Community Culture

"The Exonerated"

The sudden change from extremely dark subject matter to inspiring legal challenges made me question the plot, particularly the selection of these six specific cases and the degree to which they are representative of the larger American criminal justice system.

Ryan Cox

The phones didn’t really emerge as a plot device in many of the scenes; they just seemed like they were there, and they were distracting. They felt like a red sock in a load of white shirts.

Zachary M.S. Waarala

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and select pianists from the Doctor of Musical Arts program in SMTD performed a two-part series of classical orchestra pieces at Hill Auditorium over the weekend on Friday and Saturday nights.

Helen Frankenthaler

The emphasis of the gallery talk was heavily placed on public evaluation of art in the ’70s. Whether art was considered “good art” to critics and viewers depended on its ability to help advance social movements.

Sandra Cisneros

Writing became agonizing. A cycle had arisen. I couldn't type a sentence without immediately erasing it, typing it again, erasing it again.

Sammy Sussman

Listening to recordings or watching videos of the work, it is hard to fully understand the piece. It is lengthy, dissonant, and emotionally draining.


It is so easy to fall back into that cycle of self-loathing, but my yoga practice is always there to ground me and show me how to love and embrace those features that make me different.


I was 13 years old, at a high school with 94.7 percent white students, and I am playing a Nubian slave.

Hasan Minhaj

Your life can be wildly frustrating, inexplicably hilarious and tremendously confusing at the same time. And Subtle Asian Traits is here for it all.

Jorrel Javier

Magic, Greek mythology and your favorite childhood protagonist are all coming to a stage near you in the form of a brand new touring musical.