The first “Paddington” was quietly dropped in Jan. 2015, and as an animated film released during the first weeks of the new year, the smart bet was that it was going to be awful.

Tinderbox Poetry Journal

In these poems, many of which code-switch between English and Chinese, language is the most powerful force, for both harm and healing.

By giving each department a little time to shine, SMTD’s annual Collage Concert provides audiences with a little sample of all the magic going on within the school.

With a mix of singing, dancing and performing, all of us were emotionally captivated and taken on a journey of what it means to be Black — or any minority — in today’s society.

It is rare that I leave a presentation of art — be it a work of theater, a museum or a concert — and find myself at a loss for words. I am usually quick to reflect on and dissect what I see, able to articulate the emotions and feelings and questions that are provoked by my immersed experience.

Courtesy of Shapiro

As comics make an appearance in the library and foreign language courses, they’re also beginning to make their way into teaching styles and other areas of academia.

Courtesy of Phoebe Gloeckner

Regardless of the project — illustrating sex toys, teaching digital painting, creating a graphic novel, researching a foreign community — a genuine passion is ever-present in Gloeckner’s work.

Courtesy of Kids Read Comics

Drozd has noticed the downfall of the stereotype that comic stores and the comic community are unwelcoming to newcomers, finding that stores like Vault of Midnight in Ann Arbor are encouraging and capable of finding comics for everyone.

Warner Brothers Music

While the story of Gorillaz could be easily told as a graphic novel or a comic book, the fact that it is a band and has that extra layer of musical storytelling makes it all the more noteworthy.


There’s power in this unabashed ownership of gratuitous raunch.

EnspiRED Runway

All profits from this year’s show will be donated to Ozone House, an Ypsilanti-based nonprofit that provides at-risk youth with housing and intensive intervention and prevention services.

There’s no disapproving shadow of judgment cast over the women who partake in behaviors meant to make themselves as appealing and faultless to men as possible. These scenes breathe.


Invariably, the veteran actor plays a mild-mannered man who is forced back into a life of violence he tried to leave behind by villains who you won’t care about but who you will cheer to see punched repeatedly in the face.


“Christmas Inheritance” tries hard to rise to the level of a mediocre romantic comedy but fails.

Blueberry Hill

Every time I fly back to St. Louis, I just know that at least one of the security guards I pass on my way to baggage claim will say “howdy” instead of “hello.” The thought always makes me giddy because it means I’m home.

Warner Brothers

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is an elegantly intricate and completely fascinating piece of moviemaking that proves that complex narratives can exist in a blockbuster franchise.

Courtesy of Bruce Worden

In an email interview with The Daily, Worden explains how music plays a role in his work, his love of a certain lasagna-loving, Monday-hating feline and what our grocery lists say about us.


While movies appear to be the dominant form of comic book adaptations, TV shows remain strong, and it seems likely that they will once again become the prevailing method of comic book adaptation in the future.

In word and image, Passmore creates a work that is simultaneously personal and collective, encompassing his own experiences while capturing the experiences of others.