Community Culture

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As you can probably tell from my byline, I’m The Daily’s community culture columnist.

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Two weeks ago, I wrote about the cancellation of South by Southwest resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s safe to say that in the two weeks since that article was published, a lot has changed in the state of Michigan. As of midnight on Monday, Mar.

The Blind Pig

I decided to write about my love for The Blind Pig long before I knew I would have to say goodbye to Ann Arbor and its many strange institutions that I love.

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I split this column into three parts because I didn’t know how to write this last installment. The Daily Arts generously allows for the involvement of personal narratives as long as they surround an event, moment in culture at large or a work of art.

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Last Tuesday evening, book critic Donna Rifkind spoke to a modest audience in the sun-soaked coffee shop above Literati bookstore. Rifkind’s reviews have appeared frequently in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Book Review and Washington Post.

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When someone talks about “the arts,” the first thing that comes to mind is usually some form of self-expression, like painting or photography. Very rarely do we talk about art in the same breath as running, but why not?

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Over spring break, Hill Auditorium hosted Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos and Yo-Yo Ma as they performed three of Beethoven’s pieces for orchestral trio. 

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“There’s, like, two people here. Oh my God, this is hilarious,” my friend, Annie, said in between forced chuckles of disappointment. The two of us were standing in an endearingly short line for an EDM concert outside of Detroit’s Magic Stick Theatre. 

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No matter how you’re feeling about the presidential candidates, Gould and those with Dance for Democracy want to emphasize the importance of voicing your opinions and allowing others to voice theirs.

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As most public school kids in America will remember from their ninth grade English class, “The Lord of the Flies” by William Goldingis is the quintessential dystopian novel of our childhood.