felt while reading it.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 11:25am
Verity Sturm / Daily

The Forest Hill Cemetery describes itself as “an unfinished landscape that welcomes all,” the private, non-profit brainchild of a 1857 collab between some University of Michigan profs and “a group of leading Ann Arbor businessmen.” Synergy, baby. She buries the dead.