Community Culture


Even today, this play is able to speak about unspeakable topics: bringing mankind’s desires into the light in an effort to prevent us from traveling into Elysian Fields.

Sammy Sussman

The play began to feel as though it were a series of interviews with unrelated subjects, each one addressing the audience to detail the horrible effects that the crisis had on their life. The great disparity between the messages of these characters, however, diluted any central narrative or take away that might have developed.


The music was a blend of modern and classical in a fun and enlightening concert. True to the name of the concert “Pops Braves the Elements,” each piece related in some way to earth, air, fire and/or water.


Although the actors are in black suits and listening to jazz on the couch, their messages remain the same – even when togas are replaced with suits, the idea of jealousy in politics remains as constant now as it did over 2,000 years ago.

Courtesy of Iwan Baan

In harmony, the multi-leveled plains make for a surprisingly comfortable, multi-functional space. This works particularly well in Tokyo, where small living spaces are the norm and beds are typically laid across the floor. While, yet again Fujimoto pointed out the artificial orthogonality of these plains of wood and the metal beams that run through them he stressed that, collectively, they “softly surround you to create a human scale… just like the forest.”

Virgin Records

When you walked out your door this morning, it was probably the first thing you smelled: spring. It’s a sweet ripeness in the air that contrasts with the smokier, earthier scent of colder days weeks prior.


The best writing doesn’t adhere to a standard or yearn for recognition — it only exists in its purest form, despite whether or not it’s loved.

Zachary M.S. Waarala

The JazzLab Ensemble’s performance this past Thursday was truly one of the best performances I have seen from SMTD. The variety and extent of talent that can be found in Ann Arbor is a hallmark of the University.

Evan Ware

Throughout his early career, Ware described treating his art as refuge from this abuse. During his doctoral studies, however, Ware decided to write a symphony about his experiences. This work, which eventually became Ware’s first symphony, dealt with the trauma male survivors frequently face in a society with rigid definitions of masculinity and masculine emotions.

Dana Pierangeli

I walked into the Michigan Theatre with “God, I Hate Shakespeare” from the musical “Something Rotten” stuck in my head. I don’t actually hate Shakespeare anymore.