Life of the tiny mind

By | 2006-12-21T09:00:00+00:00 December 21st, 2006|Opinions|

By R.J. Beaumia It's tempting to compare the Rev. Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church to Kabuki theater; however, that would be insinuating that the group is a hyperbolic representation of the American right [...]

Q Scopes: “Think ahead, Aries!”

By | 2018-01-16T04:26:29+00:00 December 21st, 2006|Uncategorized|

by Jack Fertig December 18, 2006 Mars square Uranus provokes wild impulses - a few are brilliant, but most are just reckless. Venus in Capricorn offers a strategic focus. Older women and classical arts offer [...]

Q Puzzle:

By | 2006-12-21T09:00:00+00:00 December 21st, 2006|Uncategorized|

December 18, 2006 Across 1 Cry before claiming immortality 5 Overhand stroke, for Martina 10 Pull out your shooter 14 Blown away 15 One from the heart 16 "The Music Man" setting 17 Martina slammed [...]

Waxing’s worth it

By | 2018-01-16T12:34:39+00:00 December 21st, 2006|Uncategorized|

Steve Carell didn't make waxing his man-lawn look merry in "The 40 Year Old Virgin." "Damn that movie! It scared everybody away," laughs owner and esthetician Yvette Tremaine of Tantra Face & Body in Ferndale. [...]

Art & Around for the period Dec. 21-30

By | 2006-12-21T09:00:00+00:00 December 21st, 2006|Uncategorized|

ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Events include: Estate-wide exhibit, "Josephine Ford; A Celebration of Her Life and Legacy" (through Dec. 31; $8). Open Tue.-Sun. Grosse Pointe Shores: 313-884-4222. http://www.fordhouse.org ART, HISTORICAL & SCIENCE [...]

Theater Events for the period Dec. 21-30

By | 2006-12-21T09:00:00+00:00 December 21st, 2006|Uncategorized|

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Arborophilia An oblique comedy that manages to twist thoughts, maul marriage, poke politics, whack weather, muddy money and loop love around a tree. Detroit Repertory Theatre, Detroit. Thu.-Sun., through Dec. 30. $20. 313-868-1347. [...]

Catholic, KKK reference tasteless

By | 2018-01-15T18:16:49+00:00 December 21st, 2006|Opinions|

I'm sending this email as a comment on D'Anne Witkowski's article about Sen. Sam Brownback entitled "Creep of the Week". In the article, Witkowski sardonically that "a good, God-fearing judge would have attended, but with [...]

‘Boys’ make the grade

By | 2006-12-21T09:00:00+00:00 December 21st, 2006|Entertainment|

Perhaps the greatest lesson taught isn't one chronicling history. In the screen adaptation of the Tony Award-winning "The History Boys" director Nicholas Hytner tests that theory with a group of seven unruly, brainy boys vying [...]

Repeating ‘History’

By | 2006-12-21T09:00:00+00:00 December 21st, 2006|Entertainment|

By Gregg Shapiro The "Dreamgirls" aren't the only Tony Award winners to make the transition from the stage to the screen this holiday season. "The History Boys," which cleaned up at the Tony Awards this [...]

Ice carvers return for 25th anniversary

By | 2006-12-21T09:00:00+00:00 December 21st, 2006|Entertainment|

PLYMOUTH - The 25th anniversary of Michigan's largest ice show event will feature more than 100 statues carved from a single block of ice from Jan. 19-21 in downtown Plymouth. Dozens of high school, community [...]

Pet of the Week: Motown

By | 2018-01-16T02:16:06+00:00 December 21st, 2006|Entertainment|

Meet Motown, a marvelous two-year-old tabby kitty, with magnificent tiger markings and stunning green eyes. She's both sweet and social, making friends with all she meets! This gal adores affection, especially enjoying endless pets and [...]

Gifted and ChoZen

By | 2018-01-16T13:18:11+00:00 December 21st, 2006|News|

ROYAL OAK - When greeting customers in his newly opened home furnishings boutique, ChoZen by BC, interior designer BC Cabangbang first introduces himself and then his mother. Though she died when he was only 11, [...]

Conservative Jews change stance on LGBT issues

By | 2018-01-16T13:28:17+00:00 December 21st, 2006|News|

SHARON GITTLEMAN ANN ARBOR - One of the three major Jewish sects made decisions that will cheer many members of the LGBT community. At least one area congregation was especially happy to hear the news. [...]

Lansing approves human rights ordinance

By | 2006-12-21T09:00:00+00:00 December 21st, 2006|News|

LANSING - As expected the Lansing City Council voted unanimously to approve a comprehensive human rights ordinance Monday night, then voted to make the ordinance effective immediately. The ordinance, introduced in October, is the first [...]

Report documents masculinity, hate crimes

By | 2018-01-16T09:30:22+00:00 December 21st, 2006|News|

By Bob Roehr A report released last week documents the tide of murderous violence against gender nonconformity in the United States over the last decade. "Under 30: Masculinity and the War on America's Youth" was [...]

‘Dreamgirls’ shines on silver screen

By | 2018-01-16T09:59:10+00:00 December 21st, 2006|News|

The Dreamettes, a Detroit trio, seem destined for stardom when up-and-coming record mogul Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx) signs them to his label. Both big-voiced Effie (Jennifer Hudson) and beautiful Deena (Beyonce Knowles) are in [...]

Sweet dreams

By | 2006-12-21T09:00:00+00:00 December 21st, 2006|News|

By Lawrence Ferber They say the camera adds 10 pounds. But that wasn't enough for "American Idol" finalist Jennifer Hudson, who landed the plum - and plump - role of Effie White in out screenwriter/director [...]