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2B - Thursday, March 19, 2009

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Today 3.19.09
Distinguished Visitors Series,
Marina Abramovic
At the Michigan Theater
David Mason Poetry Reading
5 p.m.
At East Quad Auditorium
Ari Heat
8 p.m.
At the Ark
500 Years of American
Grapes arj Wines: A
Remarkable Journey
1 p.m.
At the William Clements Library
Tomorrow 3.20.09
Albert Herring, University
Open Theater
8 pm.
At the Mendelssohn Theater
$9 with student ID
Playfest 09: The Windows on
At the Walgreen Drama Center
Saturday 3.21.09
Chinese Documentary Series:
"The Bird's Nest: Herzog and
de Meuron in China"
12 p.m.
At Angell Hall Aud. A
Stearns Lecture: Gamelan
Instruments and Ensembles
Throughout History
2 p.m.
At Burton Memorial Tower, Room 506
Misty Lyn & The Big Beautiful
8 p.m.
At the Ark
Sunday 3.22.09
Musical Theatre 25th
Anniversary Gala Concert
8 p.m.
At Hill Auditorium
$9 w/ student ID
Gamelan Concert
3 p.m.
At E.V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
Please send all press releases
and event information to


You already fucking lost that new
goddamn tiny-ass iPod shuffle.
After the "Battlestar Galactica" series
finale ends, thousands of tear-stained
space suits pop up on eBay.
Reganbooks publishes Bernie Madoff's
fictionalized confession, "If I Did It."


Nonstop ad campaign successfully
VOTmE spurns student body to actually vote in
MSA elections.

High five
A notable Ann Arborite gives five
answers to a curious question.
Sanford C. Bledsoe Jr.
Director of Marketing, Vault of Midnight
What are the five best graphic novels
for newcomers to the genre?
"Good-bye Chunky Rice": Craig Thompson won acclaim and awards for his
graphic novel "Blankets." His priorwork, "Good-bye, Chunky Rice" is an equally
beautiful and masterfully illustrated graphic novel about leaving behind every-
thing you know and love in search of personal growth and adventure. The story
of two best friends who are forced apart by time and tide, "Good-bye, Chunky
Rice," like all of Thompson's books, is a must read for anyone who has ever had
to say goodbye to someone they love.
"The Ultimates": Set in a non-canonical Marvel Comics universe, "The Ulti-
mates" is a very adult and very dark re-imagining of the Marvel Universe. Mark
Millar ("Wanted," "Superman: Red Son") puts a very modern, very political
twist on your favorite Marvel characters. Fans of the "300" and "Iron Man"
movies will eat this series up. Itthas been collected in two softcover trade paper-
backs, featuring action-packed artwork by Bryan Hitch.
"Kingdom Come": Alex Ross flipped the comic industry on its head with his
fully-painted interior artwork for "Kingdom Come." This is as iconic as super-
heroes get. Drawing heavily from religious imagery and the book of Revela-
tions, this is the tale of the second coming of Superman, forced into retirement
after Metropolis embraces a new breed of psychopathic superheroes. The war
between old and new heroes erupts as the Justice League reforms in the wake of
a disasterthat destroys much of the American Midwest. Twelve issues collected
in a single, affordable softcover volume.
"Umbrella Academy": Before becoming the front-man for the popular music
group My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way had dreams of creating comic books.
His dreams were realized in this Dark Horse Comics series. Influencedby some
of the best 'BOs British comic writers (Alan Moore, Grant Morrison), Way has
created an often absurd but deeply tragic family of science heroes (think "Royal
Tenenbaums" meets "Hellboy"). Currently an ongoing series, the first story arc
has been collected in a softcover graphic novel, with illustrations by extremely
talented newcomer Gabriel Ba.
"Criminal": For fans of "The Wire," "Sin City" and "The Sopranos." Current-
ly an ongoing series, written by Ed Brubaker and illustrated by Sean Phillips,
"Criminal" is pulpy crime-noir at its finest. Each of the story arcs (roughly five
issues each) features different characters - unwittingly bound together by
their criminal activities and connections - but each volume creates a greater
narrative of the seedy criminal underground that binds them. If you like heists,
double-crosses and shoot-outs, you'll like "Criminal." Also be sure to check out
their new series, "Incognito."





Remember that old game you had in
your basement with the wooden board
and the metal ball and you had to tilt the
board to navigate the ball past all those
holes? Remember that time you thought
you had finally beaten it but that god-
damn second-to-last hole got you and
you cried yourself to sleep? This is that,
but on a computer. And less soul-crush-
Find it at:
http:// tinyuri.com/dn5gej

In some unexplained cellular world,
you need to help some little green circles
reach a bigger blue circle where they
presumably belong. Avoid hitting the
red clumps, which kill the green dudes.
Use the little guys to turn wheels, pull
levers and all that jazz. With several lev-
els, each requiring a different approach,
the game is a test of patience, precision
and problem solving.
Find it at:

Finding Home
"...On earth as it is in heaven."
Find companionship, belonging, and affection
through a spiritual sense of home.
International speaker,
Ginny Luedeman,
a practitioner of Christian
Science healing, overcame
the effects of an abusive
childhood, drug use,
and divorce.
Sunday March 22, at 2:00 p.m.
Michigan League, Vandenberg Rm.
911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor
Columbia's Summer Term offers a wide variety of undergraduate
and graduate courses for visiting students from across the nation.
The Summer Term offers fascinating, challenging courses taught by
Columbia and visiting faculty. Summer Term students have access
to a state-of-the-art student center, gym, and recreational facilities,
as well as one of the largest library collections in the nation.
SESSION ONE: May 26- July 3
SESSION TWO: July 6-August 14
Summer Term 2009

Work for our Fine Arts staff.
E-mail battlebots@umich.edu



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