Coming This Week June 12th To The Maple Theater: Decoding Annie Parker

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Directed by: Steven Bernstein Starring: Maggie Grace, Rashida Jones, Helen Hunt, Alice Eve, Aaron Paul Rated: NR Run time: 90 min Year: 2013 SYNOPSIS Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit in partnership with The Maple Theater is proud to host a very special benefit premiere of the film, “Decoding Annie Parker”. Click here for tickets. Based on […]

Great Spring/Summer Reads

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The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family An inspiring story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette’s found salvation in books and weight-lifting. Josh Hanagarne couldn’t be invisible if he tried. Although he wouldn’t officially be diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome until his freshman year of high school, […]

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation – Interview with Michael Pollan

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Michael Pollan wants women to get back in the kitchen. And men. While we’re at it, he’d like to hustle the children in there, too! Because according to Pollan, the way we cook (or avoid cooking) defines our culture. The influential food journalist’s new book, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, borrows from the format […]

Join Us For The Premiere of “Of Two Minds”

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Please join us… for the Detroit premiere of “Of Two Minds”, a documentary about living with bi-polar disorder. “Take your best day… and your darkest moment… and multiply by a million. OF TWO MINDS is an award-winning feature documentary from the creative team behind WORDPLAY, IOUSA, SUPERHEROS and THESE AMAZING SHADOWS that explores the extraordinary […]

My Book Shelf From 2012

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A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy. ~Edward P. Morgan I became somewhat […]

Embrace Your Freedom to Choose

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“Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself.” ~ Remember and honor the month of November […]

“50 Shades of Kale” is Bound to Excite Your Taste Buds

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Some lovers get cold feet. When the frost touches Kale, she gets sweeter, her sugar concentrated. She has been known to last all winter long, perpetual satiation. Baby, do you like to eat seasonal? She is almost always ready for a few leaves to be plucked. Eating kale just got hotter. The very-good-for-you green is […]

I Recommend – Paris: A Love Story – A Wonderful Weekend Read!

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Kati Marton’s new book is called Paris: A Love Story – but it’s really more of a book about love and loss than one about the City of Light. “Because I have a keener sense now than ever of how elusive life is, and how you can’t count on anything, and how important it is […]

The Happiness Diet by Tyler Graham and Drew Ramsey, MD

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The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood, and Lean, Energized Body Scattered throughout this book are the top hundred reasons to avoid processed foods. And that is the short list. Reason number one points out that castoreum, which is used as a flavor enhancer in puddings, candies, and some frozen […]

Tantric Sex Cult? William Broads Science of Yoga: Anecdotal and Uninformed

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William Broad’s Science of Yoga: Anecdotal and Uninformed This last Sunday I went to church, and right there in the middle of the sanctuary during the passing of the peace, a nice lady came up and asked me if the yoga I teach was really just a sanitized version of some ancient tantric sex cult. […]