Four years ago, I had the good fortune of interviewing author Kelly Corrigan when she was in town peddling her second book, 'Lift.' Her third, 'Glitter and Glue,' was recently released.
For Scott McLeod, 21, of Brighton, 'retard' has never been just a word. Diagnosed with autism at age 4, he says the hardest battle is not fighting his own intellectual disability but overpowering others' ignorance and degradation.
They are the film industry's unsung heroes: the grips and assistants whose behind-the-scenes work carries production from start to finish. Last week, an on-the-job death of one their own sent the film community reeling in shock and sadness.
Her wedding day, Feb. 9, 2013, was freezing cold. The church had no heat. Graffiti covered the walls behind what used to be the altar. Shards of shattered stained glass covered the floors. Still, the bride says she wouldn't change a thing.
She will always remember the date, Aug. 24, 2009, because it was the day that changed her entire life. That Monday, Megan Scholl felt her heart rate take off like a speeding train.
The scarves started appearing on city statues and lamp posts downtown almost two weeks ago: soft, hand-knit mufflers with tags attached that read: 'If you're cold you can keep me. If you know somebody else who's cold, please take me to them.'
You have to wonder what the conversation was like between Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL, and his wife and mother of their three young children the day he arrived home last week after telling his workforce that health care costs for 'distressed babies' were the reason he was cutting employee benefits.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman's recent death from an apparent heroin overdose not only focused attention on the nation's heroin crisis, it was also a big wake up call for all those who suffer from alcoholism and drug addiction.
Four years ago, Rabbi Yisrael Pinson saw the beginnings of a Jewish revival downtown and sought to convince local religious leaders that the city needed its first Chabad House.
For the past two weeks, we've become fluent in the polar vortex, the Alberta clipper and the Siberian express. Weather has taken center stage, the ice breaker of all conversations (pardon the pun).
Marney Keenan is a lifestyle columnist for detnews.com. She is married with three teenage daughters, two dogs and two cats and lives in house that has been under construction for the last ten years. When she’s not doing laundry, slaving over a hot stove or otherwise putting herself last, she writes columns about family matters and social issues.
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