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2B - Thursday, February 5, 2009
The Daily Arts guide to
upcoming events in Ann Arbor
and the surrounding area.
Acoustic Musical Poetry: Laz
At the University Hospital, Main Lobby,
Penny W. Stamps Lecture:
At the Michigan Theater
At the Ark
Imagining the Universe Exhi-
At A&D Slusser Gallery
At Hill Auditorium
Korean Film Series: Empress
At the Michigan Theatre
At the Ark
Faculty Recital: Jeffrey
Lyman, bassoon and Donald
At E.. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
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The Michigan Student Assembly ends
world hunger, erases poverty, solves the
economic crisis and brings about world
peace. But textbooks are still expensive.
A notable Ann Arborite gives five
answers to a curious question.
What are the five best alien-themed
works, in five different genres?
FILM: "The Abyss" (leap). An extraterrestrial movie that just happens to
take plate at the bottom of the ocean. It's one part "2001" and one part "glue
Planet." Setting the movie on Earth helps develop an environmental theme,
which isn'ttypical for alien films. There's some heavy-handed moraizing at the
end, but it doesn't detratt. Just remember: psychos with nuclear weeapons, bad;
water tentacles, awesome.
NONFICTION: "Interpretations of Dreams" by Sigmund Freud (58991). An
alien intelligence lives inside you and tries to communicate by sending you cryp-
tic messages in your dreams. What could possibly make that more interesting?
How about it just might be true?
MUSIC: David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders
from Mare (1972). A concept album about a philanthropic alien glamn-rocker who
comes to Earth to save the world only to get distracted by sex and drugs. To
think this album emerged only eight years after the Beatles' first appearance on
Ed Sullivan is really mind-blowing.
TV: "Star Trek: Voyager" (Season 4, 1997). I've been a "Star Trek" fan for
years, sotI couldn't in good conscience keep the entire franchise off the hast. But
it was difficult to choose just one part. I always liked the premise of "Voyager,"
but I never thought the series lived up to its promise until the fourth season.
There, Janeway's choice to ally herself with one enemy (the Borg) to defeat
another (Species 8472) really captures the difficulty of political double binds.
FICTION: "Tlfin, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" by Jorge Lois Borges. In this short
story, another (alien) world not only intrudes on this one but begins completely
to take over. It's a post-modern fable about conspiracies, secret societies and a
total, miraculous transformation of reality - but it's also a story that helped get
me hooked on literature.
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With only a grappling hook, you must
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was spinning in the air! And look at the
Yep, "G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra" is one
spots. It's only a 30-second clip, and all of
in, including everything from bombs and
No, "G.I. Joe" isn't "War and Peace," butt
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2-6 pm at The Michigan Union
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