Grandma Rose’s family values

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:41:45-05:00May 4th, 2006|Opinions|

Burn the flag, eat a fetus…

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T21:28:33-05:00May 4th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear Jody

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 [...]

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

Concert Connections

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 [...]

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

Theater Events for the period May 4-13

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 [...]

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

Curtain Calls ONLINE

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:01:52-05:00May 4th, 2006|Entertainment|

Art & Around for the period May 4-13

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 [...]

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

Book Marks

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 [...]

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

A pin up you can’t pin down

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 [...]

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

Curtain Calls

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 [...]

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

Q Scopes

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 [...]

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

Now Playing

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 [...]

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

Q Puzzle

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 [...]

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

Sports Complex

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 [...]

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

Torch and twang take two

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 [...]

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

SHe Said May 4, 2006

"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 [...]

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

Vicious attacks target Rev. Bidwell

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 [...]

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

HARC campaign wins regional award

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 [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:16:18-05:00May 4th, 2006|News|

Blues Fest rakes in money for charity

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:38:39-05:00May 4th, 2006|News|

Biggest Bash ever

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 [...]

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

Faith-based health insurance?

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. [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:48:46-05:00May 4th, 2006|News|

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

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 [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:32:39-05:00May 4th, 2006|News|

Caribbean gay bashing could harm tourism

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 [...]

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

Don’t forget the umbrella

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 [...]

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