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Best of Businesses: Ann Arbor is
also a bustling metropolis.
Best Music Store:Tower Records
Showtunes, popmodem, you name
it, Tower has it. It also has that nifty
computer to help you find your tunes.
Best Used Records: Wazoo
This is the place to go for used
records.'The store is a little hole in the
wall that has the best deals in town.
Best Men's Clothing: Bivouac
While the prices may not be in your
range, if the preppy Patagonia outdoors
look is for you, Bivouac is your temple.
Bivouac features those brightly colored
pullovers and snazzy hiking boots that
everybody's wearing around campus.
Best Women's Clothing:
Alternative, alternative, alternative.
Plaids, overalls, backwards baseball
hats, and a pretty good selection of
plain old solid silk blouses.
Best Used Clothing:
if you can get over the idea that
someone else wore those tank tops and
leotard, then you're getting agreatdeal.
Just don't think about it too long.
Best Books: Borders
Need we say more? Well, we will.
Borders has always been an Ann Arbor
institution, but now with their expanded
second floor with a special section for
fiction and a nifty escalator (which no-
body uses, but it's there), nobody can
even come close. Coming soon ... Bor-
ders II: the Jacobson Years.
Best Textbooks: Ulrich's
Even though all the bookstores on
campus (except for the one in the Union)
are owned by the same company,
Ulrich's is in a class of its own in terms
of their wide array of texts.
Best First-Run Theater:
Sure, it looks like an airport termi-
nal, but no other theater has as wide an
array of films. Occasionally you'll find
that rare independent gem, like
"Zebrahead" and "Enchanted April,"
among the mainstream muck.
Best Video Store: Video Watch
This Blockbuster's wannabe has a
great selection of films from every genre
and time period. But for the real class
act, try Liberty Street Video. The only
place in town you can get everything
from "The Killing" to "Nosferatu."
Best Liquor / Party Store:
Known affectionately as "V. C."
(no, that doesn't mean Viet Cong)
around town, Village Corner has every-
thing from bottles of fine wine to party
kegs (and snacks to go with them).
Best Photocopying: Kinko's
Not only can this place run off 20
copies of your short story for creative
writing class while you wait, but also
they format your resume on colored
paper and sell you a coursepack.
Best Sporting Goods:
State Street Sports
A colleague of ours had a spiritual
experience with apair of shoes he bought
here. He still talks about it.
Best Groceries: Meijer
No one beats Meijer for sheer vari-
ety and low prices. And you can pick up
a cheesy "Aladdin" action figure or a
purple ice tray while you're waiting in
those long lines to pay.
The Newscenter features a wide ar-
ray of obscure magazines, from "Hot
'n' Nasty" to "Better Homes and Gar-
dens" plus a large selection of foreign
publications. And the only place on
campus that carries TheaterWeek!
Best Michigan Items: Moe's
One of the few (yeah, right) stores
devoted to the worship of Maize and
Blue, where else can you go to decorate
your house, body and car with Michi-
The triple-bill musical "The Apple
Tree" is in reality fast-paced and quite
humorous. But SophShow's faulty di-
recting and performing made it drawn-
out and dull. A bad apple filled with
NOTE: Keep an eye out for
"Brigadoon," which opens tonight.
Word on the streets is that the Musical
Theater department will dazzle with
their rendition of this traditional ro-
Best Show that none of us under-
stood: "The Birthday Party"
Director Vladimir Mirzoev took
Harold Pinter's absurdist drama to new
levels. If we knew how to explain those
levels, we wouldn't have this category.
Best Use of Flesh: "Andromache"
Well, there was alotof it.It was, um,
tastefully revealed. Some interesting
views of Chris Stapleton.
Best of Basement Arts:
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"Our Town" has to be one of the best productions to hit the stage this year.
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