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Arts & Culture

  1. Just humor me

    Campus unrest often erupts at times of social unrest. But what about campus humor? Some say it’s at its best when times are not.

  2. Confronting the Gershwins' 'Porgy and Bess'

    New critical edition of iconic folk opera addresses its complex place in American history.

  3. Soldier, prisoner, lexicographer

    ‘Hereward Thimbleby Price’ may sound like a character in a cozy English tale, but real life took him from Madagascar to Michigan.

  4. Music and the games people play

    Video game audio has progressed so much that artists and orchestras now contribute interactive, complex scores to the experience.

  5. Take a giant step outside your mind

    Award-winning author/illustrator Chris Van Allsburg, BFA ’72, (‘Jumanji,’ ‘The Polar Express’) relies on a simple prompt to activate his creativity: “What if…?”

  6. From Moog to Mannheim

    ’Tis the season for Mannheim Steamroller’s Chip Davis, BMus ’69, and his ‘18th-century classical rock’ renditions of holiday hits.

  7. All Detroit's a stage

    Dominique Morisseau (center), BFA ’00, is known as ‘Detroit’s playwright’ in NYC. The city is a main character in much of her work.

  8. Unstoppable force

    “Whenever the door opened, we would rush in,” says filmmaker Kim Ray, BA ’95, of her role executive producing the new documentary ‘Gaga: Five Foot Two.’

  9. Time traveler

    Michigan historic preservationist Janet Kreger, BA ’72, is a forward thinker. She’s protecting thousands of local treasures – for the future.