A Nat 20 for Inclusion

By | 2020-02-25T17:48:19-05:00 February 25th, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

From the savviest of fantasy adventurers to those who have never even seen a D20 die, directly or otherwise, it's almost certain that Dungeons and Dragons has somehow influenced the entertainment they consume. Getting its [...]

‘Pray the Gay Away’ Live: Zakar Twins Invite Audiences to Their LGBTQ Comedy Play

By | 2020-02-19T16:41:04-05:00 February 19th, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

Michael and Zach Zakar are identical twins. In typical twin fashion, they finish each other’s sentences, and during press interviews — like their latest with Between The Lines for their autobiographical play "Pray the Gay Away" — nothing is different. Endearingly, follow-up emails are closed with the phrase, “Double Love, Michael and Zach,” and one certainly feels like they're seeing double when meeting them. Thankfully, once we got talking in person, differentiating between the two became much easier. What did stay the same, however, was their take on their brand-new play.

Jeff Montgomery Documentary to Kickoff Freep Film Festival

By | 2020-02-19T16:29:17-05:00 February 19th, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

The world premiere of “America You Kill Me,” a Detroit-produced documentary about the triumphs and struggles of gay rights leader and Triangle Foundation co-founder Jeffrey Montgomery, will be the centerpiece of the Freep Film Festival’s opening night on Wednesday, April 22, at the Fillmore Detroit.

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2020-02-19T16:26:42-05:00 February 19th, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

   By Romeo San Vicente Beanie Feldstein and other 'Humans' Beanie Feldstein, star of "Booksmart" and the super ambitious 20-year-long Richard Linklater-meets-Stephen Sondheim project "Merrily We Roll Along," and who is also recently casually public [...]

HEADLINE

By | 2020-02-19T15:56:49-05:00 February 19th, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

Tony Award-winning director Barlett Sher and the team behind "South Pacific," "The King and I" and "Oslo" are bringing a "fresh and authentic vision" to this classic musical. The original production of "Fiddler on the [...]

Dolly Would!

By | 2020-02-05T15:42:48-05:00 February 5th, 2020|Entertainment, Puzzles|

  Across 1 Untouchable head 5 Gomer Pyle's branch 9 Thomas who wrote "334" 14 Beginning of "Wicked" 15 Cause of Pinocchio's 8-incher 16 Sound of a facial discharge 17 With 38-Across, with "The," venue [...]

Relationship to Crime

By | 2020-02-12T12:41:12-05:00 February 5th, 2020|Entertainment, Theater|

Mystery, murder and the age-old question of "why?" Each of these criteria is met in Stephen Dolginoff's crime musical "Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story." Recounting the tale of what was the "murder of [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2020-02-05T15:04:57-05:00 February 5th, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

  By Romeo San Vicente Josie Totah joins 'Saved By The Bell' reboot Now this is news we like: Josie Totah, who gets our vote for funniest, most effervescent young actor, transgender or otherwise (though [...]

The Not-So-‘Unsung’ Life of Stephanie Mills

By | 2020-01-22T16:38:34-05:00 January 22nd, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

Few artists can claim a career so storied as singer Stephanie Mills. Although she doesn’t claim the label, Mills is by all accounts an rhythm and blues legend. Her career has taken the Brooklyn-based artist from a role as the original Dorothy in the Broadway production of "The Wiz," to a whopping five No. 1 R&B hits between 1986 and 1989 like "Home," "I Feel Good All Over" and "I have Learned to Respect the Power of Love."

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2020-01-22T16:27:06-05:00 January 22nd, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

  By Romeo San Vicente Jake Gyllenhaal invites you to the 'Fun Home' This is not a drill: "Fun Home" is going to be a movie. The autobiographical, bittersweet musical about a young lesbian’s coming-of-age [...]

Jax Anderson at El Club Feb. 8

By | 2020-01-22T16:23:24-05:00 January 22nd, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

Previously known as Flint Eastwood, Jax Anderson is a Detroit-based alt-pop artist who has built up an international fanbase championing "authenticity in a world filled with fake news" and empathy. Famous for hits like "Queen," [...]

Life in the Dollyverse

By | 2020-01-02T13:02:53-05:00 December 23rd, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Dolly was there, almost, holding court despite her lack of humanness, as queer writers on assignment huddled giddily in front of her, awe-stricken by the realness of a fake Dolly.  I stood, out of body, [...]

Original Cyndi

By | 2019-12-18T17:08:55-05:00 December 18th, 2019|Entertainment, Puzzles|

  Across 1 Bushy do 5 Just right 9 "Desperate Housewives," and others 14 Navratilova, for one 15 "That smarts!" 16 Belief statement at Metropolitan Community Church 17 Menu option 18 Load of money 19 [...]