Everyone's a Critic

THE RETURN OF THE PASTEL POET, by Eve Silberman

OMG, he’s back! Poet/musician Rod McKuen, heartthrob of my vanished sixteen-year-old self, will be performing at First United Methodist Church on April 3 as part of its Green Wood Coffee House Series. And though he’s...

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THE ART OF OBSESSION, by Katie Whitney

What if you woke up one morning and realized that you couldn’t stop noticing red pants? You notice them everywhere–that bag lady’s sweats, that kid’s corduroys, that girl’s tight jeans–red...

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GREAT ESCAPES, by Michael Betzold

Movies provide great escapes. One reason I don’t watch TV is that it’s hard to get lost in the small screen. It’s the same reason I sit up close at movie theaters. Like vivid dreams, movies have the power to...

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POST-SLUMDOG SYNDROME, by Michael Betzold

Now that the Oscars are over, the Michigan Theater is finally going to show one of the most-talked-about Oscar-nominated films, Waltz with Bashir, and I’m eagerly planning on going to see it Friday. My enthusiasm is only...

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