Allie Phillips’ new book exposes the practice of selling off shelter animals to research facilities
Nov. 24 2010
After spending time volunteering for Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter, Allie Phillips was surprised to learn that some of the animals she was working to help weren’t getting adopted, or even...
Danny Boyle's '127 Hours' unforgettably intense
Nov. 24 2010
You might need it to mop away the sweat and possibly the tears triggered by director Danny Boyle’s electrifying, nervewracking portrayal of the perils of Aron Ralston (James Franco), the adventurer...
Nov. 24 2010
The cover albums, to be released by GTG Records, feature almost all Lansing bands and were recorded over the past year and a half. “Explosions: Lansing Salutes Devo” and “No More Tomorrow...
Nov. 24 2010
Thank Zeus this country isn’t really a melting pot. If it were, with one homogenous lump remaining at the bottom of the kettle, we wouldn’t have the pleasure of experiencing our American hodgepodge,...
'Love and Other Drugs' has its ups and downs, but the stars remain steady
Nov. 24 2010
For proof of how one outstanding performance can give elevate a middling movie, look no further than director Edward Zwick's "Love and Other Drugs." Based on Jamie Reidy's "Hard Sell: The Evolution of...
Silent art auction at Decker's raises money for theater lighting
Nov. 24 2010
Coffee at Decker’s will soon come with a view. Decker’s Coffeehouse, 220 S. Washington Square in downtown Lansing, is teaming up with Riverwalk Theatre to host a silent art auction. Funds raised...
MSU student hopes to follow in idol's footsteps
Nov. 24 2010
Do you wanna to be like Jack Hanna? Michigan State University student Bret Muter does. Muter has been selected as one of five finalists in the "Wanna Be Like Jack Hanna Contest?," sponsored by the Columbus...
Laddy Gaga & Hourglass Half-Empty
Nov. 24 2010
Q: I'm a 26-year-old guy who’s been on 30 dates this year in hopes of finding a woman to build a long, healthy relationship with, but I only ended up with a few notches in my belt. Last night, I...
Columnist Michael Brenton is spotlighted in British wine guide
Nov. 21 2010
Uncorked columnist Michael Brenton got a bit of international exposure when his comments on the wines of Chateauneuf du Pape were quoted by the British website Fine Rare: Your Fine Wine Marketplace
The fractured fables of David Sedaris are bedtime stories for children who drink
Nov. 20 2010
It all sounds perfectly innocuous. A lonely mouse befriends a snake. A stalwart rabbit stands guard at the gate to his forest. A chipmunk thinks she’s found Mr. Right in the form of a sophisticated...
At 87, Eddie Kirkland isn't ready to hang up his beloved guitar
Nov. 17 2010
John Lee Hooker had just released his debut hit single “Boogie Chillen” when he met fellow Detroit blues guitarist Eddie Kirkland. A year later, in 1949, the pair began recording and touring...
Radio Disney singer, holiday market highlight 26th annual gala
Nov. 17 2010
‘Tis the season once again. Silver Bells in the City, the festival that has delighted area residents since 1985 returns to, literally, light up downtown Lansing Friday. For this year’s event,...
Haven House rolls out a second cookbook for sporty Spartan chefs
Nov. 17 2010
If the new “Tailgating on the Banks of the Red Cedar, Vol. 2” cookbook is any indication, tailgates have come a long way
Former Liebermann's owner Betty Price leaves Lansing, leaving behind an indelible legacy
Nov. 17 2010
She bought the chair for Don in 1961, the year the Prices opened their East Lansing store. “He worked so hard that year, I thought, ‘He needs something special.’” But Price is not...
Opera gets a screwball spin in "Giardiniera'
Nov. 17 2010
“La Finta” tells the tale of the arrogant Count Belfiore The hallowed pomp and circumstance of Mozart collides with the screwball tone of Preston Sturges’ comedies when the opera “La...
David Sedaris treats fans to ’Squirrel’ stories
Nov. 17 2010
However, perversions and grotesque details never make up the heart of his stories. Nor do they reflect the character of a man who, according to Schuler’s promotions coordinator Whitney Spotts’...
Williamston Theatre cooks up ’Tuna’
Nov. 17 2010
In less than two hours, Aral Gribble and Wayne David Parker put themselves through a sort of acting aerobics workout, changing costumes and altering their voices every few minutes to portray an assortment...
Paul J. Miles salutes the state in song
Nov. 17 2010
For "We Live in Michigan," Miles took the feelings of the musical and broadened them out to reach the whole state. To that end, Miles has done extensive research into many aspects of Michigan, hoping to...
Capital City Film Festival kicks off in April
Nov. 17 2010
With Michigan caught up in movie mania, the time seemed right for the launch of a new film festival. So Cochran, director of Lansing’s Office of Community Media, and his partners launched the Capital...
Creole gig is sendoff for Zambia-bound musician Thom Jayne
Nov. 17 2010
Jayne, a professor of agricultural economics at Michigan State University, helps small farmers in Africa hook up with local and global markets. He goes to Africa several times a year, but hasn’t...

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