While the University attracts a diverse array of authors and speakers from around the world to Ann Arbor, very few events celebrate the Midwest itself as a literary region.

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Saturday night, Hill Auditorium filled with over 3,500 people for one of the University Musical Society’s last performances this season.

Ben Wheatley, whose new film "Free Fire" opens in theaters Friday, April 21, talked to The Michigan Daily about the creation of such an intricate, fast-paced film.

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With a music video on the way, Daily Music Editor Matt Gallatin and I sit down for an interview with the DJ trio.

It’s such a cunning and calculated sonic move — an affectation that sounds light and girly, but hides a cutting honesty just underneath its surface.

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Interscope Records

Although scholars contest the dates, Pablo Picasso’s Blue Period is set between 1901 and 1904. Reeling from a close friend’s suicide, Pablo descended into a deep depression, blue tones soon coming to dominate his canvases.

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Music Matters’ annual Springfest concert has a reputation for bringing big names to campus. In 2012, the event’s first edition featured J. Cole at Hill Auditorium and in its more recent years, Migos and Common have performed as headliners. Yet, never before has the concert’s bill been hype enough to warrant a switching of its location.

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Universal Pictures

The film justifies it’s own existence by being the best kind of bad movie imaginable.

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Sony Music

By finally speaking up on his past, as well as incorporating elements from his pre-hiatus era, Mayer seems poised to shed the shadow that has hung over him for the better part of a decade.

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But “Girls” is a purposely untidy show, based on incremental growth and a realistic lack of easy closure. It reflects my life better than those closure-heavy sitcoms.

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Parkwood Entertainment

In the first installment of his retrospective multimedia column, No Filter editor Christian Kennedy takes another look at the album that came before "Lemonade."

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HBO

If one of the defining themes of “Girls” is that things don’t turn out the way we think they will, then the last 38 minutes of the show’s six-year run certainly embodied this concept.

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A24

'Free Fire' is Tarantino violence at its most reserved and action movie cheesiness at its most palatable.

Bad Advice Will gets a bit more emotional (and personal) in this week’s edition.

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Marvel Comics

“Logan” proved that the success of “Deadpool” wasn’t a fluke; rated R superhero movies that actually take themselves seriously can be both commercially and critically successful.

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Netflix

Personally, I haven’t figured out what I think or feel about this show. But I also think it's a story worth telling.

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XL Recordings Limited

The idea of managing pain unites these two tracks and roots itself in the experience of "Arca." If earlier albums were concerned with encapsulating the rawness and amorphousness of feelings, "Arca" gives them a form, a semblance of shape.

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Broad Green Productions

Things happen in his movies, to be sure, but that’s not really the point.

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Island Records

As an exchange student from England, and someone who is passionate about new and upcoming music, there is no better way to write about bands from England that may not be that well known around here.

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MTV Animation

The boys are such nincompoops that they dilute everything to its very essence, and by watching I am able to take part.