After Thwarted Kidnapping Plans, Whitmer Calls for Unity

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addressed the State of Michigan after a plan to kidnap her and other Michigan government officials was thwarted by state and federal law enforcement agencies. She started by saying thank you to law enforcement and FBI agents who participated in stopping this [...]

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Where in the World is Dave Agema?

UPDATE: Agema has issued a statement to the Detroit Free Press announcing he has sent GOP political operative Chuck Yob (a former GOP Committeemen) to the national meeting to act as his proxy. "My liberal [...]

By |2014-01-22T09:00:00-05:00January 22nd, 2014|Michigan, News|

The Michigan GOP Gay Conundrum

Dave Agema's Facebook post Jan. 7 supporting Russia's anti-gay law. On Jan. 9 Agema used his Facebook page to attack Muslims. Longtime Michigan GOP donors like Betsy DeVos called for Agema to step down due [...]

By |2014-01-20T09:00:00-05:00January 20th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Restaurant Week Kicks Off Jan. 27

By Shelby Clark Birmingham's annual Restaurant Week, running Jan. 27-31 and Feb. 3-7, will again feature some of the best restaurants bets in town. Three-course lunches will be $15; three-course run $30. Portions of the [...]

By |2014-01-16T09:00:00-05:00January 16th, 2014|Entertainment|

In Your Face, Putin

Across 1 Name of many a gay bar 6 "Cabaret" director 14 Become an open pansy, e.g. 15 Like an empty apartment 16 Tennis great and LGBT icon 18 Handle on a wine bottle 19 [...]

By |2014-01-16T09:00:00-05:00January 16th, 2014|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Wilde For Wilde’s Sake

By Carolyn Hayes In 1895, celebrated scribe and legendary wit Oscar Wilde sued a man for libel and lost; the private details unearthed in that trial, in turn, led to Wilde's own arrest, trial and [...]

By |2014-01-16T09:00:00-05:00January 16th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

Author, Author

By Carolyn Hayes For good or for bad, the notion of authorship informs the way we consume art. The influence of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (written by a white, Northern abolitionist) might have spurred citizens to [...]

By |2014-01-16T09:00:00-05:00January 16th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

Saving Mr. Wellborn

By Martin F. Kohn Definition of the prototypical Meadow Brook Theatre play: a comedy with a familiar feel, a likable main character and possibly a touch of suspense but whose outcome is never in doubt; [...]

By |2014-01-16T09:00:00-05:00January 16th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

LGBT Legal Activists Laud Holder Announcement

By Lisa Keen Keen News Service LGBT legal activists applauded an announcement by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Friday that the federal government will recognize marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples in Utah despite the [...]

By |2014-01-16T09:00:00-05:00January 16th, 2014|National, News|

State Department Issues Warning

By Lisa Keen Keen News Service The U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory Saturday for citizens traveling to Russia for the Winter Olympics next month, including a specific warning that "vague guidance" from Russia [...]

By |2014-01-16T09:00:00-05:00January 16th, 2014|National, News|