Mark Ridley is a smart individual, but even smart men tend to be stupid when it comes to trivial details like their health and well-being.
World War II began on a different morning for Stan Krajewski. On our side of the ocean, the day that lives in infamy is Dec. 7, 1941. If we didn't learn it in school, we've seen it in the movies.
The comedy club was full Sunday night, which meant Trenton was pretty much empty. Twenty-six members of Mary Lynn Rajskub's immediate family were in Royal Oak for the show.
It's the sort of thought you have if you are strong and spirited and adventurous, and maybe if you've knocked back a couple of beers. You stand on the shore of Lake Michigan, look across the water and ask yourself, 'Wouldn't it be fun to cross over to the other side?' The notion had occurred, independently, to Andrew Pritchard and two of his friends from Traverse City.
From high up the Michigan map, Paul Beachnau has an interesting perspective on the grand bargain. He likes it. From high up the Marriott Hotel at the RenCen a few weeks ago, he had an interesting perspective on Detroit. He liked that, too.
The neighborhood was so nice in the old days that some people didn't want Arlener Harries in it. Now she's apologizing, for the block and for the house in the middle of it she has lived in since 1962.
Western Europe's car market was heading for a slow but steady recovery as sales finally hit rock bottom last year after the great recession, but evidence is mounting that even this unspectacular recovery might be in jeopardy.
Steve Lehto will tell you that of the hundreds of drivers who came to him with their tickets for burning rubber, speeding or perhaps driving a tad recklessly, the number of women was exactly zero.
It was simple in the old days. If you broke your ax, the fire department gave you a new one. These are the new days, when the city can't even supply its firehouses with fire trucks.
Here's how a broke city got broker: too many cheap batteries and too few new locks. The 9-volt batteries power Detroit's parking meters. The locks protect the batteries and the rest of the innards of the meters.
We used to build more cars than anyplace else, but we don't anymore. We used to have a gold record factory on the west side of the city, but we don't anymore. Uh-oh, though, can we eat SpaghettiOs.
Maire Kent floated off into the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, bound for parts and adventures unknown. That was 14 days after she set sail on Lake Michigan. It was 10 months after she died.
Even when you're old enough to live in a retirement community, it turns out, there's peer pressure. At least at Fox Run, nobody is leaning on you to skip school. The pressure there is to vote.
When the driver of the moving van carrying all 15,840 pounds of your earthly possessions gets fired on his way to San Diego and abandons the trailer in some dinky town in Missouri, just shrug and take your family to dinner.
What's formally known as the Gift of Life MOTTEP Foundation's walk/run raises money and attention for the cause, and it's not too late to step in.
In all the snickering over the two Republican operatives who ineptly infiltrated a Democratic fundraiser, we're missing something important.
Things would be different if her husband were still alive. No, not just different, because Sherry Kurzynowski is learning that different isn't always better.
For what will ultimately be one image in the glossy brochure for the 2015 SRX, not quite 20 people spent all or part of 10-1/2 hours last week in a leafy ...
He's had New York Times bestsellers, shelves of awards, a Fox Kids animated series and a Hallmark movie, but he remains self-deprecating and eminently likeable.
Karie Ross has been, among other things, one of the pioneering female anchors on ESPN. Now she's married to Detroit Tigers president and CEO Dave Dombrowski, ...
People used to tell Gregg Sutter he had the best job in the world. 'No,' he'd say, 'I have the second-best. But I'll take it.'
Michelle Wolford Ball's ears found the woman before her eyes did. She had her car windows up, and the air conditioner and radio were on. But could that be ... ...
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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