Mariah Carey plays a social worker in "Precious." Photo: Lionsgate The face of Clareece "Precious" Jones is gloomy and stone-cold. Frozen by years of unfathomable brutality, the tired-eyed Harlem teen struggles to find the [...]
by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Australia's Capital Territory has again legalized same-sex unions. Two previous attempts were overturned by the national government, which has cited a national law that bans legal statuses that mimic [...]
Time flies when you're having fun, which helps explain why it doesn't seem possible that Go Comedy! Improv Theater recently celebrated its first anniversary in Downtown Ferndale. Launched in the midst of a statewide economic [...]
Hear Me Out Norah Jones, "The Fall" Norah Jones is a big tease. All that talk about a rock remodel, an added oomph to her dozy ditties that might fend off the Red Bull? With [...]
BTL staff KALAMAZOO - Kalamazoo College has received a $2.1 million project grant from the Arcus Foundation to help launch the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. The grant will fund the center's programming plans [...]
by Andrew Collins Mexico's second-largest city, Guadalajara, delivers much of what visitors genuinely seek when visiting this country: mariachi and folk-music culture, fine tequila, authentic arts and crafts, superb regional cuisine, restored Spanish Colonial architecture, [...]
Sent into the spotlight by the sweet tunes of the 2007 film "Once," Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova make up The Swell Season.
by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Hungary's Parliament on Nov. 9 passed a new Civil Code that extends second-parent adoption rights to same-sex couples who live together informally but not to same-sex couples who are [...]