Emell Derra Adolphus

About Emell Derra Adolphus

Emell Derra Adolphus is a writer from Detroit. Read more of his work at youvegotmell.com.

Car Craftsman

In his work as senior creative designer at General Motors Industrial Design, Christopher J. Webb draws on a childhood fascination for the engineering and elegance of automobiles.

By |2019-10-16T16:52:18-04:00October 16th, 2019|Automotive, Guides|

Boy-lesque

International Erotic Art Exhibition Detroit Saturday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 16 Russell Exhibition Center Russell Industrial Complex 1600 Clay St., Detroit Tickets start at $40. For more information, go online to dirtydetroit.com. As soon [...]

By |2019-02-06T16:09:02-05:00February 6th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Close Quarters

If Alexander Weyer had to put a postmark on when he decided to build a tiny home, he’d guess it started about three years ago just as most of his thoughts begin: under the stars. Weyer, an openly gay practicing astrologer and herbalist, was visiting a friend one night in Detroit, thinking about life’s grand design and how freeing it would be to downsize.

By |2018-10-03T18:51:03-04:00October 3rd, 2018|Guides, Home|

The Pope of Pride

Longtime Ferndale Pride ‘Mascot’ Gordon Matson on Living Long, Proud and Out Loud Whenever someone references “standing on the shoulders” of those who came before them in the fight for equality, they are talking about people like Gordon Matson. Today, it's simply part of local tradition to witness him, ever-changing rainbow costume and all, out and proud as Ferndale's pride mascot. However, before he could become the rainbow headdress-wearing, acceptance-spreading, veritable pope of pride, like most in his position, the Ferndale native spent a large portion of his formative years in the closet.

By |2018-05-30T12:22:59-04:00May 29th, 2018|Guides, Pride Guide|

Talking Body

Decorative Artist Matt Lambert Explores Queer Body Politics To fully consume the queer concepts in Matt Lambert’s body of work, use your primordial senses: touch, sight, sex. The 28-year-old decorative artist has a BFA in [...]

By |2018-04-11T13:42:52-04:00April 11th, 2018|Guides, Health & Wellness|