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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Trump Delivers Speech in Saudi Arabia

BY MICHAEL K. LAVERS, WASHINGTON BLADE Image by NormanEinstein; courtesy Wikimedia Commons President Trump on Sunday in a speech that he delivered in Saudi Arabia made no mention that consensual same-sex sexual relations remain [...]

By |2017-05-21T09:00:00-04:00May 21st, 2017|Michigan, News|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Billy Eichner. Photo: KathClick Paul Verhoeven and a lesbian nun walk into a bar... If you saw Isabelle Huppert's Academy Award-nominated performance in last year's "Elle," then you know that director [...]

By |2017-05-18T09:00:00-04:00May 18th, 2017|Entertainment|

Between the Covers

Across 1 Chat room request 6 Eat semi-firm noodles, e.g., with "up" 10 Joe.My.God, for one 14 Get a bead on 15 Position at sea 16 Villain of "Otello" 17 "Alexander" director Oliver 18 Cub [...]

By |2017-05-18T09:00:00-04:00May 18th, 2017|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Wharton offers

BY ENCORE STAFF Judy Kuhn, Oscar Williams, Zell Steele Morrow, Sydney Lucas, and Michael Cerveris in Fun Home. Courtesy photo The 2015 Tony Award winning Best Musical Fun Home, with book and lyrics by [...]

By |2017-05-18T09:00:00-04:00May 18th, 2017|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

Your Opinion Is Not Worth My Life

BY GWENDOLYN ANN SMITH Recently, Heineken put out a long for advertisement and accompanying website, titled "Worlds Apart." The premise was to set up two people with strong, diametrically-opposed viewpoints, have them work together on [...]

By |2017-05-18T09:00:00-04:00May 18th, 2017|Opinions, Viewpoints|