Columns

Michigan's new tax on Airbnb comes home to roost for tourists

September 20, 2017

By Tyler Stewart Tourism is a considerable contribution to Michigan’s economy. As tourism continues to grow throughout the state, more travelers are choosing a “shared-economy” approach, such as Airbnb, rather than booking a hotel or motel ...

My Turn: Time continues to chip, slip away

September 20, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief At a recent legal gathering, where good stories were flowing as readily as the cocktails, I was struck by the number of conversations that were dominated by the vagaries of age. Or as one compatriot said, in borrowing ...

Celebrity Chef Suffers Post-Mortem Blowback

September 20, 2017

The late Pierre Franey (fre-NAY) was one of the early celebrity chefs, with a TV show and his popular NY Times column “The 60 Minute Gourmet.” The eponymous cookbook is one of my most dog-eared. Unlike many others of his profession, Franey steered ...

A 'Daily Dozen' worth repeating

September 20, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief During its publishing heyday, The Chicago Tribune once labeled auto pioneer Henry Ford an “ignoramus.” As was his wont, Ford sued, challenging the paper to “prove it.” During the trial, Ford ...

Mushroom Crack Recipe?

September 20, 2017

A friend shared the below recipe for “Wild Mushroom Dip,” except she (offhandedly and ironically) called it “Mushroom Crack Dip.” Is that fair? Calling food “crack” is a form of hyperbole, and is often found in food writing. ...

Sharing the Kill

September 20, 2017

We once owned a cat who had expensive tastes. Midnight would not eat dry cat food, subsisting on the most finicky canned brands, and whatever people food he could score. When I fed him a few morsels, I developed the fantasy that we were “sharing the ...