If you live in Uganda and you are poor, your teeth hurt. It's a fact of life there, says Ryan Shinska. Coca-Cola costs less than bottled water, the average life expectancy is 53 years, and if you are poor, your teeth hurt. As a dentist, that bothers him. As someone who tries to live his faith, it moves him.
I have a major soft spot for Opa! Fest, scheduled for Friday through Sunday at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, partly because the organizers have invited me out a few times to do cooking demonstrations. That's a lot like having Jose Feliciano do driving demonstrations.
You could not fairly call T.C. Latham a beloved character on the streets of Detroit. The truth is, he could be annoying.
The guests wore spiffy hats, the mood was festive, and it was in all respects a lovely baby shower a few weeks ago — even if the impending mom was 3,762 miles away.
In Los Angeles, a city with no pro football team and apparently a shortage of great artworks, a columnist has decreed that the DIA's Van Gogh self-portrait would be better off hanging in a museum there.
Yes, that’s a bear. A rather large one, 9 feet tall and probably 1,500 pounds, standing upright and leaning against a tree along Middlebelt Road.
Minah Lee has two campaign signs in her store window and no favorite in the race.
I can ask just about anybody just about anything and get an answer. What I kept hearing at the Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix was, "You don't want to know."
Welcome, auto racing fans, to the city where a T-shirt proudly declares, “Detroit: Where the weak are killed and eaten.”
I said .05 strikes me as a foolhardy figure to determine which drivers are OK to get behind the wheel and which aren’t. In response, Teresa Herzog Mourad suggested an even rounder number: Zero.
At 4:54 p.m., I finished my Miller High Life. Then I walked a tenth of a mile to the Farmington police station and blew into a plastic tube.
You have to draw the line someplace, and for one of Detroit’s most successful radio teams, Farrah Abraham is on the wrong side of it.
It took some work, but I've found a ranking of major cities in which Detroit actually looks good. At least for awhile.
At the Signature Grill, Stefanie Delvecchio is known as Computer Girl, because she brings her widescreen laptop downstairs with her and sets it up on the bar.
We are the Wolverine State, even though we have no wolverines.
I was driving north on Lahser Road in Southfield when I saw George Phifer walking in the other direction.
Things have changed a bit since the old days when stamps had to be licked. The wooly mammoth has died out, for one thing. Also, people are sending emails ...
I had dinner at the Union Street Saloon in Detroit the other night and noticed a sign over the bar that I hadn't seen before. Or maybe I saw it 20 years ago ...
Neal Rubin began writing his Detroit News column in June of 2000. His theoretically humorous look at life appears Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. A Michiganian since 1984, Rubin grew up in Southern California and Colorado and attended the University of Northern Colorado on a 7-card stud scholarship. He prefers dogs to cats, game shows to reality shows, and writing to actual labor. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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