They’re Back

By | 2018-04-25T15:24:14+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Entertainment, Puzzles|

  Across 1 Martin Crane's support 5 "The African Queen" author 9 Way out of the closet 13 Asian inland sea 14 Like a muscle Mary's waist 15 Thomas ___ Edison 16 Drag queen's stocking [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2018-04-25T15:24:28+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

BY ROMEO SAN VICENTE Your Olympics Crush is 'Dancing With The Stars' No, we didn’t say which Olympics crush. That’s because the upcoming all-athletes season of "Dancing With the Stars" features several recent popular Olympic [...]

Educating Betsy

By | 2018-04-18T14:21:28+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Scott of "American Beauty" 7 Subtle difference 13 Wonder Woman's people 15 Drag queen's application for lids 16 End of an SNL quip: "I may not be very good on camera, but ___" [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2018-04-11T13:42:49+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

  'A League of Their Own' gets a show of its own Remember that part in "A League of Their Own" where Rosie O’Donnell talks about feeling different from the other women, and how that [...]

Words from Dear Simon

By | 2018-04-11T13:42:50+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 "___ because you think I look like a guy?" (with 7-Across) 7 See 1-Across 13 Establishes sexual preference? 15 Classical guitar great 16 Put it to your mouth at a gay rodeo 17 [...]

Edna

By | 2018-04-04T13:54:49+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Entertainment, Puzzles|

  Across 1 Diana of "Lady Sings the Blues" 5 Where they sing "Hello Dalai"? 10 Peggy of WOW Cafe 14 Engaged in 15 The way we word 16 Not hard to get in bed [...]

Aepex Contemporary Performance and Kerrytown Concert House Push Boundaries with Transgender Opera ‘As One’

By | 2018-03-28T13:39:15+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Entertainment, Michigan, News, Theater|

Thinking of opera, one might imagine a knight in shining armor, a damsel in distress or Brunnhilde — a woman with a viking helmet and blonde braids belting out some massive vocal power. And, in many ways, opera is still representative of those traditional characters, but it's also an ever-changing medium that is growing with the times.

The Frivolist: 6 Things I’d Like to See on the ‘Roseanne’ Revival

By | 2018-03-28T13:32:26+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Advice, Entertainment|

Roseanne Barr knows how to keep tongues wagging. From her infamous bungling of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and my-way-or-the-highway tyranny on the set of her groundbreaking sitcom to her failed presidential bid and accusation that Ireland (yes, the whole darn country) is anti-Semitic, the self-proclaimed domestic goddess has been a controversial pop-culture mainstay for more than 30 years.

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2018-03-28T13:28:42+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

By Romeo San Vicente 'Love, Simon,' meet 'Love, Cecil' Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber have acquired the latest documentary from Lisa Immordino Vreeland ("Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel"). The film, "Love, Cecil," is [...]

Missing David

By | 2018-03-28T12:51:23+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 With 9-Across and 27-Across, "In the first place, ___" 6 Title for Alec Guinness 9 See 1-Across 14 Isle of the birth state of Bette Midler 15 Aladdin's monkey 16 She had her [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2018-03-14T14:20:36+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

By Romeo San Vicente Ryan Murphy’s 'Pose' places trans actors front and center If we can all survive as a nation until summer, "Pose" will be here to see us through. The latest TV series [...]

The Bottom Line

By | 2018-03-14T13:30:19+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Queer-looking E 6 Opening noted at the office 10 Hieroglyphic serpent 13 Hometown of Brando 14 C&W singer McCoy 15 Homophone of a Broadway bio 16 Target of deep thrust? 17 Lynch of [...]

Hear Me Out: 7 Albums (Britney! Robyn!) That Will Make This Year Suck Less

By | 2018-03-07T15:36:53+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Entertainment, Music|

That Britney album better come quick – preferably before the world combusts from nuclear warfare. On the horizon for the rest of what’s shaping up to be a very gay 2018 outside of Brandi Carlile’s recently released must-hear masterwork? New Robyn, new Kylie, new Troye. If only our current political era was as promising as this year’s albums-release slate.

Pryor Restraint

By | 2018-03-13T13:21:08+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Across 1 Sistine Chapel figure by Michelangelo 7 Torah at Beth Chayim Chadashim 13 It may include Log Cabin candidates 14 Gaily colored flower 15 Start of a quote from Richard Pryor 17 Where students [...]

The Colorful World of Simon Black

By | 2018-03-02T09:42:09+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Michigan, Music, News|

Take a look at his picture, and there’s no getting around it: Detroit native and dance music sensation Simon Black is a little unusual. “I’ve always danced to the beat of my own drum,” Black said. “I used to think that was something bad. But now I don’t.” Black traces his love of music to his formative years in the 1980s. “I was an ‘80s baby and MTV was new,” he said. “The artists that were hot at the time are the ones who inspired me to be who you see today: Madonna, Prince and Michael Jackson.” Madonna, especially, spoke to young Mr. Black.

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2018-02-28T16:47:28+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

By Romeo San Vicente LOS ANGELES - MAY 23: Anne Hathaway arrives to the "Alice Through The Looking Glass" American Premiere on May 23, 2016 in Hollywood, CA. Anne Hathaway 'Wanted' by Dee [...]

Me, The Other, a documentary featuring Washtenaw County college students, returns to Ann Arbor March 7th

By | 2018-02-28T16:47:30+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

Me, The Other, a locally produced documentary that tells the story of 12 students attending college in Washtenaw County, is returning to the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor on March 7. The diverse group featured in the film ranges from an African-American acting student from Flint who tells a personal heartbreaking story of the current water crisis in her community; a student from Mexico on the DACA program living in fear of deportation; a student from the storm-devastated island of Puerto Rico; a #metoo story of an orphaned immigrant from Cameroon; and a 65-year-old transgendered student who was homeless and alcohol and drug dependent but chose education over suicide.