Reviews

Reviews

‘Turtles All the Way Down’ connects, but neglects to inspire

High-school junior Aza Holmes, fan of bad poetry, Dr. Pepper, and her beat-up car Harold, has, like every normal adolescent, some irrational fears. But...

With ‘Songs of Experience,’ U2 delivers great tracks in mediocre album

I miss the old U2, the rock ‘n’ roll U2, chop up the soul U2, set on their goals U2. My thoughts turned to Kanye...

The bleaker the berry

In middle school, my friend Danny Cannon told me a story about race. As a 3-year-old, his younger brother had embarrassed his mother in...

The Michigander ‘in the middle of the American century’

A portrait of former Republican Sen. Arthur Vandenberg hangs in the U.S. Capitol’s Senate reception room — a rare honor bestowed upon only nine...

‘Reputation’ is the sound of 2017

When I first listened to Taylor Swift’s new album, I didn’t recognize the sound. This was a new Taylor Swift.  “Reputation,” Swift’s sixth studio album,...