Essays: Life in Context
May 9, 2019
Photo montage: Jo Powers
They say his mother kept the gun safe in his bedroom.
Socially isolated, video-game obsessed, and a child of divorce, he went to sleep every night and awoke each morning beside a weapons cupboard until the day he got out of bed and killed 26 inno...
November 1, 2014
Photo: Spencer Olinek
Doris peered up at the three-story high ceiling and zigzagging staircase angling toward the rooftop, a timid smile on her face as she scanned the vertical volume of her grandson’s loft.
Frail and 92, she lived her dimming days in the confines of...
October 11, 2014
Finally got a chance to stop in at Literati Bookstore on Washington in downtown Ann Arbor.
On Saturday, we stepped away from the maize-and-blue pre-game sidewalk crowd and found welcome respite in Literati’s airy space. With its wide selection of literary journals and...
June 12, 2014
Subdivision Painting: Jo Powers
We know them by the dogs they walk, the flowers they fancy, the schedules they keep, the newspapers they read and the color combinations they prefer on siding and trim.
On trash days, we witness their household castoffs and glimpse evide...