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The Real Mike Ruiz

A child imagines life outside reality by creating a wild, monster-inhabited world of escapism in "Pan's Labyrinth," a stylistic fantasy-art film released in 2006 from Guillermo del Toro. That world, or at least a version [...]

By |2012-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2012|Entertainment|

Opera singer finds ‘fame’

By Michael H. Margolin LONDON - When he was 16, Noah Stewart, an American tenor, met legendary soprano Leontyne Price when she was autographing records in a New York store. He said he wanted to [...]

By |2012-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2012|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Tom Hardy as gay rugby star. Yes, we buy it. It wasn't bad news to hear that Mickey Rourke wanted to play Welsh gay rubgy star Gareth Thomas in a new [...]

By |2012-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2012|Entertainment|

Think ahead, Aquarius!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mars is finally turning direct on the 13th! As he starts moving forward, heal recent blow-ups and resentments. He's opposing Neptune, so over-eagerness and hypersensitivity may aggravate raw wounds. Time [...]

By |2012-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2012|Entertainment|

Let’s All Act Up

Across 1 Decide not to swallow 5 Lollipop cop 10 Lustful one, informally 14 Mary topper 15 Toughen up 16 Gillette razor product 17 Bit from Ted Casablanca 18 Newsgroup messages 19 P's for Socrates [...]

By |2012-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2012|Entertainment|

The rebirth of Broderick Tower

For over 30 years, Broderick Tower, at 10 Witherell in Detroit, stood empty and deteriorating. The 34-story skyscraper, built in 1928 as Eaton Tower, was once full of tiny offices and scores of small business [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:55:09-05:00April 12th, 2012|Guides|

Fooding around

Using food to bring people together is natural for Kevin Piotrowski. His fondest memories since childhood happened over eating with family and friends. Once a week, he invites guests into his kitchen through his online [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:38:38-05:00April 12th, 2012|Guides|

The Detroit Boom

Lots of talk lately has centered on young people moving to the city of Detroit against the odds, bringing creative ideas, fresh energy and investments with them. There's a buzz around town about this revival, [...]

By |2012-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2012|Guides|

Michigan Farm Markets

There is nothing more delightful, than visiting the farm markets in Michigan. Agriculture has always been one of Michigan's major industries, and Michigan is still the leader in producing delicious cherries and blueberries. Visit on [...]

By |2012-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2012|Guides|

‘Happiness’ for the home

By Andrea Poteet Shopping centers and strip malls are crammed with stores offering an array of furniture, decorations and other items for your home. But for Mary Liz Curtin, co-owner of Clawson-based Leon and Lulu, [...]

By |2012-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2012|Guides|

Restoring the Park

Renaissance. Resurgence. Revitalization. These are words bursting with hope and ambition and, in the past decade or two, have been bandied about in reference to just about every part of the city of Detroit you [...]

By |2012-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2012|Guides|

GIFT gives a welcoming sign

By Crystal Proxmire "Gay Christian? Yes!" That's the messaging drivers on U.S. 131 near Burton Street in Grand Rapids will get now through the end of April thanks to a new campaign dedicated to bridging [...]

By |2018-01-15T22:33:47-05:00April 12th, 2012|News|

Voters left out in county politics

Oakland County residents are losing representation as a coordinated Republican effort to gain control of the redistricting process has succeeded. The Commission will be cut from 25 commissioners to 21, and control over drawing the [...]

By |2012-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2012|News|

Social networking site fills need for lesbians of color

When Nicole Breedlove was looking to connect online with other lesbian women of color, she asked herself, "Where are they?" Out of frustration with websites like MySpace, Facebook, BlackPlanet and DowneLink, she launched OurSistaCircle http://www.oursistacircle.com [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:09:44-05:00April 12th, 2012|News|

Notorious anti-gay group headed for Michigan

LANSING - The Westboro Baptist Church will protest a Lansing public high school and both Michigan State University and Central Michigan University on April 23, a spokesman confirmed in a phone interview. "We have our [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:31:14-05:00April 12th, 2012|News|

Drama unfolds in DOMA challenge

by Lisa Keen and Chuck Colbert The seventh-floor courtroom of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston was packed to capacity. An overflow room equipped with closed circuit TV was [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:58:48-05:00April 12th, 2012|News|

Santorum bows out

By Lisa Keen Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum was one of the most virulently anti-gay candidates in the large field of Republican presidential wannabes who started out last year. And most political observers said early [...]

By |2012-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2012|News|

Anchorage freezes up on LGBT rights

By Lisa Keen Voters in Anchorage, Alaska, overwhelmingly rejected a ballot measure Tuesday that sought to add "sexual orientation" and "transgender identity" to the city's human rights law. With 102 of 121 precincts counted late [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:57:42-05:00April 12th, 2012|News|

Rep. Steve King (R-IA)

Creep of the Week Oh, Steve King. You are a royal creep, indeed. A longstanding foe of LGBT people and anyone who sees LGBT people as, oh I don't know, human, King has once again [...]

By |2012-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2012|Opinions|

Pages Past Tense #6

Parting Glances I was 19 the summer I graduated from Cass Tech. I flunked courses, staying an extra two-class semester. Once free from studies, living at home, taking time off before job hunting, I was [...]

By |2012-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2012|Opinions|

Marriage, Coming Out

Compiled by Howard Israel S/he Said "I know there will be some who argue that this is not the time, that there's already too much at stake in this year's election. To them, I would [...]

By |2012-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2012|Opinions|

NOM’s Marriage Strategy

By Abby Dees Thinking Out Loud Is anyone really shocked about the revelations from the recently released internal memorandum from the National Organization for Marriage ("NOM")? If you haven't heard yet, this formerly confidential memo [...]

By |2012-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2012|Opinions|

Obama’s LGBT political calculation

By Lisa Keen The Obama administration revealed a political calculation last week: Now is not a good time to sign an executive order prohibiting discrimination against LGBT people who work for federal contractors. There has [...]

By |2012-04-12T09:00:00-04:00April 12th, 2012|News|