Grandma Rose’s family values

By | 2018-01-16T06:41:45+00:00 May 4th, 2006|Opinions|

by John Corvino My Grandma Rose stood at just under five feet--in recent years, even less than that, as osteoporosis took its toll on her small frame. But she will always be a towering figure [...]

Burn the flag, eat a fetus…

By | 2018-01-15T21:28:33+00:00 May 4th, 2006|Opinions|

By R.J. Beaumia Since I'm suffering from information overload this week - I just returned from a fantastic conference for writers in the organized labor press - I'm going to assuage my aching synapses by [...]

Dear Jody

By | 2006-05-04T09:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2006|Opinions|

By Jody Valley Grad school stole my partner away Q: I am writing to you in hopes that you can get my partner, "Barbara," to understand that she isn't being fair to me. Here's the [...]

Concert Connections

By | 2006-05-04T09:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2006|Uncategorized|

This Week: Black Eyed Peas Thurs. 5/4/06 Fox Theatre, Detroit Pat McGee Band Thurs. 5/4/06 Magic Bag, Ferndale Kid606 Thurs. 5/4/06 Magic Stick, Detroit The Fruit Bats Thurs. 5/4/06 Kraftbrau, Kalamazoo Flickerstick Fri. 5/5/06 Magic [...]

Theater Events for the period May 4-13

By | 2006-05-04T09:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Professional Theater/Opera: Antony and Cleopatra A brave Roman general becomes captivated with the beautiful Queen of Egypt. The Hilberry Theatre, Detroit. Plays in repertory through May 4. $15-$28. 313-577-2972. http://www.hilberry.com. Birds of a Feather A [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

By | 2018-01-16T15:01:52+00:00 May 4th, 2006|Entertainment|

Theater Marketing Interview: Part 2 Hilberry builds strong managers - one subscription at a time For Part 1 of this story, please see this week's edition of Curtain Calls. "Somebody said to me a couple [...]

Art & Around for the period May 4-13

By | 2006-05-04T09:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2006|Entertainment|

Architecture/Design/Garden Tours: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Events include: Bird Walk (May 4-6); Spring Tea and Tour (May 13). Detroit: 313-884-4222. http://www.fordhouse.org. Art, Historical & Science Museums: Cranbrook Art Museum "2006 Graduate Degree Exhibition" (through [...]

Book Marks

By | 2006-05-04T09:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2006|Entertainment|

by Richard Labonte "Rose of No Man's Land," by Michelle Tea. MacAdam/Cage, 306 pages, $22 hardcover. Fourteen-year-old Trisha is an ennui-embracing loner oddly out of touch with her peers. She's saddled with a welfare mother [...]

A pin up you can’t pin down

By | 2006-05-04T09:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2006|Entertainment|

By Christopher Cappiello For more than 10 years, while she was directing films like "I Shot Andy Warhol" and "American Psycho," Canadian-born filmmaker Mary Harron was trying to get "The Notorious Bettie Page" made. It [...]

Curtain Calls

By | 2006-05-04T09:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2006|Entertainment|

Review: 'Coming of Age' Time marches on in JET world premiere Let's be honest about something: Getting older is a bitch. While some of us age gracefully and accept whatever mental and physical changes come [...]

Q Scopes

By | 2006-05-04T09:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2006|Entertainment|

by Jack Fertig "Explore your sexuality, Sagittarius!" When three planets form an equilateral triangle, we call that a "grand trine" - a sign of harmony and ease, in this case among Jupiter in Scorpio, Uranus [...]

Now Playing

By | 2006-05-04T09:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2006|Entertainment|

Adam & Steve Adam (Craig Chester) and Steve (Malcolm Gets) meet in the late '80s, and their one-night stand ends disastrously. But 15 years later they meet again, don't recognize each other, and fall in [...]

Q Puzzle

By | 2006-05-04T09:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2006|Entertainment|

May 1, 2006 "Movies That Just Fell Short" Across 1 Cathedral of Hope area 5 Say aloud, with "out" 9 Go down (on) 13 Key West storm prelude 14 Protected, to seamen 15 "Firebird" composer [...]

Sports Complex

By | 2006-05-04T09:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2006|Entertainment|

by Jim Provenzano May 8, 2006 Wheels on Fire: Olympic Cyclists Rossner and Arndt Keep Riding It's rare enough when an Olympic athlete comes out as a lesbian. It's more extraordinary when a lesbian couple [...]

Torch and twang take two

By | 2006-05-04T09:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2006|Entertainment|

By John Polly A good way to break the ice with k.d. lang is to tell her that you listened to her new record all weekend while you were cleaning house. For some reason, if [...]

SHe Said May 4, 2006

By | 2006-05-04T09:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2006|News|

"When I think of gay people, I think of a brave group that has made tremendous contributions to society, in arts, letters, science, philosophy, and politics. I think of some of the most hilarious people [...]

Vicious attacks target Rev. Bidwell

By | 2006-05-04T09:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman FERNDALE - On April 18, the Rev. Mark Bidwell arrived at Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit to an email box filled with hateful messages and an answering machine spewing similar insults [...]

HARC campaign wins regional award

By | 2018-01-16T14:16:18+00:00 May 4th, 2006|News|

ANN ARBOR - The HIV/AIDS Resource Center has won a regional award for their campaign, produced in conjunction with Uproar Communications Ltd., to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS in Washtenaw County's African-American community. The award, a [...]

Blues Fest rakes in money for charity

By | 2018-01-15T19:38:39+00:00 May 4th, 2006|News|

FERNDALE - Exceeding projections, proceeds from this year's Annual Ferndale Metro Blues Festival grew by 70 percent over last year's total. At the last Ferndale City Council meeting, it was announced that $16,000 would be [...]

Biggest Bash ever

By | 2006-05-04T09:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2006|News|

STERLING HEIGHTS - How many cars and how many LGBT supporters does it take to hold your organization's largest-ever fundraiser? If you're Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center, those numbers are in the 200 and [...]

Faith-based health insurance?

By | 2018-01-15T16:48:46+00:00 May 4th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman LANSING - On April 26, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed two bills which, if signed into law, could have far-reaching implications for the health of AIDS patients, LGBTs, and women. [...]

‘Don’t look behind the curtain, Dorothy…’

By | 2018-01-15T22:32:39+00:00 May 4th, 2006|News|

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman WASHINGTON - GOP leaders from Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman to GOP contender for U.S. Senator Keith Butler may be telling African-Americans that the conservative wing of the party welcomes [...]

Caribbean gay bashing could harm tourism

By | 2006-05-04T09:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2006|News|

By Lisa Keen A gay bashing incident that left two CBS news staffers seriously injured this month has now exposed a hostile underbelly to what once was considered one of the Caribbean's most gay friendly [...]

Don’t forget the umbrella

By | 2006-05-04T09:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Some people, it seems, just can't sit back and enjoy spring. Or let anyone else enjoy it, either. Given the beautiful weather that has been gifted to our area for the past several weeks, our [...]