Dear Jody

Was the mid-life crisis just an excuse? Q: I was with my girlfriend, Joanne, for about four years. Our relationship wasnÕt all that great, but I was used to it and it did have some [...]

By |2006-11-09T09:00:00-05:00November 9th, 2006|Opinions|

Art & Around for the period Nov. 9-18

ANTIQUES/ARTS FESTIVALS: Goodwill Antiques Show The 59th annual event will showcase the finest furniture, silver and collectibles. Nov. 10-12 at the Shotwell-Gustafson Pavilion on the grounds of Oakland University, Rochester. $10/free parking & shuttle. 248-909-1492. [...]

By |2006-11-09T09:00:00-05:00November 9th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Theater Events for the period Nov. 9-18

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Antony and Cleopatra A tempestuous love affair tears two great leaders of ancient Rome and Egypt apart. UMS presents the Royal Shakespeare Company at Power Center, Ann Arbor. Performed in repertory through Nov. [...]

By |2006-11-09T09:00:00-05:00November 9th, 2006|Uncategorized|

By Imani Williams

DETROIT - Black Pride Society will present 'Stop the Violence Film Fest' on Thursday, Nov. 16. The evening event will take place at Focus Hope Conference Center in Detroit, 1400 Oakman Blvd. BPS extends this [...]

By |2006-11-09T09:00:00-05:00November 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

The crime? Empty seats at the Abreact

REVIEW: 'Comedies of Menace: The Dumb Waiter & The Devil's Game' The Abreact Performance Space, 442 E. Lafayette, Detroit. Fri.-Sat., through Nov. 25, plus Sun., Nov. 19. Free admission/donations accepted; reservations recommended. For information: 313-247-5270 [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:06:52-05:00November 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

‘Sappy satire’ takes root at Detroit Rep

REVIEW: 'Arborophilia' Detroit Repertory Theatre, 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit. Thursday-Sunday, through Dec. 31. Tickets: $20. For information: 313-868-1347 or Older people marry younger people, Catholics marry Jews, whites marry blacks and in certain parts [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:52:23-05:00November 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

It’s no contest: Dallas does Detroit

Director Walter Dallas returns to stage Plowshares' 17th season opener DETROIT - If all of the directors whose shows are currently running at one of Metro Detroit's professional theaters were gathered together and asked, "Which [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:27:34-05:00November 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Serial killer stalks gay men on video chat site

REVIEW: 'OpenCam' A Lil Coal's Pictures production distributed on DVD by Wolfe Video. Directed, written, edited and co-produced by Robert Gaston. Running time: 100 minutes. Not rated. For information: New DVD delivers plenty of [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:39:01-05:00November 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Pet of the Week: Pepper

Pepper is quite a gal! This 6-month-old Labrador retriever mix is full of pep and play! She's the perfect companion for any outdoor activity, especially running, walking and biking! When indoors, Pepper plays and plays [...]

By |2006-11-09T09:00:00-05:00November 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Borat exposes more than himself

"Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" Rated R Now playing Borat's not exactly Playgirl material. So, the foreigner may be pressing his luck hoping to have "sexy time" with [...]

By |2006-11-09T09:00:00-05:00November 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Breaking National News: Nashville's CBS station invites, then un-invites Delta Burke and Leslie Jordan on 'Talk of the Town' to promote two award-winning plays LOS ANGELES - On Sept. 28, a News Channel 5 (WTVF, [...]

By |2006-11-09T09:00:00-05:00November 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Scopes

by Jack Fertig November 6, 2006 "Get nasty, Cancer!" The Sun and Mercury are aligned in Scorpio, making our own ideas feel very important and profound. They are also square to Neptune, so those ideas [...]

By |2006-11-09T09:00:00-05:00November 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Don’t screw with Kelly

Sound Off Have you been a victim of a text message break-up? Tell us your story. Send an e-mail to All those biatches who think it's cool to text message break-up: Listen up! Drag [...]

By |2006-11-09T09:00:00-05:00November 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

November 6, 2006 "... There Is a Season" Across 1 Junior Vasquez is this kind of jockey 5 Circles over Mary and Peter 10 Type of appeal 14 Guy into bottoms? 15 Able to bend [...]

By |2006-11-09T09:00:00-05:00November 9th, 2006|Entertainment|

Detroit Stories: Detroiters share their stories

Groups collaborate to keep Detroit's rich heritage alive DETROIT - While southwest Detroit resident Carl Taggs sat patiently in the makeshift studio inside the Boll Family YMCA in downtown Detroit, three student documentary filmmakers from [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:51:56-05:00November 9th, 2006|News|

SHe Said

"It made me angry that here's someone preaching [against] gay marriage and going behind the scenes having gay sex. ... Reading some of the things he was saying about gay marriage and homosexuality, I started [...]

By |2006-11-09T09:00:00-05:00November 9th, 2006|News|

A kinder, gentler Congress for gays

By Lisa Keen Santorum exit welcome, Federal Marriage Amendment put on back burner Open season on equal rights for gay people is now over --at least in Congress for the next two years. On Tuesday, [...]

By |2006-11-09T09:00:00-05:00November 9th, 2006|News|

Evangelical leader falls in gay sex scandal

By Bob Roehr Pastor Ted Haggard, the president of the National Association of Evangelicals, founder of a Colorado Springs mega-church and confident of the Bush White House has fallen from grace in a gay sex [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:10:46-05:00November 9th, 2006|News|

Ferndale passes LGBT friendly ordinance

FERNDALE - Joyful supporters of the measure watched with eager anticipation as the results came in, confirming that by almost a two to one margin, Ferndale voters approved a civil rights ordinance that includes protections [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:03:02-05:00November 9th, 2006|News|

International Briefs

By Rex Wockner Poll: Registrars shouldn't have to marry gays Fifty-seven percent of Canadians think marriage registrars should be allowed to refuse to marry same-sex couples if homosexuality offends a registrar's religious beliefs, a COMPAS [...]

By |2006-11-09T09:00:00-05:00November 9th, 2006|News|

Stabenow coasts to second term

DETROIT - U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow easily won her reelection bid, capturing over 57 percent of the vote, according to early returns. She celebrated with hundreds of enthusiastic supporters at a victory rally at the [...]

By |2018-01-16T15:03:09-05:00November 9th, 2006|News|

Gay voices featured at Jewish Book Fair

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Two authors will be featured at the Jewish Community Center's 55th Annual Jewish Book Fair at 5 p.m. Nov. 12 at the D. Dan & Betty Kahn Building in West Bloomfield. Lev [...]

By |2006-11-09T09:00:00-05:00November 9th, 2006|News|

Creep of the Week: Ted Haggard

{HEADER} OK, would every anti-gay right-winger who isn't secretly gay please step forward? At the rate gay-bashing members of the religious right and Republican Party are being outted they just might need to build themselves [...]

By |2006-11-09T09:00:00-05:00November 9th, 2006|Opinions|

Parting Glances: Book pages (Pt. 15)

We all have push buttons. Mine's SMILE! It's usually said by some well-meaning soul who feels my facial demeanor is a little too serious for their effervescent, minty-flavored outlook on life. I was cornered recently [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:39:53-05:00November 9th, 2006|Opinions|

Tales from the Underworld

By Jillian Bogater I was just seventeen when I snuck into my first gay bar. After working a high school job at Pizza Hut for several months, I found out that all my coworkers were [...]

By |2006-11-09T09:00:00-05:00November 9th, 2006|Opinions|

All Politics is Loco: Tribute to PFLAG

Everyone should have at least one friend that stands out as an example of pure energy, enthusiasm and charm. These friends are usually smiling all the time and their upbeat attitude and infectious laugh is [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:40:37-05:00November 9th, 2006|Opinions|

God’s will be done

By Leslie Robsinson God sits on his throne. He absently drums his fingers, causing an earthquake in Malaysia. His secretary, Neville, looks at him. "You appear distressed, sir." God shakes his head. "Neville, I'm afraid [...]

By |2006-11-09T09:00:00-05:00November 9th, 2006|Opinions|

BTL columnist exposes Republican Party

Re: Toxic New Jersey by R.J. Beaumia. What an excellent piece yet again from this great writer at BTL, you should be proud! The colour in his writing gives such depth to the factual elements [...]

By |2018-01-16T06:05:52-05:00November 9th, 2006|Opinions|

Republicans turned back

The mid-term elections are over and the voters have spoken in a loud and clear voice that the politics of fear, division and greed are no longer welcome in Michigan. Both Gov. Jennifer Granholm and [...]

By |2006-11-09T09:00:00-05:00November 9th, 2006|Uncategorized|