‘Gattaca’: Looking back at a vision of the future
Oct. 26 2011
New Zealand-born writer-director Andrew Niccol built his career on thoughtful dramas with science-fiction elements, such as Jim Carrey’s “The Truman Show,” in which a man spends his entire...
Canine costumes return to Old Town Friday
Oct. 26 2011
The tradition continues Friday in Old Town, with Barron, WLMI’s Melik Brown and WLNS meteorlogist Jake Dunne doing the judging. Doggie Trick or Treat begins at 4 p.m., followed by the contest at...
His chart-topping ‘Duets II’ CD includes teamings with Lady Gaga, John Mayer and the late Amy Winehouse
Oct. 26 2011
“Do you have his new CD yet?” one asked her friends. “It’s so great!” another chirped. “I can’t wait to see him. Did you get tickets already?” If the face...
A local photography group honors its late leader
Oct. 26 2011
Knoblock, 47, was the owner of Lansing IT, a consulting firm that works primarily with small businesses. A master of all things Apple and “i-things,” Knoblock helped Brown with computer issues...
City Pulse editor scores with cancer memoir
Oct. 26 2011
No not “battle.” That noun isn’t Sanford’s style, nor are adjectives like “heroic” or “triumphant.” If you read Sanford’s sardonic City Pulse film...
Day of the Dead event attacks homophobia
Oct. 26 2011
“El dia de los Muertos,” as it is traditionally known, is a festival in which families remember their ancestors who have passed away. This year’s theme is homophobia awareness, and events...
’Ghostwriters’collects spooky stories from authors around the state
Oct. 26 2011
Kasischke, who contributed the story “Ghost Anecdote,” says she personally She said she was also impressed by the 27-year-old writer Elizabeth Schmuhl from St. Joseph, whose short story “Belief”...
Whiff the wrong man
Oct. 26 2011
Apparently, taking the pill can cause the “wrong” man to smell good to you a man you might not be into once you’re off the pill. Unfortunately, I experience severe mood swings when I’m...
Oct. 26 2011
For those who can’t wait until the weekend to get in costume and shake that thang to some booming house music, Mac’s Bar could be the spot. On Thursday, it hosts a night that’s dubbed...
Visit some local haunted attractions
Oct. 26 2011
Expect some hell-raising this weekend at Michigan State University. But don’t call the police: It’s just a bunch of theater people orchestrating the annual mayhem at the Haunted Auditorium,...
Oct. 26 2011
Halloween is just around the corner, and if you haven’t gotten your costume together yet, it’s crunch time. For women, your costume options may seem to range from Sexy Cop to Sexy Yodeler to...
Oct. 26 2011
In 1922, when the now-classic vampire film “Nosferatu” hit the big screen, the only sounds heard in a movie theater were performed live by an in-house organist. This weekend, to celebrate...
Writer-director James Houska works with ‘Conspiracy’ author Loring Mandel to turn an award-winning HBO movie into Riverwalk’s world premiere stage drama
Oct. 19 2011
Based on a lone surviving document, “Conspiracy” dramatically reconstructs the 1942 Wannsee Conference, a meeting of 15 high-ranking Nazis who discussed the practical implementation of the...
Oct. 19 2011
This season’s Stages of the Law performances include Riverwalk Theatre’s “Conspiracy” (Oct. 20-30; talkback after the Oct. 22 performance); Lansing Community College’s “The...
Oct. 19 2011
Chicago native Loring Mandel never imagined his profession might be writing for television. Mandel, 83, wrote his first closedcircuit radio productions for fun when he was 6 years old; when he needed money...
Concert showcases two classical Indian dance styles
Oct. 19 2011
“Odissi is soft and lyrical, and Bharatanatyam is bold and rigourous,” said Ghosh, who specializes in Odissi. “The juxtaposition of the two styles in the event will help the audience...
Maureen Hirten was the Capital Area District Library interim director; now, she’s got the job long term
Oct. 19 2011
The best of times is her recent appointment to director. Hirten, 60, has been with CADL for nine years, starting as a public service librarian in Okemos
Lively actors can’t hide the fact that ‘Odd Couple’ is quaint and antiquated
Oct. 19 2011
It is interesting that Dowd warms up to the role after doffing the iconic baseball cap, and really hits his stride as Oscar prepares for a double-date with neighbors Gwendolyn and Cecily Pigeon (Charlotte...
MSU’s ‘Streetcar’ takes you on a thrilling ride through a masterpiece
Oct. 19 2011
Right. What do you do with a 64-year-old play that almost everyone knows something about? A play that’s been described as the best play of the 20th century, that’s won every award imaginable...
‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ proves comedy doesn’t always improve with age
Oct. 19 2011
Playwright Joseph Kesserling puts theater critic Mortimer Brewster at the heart of “Arsenic,” an island of rationality in an ocean of insanity. Adam Bright plays him with a consistently effective...

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