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Pot, pols and polls: State AG race an important one for medical marijuana

By Larry Gabriel

Published: 10/6/2010

Types: Culture, Health & science

Just because the Detroit Election Commission chose not to put the question of legalizing marijuana on the Nov. 2 ballot doesn't mean there's no cannabis drama in this election. At least for Michigan medical marijuana activists, the contest for attorney general is crucial. "We're concerned abou...[MORE]

Getting cuckold feet: Jealous lovers, screaming partners and a noble online project

By Dan Savage

Published: 10/6/2010

Types: Culture, Love & sex

Q: My husband has a cuckold fetish, which we have indulged through two drunken threesomes with two of his best friends. The first time, he really had to talk me into it. The second time, he steered me in that direction and I took the wheel. I now have had sex alone with Friend 2 a few times. My husb...[MORE]

Poletown saints: A beautiful 125-year-old church lives on despite faith-testing circumstances

By Detroitblogger John

Published: 10/6/2010

Types: Culture, Spirituality

It's hard to hear the priest. His voice has softened with age, he's got a thick Polish accent and his microphone keeps cutting in and out. Still, Father Edward Kaszak pushes forward with the Mass, a little in fluent Polish, some in halting English, giving the most unique liturgy in town.  There ar...[MORE]

Motor City Cribs: Charlie Slick's west side Ann Arbor apartment

By Doug Coombe

Published: 9/29/2010

Types: Culture, House & garden

On the stage, Charlie Slick is a full-on party-sensory assault, his electro-dance jams usually presented amid a light-show-soaked flurry of bubbles and glitter with audience participation. For one who invites so much chaos into his live shows you might be surprised to find his home is downright seda...[MORE]

Awkward threesomes: Is he a third wheel? Or in the throes of a cuckold fetish?

By Dan Savage

Published: 9/29/2010

Types: Culture, Love & sex

Q: I'm a straight college guy, age 21, and I share a house with some buddies and a couple. Anyhow, the interesting stuff: This couple has been together for four years. They're both quite sexual, but she's got more libido than he does. I've got a big sex drive too. Both of them have stated an opennes...[MORE]

Hope for the future: Another gay teenager in another small town has killed himself

By Dan Savage

Published: 9/22/2010

Types: Culture, Love & sex

Q: I'm a gay male and have been seeing a terrific guy for a couple of months. Two years ago, during an uncharacteristically wild few months in my life, I had a threesome with a couple, and as it turns out, my boyfriend is very good friends with them. We see them socially and have even all had dinner...[MORE]

Cycles of change: An inner-city bike squad wheels toward community in a falling neighborhood

By Detroitblogger John

Published: 9/22/2010

Types: Culture, Lifestyle

One has a Heineken mini-keg behind the seat. This one has a TV on it. That one has a PlayStation affixed to the back end. Pastel colors glow, polished chrome sparkles. They're among the dozens of custom bicycles lined along the curb in front of this one house that has no neighbors on either side of...[MORE]

Mouse in the house: Man likes sex better with a cooter plug up his pooper

By Dan Savage

Published: 9/15/2010

Types: Culture, Love & sex

Q: I'm sorry about sending this letter to you via snail mail. I don't want to send an e-mail because I'd rather not have a record of this living forever on some server somewhere. About six months ago, after watching my girlfriend insert a tampon, I asked if I could do it for her next time. She thou...[MORE]

Drunk & dopey: OK, so that was awkward and dumb, but you're not a sex offender

By Dan Savage

Published: 9/8/2010

Types: Culture, Love & sex

Q: A few nights ago, I got drunk and knocked on my roommate's door and confessed my attraction to him while he was lying in bed in nothing more than his Skivvies. (It was dark and I stayed at the door, so I didn't know that until after the fact.) And then I asked him if I could sleep in his room bec...[MORE]

Uncle Jerrold and the schwa: A curious character's campaign for a curious character

By Matthew Wolfe

Published: 9/8/2010

Types: Culture

"If you say to any thinking person, 'Let us form a society for the invention of new and subtler words', he will first of all object that it is the idea of a crank, and then probably say that our present words, properly handled, will meet all difficulties. ... [T]his argument, like most of the a...[MORE]

Little bar on the prairie: An iconic restaurant keeps a piece of old Detroit alive

By Detroitblogger John

Published: 9/15/2010

Types: Culture, Lifestyle

Mike Harnett leans back against the hood of his car, arms folded, eyes alert. It's early afternoon, and everything is still and quiet in the fields around him. His job is to watch over the cars of the customers at the Ivanhoe Café, better known as the Polish Yacht Club, a 101-year-old bar an...[MORE]

End of summer festival freak-out: Jazz Fest in Detroit, Arts Beats & Eats in Royal Oak, and the Labor Day Festival in Hamtramck

By Metro Times staff

Published: 9/1/2010

Types: Culture

Jazz Fest staying power by Charles L. Latimer How Barry Harris and Roy Haynes found their niches More festive listening by W. Kim Heron With chops, Grammy awards even, if not the biggest names Tributaries by W. Kim Heron Jazz Fest looks back to greats, known and less-so Candlebox vs. Saving Ab...[MORE]

Fear of women: Sad sack just can't seem to get with women

By Dan Savage

Published: 9/1/2010

Types: Culture, Love & sex

Q: Here's my problem: I love women. I love the way they look, I love the way they move, I love the way they sound. I like to see them naked. But the idea of actually interacting with women — trying to engage them in intelligent conversation without coming off as absolutely leotarded — ab...[MORE]

First-time bummer: It's rarely all you'd thought it would be on the first try

By Dan Savage

Published: 8/25/2010

Types: Culture, Love & sex

Q: I lost my virginity last night. I'm a straight male in my early 30s, so it was about time. It wasn't awkward, and we had a good time. However, I didn't climax during sex, which is a result of years of death-grip masturbation. (Thanks for the warning, Dan. I'm sorry I didn't heed it.) She took it...[MORE]

Down on the corner: One man's grill is another man's hangout

By Detroitblogger John

Published: 8/25/2010

Types: Culture, Lifestyle

His barbecue stand is stocked with two grills, a hot dog cart and a group of men who seat themselves at his side every day. Charles Gaither can be found on the corner of East McNichols and Hoover six days a week, from just before lunch until the sun sinks away, standing over two barrel grills that ...[MORE]

Krishna rocks: The twins eat, pray and love at India Day — and learn how a Morrissey belt buckle can help make new friends

By D’Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 8/18/2010

Types: Culture, Lifestyle

Unless you're Elizabeth Gilbert, a free trip to India is hard to come by. So when the Wonder Twins heard about India Day 2010, an event celebrating India's 63rd Independence Day, they decided to try to do in a day what Gilbert did in a year. After attending the event, they completed their 24-hour Ea...[MORE]

Pokin' the pooper: The rules of hitting bottom during sex

By Dan Savage

Published: 8/18/2010

Types: Culture, Love & sex

Q: My boyfriend and I are straight college students, and he's always wanting to try new things. Recently, he asked to put a finger in my ass while we were having sex. Someone did that to me before, but it felt uncomfortable and it kinda hurt. I told my boyfriend that he could do it once and then I w...[MORE]

Advice for teen boys: Don't despair, you short, hairless chimp!

By Dan Savage

Published: 8/11/2010

Types: Culture, Love & sex

Q: Longtime reader, first-time mailer. A long while ago, you wrote an incredible piece of general advice for teenage boys. The advice was so excellent that I clipped it out to keep in case I ever had a son. Well, years later, I have a son. But I have since moved a gazillion times and across several...[MORE]

Signs of faith: A Detroit mother’s grief is transformed — one nail at a time

By Detroitblogger John

Published: 8/11/2010

Types: Culture, Spirituality

What can it actually accomplish? It's just a sign, stark and simple, and it declares, in the kind of religious language that saturates the city's culture, that "God said ... Thou shall not kill." And suddenly it was appearing on trees and poles all over town. The woman behind it says t...[MORE]

When your biggest fans are an ocean away: A few Detroiters who give thanks to "angels" abroad

By Metro Times staff

Published: 8/4/2010

Types: Culture

Glenn Barr When it comes to the idea of local creatives getting more respect abroad, local artist Glenn Barr is no stranger. The internationally respected artist, who coincidentally did the cover art for Zadoorian's Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit, had experiences very similar to the author's when he ...[MORE]

Hometown strangers: How the Italians revived my career

By Michael Zadoorian

Published: 8/4/2010

Types: Culture, Lifestyle

Every Memorial Day, European tourists swarm Detroit for the annual Movement electronic music festival to lay laurels at the birthplace of techno and give thanks to its progenitors: Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson. Though these men walk the streets mostly unrecognized here, mere mortals...[MORE]

Keep it honest

By Dan Savage

Published: 8/4/2010

Types: Culture, Love & sex

Q: My boyfriend and I have "history." We dated casually and weren't ready to stop seeing other people, so we had an open relationship. This phase was awful: lots of fights, a couple minor breakups, and eventually I called it quits for good, cutting off all contact. A month later, we starte...[MORE]

Porn for all!: If men get to watch porn, women needn't settle for cupcakes

By Dan Savage

Published: 7/28/2010

Types: Culture, Love & sex

Q: Ever since hearing you say on your podcast that all men use porn, I have had a burning question: What about us women? If all men get a pass to have this whole other sex life, which is (mostly) external to their partnerships and is sexually satisfying, then I think all women should have a pass as ...[MORE]

Soldiering on: A real horseman keeps history alive and brings some country to the city

By Detroitblogger John

Published: 7/28/2010

Types: Culture, Lifestyle

His office smells like horse manure. But James Buchanan doesn't mind at all. He's standing behind his small desk on a sweltering July afternoon, putting on a heavy wool uniform worn by soldiers long ago. Buchanan is in charge here at the Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Center, which lies at the edge of ...[MORE]

Motor City Rides: They upgraded to a motor home

By Doug Coombe

Published: 7/21/2010

Types: Culture

Downriver kids The HandGrenades are true children of rock 'n' roll. In fact, Nick Chevillet's dad relaxes by taking leisurely 200 mph runs on a skull-emblazoned drag boat. Brothers Andrew and Tom Pawelski's old man had a band, the Mastertones, that warmed up the Byrds, the Rolling Stones, and yes &m...[MORE]

Porn freak lies: The warning signs are ominous

By Dan Savage

Published: 7/21/2010

Types: Culture, Love & sex

Q: I was recently told that I am being puritanical and self-righteous because I can't get over the fact that my partner spends a good deal of time seeking out pictures of very young girls to masturbate to. Nothing illegal, he says, but still ... He admits to having a 20-year-plus addiction to porn,...[MORE]

Motor City Cribs: Andre Williams' South Side Chicago digs

By Doug Coombe

Published: 7/14/2010

Types: Culture, House & garden

For his first act in the late '50s and '60s, the 73-year-old Andre Williams recorded, produced and wrote songs for great soul hotbeds including Fortune, Motown and Chess Records. Under his own name he released "Bacon Fat" and "Jail Bait," two absolute classics. Williams also penn...[MORE]

Holding court: A pick-up poem and photo essay on B-ball

By Travis R. Wright

Published: 7/14/2010

Types: Culture, Sports

Holding Court  pivot sweat  pick set  on blacktop plateau no script give  and go run 'em back a mid-summer's pickup  play stretched out  laced up one-on-one  win by two run 'em back bound to the key turn to the wing swing bottom block drop step  head fake who's g...[MORE]

Risky business: Work-related sex quandaries abound

By Dan Savage

Published: 7/14/2010

Types: Culture, Love & sex

Q: My boss and CEO lives and works in a different city, but most of her mail arrives at my office because it is the company's official address. I routinely open mail and packages addressed to her. Usually they contain documents for me to handle or software for me to install, but today I opened a pac...[MORE]

Rebuilding the temple: A downtown Detroit synagogue is rediscovered - and reborn

By Sallyann Price

Published: 7/14/2010

Types: Culture, Spirituality

When Martin Herman moved to Detroit to begin his academic career at Wayne State University in 1962, fresh from a year's study in Paris on a Fulbright research grant, the city offered six synagogues within walking distance of his home near Livernois and Curtis.  Since Herman's arrival, however, the ...[MORE]

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