Love is truly a battlefield in hilarious
Aug. 13 2010
We live in a world of pop-culture references, some old, some new. Check your Twitter feed: You’re as likely to find comments about a 1980s band or a 1990s TV series as you are discussions about the...
Julia Roberts suffers in style in glossy
Aug. 13 2010
Who is the real star of “Eat Pray Love,” adapted from Elizabeth Gilbert’s spectacularly successful memoir about finding yourself through the magic of Italian cuisine, Indian gurus and...
Looking for guitar-strumming protest singers? They’re not at the Great Lakes Folk Festival. But if you want Detroit blues, Celtic classics and a salute to the green movement, look no further
Aug. 11 2010
“Actually, we exclude that kind of music,” said Lora Helou, the festival’s marketing and communications director. “That is something you might see at the Newport Folk Festival....
When it comes to getting the story in Lansing, our man Larry is always on a roll
Aug. 11 2010
Some people will see this story and think to themselves, “Slow news week.” Maybe, but I’ve wanted to say this for a while.I love being a bicycle reporter in Lansing
Exhibit celebrates comics made in Michigan
Aug. 11 2010
If you still reside in this state, chances are you have a healthy sense of humor (or maybe an unhealthy capacity for escapism)
’Scott Pilgrim’ stars drew on real life while creating roles
Aug. 11 2010
As she maneuvered her way through a full day of interviews in a suite at Detroit’s MGM Grand hotel/casino with a bottle of water and a cup of tea close at hand, Winstead didn’t look like she...
Mother Goose moves in at Family Theater
Aug. 11 2010
“‘Once Upon a Shoe’ is a good play for our younger actors,” said director and theater manager Bill Gordon. “We normally get a lot of younger people so the show’s ensemble...
Metal health check-up
Aug. 11 2010
For those who didn’t score tickets to this year’s Ozzfest, Mac’s Bar will have a sample of the head-banging greatness on Wednesday, Aug. 18 when Goatwhore takes a day off from its tour...
Surviving a tough year inspired Katrina Kittle to think about animals
Aug. 11 2010
Those experiences all come together in Kittle’s new book, “The Blessing of the Animals,” which explores loss, divorce and the institution of marriage. Kittle says she is a favorite of...
Want Salt and Pepper Spray With That? & A Blast From The Pest
Aug. 11 2010
Q: The girl of my dreams works at a restaurant I eat at almost every day. When she started six months ago, I began sitting in her section. I’ve never had feelings this strong. I can’t even...
ePifanyNow event is designed to do some good
Aug. 6 2010
When Bob Hoffman was cut off by another driver in traffic two years ago, his first reaction wasn’t to flick her off. (Well, maybe it was just for a second.) But mostly, he felt an urge to make her...
Community Dance Project brings together professionals, students and energetic amateurs
Aug. 4 2010
“There’s an intrinsic impulse in every human to move to music, but you don’t always give yourself permission,” Newman said. “I want people in the audience to look at the dancers...
Kelley Armstong casts a supernatural spell in a new mystery featuring a detective witch
Aug. 4 2010
“Growing up, horror was something for guys,” she said. “I read Dean Koontz, Peter Straub, Stephen King.’’
Country star plays Sept. 11 concert
Aug. 4 2010
“We wanted to do more to involve the community, and the typical gala the way a lot of nonprofits do them is a black-tie, high-priced, high-end social event for businesspeople who want to network,”...
Capitol TheaterWorks revives radio drama in 'Variety Show'
Aug. 4 2010
One of the greatest strengths of Capital TheaterWorks is that its summer season is housed in the Ledges Playhouse. Those who know its history of ghosts and raccoons may disagree, but the fantastically...
Outdoor 'Othello' works effectively
Aug. 4 2010
“Bare bones” blatantly describes the design elements of Shakespeare on the Grand’s "Othello" in its current form
Hollywood gets summer-schooled
Aug. 4 2010
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” burned brightly: It may yet reach $300 million. But the much-hyped, all-action, no-brains “A-Team” failed to get a passing grade from moviegoers; it’s...
For Stanley Jordan, making music just comes naturally
Aug. 4 2010
Jordan isn’t turning his back on razzledazzle. “State of Nature” closes with a joyful, Grammy-nominated stomp through Joe Jackson’s “Steppin’ Out.” As headliner...
Aug. 4 2010
You might not think “improvisation” and “dentistry” would go together. In fact, you might dread the slightest possibility. But you are not Andrew Kratzat
Aug. 4 2010
If there’s one character Charles identifies with, it’s Papa Bois, the serene protector of the woods. “He’s known to have a bullhorn,” Charles said. “That image of him...

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