Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Columns

Life Itself

Frank Beaver reflects on the power of documentary in this touching tribute to critic Roger Ebert.

The Birth of a Nation

Frank Beaver takes us back 100 years to the birth of D.W. Griffith’s controversial American film.

Will you get sarcopenia?

Victor Katch offers preemptive strategies to combat an aging condition likely to afflict many of us.

Word nerds

“I’m thrilled people want to talk with me about language,” says Anne Curzan of her lifelong love of words.

Musical matters

“Dangerous Rhythm,” a new book about movie musicals, has Frank Beaver tapping his toes.