Susan Elizabeth Phillips scores with sports romance
Aug. 31 2016
In “First Star I See Tonight,” Chicago detective Piper Dove gets an assignment to follow former local football star Cooper Graham. She finds herself butting heads with the pigheaded pigskin...
Aug. 31 2016
Gypsy-rock band Ford Theatre Reunion, out of Lexington, Ky., returns to Lansing Thursday for a headlining show at the Avenue Café
Gender-swapped play prompts discussion, causes confusion
Aug. 31 2016
Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s latest production, “Lord of the Flies,” is most notable for its lack of lords. The entire cast of this play is female. Directors Sally Hecksel and Devin...
MSU takes the plunge with four plugged-in, multimedia composition profs
Aug. 31 2016
It’s a public health crisis. People are on the edge. One more syrupy piano tinkle, one more cheap imitation of Philip Glass, one more “Carmina Burana”-style devil chant, and somebody...
Art is therapy for Jesse Allen Collins
Aug. 31 2016
Jesse Allen Collins, City Pulse’s final Summer of Art Artist, turned to art as a way to cope with hardships in his life
Aug. 31 2016
Photographer Hal Gould was walking down an East Lansing street “a long time ago” when he and a friend were stopped in their tracks by something happening ahead
LCC’s campus improvements part of larger academic initiative
Aug. 31 2016
The Lansing Community College downtown campus that greeted students on the first day of classes Thursday is a far cry from the campus of just a few years ago. Once a cold, Soviet-like enclave of boxy brick-andconcrete...
Ten tips for off-campus entertainment
Aug. 31 2016
Michigan State University’s campus is huge. At about 2,000 acres — not counting another 3,000 acres of undeveloped land — it can feel like a world in itself to a college student. Add...
Back to school edition
Aug. 31 2016
A student cannot live on ramen alone. But rotate in a steady supply of pizza, tacos, hamburgers and pastries — supplemented by heaping doses of coffee and beer — and you start to approach...
LCC to get six-story clock tower
Aug. 31 2016
Lansing Community College yesterday announced a significant addition to its rapidly evolving campus
International luxury brand comes to East Lansing
Aug. 30 2016
TUESDAY, Aug. 30 — Newby Teas of London, an international luxury tea brand, is opening its first North American office in East Lansing. The effort to bring the company to mid-Michigan is spearheaded
REACH Studio Art Center completes JazzFest, BluesFest mural
Aug. 26 2016
FRIDAY, Aug. 26 — After a three-month process, the Jazz and Blues Fest Old Town Mural at 1208 Turner St. was officially unveiled earlier this month. The mural, coordinated by REACH Studio
‘Pete’s Dragon’ a touching fable without cheap moralizing
Aug. 25 2016
Downtown sandwich shop to open next month
Aug. 25 2016
THURSDAY, Aug. 25 — Sarnie Shoppe, a deli moving into the first floor of the Knapp’s Centre, announced on its Facebook page that it’s downtown Lansing location will open Sept. 5. The...
Weekend festivities expand to three neighborhoods
Aug. 24 2016
This year, MI Pride weekend, once held entirely within the friendly confines of Old Town, will expand to include three neighborhoods: Old Town, downtown and REO Town. The festivities begin Friday in Old...
Aug. 24 2016
Since Shoto formed in the summer of 2013, the experimental sludge/doom band has steadily honed its psychedelicnoise sound. The Kalamazoo-based trio, which headlines Mac’s Bar Friday, comprises bassist...
William Rowan on his journey to photography
Aug. 24 2016
William Rowan, this week’s Summer of Art artist, came to visual art through music. Rowan holds degrees in piano, organ and harpsichord performance from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and...
Aug. 24 2016
This weekend, LGBTQ people and allies will take part in Pride weekend in Lansing, celebrating their sexual identities. But down at Valhalla Park, another group will gather to celebrate their unique religious...
‘Enrique’s Journey’ puts human face on illegal immigration
Aug. 24 2016
In 2000, Sonia Nazario, a seasoned news reporter for the Los Angeles Times, had been in contention for a Pulitzer Prize but had never won. But she had no idea that her next big story, the one that would...
New studio album from Michigan roots-rocker Joshua Davis
Aug. 24 2016
“I was equally surprised by the incredible support not only from my community, but from so many people all around the world,” Davis writes. “The past year has been a whirlwind of incredible...

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