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Best Pinot Noir options from the West Coast to France
April 5 2018
Pinot noir isn’t likely to go out of fashion for a while. Its recent success is built from making wines of moderate, red-fruited character, slight herbaceousness/earthiness, and a style often lower...
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An exhibition of a globally celebrated film industry
April 5 2018
Film festivals seem to love Lansing. Just after Michigan State University’s Latinx Film Festival, and right before the Israeli Film Festival and the larger Capital City Film Festival, comes this...
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April 5 2018
The three-day event is designed to showcase a variety of breeds, and to help breeders market their cattle in one major statewide event, said George Quackenbush, the executive vice president of the Michigan...
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Felon rented gun from same shop Jo-Ann murder weapon stolen from
April 5 2018
Wardlaw used his prison ID card to rent the gun. A staff member at the gun store thought he was a Department of Corrections employee and gave him a gun. Fortunately, while Wardlaw was in the shooting range,...
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April 5 2018
Miller started working there in 1970 when it was called Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips. He was 16, and just about to enter his junior year at Eastern High School
April 5 2018
Theio’s fate is uncertain. Owner Virginia Pulido could not be reached for comment. Pulido had already reduced the hours to 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., thus ending a 41-year tradition of late-night comfort...
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Shush: Downtown Lansing might get a grocery store
April 5 2018
The city is in process of rezoning the 600 block of East Michigan, across the street and a block east of Lugnuts Stadium, at the request of developer Pat Gillespie. But all the players, from Mayor Andy...
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Shush: Downtown Lansing might get a grocery store
April 4 2018
A map released by the city’s planning department shows the area to be developed by Pat Gillespie in the 600 block of Michigan Avenue for a mixed-use project that might include a major grocery store
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April 4 2018
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor calls his first proposed budget “good news” because it allows for adding jobs and spending $700,000 on roads and sidewalks, among other goals
March 29 2018
Aries (March 21-April 19) A few years ago, a New Zealander named Bruce Simpson announced plans to build a cruise missile at his home using parts he bought legally from eBay and other online stores. In...
Selected works to be featured on walls of BWL’s Central Substation Project
March 29 2018
“I think it was inevitable that the Central Substation project was going to happen,” said Deborah Mikula, the executive director of the Arts Council. “Once it was moving along we wanted...
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Lansing Symphony makes a big deal out of smaller works
March 29 2018
The night began with three solidly built miniatures by James Niblock, head of MSU’s music department and concertmaster of the Lansing Symphony some 50 years ago. Niblock reached his 100th birthday...
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One handed guitarist carving out music career
March 29 2018
“The songs I’ve been working on, I’ve been performing them live for about a year now,” he said, “But now I’m at the point where I’m ready to put them out there....
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Lansing filmmaker documents the iconic writer’s early years
March 29 2018
Ernest Hemingway spent his first 21 summers in Michigan as his “up north” was being transformed from an Eden-like existence to a popular tourist destination. The languorous summers were filled...
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March 29 2018
On Saturday, two opposing groups met at the State Capitol of Michigan lawn. March For Our Lives met to call for stricter gun enforcement laws, drawing nearly 3,000 people. Later in the day the Constitutional...
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Catching up with recently released local music
March 29 2018
The opening track, “Calling all the Crazies,” has some questionable lyrical choices. The childish hide and seek phrase “ollie ollie oxenfree” does not make for an interesting hook....
Dispensaries sue Lansing over license denials
March 29 2018
Five local dispensaries are suing the city of Lansing after they were denied licenses last week. The city claims the five businesses’ disposal plans for excess marijuana didn’t meet the standards...
Dispensary owners doubling down in anti-ordinance fight
March 29 2018
Meanwhile, the group, known as Let Lansing Vote, is continuing its lawsuit against Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope over his rejection of its petitions for a ballot initiative. That called for the City Council...
City Council wants to settle lawsuit brought by park neighbors
March 29 2018
A controversy over a neighborhood park that has roiled an eastside neighborhood for nearly a year could be coming to an end. The Lansing City Council in a closed session Monday night cleared the path for...
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March 29 2018
Cars snaked down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard as customers waited for popular favorites from the original restaurant’s heyday, including the red all-meat burrito and the beef enchilada combo,...