Thanks so much for the great article (Faces/October) about my literacy volunteer work.
I hope it inspires a few others to participate.
Dana Casadei and Laurie Tennent did a great job with the story and photos.
I was surprised at the number of people who commented about it. Shari Cohen
This month's rumination is directed at the true political independents and what I suspect is a large portion of the voting masses, among them this writer, who remain befuddled by the field of Democrat primary contenders, including late entrants into the field in recent weeks.
Like many others, a few months out from the March presidential primary election, I find myself very conflicted. I'll be upfront about it – I seek change in the White House, and long ago I gave up thin
Birmingham has a new women’s clothing store with the recent opening of fab’rik in the former Artloft location at 123 W. Maple Road. Store manager Kayden Booker explained that fab’rik is a franchise out of Atlanta, with the Birmingham location owned by Carrie Sofikitis. “Anyone can shop here,” Booker said of the store, which features affordable women’s fashion for shoppers “from middle school to older women.” The store offers a wide-range of clothing and accessories, including
Looking for non-dairy cheese and dessert options? Lucky for you, there is now a delicious option, with the early December opening of Planthropie, at 135 Pierce Street in downtown Birmingham, in the former James Designs Fine Jewelry location. Owner Rua Francis said Planthropie is the first of its kind worldwide, a boutique that is “consciously-brand focused on plant-based favorites focused on cheeses and desserts. Everything is organic, all certified and made from all raw ingr
After years located in downtown Birmingham in a historic townhouse at the corner of Maple and Peabody, Carol Lewis Day Spa is making a move. Carol Lewis, owner of the day spa, announced she is moving to 1775 E. 14 Mile Road, one block east of Woodward, in early December. Carol Lewis Day Spa will continue to offer its clients facials, hydrofacials, waxing, including Brazilians, body massages, microblading and tattooing of brows. In addition, the new location offers free parkin
Sports Clips, a haircut salon just for men and boys, opened in mid-November at 1983 S. Telegraph in Bloomfield Township. The new shop, one of 1,800 Sports Clips locations nationwide, boasts it’s like “no other place you’ve ever gotten your haircut.” Why is that? There are sports everywhere, with TVs playing sports, as well as “guy-smart stylists who know how to give men like you the hair cut you want, and the haircut you need.” Sports Clips specializes only in haircuts for me
Often utilizing materials at his disposal to incorporate into artwork, Niko Dimitrijevic's is both an artist and a glassblower who has created hand-crafted installations to bring new perspective to the world around him.
"My maternal grandfather was an artist, but realistically speaking, my mom's whole family was from Northern Italy and were farmers, but also makers, working with everything from copper work to embroidery," Dimitrijevic said. "I never met my grandfather, but
Tony-Award nominated producer Rachel Sussman has made New York City her home for more than a decade, but her strong Michigan roots keep her close to her hometown.
A native of Bloomfield Township and a graduate of the Wylie E. Groves Performing Arts Company, Sussman headed to New York City after graduating from Groves, earning her drama degree from New York University. Since 2010, she has worked with Second Stage Theatre, RKO Stage Productions, the New York Musical Festival
The secret’s out. Maxwell Leonard, who once ran an “underground bakery” from his Hamtramck home, now bakes fresh bread daily at Detroit’s Ochre Bakery. “It didn’t exist,” he says coyly of the secret bakery where he tested recipes for his coveted baked goods, which made people “want it more.”
Leonard, who grew up in Birmingham and graduated from Seaholm High School, didn’t always intend on pursuing a career as a professional baker. He grew up with “a strong food culture of q
Never underestimate the role that chance is bound to play in your life and career. That's one of the toughest things to teach students for college English professor, author and long-time editor of the Kenyon Review, David Lynn.
"I started writing stories as a sophomore at Cranbrook, and that shaped me in a lot of ways," Lynn said. "I assumed I would go to law school, but I had an itch to write."
When Lynn didn't get accepted by his first choice law school after graduatin