Reviews

‘The Quickest Kid in Clarksville’ by Pat Zietlow Miller

Cover of children's book titled Quickest Kid in Clarksville picturing an drawing of a thin African American girl with braids in a checkered dress.

Many books have been written about Wilma Rudolph, who was once considered the ‘fastest woman in the world.’ It is not surprising that her story continues to be told, as it holds the power to inspire any generation.

Stephen King Changes History in 11.22.63

Promo photo of 11.22.63 on Hulu network

Not many of us can say we were there, but we all know the basic facts regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The 35th president of the United States was in a motorcade, driving through downtown Dallas, Texas on November 22 in 1963.

“The Dawn of Justice” Does Not Rise Beyond Its Own Chaos

The summer movie season kicked off early this year as “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” opened on March 25. The movie is 2hrs 30min making it one of the longest superhero movies to date.

Murder Mystery Company: Dressed to Kill

Black silhouettes of five thin women walking with the title "Dressed to Kill" above them.

Dressed up in finery, Thursday April, 7, I strutted down the red carpet as three TMZ reporters ran up to me and proceeded to hound me about the designer of my dress and shoes, who I was arriving with, and how I felt about the hit stylist, Walter Melon.

America’s Thirst for the Juice

The events that would unfold in a brutal and horrific double-murder on June 12, 1994 would lead to one of America’s biggest obsessions with what is popularly referred to as “the trial of the century.” Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman

Return of Asian Cuisine to Site of Detroit’s Abandoned Chinatown

An Asian meal, with meats, veggies, and rice, sits on a table.

Once I discovered the news that owners of Detroit hotspots Sugar House, Wright and Co., Cafe 78, and Honest John’s were opening a Chinese restaurant in the center of what was Detroit’s Chinatown, I knew I was going to have to stop by Midtown and check

'When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons' By Julie Fogliano

Cover of When Green Becomes Tomatoes illustration of little girl in grass

As spring begins to tease with its sprouts and thunder, both young and weathered faces glow with anticipation. The intermittent reverence adults feel as a new season approaches is meager in comparison to the unbridled wonder that children experience.

“Deadpool”: A Comic Book Movie Like No Other

If you’re a Marvel fan, chances are that “Deadpool” was at the top of your list of movies to see in 2016, and for good reason. The misrepresentation of the character of Deadpool in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” was disappointing to many Marvel fans.

Rose’s Fine Food: Living Wages and Food to Die For

A cup of black coffee in a pink teacup.

Rose’s Fine Food is a Detroit brunch diner located on East Jefferson.

‘The Night Gardener,’ by Terry Fan and Eric Fan

The cover of the book, "The Night Gardener" features a boy looking up at a tree who's canopy is shaped like an owl. It is cast in moonlight.

Nature offers boundless beauty and pleasure - if we choose to be vigilant enough to notice.

That is the idea behind the simply told and beautifully illustrated new picture book by brothers Terry and Eric Fan.

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