February 14, 2014 |
While Valentine's Day playlists are undoubtedly being cued up for an evening full of romance, a slew of R&B acts are gifting fans with bundles of free tunes to soundtrack the day. Ne-Yo, JoJo, K. Michelle and Mya have all marked the romantic holiday with EPs and mixtapes. JoJo issued a three-song EP “#LOVEJO,” which pulls from an eclectic variety of inspirations. The EP features her twist on records from Anita Baker, Phil Collins and Kathleen Battle. The singer's chilled take on Collins' pop hit “Take Me Home,” courtesy of Da Internz (Rihanna, Nas)
September 19, 2013 |
Michelle found one of those notices outside her home saying her house number would be painted on the curb. A "donation" of $20 was requested. After the work was finished, the painters hassled Michelle for the money. She asks: Is she obliged to pay them? The answer: Nope. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions This racket is all too common. An official-looking notice says house numbers will be painted on the curb, and the wording suggests that homeowners are on the hook for a certain amount of money.
April 25, 2011 |
The novel "Wingshooters" is a searing, anguished novel about racial bigotry in a small, insulated Wisconsin town named Deerhorn, where people who were born there tend not to leave. These hard-working, mind-our-own-business townspeople have to contend with a biracial outsider, 9-year-old Michelle, with a Japanese mother and a white American father, who has been left with her paternal grandparents and never retrieved by her cold mother and feckless father. She comes to love her grandparents, especially Charlie Le Beau.
May 13, 2011 |
"Skateland" covers familiar territory — the first summer out of high school, which for some teens is a time wracked with uncertainty and confusion. Yet director Anthony Burns' new film, which he wrote with Brandon and Heath Freeman, still manages to offer a particularly affecting, well-observed portrait of young people coming of age in an east Texas town in the 1980s. At the beginning of summer, Ritchie (Shiloh Fernandez) is a happy guy. He has resisted the efforts of his younger sister Mary (Haley Ramm)
December 2, 2007 |
High on prescription drugs and four days without sleep, Michael Berke raced his Harley to the megachurch where he'd found a home. He barged into the church office, cursing loudly and wearing a mesh shirt printed with profanity. In his hands he held a picture of a woman with long, red hair and pouty lips. "This is who I used to be," he said. "And this" -- he gestured to his breastless chest, bald head and red goatee -- "is who I've become." He was born a man.
April 23, 1986 |
When Michelle Wesson of Christian High School is struggling on the mound in the late innings of a softball game, she can depend on support from her two sisters, who attend every game. Wesson's sisters, Janelle and Sara, offer Michelle more than cheers--they can provide solid hitting and fielding. The three sisters are members of the Patriot varsity team--Michelle is a junior, Janelle is a senior center fielder and Sara is a freshman left fielder.