Gays at a glance: Black History Month

In the Spotlight: Black History Month African-American and African Diaspora Art: Early gay and lesbian African-American and African Diaspora artists did not openly declare their homosexuality, but in the late twentieth century, many artists began [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:27:09-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

She/He Said Week of Feb. 15

"I've been called a bitch - and a lot worse - for years. And you know what, so what? People who think that aren't going to change their minds. And I wouldn't dream of sending [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:15:23-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

International News Briefs Feb. 15

Putin respects gays but worries about birthrate Prodded by a reporter, Russian President Vladimir Putin made his first public remarks about gays Feb. 1. Responding to Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov's recent denunciation of gay-pride parades [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:15:23-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Transgendered professor fights to keep her job

by Sharon Gittleman SPRING ARBOR - Julie Nemecek, 55, would like to keep her job as an associate professor of adult studies, teaching business and communications at Spring Arbor University. The university wants her gone. [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:57:32-05:00October 31st, 2017|News|

NiteOut: Good times

Was it the cold? Was it Sara's birthday? Or old friends back in town? Maybe all these things brought a group of revelers together at the Hayloft Saloon in Detroit on a Saturday night.

By |2018-01-15T17:59:14-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Students seek to uncover nursing home needs

A group of students from Eastern Michigan University School of Social Work are conducting a survey seeking to assess the possible needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender population who either currently or may [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:21:43-05:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Avalon open Sundays starting this week

DETROIT - It's become a local institution. But since opening in 1997, Avalon International Breads has always been an institution you can only visit and patronize five days a week. Having studied under Geri Larkin, [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:13:40-05:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Triangle changes board leadership

DETROIT - Members of the Triangle Foundation's board of trustees unanimously elected Roland Smith as their new chairman Feb. 4. Smith replaces Jackie Anderson, who chaired the board for 17 months. "Roland Smith has the [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:14:57-04:00October 31st, 2017|News|

Hear Me Out

Katharine McPhee "Katharine McPhee" Columnist: C- Editor: Uuugh! (D) Available now McPhee. McDonalds. What's the difference? Well, Mickey D's at least offers a value meal. Meaning, maybe a limp batch of 99-cent fries leaves you [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:14:26-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Driving Miss Lampanelli

Interview by Chris Azzopardi Few Words From the Writer Some things shock me. Most don't. But, never having endured Lisa Lampanelli-like interviewees (Kathy Griffin came close), her hilariously sexual frankness took the interview up umpteen [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:44:39-05:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|


Choosing Taylor Hicks over Katharine McPhee might just be the biggest mistake that America has ever made. The prematurely gray dude may've won season five of "American Idol," but the raven-haired runner-up should give even [...]

By |2018-01-16T10:29:29-05:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

Professional Theater News: Icarus Falling announces cast for world premiere of 'Fatal Error' LANSING - Icarus Falling is pleased to announce the cast for its upcoming premiere of "Fatal Error" by Kevin L. Knights & [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:14:26-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Art & Around for the period Feb. 15-24

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 [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:14:26-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period Feb. 15-24

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. Between Men and [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:04:30-05:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Pet of the Week: Meatball

Meatball is quite a gal. This eight-month-old shorthaired kitty has the sweetest face you'll see! PRECIOUS! She's both happy and social, making friends with all she meets. Meatball is looking for lots of love and [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:01:23-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

General Gayety: Middle man

By Leslie Robinson At last an NBA player has come out. I think we should celebrate. Somebody go cut down a net. Former NBA center John Amaechi has joined former football players David Kopay, Roy [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:14:00-04:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

String trio makes UMS debut

ANN ARBOR — The University Musical Society presents the dynamic young string trio Time for Three in a unique chamber music concert at 4 p.m. Feb. 18 in Ann ArborÕs Rackham Auditorium. Comprised of violinists [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:14:00-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

‘Bloom’ blossoms locally

There's a hurdle between childhoodÕs innocence and the rigidity of adulthood we must all jump. "It's a beautiful time," says Stephen Petronio, whose New York-based dance company will premiere their touring engagement locally Feb. 16 [...]

By |2018-01-15T20:57:29-05:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

The OutField: Out to write wrongs

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 [...]

By |2018-01-23T06:00:28-05:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Ted Haggard

Here's a story problem for you. A train carrying a nationally known evangelical pastor leaves the station at 11:23 a.m. traveling 69 miles per hour. If the train travels for approximately three years and stops [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:13:33-04:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|