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At Secret Cinema, the movie is a surprise

BY XAVIER HERSHOVITZ OU News Bureau Ticket in one hand popcorn in the other, you’re seated in the perfect seat ready for the movie to start. But there’s one thing: You have no clue what movie is about to play. This is what moviegoers experience the first and third Thursday of every month at 7:30 […]

November 16th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »

Message to all: Go easy on the stress

BY ALLISON WHITEHEAD OU News Bureau While everyone deals with stress, too much of it can affect the body. “Seventy-seven percent of people experience physical stress symptoms and 73 percent psychological symptoms,” said Kimberly Batko, a lifestyle coach and group instructor at the Downriver Family YMCA in Southgate. She added that stress can lead to […]

November 16th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »

Oral history creates pathways to the past

BY MARY SIRING OU News Bureau Stories are an inherent part of our societies and culture, seen in our values and even inspiring movies, books and music. There is a science behind the act of recording — whether in print or other media — the lives of those who came before us. “Oral history is […]

November 7th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C.,Oakland County | Read More »

Harvey volunteer: ‘It smelled horrible’

BY XAVIER HERSHOVITZ OU News Bureau Three days of helping victims of Hurricane Harvey has left two Michigan men with memories that won’t soon fade. David Burnett Jr. and Orlando Herrera, both of Pontiac, traveled to Sugarland, a small town about 30 minutes west of Houston, to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Burnett received […]

November 6th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »

It’s sit and fit at Clawson Shoes

BY CHRISTIAN MILLER OU News Bureau It’s common to enter Clawson Shoes on Tuesday through Saturday and see owner Cathy Young working with customers to find the best shoes for their individual needs. While big box stores are concerned with convenience, Young is all about service. “We pride ourselves on being a sit-and-fit store because […]

October 26th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »

Murder, misrepresentation and pop culture

BY MARY SIRING OU News Bureau             The popularity of true crime stories marks a new era in pop culture, but it’s not without side effects.               It has been three years since the release of Serial, the investigative journalism podcast narrating the nonfiction story of the murder of Hae Min Lee and the conviction […]

October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »

Foster care: The home before the forever home

BY ALLISON WHITEHEAD OU News Bureau Rescue animals can have a happy ending with the right kind of foster parent. There are about 78 million dogs in the United States. Pet owners get a quarter of these dogs from animal shelters and humane societies, according to the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. […]

October 19th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »

Remaking movies is a classic Hollywood practice

BY MARY SIRING OU News Bureau Hollywood in recent years has created a Reboot Empire with sequels and remakes. Just the past two years has fostered reboots and dupes such as “Jurassic World,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “It,” and a continuing series of novel adaptations and Disney live action reworks. Recycling movies is nothing new. […]

October 15th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »

Making Strides against breast cancer

BY CHRISTIAN MILLER OU News Bureau Music and smiles greeted teams and individuals gathered at Rochester Municipal Park for Oakland County’s 7th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The American Cancer Society hosted the Oct. 7 event. The society sponsors events that advocate breast cancer awareness, but none compares to the Making Strides Against […]

October 11th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »

For 16th year, shoppers support the needy

BY AJ KAJY OU News Bureau A shopping extravaganza sells itself. Combine that with a noble cause, and people will flock. For the 16th year, hundreds of people gathered at Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield to do just that. Patrons paced the club’s ballroom for four hours searching for items to purchase. The event […]

October 11th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »