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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What Bob Said to Bob

Across 1 Reproduced nonheterosexually? 5 Nut from Oak Lawn 10 Nuts and bolts 14 Facetious "I see" 15 Lindsay of "Liz & Dick" 16 Farmer's tool 17 Chocolate factory vessels 18 Photographer Leibovitz 19 Cocksure [...]

By |2018-11-14T16:22:19-05:00November 14th, 2018|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Sinema Wins Senate Race in Arizona

BY KAREN OCAMB It’s official. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, an out centrist bisexual Democrat, has defeated Donald Trump’s choice to replace retiring Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, Republican Rep. Martha McSally. It’s the first Democratic win in [...]

By |2018-11-14T16:20:28-05:00November 14th, 2018|National, News|

2018 Michigan Midterm LGBTQ Analysis: State Supreme Court

The current makeup of the seven-member court is five Republicans and two Democrats. Two Republicans were up for re-election Tuesday: Kurtis Wilder, who was appointed to the Court in 2017 by Gov. Rick Snyder; and Elizabeth Clement, who was also appointed in 2017 by Snyder. Wilder lost his seat to Democrat Megan Cavanagh. The other Democrat in the running, Samuel Bagenstos, came in third place while candidates from the third parties of Libertarians and Natural law came in fifth and sixth respectively.

By |2018-11-14T16:18:33-05:00November 14th, 2018|Election 2018, Michigan, News|

San Francisco Opera cancels David Daniels’ Performance Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

In a press release posted on their website Nov. 8, the San Francisco Opera announced it was removing University of Michigan professor and countertenor David Daniels from the role of Medoro in Handel’s "Orlando." Initially planning to present the opera next summer, the announcement comes in the wake of a lawsuit filed last month against Daniels in which it is alleged that he sexually assaulted one of his students.

By |2018-11-16T13:08:21-05:00November 14th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Common Language Bookstore to Close

They held out as long as they could. Keith Orr and Martin Contreras, owners of Common Language Bookstore in Ann Arbor, recently announced that they plan to close their feminist, LGBTQ store at the end of the year. The announcement comes after years of dwindling sales that they attribute at least in part to internet sales and the rise of online giant Amazon.com

By |2018-11-14T16:06:51-05:00November 14th, 2018|Michigan, News|

‘OutCasting’ LGBTQ Youth Radio Program Founder Receives AARP Purpose Prize

AARP's Purpose Prize is designed to honor extraordinary individuals who use their life experience to make a better future, each year selecting winners who have gone above and beyond to achieve that goal. In the case of one of this year's winners, Marc Sophos, his focus has been on LGBTQ youth. The New York-based journalist is the founder and executive director of Media for the Public Good — a nonprofit that focuses on creating media from underrepresented points of view. Putting his nearly two decades of radio experience to use, Sophos created "OutCasting" a youth LGBTQ public radio program, and the accompanying podcast "OutCasting Overtime." Each episode is created by LGBTQ teens.

By |2018-11-14T16:03:13-05:00November 14th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

Shop the All Things Detroit Online Marketplace This Holiday Season

Jennyfer Crawford Provides Opportunity for Shoppers to Buy Local : Six years ago Jennyfer Crawford set out to build a community of entrepreneurs and makers. From her one-bedroom apartment the self-taught entrepreneur began hosting tiny events for friends with small businesses. In 2012, Crawford founded the Detroit-based firm, Ask Jennyfer, which helps promote and brand Michigan-based retailers.

By |2018-11-14T22:39:49-05:00November 14th, 2018|Guides, Holiday Gift Guide|

Creep of the Week: Donald Trump

A couple of things: these ballots that Trump claims “showed up out of nowhere” likely include ballots of men and women in the military who are stationed overseas. And they didn’t just magically appear. They were mailed and under Florida law can arrive after Election Day and still count.

By |2019-01-07T22:58:22-05:00November 14th, 2018|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Whitmer Elected Governor

Leading by tens of thousands of votes, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer won the race over Republican Bill Schuette by a nearly 10 percentage point lead. Addressing her constituents at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, [...]

By |2018-11-07T07:43:48-05:00November 7th, 2018|Election, Statewide Races|