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U.S. Rep. Katie Hill Resigns

Keen News Service U.S. Rep. Katie Hill, an early leader among first-term members of the U.S. House and the first openly bisexual person elected to the House, resigned Sunday night. In a letter posted at [...]

By |2019-10-30T16:54:24-04:00October 30th, 2019|National, News|

Alexandra Dinser for Novi City Council: A Passion to Pay it Forward

Novi Roots Alexandra Dinser wants to pay it forward. That’s a driving force behind the 29-year-old lifelong Novi resident’s campaign for city council. Dinser said she’s benefited from living in the city in many ways and wants to give back. Even her family’s former business of 43 years, Dinser’s Greenhouse, speaks to the roots she has in the community.

By |2019-10-31T13:32:08-04:00October 30th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Finding Waldo

At 11 months old, Waldo, the standard poodle and Wheaten terrier mix or woodle, is shaping up to be a strong, well-behaved puppy. But just a month ago, before he came into the lives of [...]

By |2019-10-30T16:38:09-04:00October 30th, 2019|Guides, Pets|

Final Furry Farewells

Wendy and Bob Sutton's story is similar to that of many pet owners. Eager to expand their family, the couple welcomed four animals into their home, caring daily for their needs and planning for every [...]

By |2019-10-30T16:32:12-04:00October 30th, 2019|Guides, Pets|

Novi Pet Expo Nov. 15-17

A three-day event, the Novi Pet Expo is held from Friday, Nov. 15, through Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. "This event showcases products like pet care products, pet foods, animal [...]

By |2019-10-30T16:30:21-04:00October 30th, 2019|Guides, Pets|

Holiday Paint Your Pet

Hosted by Painting with a Twist in Detroit, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, there will be a Holiday Paint Your Pet party where attendees can put their furry friend's face on a canvas. Bringing light snacks [...]

By |2019-10-30T16:29:37-04:00October 30th, 2019|Guides, Pets|


A rap collective originally hailing from San Marco, Texas, Brockhampton has been described by Complex magazine as "gay, black, white, DIY, ambitious, all-inclusive, and would-be pop stars." The group has gotten recognition its work, notably [...]

By |2019-10-30T16:16:55-04:00October 30th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|


"Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)" - Walt Whitman "Song of Myself." I find myself grappling with an unusual contradiction, and one I find myself [...]

By |2019-10-30T16:12:12-04:00October 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Last TV Show

  Across 1 _The Primrose ___ _ (Ginger Rogers flick) 5 Chem. pollutant 8 Oral attention getter 12 Blade brand 13 Give a good beating to 15 "Like ___ not" 16 "Jabberwocky" starter 17 Complex, [...]

By |2019-10-23T17:01:57-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Costa Rica Campaign Seeks to Bolster Marriage Equality Support

More than 30 groups have joined a campaign designed to increase support for marriage rights for same-sex couples in Costa Rica. Sí, Acepto (“Yes I accept” in Spanish) formally launched in August and includes ads that feature LGBTI Costa Ricans’ relatives, friends and teammates. The campaign also includes workshops on the issue that will take place across the country.

By |2019-10-23T16:58:50-04:00October 23rd, 2019|National, News|

ACLU of Michigan Our Movement, Our Moment 2019 Dinner

Transgender people belong. Abortion is health care. No human is illegal. Everyone deserves a second chance. These are the values that the American Civil Liberties Union fights for and rights that it serves to protect. On Friday, Nov. 1, at The Henry Ford Museum, the ACLU of Michigan will host its annual 2019 dinner.

By |2019-10-23T16:52:39-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Michigan, News|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente Billy Porter joins Camila Cabello for new "Cinderella" If this bit of news were a ballroom walk-off, the category would probably be “Fairy Godmother Realness,” and Billy Porter would take home [...]

By |2019-10-23T16:44:03-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Detroit Zoo Boo

Families interested in a "merry-not-scary" Halloween event that will engage attendees of all ages are invited to the Detroit Zoo on the weekend of Oct. 25 to enjoy rides, attractions and, of course, animals. "Family-friendly [...]

By |2019-10-23T16:38:30-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

Halloween Family Fun Day

On Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 5 p.m. families interested in a "SPOOK-tacular!" family friendly Halloween event are invited to Detroit's Beacon Park. "Little monsters" in costume are especially welcome to enjoy the featured [...]

By |2019-10-23T16:36:18-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Ferndale, Neighborhoods|

On Being Trans at Halloween

Halloween is a time of magic and mystery. Traditionally, it once served as the end of the year, where autumn — and the abundance of the harvest — gave way to the dark and dim days of winter. In that liminal space between the seasons, one could get a moment to pierce the veil between other states, even between life and death itself.

By |2019-10-23T16:08:58-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Opinions, Viewpoints|