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

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

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 [...]

The Power of ‘Pariah’

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

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 [...]

House of Love

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

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 [...]

The Kir Royale

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

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 - [...]

Queens to the rescue

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

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 [...]

The Blues Festival: not just blues?

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

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 [...]

Work It!

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

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 [...]

‘Nunset Boulevard’ is habit-ual fun

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

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 [...]

Let’s do something about it

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

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 [...]

Angel Bruce’s Platinum Plates

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

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 [...]

Perry and Lawrence v. Texas: Oops!

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

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 [...]

Keep your eyes open, Libra!

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

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. [...]

Maui, Lanai and Molokai

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

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 [...]

Rick Santorum (Again!)

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

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! [...]

Let’s hear it for Chicago

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

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 [...]