Traverse City rejects anti-gay bill H.B. 5039

TRAVERSE CITY - Municipalites around Michigan are making known their strong opposition to H.B. 5039 bill introduced last October by republican state Rep. Tom McMillin (Rochester Dist. 45). The bill aims to prohibit local government [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:00:23-05:00January 12th, 2012|News|

The Power of ‘Pariah’

Just a girl looking for her place in the world isn't an all-too-uncommon tale. But Alike is black. And gay. It's a minority double whammy that singles out the Brooklyn teen from the rest of [...]

By |2012-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2012|Entertainment|

House of Love

By Anthony Paull Dating Diet Did I miss the memo? Since when is it all right to solicit someone for sex in the middle of the day without offering food or money? I mean, I [...]

By |2012-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2012|Entertainment|

The Kir Royale

By Ed Sikov Cocktail Chatter Dan and I got married on Saturday. This news may be surprising, given my little peccadillo with Jack Fogg and the uproar when my stunned partner - now husband - [...]

By |2012-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Queens to the rescue

By Andrea Poteet Like many young girls, Kelly Garcia grew up with an interest in makeup. But for Garcia, the interest developed into a passion in an unlikely way - when the Detroit-area dancer was [...]

By |2012-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2012|Entertainment|

The Blues Festival: not just blues?

This year's Annual Ferndale Blues & Music Festival, set for Jan. 27-Feb. 4, won't just give you the blues. The festival, held in downtown Ferndale and neighboring cities, is growing in 2012 and showcasing an [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:22:49-05:00January 12th, 2012|Entertainment|

Work It!

Across 1 Posed for Annie Leibovitz 4 President without a first lady Buchanan 9 With it 12 Uncomfortable threesome 15 Hersey's bell town 16 Crack fighter pilot 17 Male type 18 Big Easy festival 20 [...]

By |2012-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2012|Entertainment|

‘Nunset Boulevard’ is habit-ual fun

By John Quinn My college literature professor, Theophilus Punoval, related that author Samuel Johnson considered the pun the "lowest form of humor." Clearly neither the good doctor nor the professor ever caught an episode of [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:17:04-05:00January 12th, 2012|Entertainment|

Let’s do something about it

BTL Editorial At BTL, we have reached an extreme level of anger and disgust at our current political environment in Michigan. We believe strongly it is time - now - to do something, to protest [...]

By |2012-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Angel Bruce’s Platinum Plates

Parting Glances I'm a skeptic when it comes to Divine Revelations - excepting of course, the OT and NT (King Jame's version), and the final-edited version of Mitt Romney's beloved Book of Mormon. I was [...]

By |2018-01-16T14:27:59-05:00January 12th, 2012|Opinions|

Perry and Lawrence v. Texas: Oops!

By Leslie Robinson General Gayety Rick Perry jumped into the Republican presidential race in August, and a spate of verbal blunders followed. The Texas governor is on gaffe-ing gas. He flubbed the voting age, the [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:08:17-05:00January 12th, 2012|Opinions|

Keep your eyes open, Libra!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mars in Virgo quincunx to Eris can make people bitchy and competitive. As the Sun aspects those two you can see better how to turn that energy to constructive self-criticism. [...]

By |2002-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2002|Entertainment|

Maui, Lanai and Molokai

by Andrew Collins Out of Town Arguably the most glamorous of Hawaii's islands, Maui is home to some of the state's swankiest resorts and acclaimed restaurants. It's a favorite with visitors in search of lazy [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:27:22-05:00January 12th, 2002|Guides|

Rick Santorum (Again!)

Creep of the Week I'll be frank. I'm tired of writing about Rick Santorum. But the man just cut an incredible anti-gay streak across New Hampshire. Come on, Rick, give the other guys a chance! [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:03:27-05:00January 12th, 2002|Opinions|

Let’s hear it for Chicago

by Mark Segal This is a call to look at how government funds go to the Catholic Church. Over the years, the Catholic Church or the men who run it have called our community everything [...]

By |2002-01-12T09:00:00-05:00January 12th, 2002|Opinions|