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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Dolly Would!

  Across 1 Untouchable head 5 Gomer Pyle's branch 9 Thomas who wrote "334" 14 Beginning of "Wicked" 15 Cause of Pinocchio's 8-incher 16 Sound of a facial discharge 17 With 38-Across, with "The," venue [...]

By |2020-02-05T15:42:48-05:00February 5th, 2020|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Michigan Among Lowest-Ranking States in Annual HRC State Equality Index

Washinton — Last week the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute released their 5th annual State Equality Index, a comprehensive report detailing statewide laws and policies that affect LGBTQ people and their families, and assessing how well states are protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination. Michigan falls into the category, “High Priority to Achieve Basic Equality.”

By |2020-02-05T15:36:48-05:00February 5th, 2020|Michigan, News|

Building a W’All for Love

Few forces in the world are as powerful or as visceral as the reaction one has to great music. Regardless of genre, when either words, melody or both align the right way, emotions of all kinds can be stirred — not least of which being love. That's why Austin-based nonprofit The W'All chose the month of love to launch its LGBTQ-focused campaign of inclusion.

By |2020-02-05T15:30:11-05:00February 5th, 2020|Guides, Romance|

21 Years and Counting, Detroit’s Dirty Show is Back Again

For more than a decade, the Dirty Show has been considered one of the largest and most important erotic art exhibitions on the planet. Each year, the exhibit features hundreds of quality erotic works, in virtually every imaginable media, from all over the world. It has become an immersive experience, with world-class performance artists on the stage and in the audience.

By |2020-02-05T15:27:58-05:00February 5th, 2020|Guides, Romance|

REC Partners to Present Burlesque at The Motown Mansion

So often Valentine's Day centers around giving love to others, but this year a combination event sponsored by The Ruth Ellis Center and Queen of Cups Burlesque flips that idea on its head. The Burlesque: Love Yourself True inaugural event happening this Feb. 14 at The Motown Mansion encourages everyone, and especially women, to take time to love themselves.

By |2020-02-05T15:26:12-05:00February 5th, 2020|Guides, Romance|

Reading About Love

By Jessica Trotter The romance genre is a billion dollar plus industry and it’s finally starting to look like there’s a little something for everyone. That includes new adult — post high school/early college protagonists [...]

By |2020-02-05T15:24:02-05:00February 5th, 2020|Guides, Romance|

Relationship to Crime

Mystery, murder and the age-old question of "why?" Each of these criteria is met in Stephen Dolginoff's crime musical "Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story." Recounting the tale of what was the "murder of [...]

By |2020-02-12T12:41:12-05:00February 5th, 2020|Entertainment, Theater|

Deep Inside Hollywood

  By Romeo San Vicente Josie Totah joins 'Saved By The Bell' reboot Now this is news we like: Josie Totah, who gets our vote for funniest, most effervescent young actor, transgender or otherwise (though [...]

By |2020-02-05T15:04:57-05:00February 5th, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

Creep of the Week: Steven Hotze

When I went to the library recently there was a black man, maybe in his 30s, standing outside collecting signatures. Being civic-minded and nosey, I approached him to see what the signatures were for. “I’m running for Congress and I am collecting signatures to get on the ballot,” he said.

By |2020-02-05T15:02:47-05:00February 5th, 2020|Creep of the Week, Opinions|

Parting Glances: Dopplegangers, Big 10 and Me

As a recent resident of the Henry Ford Senior Retirement Village Community, consisting of some 800 units — I live in Berkshire Gardens — I have had some interesting, shall we say, metaphysical, perhaps psychic experiences. At separate dinner times, for starters, I've encountered three fellow diners — the food served at the St. Clair and Windows restaurants is excellent and varied — who are double takes for friends I have known for some time.

By |2020-02-05T15:00:01-05:00February 5th, 2020|Opinions, Parting Glances|