2B - Thursday, April 5, 2012
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
In this feature, Daily Arts writers will give their endorsements
for the arts you need to experience to help you deal with current events.
As you're starting (maybe?) to crack open those
books and study for your history class finals, there
is one musical you need to incorporate into your
study regimen: "1776." There's nothing quite like
watching the American forefathers sing, dance
and fight each other with walking sticks. And
never forget: There's more to life than sexual com-
The Campfire Headphase
- Boards of Canada
The focused, ambient soundscapes that Boards
of Canada creates are a great accompaniment to
the end of the semester. With its organic take on
electronic music, The Campfire Headphase is the
perfect album for lazy summer-like days spent
outside as well as those spent trapped in the
As the year winds down and the flood of anxi-
eties over future internships, classes and life
plans is unleashed, why not reach for a film that
will keep you young at heart? Hayao Miyazaki's
"Spirited Away" is the antidote to even the worst
case of the "grown-up blues," combining a daz-
zling story about finding yourself while finding
a way home with breathtakingly detailed anima-
" > tion.
If you're in the mood for a wisecrackingcomedy
that never takes itself too seriously, "Psych" is the
showfor you. Sure, the storylines may be cliche
and over-the-top, hut what "Psych" lacks in plot
originality, it more than makes up for in obscure
pop-culture references and zany slapstick humor.
Snappy dialogue, an unparalleled supporting cast
and a concedingly charming leading man gives
"Psych" something for everyone.
Stairway to Heaven owner
What are your thoughts about Hash Bash?
It's a lot of energy, mainly good energy. I like it, and we definitely
do very well.
What are some unique items in the store?
We do specialize in pink because a lot of girls do come in here.
People like unusual ones, and we do have certain glassblowers who
only blow for us in Michigan, so that's cool.
Any interesting Hash Bash memories as a store owner?
I remember one girl gave me a flower, which I liked, and another
girl gave me a bumper sticker about stereotypes.
Excerpts are taken from the B-Side Buzz video,
which can be found on MichiganDaily.com.
Interview by Jeff Woraniak
THIS WEEK YOU'LL FIND:
- A recap of this week's episode of "American Idol"
- A video game review "DotA 2"
- Samples of original poetry by School of Art & Design
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f action nic seems to have
it all: a stellar cast (includingR
Charlize Theron, Idris Elba,
Noomi Rapace and the afore-
mentioned toothy dreamboat),
a pulse-escalating Streitenfeld
score, astonishing production
value and the easily identifiable
director's touch of Ridley Scott.
Scott has noted that "Pro- alien civilization they believe
metheus" is not directly holds the answer to the origins
attached to his iconic "Alien," of humanity.
though it does take place in the The trailer contains just
same universe. enough to excite without giv-
The film is set in 2085 and ing away too much. The quick<
follows a spaceship crew as cuts between chilling images
they investigate an advanced layered with the dramatic