Monday, March 19, 2018 - 5:43pm

Pisces season, a time of heightened emotions and gentleness, but also of creativity and trusting too much, is coming to a close this week. The new moon was in Pisces this past weekend, bringing a time for being compassionate with yourself. Carry this through the week as we ramp up into the always exciting, impulsive Aries season, beginning on March 21.


Monday, March 5, 2018 - 5:29pm
'Moonrise Kingdom'


This week, you’ll be saving Latin (whatever Latin means to you), dressing sharply and staging dramatic scenes — probably without the special effects, though. Obviously this is how you see yourself every week, but this week, so will everyone else. Walk with purpose and ruminate on jewel tones, about which you definitely have strong opinions.

This week, watch “Rushmore.”


Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 4:39pm

It’s Valentimes! The time around Valentine’s Day. One of the best times of the year for the color combination of pink and red, hands down. As a Libra, I obviously love Valentimes, and I know that many people feel differently. Whether their critique is of the Hallmarkian manufacturing of a holiday in order to propel the heavy churn of capitalism onward, or just that it makes them feel lonely, I understand. This week, regardless of if you love or hate Valentimes, try and make it special just for you.


Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 7:44pm

With the beginning of Aquarius season, the end of January and the presence of a full moon and lunar eclipse this week, it is helpful to enter a meditative state. Every sign should communicate more and put their phone on airplane mode for at least one day this week. Energy should be harnessed, not spent.


Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 6:06pm

Some of these are deep cuts from the Food Network universe, but I was only allowed to watch Food Network, HGTV and PBS Kids until age 12 so they’re pretty fresh in my mind.

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 5:01pm

Welcome to the final week of Capricorn season! This week, as a sort of incidental send-off to the season, a rare astrological event is occurring. Six planets will be aligning in Capricorn at once, affecting each sign uniquely and perceptibly. The event takes place on January 16, and effects of the alignment will be felt for a few days surrounding this date. Each of the horoscope predictions below touch on this event, as it will color the week ahead, whatever that means.



Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 6:40pm

Michigan primary and local elections were held on Tuesday, August 2, and as I approached my polling place, I realized just how silent it was. A flurry of campaign signs dotted the grass outside the building, but indoors, I was the only voter. The man running my precinct laughed that I was the “after-work rush” they had been eagerly awaiting. How can a single person be a rush? Oh, that’s right — because there was nobody there for several hours prior to my arrival.

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 5:01pm

I was closely following the convention this week, as a good, politically-minded student does. Blown away by the high-minded oratory and passion from the likes of the Obamas, Khzir Khan and Joe Biden, I began to get nervous for Clinton’s big moment. Her address to the world as the first female nominee was billed as “the biggest moment of her career,” which is a lot of pressure for anyone, let alone a noted introvert.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 6:35pm

This is not another think piece about Pokemon Go. But it’s kind of crazy how Pokemon Go took over the mobile (and augmented reality) world over the past few weeks. Perhaps this is the political science minor in me, but the first thing I thought about as I played the game (besides what a lure module does) was how I was visiting, for the very first time, community centers, public buildings, city halls, courthouses and libraries in my community and the surrounding areas — many of which I never knew existed.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 9:15pm

CLEVELAND — After a Monday filled with delegate dissidents and spousal plagiarism, the Tuesday slogan of “Make America Work Again” seemed prescient. The Republican National Convention needed to get back on track — it, too, needed to work.