8A - Thursday, November 29, 2012
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'Girl Meets World',
to revive beloved
'9s teen series
By PROMA KHOSLA again. With Fishel and Savage
Daily Arts Writer on board, the new writers can
add fun tidbits and references
As of Monday, Nov. 26, it's to the original show and capture
official: The "Boy Meets World" these characters' adult lives
sequel, "Girl Meets World," is while staying true to the young
going into production. version of them with whom
Rumors have been circulat- we first fell in love. And guest
ing for weeks about "Girl," with appearances by Rider Strong's
reactions ranging from GIFs of Shawn and Will Friedle's Eric
joy to rants about the sanctity seem all but mandatory.
of beloved fiction. But on Tues- Shortly after the announce-
day, the official word was final- ment, Fishel posted on her
ly released that original stars Tumblr, speaking so directly to
Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel fans I wondered if she'd heard
have signed on, and "Girl Meets my thoughts: "I appreciate that
World" is about to meet a whole BMW meant enough to you that
new generation of viewers - and you don't want to see its legacy
reunite with some established, tarnished. I can assure you, we
die-hard fans. don't want that either."
I'm still torn. It's no secret It is, after all, "Episode 1, of
around these parts how much season 1, of a brand new show.
"Boy Meets World" means to We started at the same place
me as a student of media studies with BMW but we evolved and
and just a'90s kid who spent her we evolved quickly. For those of
afternoons with the old John you who knew and loved BMW,
Adams gang. please allow this show to evolve
as well. Stick with us. Give us a
You convinced me, Topangs.
I'llsee you soon.
1 opanga are - This article was originally
published on the Daily Arts blog,
back inaction. The Filter, on Nov. 28.
Neutral Zone and
Red Beard Press to
host poetry night
By ALICIA ADAMCZYK
Neutral Zone, an Ann Arbor
teen center that promotes the
arts, and Red Beard Press, ateen-
within Neutral Ann Arbor
Zone, are host-
ing the 13th PoetryNight
annual Ann Thursday
Arbor Poetry Tat
Night Thursday at7p.m.
in Rackham Rackham
Each year, From $5
poets join high
school and University students
to perform original composi-
tions. National Book Award
finalist and four-time National
Poetry Slam Champion Patricia
Smith and New York-based up-
and-comer Shira Erlichman are
scheduled to perform.
writers to perform
Jeff Kass, the founder of the Representatives after using the what's on their minds.
yearly event and an employee word "vagina" in remarks - to "(Attendees) will be stunned
at Neutral Zone, said he was illustrate his point, Kass said by how strong the high school
excited that the event was able women's voices are more vital, writers are," Kass said. "It'll
to acquire such high-profile tal- and repressed, than ever. make the University students
ent for the uniquely Ann Arbor "This year I think women's want to go back to the lab and
event. voices have been kind of threat- step up their game."
"(Erlichman) is very bold and ened politically," Kass said. "It's Kass" said encouraging poets
takes on a lot of issues regard- an ideal time to have some pow- who may not believe in them-
ing gender identity and crimes erful female voices." selves to take the stage and per-
against women," Kass said. Kass said the event is a great form their works is one of the
"She's really edgy, but also funny way to introduce audience mem- primary reasons he continues to
and charming at the same time." bers to new poets and artists, plan the event year after year.
Kass said Smith is perhaps one which he believes is one of the "Watching that poet suc-
of the most historically impor- best outcomes of the night. ceed and watching that person's
tant poets today. "Seeing people who may not face light up when the audience
"(Smith) is at the cutting- have been exposed to this kind responds to their poem, that's
edge of poetry today around the of poetry absolutely fall in love whyI want to keep doingit every
country," he said. "In terms of with these artists ... it's just very year," Kass said.
the work that she's done, (it) has powerful," Kass. said. "I think LSA junior Haley Patail said
really pushed the boundaries of that's something that's missing. Poetry Night is one of her favor-
what a poem can be." from schools." ite events of the year, and'she's
This year will mark the first "To really see a live person particularly excited to hear
time that both visiting poets will talking about contemporary life Smith speak this year.
be female, which Kass believes is, I think, incredibly welcoming "I've lived here for a while and
will make a powerful statement. to young people," he continued. have been lucky enough to spend
Using an event that occurred in Along with the guest poets, a lot of time with the writers in
June - in which State Rep. Lisa four to five University students town," Patail said. "It's a great
Brown (D-West Bloomfield) was and about 15 local high school community of people to just be in
barred from speaking on the students have the opportunity a room with, let alone hear their
floor of the Michigan House of to take the stage to speak about writing."
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"Boy Meets World" was not
just a show. It was a moment
in television and culture, a
moment that will never come
again. Cory (Savage) and
Topanga's (Fishel) daughter
is going to have an iPhone and
a Twitter and Gen Y's innate
fear of standing still while the
rest of the world keeps mov-
ing. She'll never fly to Orlando
in a cargo jet to tell someone
she loves him or experience the
consequences of a friend who
put a cherry bomb in a mailbox.
At the same time, I can't deny
my excitement for this show. I
should warn my viewing com-
panion well in advance of how
much I'm going to lose it when
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