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Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Maggie Smith is living in a 'Van' "The Lady in the Van" is quite the departure for Maggie Smith. Lately, she's become more well known than ever for her appearances in [...]

By |2015-08-27T09:00:00-04:00August 27th, 2015|Entertainment|

Congrats to April and Jayne!

On behalf of all of us at BTL Congratulations April DeBoer & Jayne Rowse and sons Nolan and Jacob DeBoer-Rowse and daughters Rylee and Ryanne DeBoer-Rowse And Please join all of us at BTL in [...]

By |2015-08-27T09:00:00-04:00August 27th, 2015|Michigan, News|

‘I Will Love You Forever’

The DeBoer-Rowse wedding Saturday night was simply magical. The excitement and energy was contagious as each guest arrived, grinning and enthusiastically supportive of the remarkable family that was about to be legally joined. People journeyed [...]

By |2015-08-27T09:00:00-04:00August 27th, 2015|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Free the Bacon!

Across 1 Love seat, e.g. 5 "Desire Under the ___ " 9 2015 award for Laverne Cox 13 His brother laid him in his grave 14 Deity to Debussy 15 Arsenic's old partner 16 2000 [...]

By |2015-08-27T09:00:00-04:00August 27th, 2015|Entertainment, Puzzles|

An Accidental Ally: Barb Byrum

Minutes after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that marriage was legal for same-gender couples in the entire country, Barb Byrum had a couple before her who wanted to be married. The 37-year-old clerk hadn't even [...]

By |2015-08-27T09:00:00-04:00August 27th, 2015|Michigan, News|

Confederate Flag Flap

EAST LANSING - Christopher Zemer has been flying the confederate flag on his antique rootbeer stand for the past 12 years. But this year the flag is not hoisted on a pole along with an [...]

By |2015-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2015|Michigan, News|

Transmissions: Cruel Summer

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith We're coasting into the end of summer. The days are hot and humid, and where I am sitting the smoke of distant wildfires tinges the sky. Everyone is sated on the [...]

By |2015-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2015|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Ruth Ellis Center Seeks Backpack Donations

The Ruth Ellis Center currently needs 80 backpacks with supplies for youth in need. REC provides both a short-term and long-term residential safe space as well as support services for runaway, homeless and at-risk LGBT [...]

By |2015-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2015|Michigan, News|

Take Him Back

Across 1 To the rear 6 Mary's little pet 10 " ___ and Clark" 14 It may slip over one's head 15 Poet Khayyam 16 Sculptor Stebbins 17 Bold color choice by Frida? 19 Greek [...]

By |2015-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2015|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Relief From The Heat With ‘Throwing Shade’

By Shelby Clark Petkus Throwing Shade Doors at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 Tickets: $12 in advance The Magic Bag 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale http://www.themagicbag.com "I feel icky," says Erin Gibson, self-described "feminasty," while discussing [...]

By |2015-08-20T09:00:00-04:00August 20th, 2015|Entertainment|