Identity is everything. It, and the actions it initiates, forms the fundamental underpinnings of American society — our values, our beliefs, and more importantly, our associations. These identities, which craft the basis of our being, are nothing more than prey for the politicians who vehemently abuse them for their own gain. Exploit one’s identity, and […]
Songs for the Summer
With summer having finally arrived, The Michigan Review proudly presents some of our “Songs for the Summer”, as presented by our staff writers. Jake Thorne: “La Grange” by ZZ Top (1973) While its official commencement remains set in stone on calendars, the real beginning of a Michigan summer remains up to interpretation. For some, the mere blooming […]
Kanye West and The Life of Pablo
Following the controversy and speculation, guest writer Ben Weil dives into Kanye West’s latest work: The Life of Pablo. “Name one genius who ain’t crazy,” Kanye raps on The Life of Pablo, his newest album that definitively proves that he is both of these things. The line stands as an excuse for all the controversial […]
Is it a Game of Thrones?
I do not disagree that the ROK’s demands and policies are radical and I do not endorse their practices in any way whatsoever. But it’s high time we acknowledge that there are two ends of the spectrum, and if we can accept radical feminists in our society, we have to be able to accept radical “meninists”.