Michigan Notable Books encompass a wide range of topics and genres
Jan. 4 2012
Make room on your bookshelf or e-reader: The Library of Michigan has named the top 20 Michigan Notable Books of the year, and the list represents established and debut authors, books covering topics and...
Axing a girl out
Jan. 4 2012
Q: You overlooked the danger when you replied to the woman who was invited on a hiking date by a man she’d had a crush on. You said that he probably got interested because he saw her with her new...
Jan. 4 2012
'Lansing Covers Lansing' CD release show A new compilation CD of Lansing bands covering songs by other Lansing outfits will be released Friday at Mac’s Bar. Taking the stage will be a few of the...
Dec. 28 2011
Going to local rock clubs like Mac's Bar or The Loft isn't one click away, and most often it isn't free (unless one has managed to weasel their way onto a guest list). So it's a remarkable feat when bands...
Dec. 28 2011
What Madagascar is to endangered lemurs, America's universities have become to those exquisite and rarely observed species, classical and jazz music. In 2011, bucking all market trends in the surrounding...
Dec. 28 2011
My favorite show of 2011 was Stormfield Theatre's "Heroes," a play in which all the major elements of what makes fine theater came perfectly together
Dec. 28 2011
Community theaters, particularly in small towns, often rely on the tried and true. However, theater is far more exciting when companies take risks. New and daring works can turn into overambitious fiascos,...
Movies: Ten of the best — and a bunch of bad news
Dec. 28 2011
After a somewhat slowish start, 2011 turned out to be a terrific year for movies, some of them coming from long-established artists (Woody Allen, Werner Herzog) and others from rising stars (Thomas McCarthy,...
Dec. 28 2011
The City Pulse theater reviewers see upwards of 50 shows a year, which means that by the end of the year many of the productions are a blur. The standouts, the ones that eventually grab up fistfuls of...
Dec. 28 2011
My take on the best theater of the year is that it took place on the streets, most noticeably with the surge in flashmob theater taking place everywhere and then, more recently, in the Occupy political...
A harvest of Hemingway, plus first-rate reads from contemporary authors
Dec. 28 2011
When it comes to books, 2011 was the YOH — Year of Hemingway — complete with a masterful collection of letters, a new coffee table book, a book on his first wife and a book on his boat, the...
Brief-stricken & epic frail
Dec. 28 2011
Q: A divorced male friend and I recently became “friends with benefits.” However, I'm not receiving the same, uh, level of benefits as he is. He isn’t giving me orgasms from intercourse,...
Dec. 28 2011
Na Style Jaa's pre-NYE rap show For those who cannot wait until New Year's Eve, The Loft hosts a night of unconventional hip-hop acts at a Friday show dubbed “New Year’s Eve EVE.” Lansing-based...
This week, you get Steven Spielberg times two, while Matt Damon buys a zoo and Rooney Mara becomes 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'
Dec. 21 2011
The cineplex has already welcomed Sherlock Holmes, Charlize Theron, the Muppets and the Chipmunks. But there is even more to come this week, with the arrival of two Steven Spielberg epics and the eagerly...
Detroit Film Critics Society announces best of 2011
Dec. 21 2011
Doneuro;t be surprised if you haveneuro;t seen some of the winners: Society members screen all the major films that are up for Academy Award consideration, including pictures that doneuro;t go into national...
WKAR-TV music show salutes the holidays with a mixed bag of performances
Dec. 21 2011
euro;Merrily Caroling: A Backstage Pass Christmaseuro; kicks off with the Rusty Wright Bandeuro;s euro;Santaeuro;s in Jaileuro;, an original swingineuro; blues song that sets the mood Next up, Thom Jayne...
Dec. 21 2011
A founding member of the Blakemore Trio and co-principal cellist of the IRIS Orchestra, Wang received a doctorate of musicalarts from the University of Michigan, a masters degree in music from the New...
The success of 'Last Lecture' led the former columnist to tell more inspirational stories
Dec. 21 2011
In 2007, Zaslow learned that Carnegie Mellon University professor Randy Pausch was about to give his final lecture. An $800 airline ticket to Pittsburgh was a little steep, so Zaslow decided to drive from...
The Cad Catalogue & If the shoo fits?
Dec. 21 2011
divorce his wife for me. He has been married five times and cheated on all of his wives. I have reason to believe heeuro;s still having sex with his ex-wife. I´m not sure what to do. I refinanced...
Hoopties debut new member at Green Door
Dec. 21 2011
American-roots band The Hoopties plays some original material while also paying homage to the memberseuro; favorite musical heroes with a few choice covers. The Lansingbased group, which plays the Green...

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