Photographer Curtis Miller brings his spare vision of the Great Lakes to Lansing Art Gallery
Jan. 25 2012
Many of the pictures, on display at Lansing Art Gallery through February, record Miller’s solo backcountry trips to the shores of Lake Superior in the off-season. With no human in sight, sheets of...
Two actors show off the many comic faces of love in Stormfield Theatre’s ‘Romantic Fools’
Jan. 25 2012
Rich Orloff’s play depicts the perils of blind dates, regular dates, marriage and even orgies. This “PG-15” play, as Roznowski describes it, features 12 sketches with actors Roger Ortman...
'The Boy in the Bathroom' simply doesn't wash, despite sweet love story
Jan. 25 2012
Imagine the question “to be or not to be?” stretched into a 90-minute musical, and you have the essence of “The Boy in the Bathroom.”
MSU graduate’s Doritos spot makes it to the finals
Jan. 25 2012
In the spot, a bratty youngster brags that he has a bag of Doritos that he won’t share. A disgruntled grandmother uses a little ingenuity — and a willing infant — to turn the tables on...
'The Exonerated' exposes the price we pay when the justice system fails
Jan. 25 2012
After dealing with the anguish of seeing someone she knew mistreated by the justice system, Thatcher decided to do what she could to publicize how death penalty cases have been mismanaged over the years
Poetry in Motion program rolls out on CATA buses
Jan. 25 2012
Capital Area Transportation Authority buses traversing mostly along campus routes and down Michigan Avenue will host a moveable feast of poetry, with each bus showcasing interior placards with lines of...
Code goo & world wide web of lies
Jan. 25 2012
I bet the doc doesn’t have patients show up at whim: “Hi, I was in the neighborhood, and I thought I’d have a physical.”
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Jan. 25 2012
Flashclash, a poppy dance music group, brings its signature mixture of ‘80s-influenced pop tunes and modern indie-rock to Mac’s Bar Thursday
Cheers and jeers for this year's Oscar nominations
Jan. 25 2012
There has never been — and will never be — a flawless crop of Academy Award nominations. But this year´s roster, which was announced Tuesday morning, has more than its share of astonishing...
Fassbender and Mulligan rock the Naked City in ‘Shame’
Jan. 20 2012
Their eyes meet. They are seated across from each other on a New York subway train, but it´s immediately apparent each of them is imagining how much closer they could get. She smiles shyly while...
Alison Gass is the Broad Museum’s first curator
Jan. 18 2012
As assistant curator for painting and sculpture at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art, Gass curated a New Work series that juggled politically charged images (Luc Tuyman’s stark Sept. 11...
Okemos native Michael Lluberes calls his show ‘The Boy in the Bathroom’ ‘an intimate musical’ about isolation
Jan. 18 2012
The show in question is “The Boy in the Bathroom,” with book and lyrics by Okemos native Michael Lluberes and music and additional lyrics by Joe Maloney. Peppermint Creek Theatre Co. presents...
David Andrews anchors the expanded WILX morning newscast
Jan. 18 2012
Getting up early in the morning is nothing new for WILX news anchor David Andrews. He’s been married to WFMK-FM morning-show DJ Monica Harris for 24 years, and she’s been starting work before...
Documentary ´Nostalgia for the Light´ examines Chilean history, both ancient and recent
Jan. 18 2012
Chile´s Atacama Desert is an expansive plain with the perfect environment for stargazing: Isolated and removed from civilization, its perpetually clear skies and seeming lack of life give it grandeur...
Mystery sells tickets for Vacant Lansing event
Jan. 18 2012
What you´re getting for your money is anyone´s guess. Vacant´s violet-colored logo of a blindfolded tiger is cryptic. Even the address of the event is a mystery: The site says it will...
The Sisters shine in ´Backstage Pass´ spotlight
Jan. 18 2012
The three members, led by the talented and hilarious Grace Morand, alternate between heartfelt ballads and more comedic fare. Quirky tunes like “Regretting What I Said” and “NaCl”...
Author Jim Daniels' job is telling the stories of other people's jobs
Jan. 18 2012
It’s tough being Jim Daniels. He’s often confused with another Daniels: Jeff, the actor and filmmaker who writes scatological comedies involving flatulence. Jim Daniels’ writing can be...
Witchful thinking & Baby, I need your oven
Jan. 18 2012
A “love” like hers sends chills down a man’s spine — that is, when the man happens to have one. Did you forget yours at the airport? Maybe leave it at a hotel? Although your wife...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Jan. 18 2012
Back in September, Root Doctor released “Joy,” a new album of soulful blues tunes. For area blues lovers who haven’t heard any of the new tunes yet, the band plays Friday at the Green...
There’s good rockin' tonight: 'Million Dollar Quartet' rattles the Wharton Center rafters
Jan. 11 2012
True story: in early December 1956, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis were all summoned to the Sun Records recording studio in Memphis by Sun founder Sam Phillips, the man who...

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