Flint native, photographer Dan White, comes home to capture larger-than-life “Flint Folks”
Jun22

Flint native, photographer Dan White, comes home to capture larger-than-life “Flint Folks”

By Jan Worth-Nelson Pulitzer Prize winner Dan White, 60, has spent decades photographing Kansas City jazz musicians, cowboys, the Lost Boys of Sudan, Zapotec women of Oaxaca, and aboriginal peoples of Australia. And now he’s come back to Flint, where he grew up in a well-known extended Vehicle City family, to fall in love again with the faces and stories of his hometown.  He says he hopes his work — to be featured in the...

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The Whiting’s new season opens curtains to live performance, community support
Jun19

The Whiting’s new season opens curtains to live performance, community support

By Megan Ockert The Whiting, Flint’s Cultural Center performing arts venue, has announced its 2017/2018 schedule. It features shows such as Kinky Boots, Rain: a Tribute To The Beatles, Peter Pan, and Black Violin. According to Whiting Executive Director Jarret Haynes, the season reflects both an emphasis on live performance and The Whiting’s goal of contributing to Flint in the wake of the water crisis. In sizing up the new season,...

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Review: Why are we killing the planet? “The Myth of Human Supremacy” nails troubling answers
Jun19

Review: Why are we killing the planet? “The Myth of Human Supremacy” nails troubling answers

By Robert R. Thomas Human supremacy, according to Derrick Jensen, is a contradiction in terms. In The Myth of Human Supremacy, Jensen’s impassioned and intelligent analysis of the myth that proclaims we humans are superior beings, posits his approach with essential questions like, superior to what and whom? and the how and the why of that? Dedicated to Planet Earth, the book’s opening quote from Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of...

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Equality Caucus hosts weekend events, gears up for Flint Pride
Jun17

Equality Caucus hosts weekend events, gears up for Flint Pride

By Meghan Christian The Equality Caucus of Genesee County hosted a weekend of events beginning June 9 with Rainbow in Retro, a historical exhibit gathered by Flint native Tim Retzloff, to demonstrate the rich history of LGBTQ people in Flint and ending June 11 with an Equality March downtown. The events served to gain greater visibility for the Flint LGBTQ community–especially significant since June is Pride Month, culminating...

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Five indicted on involuntary manslaughter charges in Flint water crisis; sixth charged with obstruction
Jun14

Five indicted on involuntary manslaughter charges in Flint water crisis; sixth charged with obstruction

By Jan Worth-Nelson Charges of involuntary manslaughter related to the Flint water crisis have been slapped on five past or present state officials for their alleged “failure to act,”  leading to deaths from the Legionnaires Disease outbreak of 2015. Highest ranking among the indicted was the state’s Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Nick Lyon. charged along with four other principals...

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Commentary:  Will a cool spring give us a hot summer?
Jun03

Commentary: Will a cool spring give us a hot summer?

By Paul Rozycki After a fairly mild winter, spring has been rather cool, gray, and rainy. However, what’s been true for the weather may not be true for this summer’s political outlook. More than a few political issues offer the prospect of being very hot. On the national level On the national scene, President Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey, growing rumors of a possible Russian involvement in the 2016 campaign, and the...

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