Molly Ivins dead at age 62

By | 2018-01-15T20:18:53+00:00 October 31st, 2017|News|

Molly Ivins, unabashed liberal newspaper columnist and author, died Jan 31, 2007 in her Austin, Texas home. Ivins had battled breast cancer since 1999. She was 62. A Texas native, Ivins was an expert on [...]

She/He Said on Michigan Appeals Court Ruling

By | 2017-10-31T14:13:06+00:00 October 31st, 2017|News|

Oct. 24, 2004, Ann Arbor News, prior to the election: Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of Michigan, responds to concerns that the amendment language will threaten health benefits: "Scare tactic." - Glenn [...]

Gushing grooves

By | 2018-01-16T10:41:41+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

By Matthew Zeiberman 'This Is Love' "This Is Love" Jason and deMarco http://www.jasonanddemarco.com They're more than pretty faces. Jason and deMarco are Christian. And gay. Their new gushy single, "This Is Love," floods with love. [...]

MAPP coordinator to attend leadership institute

By | 2018-01-15T23:05:20+00:00 October 31st, 2017|News|

Midwest AIDS Prevention Project's (MAPP) program coordinator, Brianne A. Moore, has been awarded a slot in a nationwide leadership institute that provides comprehensive, capacity building education designed specifically for HIV prevention program managers who work [...]

Protesters blast anti-gay coach at MSU

By | 2018-01-16T06:09:18+00:00 October 31st, 2017|News|

Around 130 protesters scattered through the Breslin Arena to rally against anti-gay Penn State coach Rene Portland as her team played against Michigan State University on Feb. 1. "I thought it was good to go [...]

Busy ‘Boy’

By | 2017-10-31T14:12:13+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Reuben Butchart has worked 10-hour days before, but not like the ones leading up to the release of his sophomore album. As the elements of Butchart's disc, "Golden Boy," melded - the addition of orchestral [...]

Art & Around for the period Feb. 8-18

By | 2017-10-31T14:12:13+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Discover the Ford House with all-new tours that go behind the scenes, examine special subjects and provide a new perspective on the family that left an indelible mark [...]

Theater Events for the period Feb. 8-17

By | 2017-10-31T14:12:13+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Amadeus The story of two brilliant composers, Mozart and Salieri: one humbly gifted and the other viciously envious. Hilberry Theatre, Detroit. Plays in repertory through March 3. $15-$28. 313-577-2972. http://www.hilberry.com Between Men and [...]

On the DARK side

By | 2017-10-31T14:12:13+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

The third DARK weekend embraced Diamond Jims Saloon with fun and friendship. Sponsored by The Leather Institute For Education, the three days were filled with various speakers, venders, demonstrations a pub crawl and the Mr. [...]

Pet of the Week: Frisbee

By | 2018-01-16T07:59:38+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Fantastic pup seeking life long companion for lots of love and affection! Meet Frisbee, a two-year-old German shepherd mix pup, who is just as sweet as can be! This fellow is very smart, and heÕs [...]

Q Puzzle: “The Bird Cage”

By | 2017-10-31T14:12:13+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

February 5, 2007 Across 1 It made the Titanic go down 5 Queen's "subjects" 9 Singer Nyro 14 Spread it on your muffin 15 _Boys in the Band_ author Crowley 16 Waters of _The Member [...]

The OutField: Out to write wrongs

By | 2018-01-22T21:10:07+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

By Dan Woog Two words with long histories of hatred fly around every professional locker room. One - so odious that mainstream media often will not print it, calling it "the 'n' word" - is [...]

The Gay Moralist: How liars killed our benefits

By | 2018-01-16T04:51:50+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

By John Corvino It was a classic bait-and-switch. When gay-rights opponents sought to amend Michigan's constitution to prohibit, not only same-sex marriage, but also "similar union[s] for any purpose," they told us that the amendment [...]

Creep of the Week: Dick Cheney

By | 2017-10-31T14:11:43+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

Sometimes kids do the most ideologically inconvenient things. Like be a pregnant lesbian when the party you head more or less has taken the position of hating people like her. What's a Dick to do? [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE

By | 2017-10-31T14:11:43+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

'American Idol' meets 'Saturday Night Live': 'Auditions Tonight' MANISTEE - Manistee's Little River Casino Resort is gearing up for Valentine's Day with top-notch entertainment, the energetic and fun-filled audience-participatory comedy show, "Auditions Tonight - An [...]

Viewpoint: Black History/Herstory Pt.2

By | 2018-01-16T05:10:03+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

By Imani Williams The series continues by recognizing the contributions and talents of a sister in the movement who moves with grace and style and the old soul wisdom of someone who believes that "when [...]

Parting Glances: Book pages (Pt. 18)

By | 2018-01-16T00:05:41+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

Going to New York City in mid-July was a mistake. Temperature was in the 90s. Air conditioning was limited to offices and entertainment venues. Ten minutes onto the pavements, we perspired from our ducktail-combed heads [...]