Jan. 3 2018
Aries (March 21-April 19) "I need more smart allies, compassionate supporters, ethical role models, and loyal friends, and I need them right now!" writes Joanna K., an Aries reader from Albuquerque, New...
Classical and jazz highlights of 2017
Jan. 3 2018
On Feb. 10, Israeli-born clarinetist Anat Cohen, one in a series of major jazz artists-in-residence to visit MSU’s Jazz Studies program, performed with the student octet
Books explore persistent belief in things that aren’t true
Jan. 3 2018
Dr. Charles Laughead and his wife, Lillie, of East Lansing, spent several days before Christmas 1954 in Oak Park, Ill., with other true believers, waiting — not for Santa, but for spacemen from the...
A look back at Lansing’s cultural landscape
Jan. 3 2018
The new year has all but dawned on Michigan’s capital. For most, it’s a time of reflection and for those invested in the arts, we’ve asked ourselves: “What was big in music? Theatre?...
Local Lansing record label celebrates a productive anniversary year
Jan. 3 2018
Lansing’s GTG Records put out 16 records this year. That’s over 150 songs and more than 10 hours of music. If you wanted to, you could drive all the way to Tennessee listening to nothing but...
Jan. 3 2018
It’s been a tough year for our country politically speaking, but theatrically, it has been a great year for our community. Between January and December, our City Pulse theater reviewers covered over...
Jan. 3 2018
After a start very false, Bernero says “Twelve years: enough as chief executive.” Despite lame duck status,a gulf like SuezDid remain with Council, adversative.Undeterred Angry Mayor did push...
Jan. 3 2018
Don’t let that stop you. Strap on your road trip shoes, burn a little non-renewable fossil fuel and make haste for Lula’s. As I said in my April review, this place has the tastes and aromas...
Dec. 21 2017
Aries (March 21-April 19) Your life in the first half of 2018 will be like a psychological boot camp that’s designed to beef up your emotional intelligence
Creating without perceived borders or limits
Dec. 21 2017
“The shortest statement of philosophy I have is my living, or the word ‘I.’” —Audre Lorde As an artist, I find that the most direct reflection of my identity can be found...
The holiday season has arrived and adult survivors of child sexual abuse will once again be navigating festivities where their perpetrator may have a seat at the table.
Dec. 21 2017
It is common for survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence to skip family reunions, birthday parties, funerals, weddings, and holiday dinners to avoid having to share these experiences with the...
Lansing Catholic High School students take a knee against injustice and police violence
Dec. 21 2017
If you haven’t been paying attention, students at Lansing Catholic High School (LCHS) and Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) have been using their voices to protest racial injustice and police brutality...
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of [1968] City Pulse is sponsoring a monthly book club that will run through all of 2018.
Dec. 21 2017
Each book club meeting will be held at Schuler’s Eastwood Towne Center location on the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Exceptions come when the Thursday falls near a holiday, when the book...
A collection of work by Jim Shaw and Mike Kelley
Dec. 21 2017
Kelley and Shaw have been globally recognized both for their experimental art and their influential noise rock band Destroy All Monsters. Kelley died in 2012 but is survived by his paintings and photography,...
Winter no problem for Meridian farmers market
Dec. 21 2017
On the opposite end of the market, Adam Ulbin, bakery manager for Stonehearth Bakery of Brooklyn, Michigan, stood over an array of baked goods He chatted up customers as they viewed his bread, particularly...
Super Happy Funtime brings its wild variety show to the Loft
Dec. 21 2017
There’s live music, there’s burlesque, there’s comedic theater and they usually take their clothes off. One thing Ruffin is certain of is his group’s knack for ruffling political...
Avenue to host charity pinball tournament
Dec. 21 2017
“Star Wars,” “Ghostbusters,” “Star Trek,” “The Simpsons,” “Lord of the Rings,” and numerous other familiar titles sit neatly in rows on Lansing’s...
Most pot license applicants not from Lansing
Dec. 21 2017
The marijuana cash run is on, and an analysis of publicly available data on applicants shows that only 37 percent of the business applicants have a Lansing mailing address
A coffin-side chat with horror host Rich Koz, MeTV’s Svengoolie
Dec. 21 2017
Only he’s not so local anymore. Rich Koz (pronounced “Koze”), 65, has donned the top hat and punch-in-the-eye face paint of Svengoolie for 40 years, on and off. Generations of Chicago...
"At a time when we have climate change deniers in power in Washington, we have our local utility embracing an environmentally sustainable future for metro Lansing." - Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero
Dec. 21 2017
BWL General Manager Dick Peffley said that with the new plant on line, the utility will be completely coal-free by the time the aging Erickson Station closes in 2025. The utility’s other baseload...