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 […]
Thor: Ragnarok, the latest addition to the cash cow behemoth that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hit theatres with a bang to the tune of $122.7 million domestically and $427 million worldwide for its opening weekend. Debuting at the number one spot in nearly every box office around the globe with an IMDb score of […]
A month ago, fellow Michigan Review writer, Sam Wallace, published an article regarding the inevitable rise of technology and why we shouldn’t be worried. I sighed in relief for about three weeks; that is, until Blade Runner 2049 forced me to reconsider a more serious interpretation of artificial intelligence. Sam’s arguments are sound if AI […]
Turn on, tune in and listen to something new! “Good morning! You are listening to WCBN FM Ann Arbor.” On college campuses across the country, radio has largely been replaced by online music curation services like Pandora. While these services are convenient and are likely to connect us to music that we will like, they […]
Considered to be one of the best movies of 2016, La La Land has surged in popularity since its release in US theaters one month ago. The film made history Sunday night at the 74th Golden Globe Awards when it won seven nominations: a feat no other movie has accomplished. La La Land has already proven to be […]
As the year draws to a close and we begin to reflect on the last twelve months, thinking about what might change with the New Year, third party advertisers are thinking about new ways to make money on the personal information you have made available on sites like Facebook. If you are familiar with Facebook, […]
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, Christmas movies are arguably some of the most nostalgic and hilarious movies that are broadcasted each year. Santa Claus, elves, the sharing of gifts and kissing under the mistletoe are all some of the best elements of Christmas movies we know today. So, what are the “Top 5” Christmas […]
The conservative side of me screamed to avoid drawing sympathy with someone who blatantly disregarded national security, but the tiny ounce of libertarian I keep locked away began to dominate my conscience. I must confess I was unable to scrutinize the movie in front of my friend the following day.
I think we should all have respect for the earliest pioneers who took the biggest risks to explore America and turned it into a land of the free and the envy of the world. Today it is popular to claim that the European colonists who came to the Americas since Christopher Columbus were evil invaders, […]
If Jimmy Kimmel honestly believes that he’s helping tone back the constant flaming of prevalent celebrities by making trolls realize they’re hurting people, he’s a complete ignoramus. The internet is, first and foremost, the place where basic human empathy goes to die.