Ann Arbor has created a diverse flavor personality, not pigeonholing itself to be one specific flavor or cuisine. It ignores the conventional wisdom behind midwestern cities and food, pushing itself to find an idiosyncratic culinary persona.
Creativity saturated the event, from the pre-show that included dance, spoken word and musical pieces, to the closing collection, The Red Scene, which allowed members of EnspiRED to show their own inspiration for looks they styled themselves.
I think I was in third grade when my mom received a call from the mother of one of my friends. This particular mom sounded nervous. “Do you think there’s any chance Joey might have, um, introduced Nick to ‘YouTube’?”
Sorkin’s play, however, instead reminded me of the pitfalls of our hyper-polarized cultural climate. Lost in this climate, I fear, is the ambiguity and complexity that gives the performing arts their thought-provoking qualities.