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Arts & Culture

  1. Daytona rising

    Racing fans: Cue the victory lap for architect Jim Renne, BS ’83/MArch ’86, as he reimagines the iconic birthplace of NASCAR.

  2. Make it work

    StyleWatch publisher Stephanie Sladkus, BA ’93, reworks the print-meets-digital model for today’s “smart” consumer. Get ready to lean in — and lean back.

  3. Seven last words

    Social justice is set to music as the U-M Men’s Glee Club honors unarmed black men killed by law enforcement or neighborhood watch volunteers.

  4. Open the door to history

    You’ve walked by its imposing edifice countless times. That building next to the president’s house is the Clements Library. You’ll never believe what’s inside.

  5. The wind is very much up

    Professor Ralph Williams reflects on “the American project,” the pursuit of happiness, and the future of the human race. (With podcast.)

  6. Hopwood in Havana

    Cuba is top of mind for many these days. In 1924 playwright Avery Hopwood visited Havana, and his vivid diary captures the city’s heyday.

  7. Stalking immortality

    As late bloomers go, the American agave at U-M’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens was peerless. At age 80, the plant gained rockstar status, only to perish soon after. Or did it?

  8. He’s a maniac

    Jon Hein introduced “jump the shark” to the pop-culture lexicon. Now, in a new book about fast food, Hein shows one man’s “junk” is another man’s pleasure.

  9. Living the blues

    Students travel to the American south to experience the vibrant culture and living history of roots music – through people, places, and performance.