• Latest News

Enter To Win

Enter contests to win great prizes like CDs, DVDs, concert tickets and more

Michigan Mark Totten Seeks Attorney General Seat, Speaks Out On Schuette

For Democrat Mark Totten, 40, his bid to replace Republican Bill Schuette, 60, as Michigan's Attorney General is a mission. "I think Michigan families need an Attorney General who is going to keep them safe and not let politics get in the way," Totten told Between The Lines in a phone interview Oct. 8. He says Schuette, who is seeking re-election to be the people's lawyer, has failed on the core missions of the office - fighting consumer fraud, protecting the environment, assuring transparency in government and respecting the federal Constitution and equal protection for all. READ MORE.

Automotive A Driving Force

Travis Parman predicted the future. As the current director of Corporate Communications at Nissan, Parman oversees all sorts of relationships within the automotive industry. But it wasn't that long ago that he wrote a 333-page thesis for his master's degree that specifically examined the relationship between corporations, their media marketing strategies and the LGBT community at large. READ MORE.

Political Hors Doeuvres MSHDA Under Investigation, Snyder Fundraiser Raises Questions

You thought YOU had a bad Monday. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's day started with revelations that the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is under federal investigation. Then the Michigan Democratic Party released documents showing a company that hosted a lavish fundraiser for Snyder, received a massive boost in their state contract the next day. Their no-bid state contract, incidentally. READ MORE.

Michigan Spirit Day Observed Oct. 16

Oct. 16 is this year's Spirit Day, an event created by GLAAD to show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth who have been bullied. READ MORE.

National Federal Judge Strikes Down Arizona Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A federal judge has cleared the way for legally recognized gay marriages in Arizona by ruling that the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional. The ruling Friday (Oct. 17) by U.S. District Judge John Sedwick bars state officials from enforcing a 1996 state law and a 2008 voter-approved constitutional amendment that outlawed gay marriage. READ MORE.

Michigan LGBT Jewelry Collection Comes To Tapper's

A new wedding jewelry collection from LGBT designer, Rony Tennenbaum, is being featured by Tapper's Diamonds and Fine Jewelry in honor of its 37th Anniversary. READ MORE.

Theater
Edge 'Alice' Stands Convention On Its Head

Some theatrical experiences defy description. But a few adjectives come to mind that are applicable to "Alice," the performance organization Nerve's immersive journey through Wonderland. "Unconventional?" Without a doubt. "Unique" - that too. Unsettling? More than a little. READ MORE.

Connections Made On Thursday Nights

Go Comedy! continues on Thursdays with an assortment of scripted experiences with more on-the-edge improv. Despite its billing as a filmmaking experience, the early evening show "Missed Connections: The Movie (Live on Stage)" is mostly a series of live vignettes (yes, there's a term someone could do an entire sketch about). READ MORE.

Script Carries 'Birth' As Performances Labor To Match

Throughout its history, Planet Ant Theatre has proudly straddled the improvisational comedy and scripted theater worlds, and that partnership is at peak visibility during the company's Colony FestLate-Night Series crossovers. For each of the biannual Colony Fest competitions, the winning improv troupe is given its very own late-night time slot to script and star in a one-act play. The latest in this tradition is "The Birth of Chad," written by the cast and director Michael Hovitch in a months-long process. READ MORE.

Columnists
Creep of the Week: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

It's been a tough four years for Michiganders under Gov. Rick Snyder. Especially the gay and lesbian ones. READ MORE.

Coming Out With Self and With Michigan

"If you're gay, everybody makes a ginormous deal out of it. You practically have to hold a news conference and take an ad out of the newspaper. Why? Just because it's not what most people do? That doesn't seem fair." READ MORE.

Our Time for Action: Countdown to November Vote

The one, and probably only, gubernatorial debate is over. The campaign ads are increasing as the days to the November 2014 midterm elections dwindle down. READ MORE.

Special Section: Automotive
A Driving Force

Travis Parman predicted the future. As the current director of Corporate Communications at Nissan, Parman oversees all sorts of relationships within the automotive industry. But it wasn't that long ago that he wrote a 333-page thesis for his master's degree that specifically examined the relationship between corporations, their media marketing strategies and the LGBT community at large.

View More Automotive
This Week's Issue

Download or view this week's print issue today!