Deep Inside Hollywood

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

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 [...]

Congrats to April and Jayne!

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

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 [...]

‘I Will Love You Forever’

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

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 [...]

Free the Bacon!

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

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 [...]

An Accidental Ally: Barb Byrum

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

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 [...]

Confederate Flag Flap

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

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 [...]

Transmissions: Cruel Summer

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

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 [...]

Ruth Ellis Center Seeks Backpack Donations

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

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 [...]

Take Him Back

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

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 [...]

Relief From The Heat With ‘Throwing Shade’

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

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 [...]