Happy Birthday, Michigan!

My beloved home state is celebrating its 185th birthday today, and to mark the occasion, here are a few of my favorite Michigan-born artists and Michigan-set media. Stevie Wonder Any number of Michigan-born musicians could have topped this list; Motown Records is just an embarrassment of musical riches. But no single artist has brought meContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Michigan!”

Quick Hits: July 7

Robert Downey Sr. – actor, filmmaker and father of Robert Downey Jr. – has died at the age of 85. Downey was a leading figure in the counterculture cinema of the 1960s, writing and directing such low budget features as Putney Swope, Pound and Greaser’s Palace. As an actor, he also appeared in bigger budgetContinue reading “Quick Hits: July 7”