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  1. Review: Aretha Franklin is essence of soul at DTE Energy Music Theater

    It was warm Saturday night, but things were downright sultry by the time Aretha Franklin finished a two-hour set at DTE Energy Music Theater.

  2. Column: This time, let Israel finish job

    As long as the terrorist group is given de facto protection by world leaders who would not tolerate a similar hostile attack on their sovereign nations, nothing will change in this conflict.

  3. If Lions want dominating 'D,' Ziggy Ansah will have to turn up pressure

    If second-year defensive end Ziggy Ansah, the fifth overall pick in 2013, takes the necessary step forward in his development, the defensive line could return to its dominant play from 2011 and help the Lions be contenders in a tough NFC North in 2014.

  4. Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope still developing but ready to make his mark

    Before the soon-to-be second year guard ran out of gas and legs on the last two days of summer league, you could make the case he was the MVP of the 10-team competition.

  5. Memorable home runs give All-Star Game its classic feel

    It is true that ESPN did not discover Babe Ruth. It did not even invent baseball, football, basketball or soccer. It did not invent the photogenic home run, although it might seem so during the variety of sports shows around 10 o'clock every night.

    • 10:39 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Can the 2015 Buick Enclave still turn heads?

    The 2008 Buick Enclave SUV took our breath away. Six years later, Buick's refreshed, franchise vehicle tries to maintain its va-voom factor.

  6. Undeserving Dan Gilbert wins yet again in latest LeBron James drama

    Not even Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert's history of foolishness could keep James away from where his heart never left, and Gilbert stands to gain from it ó a true fly in the ointment of what appears to be a heartwarming situation on the surface.

  7. Top 10 films of 2014 ó so far

    Although it does happen, it's rare when Oscar fare emerges in the first half of the year. However, that doesn't mean the first half of the year was all garbage; far from it.

  8. Batteries battle fuel cells, leaving plug-in hybrids to prosper

    Auto manufacturers like Toyota of Japan are backing away from battery-only powered vehicles as sales fail to take-off, and hint that fuel-cells are the holy grail for future, green machines.

  9. Teen is mocked for not wanting to date

    Dear Abby: I'm a 14-year-old girl in middle school. I have never seriously dated anyone, and the one time I did I felt trapped. My friends think it's weird that I have never dated a guy and they call me a lesbian.

  10. Reaction to neomycin nixes shingles vaccine

    Dear Dr. Roach: I am 61 years old, and was anxious to get a shingles vaccine shot. I was upset to learn that, because I am allergic to neomycin, an ingredient in the vaccine, I cannot get vaccinated. I have talked to my doctor and also to a pharmacist about other options, but they donít know of any.

  11. Review: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' hits new genre heights

    'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' is the sequel to a prequel to a long line of films that date back to 1968. But it's doubtful any of those films could come close to matching the visual spectacle and Shakespearean interplay.

  12. LeBron's Miami sojourn wasn't a mistake, but reconnection with Cleveland is uplifting

    It seems we are supposed to be rivals, Detroit and Cleveland, but Motown today can feel good about Friday's news that LeBron James is headed back to the Cavaliers.

  13. Michigan coaches have positive impact on North Carolina DE Darian Roseboro

    Earlier this week Lincolnton (N.C.) defensive end Darian Roseboro whittled his impressive list of schools down to Alabama, Clemson, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Tennessee and Michigan.

  14. Future Spartan QB Brian Lewerke 'solid all week' at Elite 11

    One of the counselors at the Elite 11 was current Spartan Connor Cook. The two future teammates knew each other coming in, but had an extended opportunity to ...

    • 10:02 PM, Jul. 10, 2014

    Targeting water scofflaws fair, long overdue

    How dare those people at the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department start running their shop according to general business principles, like asking past-due ...

  15. Get seeds started inside to kick-start summer veggies

    Most garden centers are out of seedlings at this time of year, so in order to grow greens and short-season vegetables, I have to grow them from seed. Some ...

  16. St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church helps needy ó stitch by stitch

    The members of the St. Joan of Arc Knitting/Crochet Ministry do some very serious work ó helping those in need by knitting and crocheting winter accessories ...

  17. Baked beans, brisket top off a great holiday weekend

    Need a quick side dish? Instead of opening a can of baked beans and doctoring them, use Great Northern beans and spike them with whatever's available (sans ...

  18. Get used to orange barrels, Oakland County

    Brace yourself, Oakland County, you're about to be blessed with a little more road construction. The Road Commission for Oakland County recently received $13.3 ...

  19. Michigan, pure and simple, draws in family

    New Yorkers have the Hamptons. Californians have Big Sur. There's Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, too. But nothing compares to our Great Lakes and the vast ...

  20. Review: 'Third Person' offers strong stories of shattered families

    There's a sense of despair, of something broken beyond repair, in the intricate 'Third Person,' written and directed by Paul Haggis, writer-director of the ...

  21. Review: Touching 'Hellion' follows a shattered family on the verge

    Director Kat Chandler never lets 'Hellion' become a fable of cheap redemption. In fact, the pain that drives the film seems to be contagious, leading to a ...

  22. Grown child still resents parents who skipped 'graduation'

    Dear Abby: When I was a child, my parents skipped my elementary school graduation. For that matter, everyone did. My grandfather had just died, so Mom was ...

  23. Review: Cage's 'Rage' is rotten from beginning to end

    'Rage' is a relentless mess of a film, moving from stilted dialogue to countless scenes of senseless violence with plenty of irrelevant side stories along the ...

  24. Fill cracks in your concrete and mortar

    Whether you have a cement driveway or a brick home, you surely have some concrete or mortar cracks to deal with. If you hate looking at the cracks, you can ...

    • 7:08 AM, Jul. 10, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    The Dodge Grand Caravan is dead, long live the Grand Caravan

    The Dodge Grand Caravan deserves its own room at the Smithsonian when Dodge retires the line. It's a practical, versatile, comfortable, rolling condo with ...

    • 10:05 PM, Jul. 9, 2014

    New DIA art evaluation is unlikely to unravel 'grand bargain'

    The DIA is not home free. Not after a valuation of its prodigious collection concluded the museumís 60,000-piece collection could be worth as much as $4.6B.

  25. J.D. Martinez showing Tigers he's got the write stuff

    With the music blasting in the Tigers clubhouse late Wednesday afternoon, and most of his teammates hitting the showers or grabbing a quick bite to eat before ...

  26. Michigan schools still largely mediocre

    When students leave their high schools behind, they should be able to face their first college classes with confidence.

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