Piece treaty & Sex and the cellar
Aug. 17 2011
They’d gone from being a couple who didn’t have much sex to a nearly sexless one. You seemed to suggest that the guy bargain for sex from his wife: “Talk about how much sex you’d...
Aug. 17 2011
This Friday features a performance by local bluegrassfolkies Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, playing Americana tunes with a vocal style that sometimes reflects old-school jazz vocalists. There is free...
Aug. 11 2011
He is a seventh-generation slack-key guitar player and lives in Maui on his family farm, which focuses on organic sustainable farming methods. The farm produces papayas, taro, sweet potatoes, bananas and...
Author Jim C. Hines gives modern makeovers to fairy tale favorites
Aug. 10 2011
“For a while, our house was overrun with princesses: princess movies, princess dolls, princess pajamas, princess toothbrushes, and so on,” explained Hines, 37, of Holt. “Some of the movies...
The battle of the sexes leads to bruising comedy in Riverwalk production
Aug. 10 2011
The Woman says, "I want to talk to you about life. It’s just too difficult to be alive, isn’t it, and try to function?” Later on, we hear: “Have you all wondered why sexual intercourse...
Old Town’s Chicago Deli has plenty of atmosphere — but seems to be running short on everything else
Aug. 10 2011
And it’s quirky, with headshots of Oprah Winfrey, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley and other celebrities in high school graduation-style frames on the wall. (I get the Oprah/Chicago connection, and...
Former Fix vocalist turns to true-crime chronicles
Aug. 10 2011
“Girl, Wanted” chronicles Pender’s manipulative ways: The prosecutor in the case called her “the female Charles Manson.” Pender managed to stay on the run for months, thanks...
REO Town gallery/performance space celebrates its first birthday and makes plans for the future
Aug. 10 2011
Art Alley’s biggest accomplishment in this first year, however, has been the ambitious project known as MI-ArtShare, a project designed to help the arts flourish in Michigan and to help artists...
Hold me, tightwad & Too mosh for information
Aug. 10 2011
What kind of disturbed cheapskate tells his girlfriend she’s lucky he didn’t charge her for rent, gas, and electric on all those nights she didn’t drag herself out of his bed and drive...
Aug. 10 2011
Performers include Frank and Earnest, The Plurals, The Playback and the punk sounds of Fisherking. While it’s distributed throughout the United States and 20 other countries, Razorcake often covers...
Aug. 3 2011
The Ice Crystal Quartet is the perfect foil for Mitchell’s long-lived Black Earth Ensemble, a meaty Chicago music machine with singers, guitar and horns. Mitchell also heads the Black Earth Strings,...
In ‘The Kid,’ Sapphire paints a disturbing picture of an adolescent adrift in the inner city
Aug. 3 2011
For more than a decade, Sapphire, the author of “Push,” put a sequel on hold. “I put the ‘The Kid’ on the back burn- er,” she said in a recent telephone inter- view....
Kerry Waters directs Christopher Durang’s comedy ‘Laughing Wild’
Aug. 3 2011
But “Laughing Wild” promises the poignancy and depth that are absent from most social media newsfeeds. “Laughing Wild” is the first mainstage Riverwalk Theatre production to be...
Aug. 3 2011
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Humane Society president Wayne Pacelle analyzes ‘The Bond’ between people and animals in his new book
Aug. 3 2011
Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States, has dedicated his life to enhancing the relationship between animals and humanity. Now that fight has been chronicled in Pacelle’s...
‘Strings’ vs. ‘Friends’: The same, yet different — sort of
Aug. 3 2011
Although it may not look like it, “Friends With Benefits,” which opened in January and is now on DVD, and “No Strings Attached,” which is now in theaters, really are two different...
’Snow Flower’: Chinese soap opera gets the gong
Aug. 3 2011
A sort of Asian variation on “Fried Green Tomatoes,” director Wayne Wang’s “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” contrasts the lives of two pairs of lifelong friends. Snow Flower...
Aug. 3 2011
The band plays Mac’s Bar Saturday. Opening the show is a roster of locals, including The Devil’s Cut (folk/bluegrass), and Chaz Brackx & the Tight Teens (rockabilly). Also performing is the...
Look inside MSU’s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
July 27 2011
Two second-floor balconies, at right angles to each other, overlook the vast west gallery. We climbed the stairs to the second floor and stopped at the rails to gape. Overhead, the roof zoomed on without...
WKAR documentary chronicles Lansing’s ‘community sings’
July 27 2011
The frequent singing events are held locally at the Unitarian Universalist Church and annually at the Hannah Community Center for the Mid-Winter Singing Festival, which packs the house with hundreds of...

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