Dear Jody

By Jody Valley Readers: in the June 21 edition of BTL, a reader wrote in about her irritation regarding how some folks dressed and acted at gay pride activities. Here are some responses that I [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|Opinions|

All Politics is Loco: SOS MOM

By Sean Kosofsky At age 30, I am only now fully realizing that nearly everyone I know has a love/hate relationship with their mother. Although I have never been in therapy, I was talking to [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:43:43-05:00July 6th, 2006|Opinions|

The Masculine Critique

By R.J. Beaumia Like many gay men, I've been flummoxed my entire life by anything to do with team sports, at least outside of their homoeroticism. Various balls given to me throughout childhood languished in [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|Opinions|

Art & Around for the period July 6-15

Architecture/Design/Garden Tours: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Summertime Behind the Scenes tours include "Staff Life on the Estate," "The Secrets Behind the Paintings" and "Cotswold Architecture"; plus Special Interest Tours "Modernism on the Cutting Edge" [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period July 6-15

Professional Theater/Opera: Additional Particulars A comedy about four employees at the Save-A-Bundle Discount Store. Williamston Theatre, Williamston. Thu.-Sun., through July 16. $15-$22. 517-655-7469. http://www.williamstontheatre.org. All Childish Things It's "Star Wars" fanaticism gone too far when [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|Uncategorized|

New year, new artists

ANN ARBOR - When you already hold one of the largest outdoor art fairs in the country, there's not much else you can add, except new artists. "There's always a sense of change every year," [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Pardo deserves award

Dear BTL, I cried so much during "A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story." It really moved me. I am very upset at the ignorance that surrounds us. There are so many people just [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:31:34-05:00July 6th, 2006|Opinions|

Moved by Gwen’s story

Dear BTL, I thought Gwen Araujo's story was extremely powerful and moving. I found myself in tears during the last half of "A Girl Like Me" and I felt that the characters were real. I [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|Opinions|

Greetings from Orlando

Dear BTL, I lived in Detroit for several years after 2000 and always attempted to get my hands on this publication. Now I reside in Orlando and continue to check in through the Web portal [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:35:50-05:00July 6th, 2006|Opinions|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Professional Theater News from Around Town: Mayor and City Council reaffirm commitment to BoarsHead Theater LANSING - Mayor Virg Bernero and members of the Lansing City Council recently reaffirmed their strong commitment to the BoarsHead [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls

Preview: 'Oz' We're off to meet the playwright, Patrick Shanahan It all began innocently enough with an e-mail. "Thank you for mentioning my play - OZ - being presented at the Hilberry Theatre through July [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

New year, new artists

ANN ARBOR - When you already hold one of the largest outdoor art fairs in the country, there's not much else you can add, except new artists. "There's always a sense of change every year," [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

Concert Connections

This Week: Ryan Cabrera Thurs. 7/6/06 Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit John Waters Fri. 7/7/6 Power Center, Ann Arbor Suzanne Westenhoefer Sat. 7/8/06 The Ark, Ann Arbor Bo Bice Sat. 7/8/06 Meadow Brook Music Festival, Rochester [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Scopes: Be ready for adventure, Cancer!

By Jack Fertig Mars opposing Neptune makes chemical overindulgence easy and dangerous, especially when you're showing off. Venus in Gemini encourages flirtations, but she's square Uranus in Pisces, so confused signals can build false expectations. [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:48:00-05:00July 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

Ikea business still booming

CANTON - After scoring one of Michigan's largest grand openings - 5,000 people rushed into the department store before 11 a.m. on opening day - Canton Ikea store manager Mark McCaslin didn't know what to [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

One pedal at a time

Evidence legal pads. Check. Black, thick pens. Check. Clear, green plaid Scotch tape. Check. "When I'm writing I have very much a ritual that I follow," says John Waters as he takes a break from [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

A ‘Secret’ better kept

Don't be fooled. Madonna's DVD/CD combo "I'm Going To Tell You A Secret" isn't groundbreaking, rather it's a promotional ploy to get you to fork over 300 bucks to see her strut her stuff live [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

Now Playing

July 10, 2006 NEW THIS WEEK: The Devil Wears Prada Brainy but frumpy Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) hopes to jumpstart a journalism career when she becomes Runway magazine editor Miranda Priestly's (Meryl Streep) assistant. What [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

July 3, 2006 "Family Name" Across 1 Top dog 6 " ___ the Man" (movie inspired by "Twelfth Night") 10 Ian McKellen's "The Da Vinci ___ " 14 Navel unlikely to collect lint 15 "If [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|Entertainment|

SHe Said July 6, 2006

"You weasel your way out of it while trying not to be offensive. If that had been my inclination, I could've been a great trophy boyfriend. A kept man, a cabana boy. Alas, that's not [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|News|

The face of AIDS in Michigan growing younger

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman LANSING - According to a press release issued by the Michigan Department of Community Health on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the discovery of HIV/AIDS, the face of AIDS [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|News|

Ask the librarian

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman DETROIT - Who set up the first public computer at the Detroit Public Library and created the first-ever Web page at Wayne State University? It wasn't Comcast, Bill Gates or even [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|News|

First Proposal 2, now the governor’s seat

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman LANSING — On June 18, the Detroit Free Press published two articles about presumed Republican candidate for the governorship, Dick DeVos. On the front page, the Freep reported that DeVos has [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|News|

LGBT workers unite on the job

BY SHARON GITTLEMAN ROYAL OAK - The boardroom and the water cooler can be intimidating spots for LGBT people. Will your chances of becoming a senior executive be thwarted if people knew you were gay? [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|News|

Horizon’s Project rocks the park

By Imani Williams DETROIT - 'Rock the Park Jam' was going down, rain or shine, on Belle Isle as Horizon's Project stepped up to reach youth on National HIV Testing Day, June 27. As HIV/AIDS [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:44:18-05:00July 6th, 2006|News|

Raising the roof

By Dawn Wolfe Gutterman YPSILANTI - On June 24 and 25, volunteers working during the first full weekend build of the Rainbow House got something they hadn't bargained for. At noon, they were served a [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|News|

Local student awarded LGBT scholarship

EAST LANSING — When Lauren Beach received word that she had won the 2006 Point Scholarship, which is granted to students marginalized because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, she jumped up and down [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|News|

Remembering our founding ideals

First of all, happy belated 4th of July from Between The Lines! We at BTL hope your weekend was relaxing, rejuvenating and full of pride in both our community and our country. Yes, it can [...]

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|Uncategorized|