Schuler Books & Music hits the big 3-0
Aug. 29 2012
Bill and Cecile Fehsenfeld have seen a lot when it comes to the life of the modern bookstore. They were there for its conception, its first clumsy steps, its ugly teenage years and its bloated post-adolescence....
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Aug. 29 2012
City Pulse hosts: Teenage Slumber Party at Mac's The first in a series of upcoming City Pulse-hosted events happens Wednesday at Mac's Bar when Teenage Slumber Party and Catalina Wine Mixer play an early,...
Food-themed shows rise to the top
Aug. 27 2012
Last weekend's Renegade Theatre Festival transformed Old Town into one big stage, as actors and actresses took over nine of the area's businesses and empty spaces. With show names like "Breakfast, Lunch,...
Diverse music festival takes over Mason
Aug. 23 2012
Living in a small town can be a tad drab, a little too hushed and bit too Mayberry-ish. Perhaps that’s why the city of Mason decides to ditch the quiet life, pitch a beer tent and pump up the volume...
Retail Therapy
Aug. 22 2012
I've never seen a single episode of "Sex and the City," but I've always imagined there's a scene where all the women are sitting around depressed, crying into their cosmopolitans about something (not enough...
Local band releases love letter video to Michigan
Aug. 22 2012
Think of classic Michigan rock 'n roll, and you'll probably conjure up images of a shirtless Iggy Pop rolling around uninhibited on stage, shrieking into a microphone. Or perhaps you'll imagine MC5 guitarist...
Pulitzer Prize winner speaking in East Lansing
Aug. 22 2012
As some of the overindulged freshmen of 2012 move their flat-screen TVs, laptops and mini-fridges into comfortable dorms with gourmet dining, they could probably use a cold dose of the harsh reality presented...
Aug. 22 2012
The third installment of Fusion Shows' Summer Sing-Along happens Friday at The Loft. The series showcases a number of local bands performing a full set of covers from a particular band. This time around,...
That's How we Brew, State Side Deli & Uncle Larry's Ribs
Aug. 15 2012
Patrick Brazil recently added the new brewing supply store That's How We Brew inside his year-old, roll-your-own smoke shop That's How We Roll. That's just how he rolls, I guess
Renegade Theatre Festival returns to Old Town with new live performances
Aug. 15 2012
This weekend, occupiers will fill the streets, overrun local businesses and infiltrate the vacant spaces of Old Town. This isn't a hostile takeover, however — it's just the seventh annual Renegade...
MSU prof raising funds for provocative new documentary on sexuality: 'This movie is going to be eye opening for people who don't understand progress.'
Aug. 15 2012
A year after Al Gore famously mounted his scissor lift to stress the factual threats of climate change in "An Inconvenient Truth," Oxford University conducted an international survey of people who had...
Downing’s strange, sudden 'retirement' leaves some at WLNZ in tears
Aug. 15 2012
Retirement after a 37-year career would typically be a celebratory affair, with a jubilant going-away party hosted by co-workers and management that would honor the decades of devoted service
Trybe launches fall 2012 debut clothing line
Aug. 15 2012
If you're looking to empty your wallet on superfluous fashion trends, outrageous "Project Runway"-style dress designs, and colors that would give hazard cones a run for their money, then Trybe, a new Lansing-based...
Lansing Beer Week taps a keg
Aug. 15 2012
For the casual beer drinker, the story behind the ice-cold suds they just ordered at their local watering hole doesn't weigh too heavily on the mind. For microbrew connoisseurs, however, it's all about...
Local panel discusses inflammatory book series next week
Aug. 15 2012
The window at Barnes & Noble in the Lansing Mall beckons the mall walkers like a suburban siren with more than 50 copies of "Fifty Shades of Grey" proudly on display. Since it first appeared as an online-only...
Aug. 15 2012
The Jackpine Snag, a Lansing-based grungy-doom blues trio, plays one last show Thursday before taking a hiatus from live gigs. The band is made up of Joe Hart (guitar/ vocals), Greg Lamb (bass) and Todd...
Toarmina's Pizza
Aug. 8 2012
"Nobody else is doing 24-inch pizzas in town," says owner Sardar Dijagah
Great Lakes Folk Festival 2012 brings world music to the streets of East Lansing
Aug. 8 2012
Lora Helou, the festival's associate director, said she respects the Dylan-esque sound, but said the team of organizers is more interested in introducing fascinating faraway cultures to East Lansing
Kristine Thatcher looks at life after Stormfield
Aug. 8 2012
Parking lot seagulls pace around the Sears water tower in the Frandor Shopping Center, looking as out of place as Chekhov characters in a strip mall
Local artist Phil Denny drops debut CD
Aug. 8 2012
Phil Denny has no regrets about his drastic career swap. Two years after ditching his day job as vice president for US Capital Mortgage, the Lansing native has adeptly transitioned into his dream job as...

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