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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Satan, Satorially

Across 1 Common connections 5 Go in only partway, at the beach 9 “How queer!” 13 Honeypot lover 14 Anal alternative 15 Etheridge concert series 16 Shirley’s la Douce role 17 ___ Hari 18 Low-voiced [...]

By |2019-10-16T16:54:51-04:00October 16th, 2019|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Car Craftsman

In his work as senior creative designer at General Motors Industrial Design, Christopher J. Webb draws on a childhood fascination for the engineering and elegance of automobiles.

By |2019-10-16T16:52:18-04:00October 16th, 2019|Automotive, Guides|

Inside China Automotive Conference Nov. 19

According to, China continues to "be the world’s largest vehicle market with the Chinese government expecting that automobile output will reach 30 million units by 2020 and 35 million by 2025." With that kind of projected growth, it's imperative that those involved in Michigan's automotive industry understand how that will impact not only China's industry but U.S. production.

By |2019-10-16T16:49:28-04:00October 16th, 2019|Automotive, Guides|

Haunting at the Hackett Auto Museum

It's undeniable that Michigan's main claim to fame is its century-old automotive industry. And with a variety of car models once produced across many of the state's cities, each holds its own unique car history. [...]

By |2019-10-16T16:43:25-04:00October 16th, 2019|Automotive, Guides|

SheHive Workplace Building Workshop

Creating a cooperative workplace is often a simple task but sometimes, for a variety of reasons, even well-meaning co-workers can get on each others' nerves — especially when in a manager-subordinate position. Ferndale's SheHive is an organization that works to connect women of all professions and is hosting a workshop series titled Like a Boss: Building Workplaces that Don't Suck from October to December on the first and third Thursday of each month. The event will focus on female managers in often male-dominated fields like the automotive industry and IT.

By |2019-10-16T16:42:26-04:00October 16th, 2019|Automotive, Guides|

20th Anniversary Global Automotive Summit

For the past 20 years the PUSH/CEF Automotive Summit has discussed diversity and inclusion in the automotive industry for people of color. Held at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit on Thursday, Oct. 31, through Friday, Nov. 1, this year's theme is "Expanding the African-American Opportunity Pipeline."

By |2019-10-16T16:41:26-04:00October 16th, 2019|Automotive, Guides|

Ferndale City Council Bans Conversion Therapy

The Ferndale City Council voted unanimously Monday night to ban conversion therapy. The legislation was proposed by Councilwoman Julia Music, the director of Ferndale Pride, who was voted last month to a three-month term to fill a vacancy on the council.

By |2019-10-17T10:23:40-04:00October 16th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Detroit Is Different Festival Oct. 25

Calling Detroiters from all walks of life, the Detroit is Different Festival, held from Oct. 25 to Oct. 27, invites everyone from the city and around it to learn about the cultures and subcultures that [...]

By |2019-10-16T16:38:47-04:00October 16th, 2019|Michigan, News|

The Frivolist: 6 Changes to Make When Your Stubborn Love Handles Keep On Stickin’

You work hard at the gym, and it can be frustrating when all that exercise and effort isn’t providing the results you want – like melting away the fat around your midsection. Part of the problem may be that you’ve gotten yourself into a routine that’s no longer working, causing your weight-loss goals to plateau. There are ways to tackle this universal issue, from obvious habit changes to more under-the-radar solutions, like planning an adventure getaway. Take a look.

By |2019-10-16T16:27:23-04:00October 16th, 2019|Advice, Entertainment|

Hallowcrawl Royal Oak Oct. 19

Cocktails and costumes collide at Royal Oak's Hallowcrawl: the annual Halloween pub crawl across the city's downtown. Held on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 1 to 6 p.m., tickets start at $20 and include Halloween-themed swag, [...]

By |2019-10-16T16:23:31-04:00October 16th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

A Transgender Woman’s Take on Aimee Stephens’ Supreme Court Case

Last week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in three cases that will determine if people can discriminate against LGBTQ people based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The future of our community's rights is at stake here in the U.S. The three cases that are before the Supreme court are Bostock v. Clayton County, GA, Altitude Express v. Zarda, and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home v. EEOC. The first two cases involve plaintiffs who were fired for being gay. The Harris Funeral Home case involves plaintiff Aimee Stephens, who was fired for being transgender.

By |2019-10-16T16:20:28-04:00October 16th, 2019|Opinions, Viewpoints|

CNN LGBTQ Town Hall Overview

The bar had been set pretty high for CNN’s Oct. 10 town hall on LGBTQ issues for Democratic presidential candidates. It was the first national television broadcast by a major media outlet of an LGBTQ-specific [...]

By |2019-10-14T17:14:27-04:00October 14th, 2019|National, News|