Author: DIANA HEIDGERD

Jeff Daniels the actor makes way for Jeff Daniels the musician


Serious and seriouser

From a contentious novelist-turned-regretful family man, to an insufferable ever-placating news anchor, to a lovingly dim-witted dog groomer, Jeff Daniels the actor is a man of many roles. But it is perhaps that of the singer-songwriter, arts advocate, husband, and father residing in Chelsea, Mich. that requires the most agility.…

Grizzly Bear just shook off 4-year hibernation, and they’re coming to metro Detroit


When your band is referred to as the American equivalent to Radiohead by critics and fans alike, the world takes notice of your absence. For Grizzly Bear, a band whose reputation was forged by both the music blog-industrial complex of the mid-2000s as well as their exploratory affection for restless rumination, that four year hibernation quickly metastasized into rumors of disbandment.…

We don’t need no education


You have to hand it to them — on one hand, the Republicans who have run everything in Lansing for the past seven years have been consistent. They’ve done pretty much everything they can to seriously damage public education in Michigan.…

Woodward Avenue street plaza to stay open despite traffic concerns


A controversial downtown Detroit pedestrian plaza that has shut down Woodward Avenue at Jefferson since June will remain open despite concerns from drivers and business owners in the area.

Michigan Rep. John Conyers doubles down on sexual harassment denial, admits to settlement



After initially denying knowledge about sexual harassment allegations and a cover-up as detailed in a new BuzzFeed News bombshell report, Michigan Rep. John Conyers has issued a statement clarifying the matter — somewhat.

In a statement issued by his office Tuesday afternoon, Conyers admitted to the settlement, but also doubled down on his denial.

Michigan State Police program to drug test drivers encounters blowback from lawyers



Police may be asking some drivers to have their saliva tested for drugs in a pilot program being rolled out in five Michigan counties, including Washtenaw. And the program has some attorneys hopping mad.

Detroit City Council approves $250M in taxpayer money for Dan Gilbert


Michigan’s richest resident will take home $250 million in state taxpayer funds to help finance four new developments in downtown Detroit.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Detroit City Council approved the money for Bedrock, Dan Gilbert’s development company, over the objections of residents who questioned the need to provide a billionaire with taxpayer money.…