Pioneering punk band D.O.A. is still at work, 32 years after forming
June 23 2010
While many of his peers in the original ‘80s hardcore punk scene have hung it up, moved on or since reunited, Joe “Shithead” Keithley, front man and founder of Vancouver’s D.O.A.,...
June 23 2010
Marriage used to play out on the Wal-Mart model: the idea that one person would meet your every need from altar to gravestone. Couples these days seem to understand that this is ridiculous, and have friendships...
Pioneering punk band D.O.A. is still at work, 32 years later
June 23 2010
While many of his peers in the original ‘80s hardcore punk scene have hung it up, moved on or since reunited, Joe “Shithead” Keithley, front man and founder of Vancouver’s D.O.A.,...
Summer Circle's
June 18 2010
Considering East Lansing’s role as a college town, particularly one that really, really enjoys celebrating the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament each year, MSU’s Summer Circle Theatre’s...
Delightful
June 18 2010
The fear of becoming obsolete. Abandonment issues. The threat of Death By Monkeys.They’re all part of the psychological backdrop of “Toy Story 3,” a first-rate — and long-overdue...
Lansing-based acoustic group spreads slice-of-life whispers
June 16 2010
In a music world oversaturated with technological innovation, flashy pomp, and artists desperate to assert their singular bravado, sometimes ordinary can be exceptional. For Tom Cocozzoli, founder and...
Mark Twain invents Mark Twain
June 16 2010
Lansing never saw the Mark Twain bleached by myth the white-haired, white-suited icon in the postage stamp and the Disneyland riverboat ride. Instead, Michigan’s 24-year-old capital got a 35-year-old...
Sisterhood is powerful — with a capital POW! — in Lansing’s roller derby world
June 16 2010
The Derby Vixens and the Mitten Mavens leagues began with a Facebook group suggest- ing that there needed to be a roller derby group in the Lansing area. Organizers of both groups said that the group sparked...
Three ways to rock
June 16 2010
Here are some local shows that will satisfy the blues dudes, as well as the country twangers and crusty punks
Local theater honored at 2010 Pulsar Awards
June 16 2010
The Michigan Princess was transformed into a kind of “starship” Monday, as City Pulse presented the 2010 Pulsar Awards, honoring the best in local theater
Lovano’s Us Five caps Summer Solstice Jazz Festival
June 16 2010
By filling a rare hole in multi-reedman Joe Lovano’s crusher schedule, the Wharton Center popped one of the world’s greatest jazz players on top of East Lansing’s Summer Solstice Jazz...
Author chronicles building schools in his homeland
June 16 2010
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri’s book was already brewing about the same time Craig Mortenson’s “Three Cups of Tea” went to the top of The New York Times Best Sellers list; with a little...
The Pixar Generation
June 16 2010
Back in April, I received an invitation to a screening of “Toy Story 3” via Facebook. How exciting, I thought: Pixar Animation Studios is actually going to show the movie two months ahead of...
June 16 2010
had drinks in my neighborhood. He drank too much, and asked to hang at my house so he wouldn’t drive under the influence. I didn’t like this because I’m used to guys using this ploy for...
June 9 2010
Noon March starting at Grand Avenue and Shiawassee Stret to the Capitol building 1 p.m. Rally at the Capitol building 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. After party at Spiral, Chrome Cat, Esquire, Grand Café
Country star Chely Wright speaks out about being a lesbian — even though she knows it might cost her her career
June 9 2010
Chely Wright’s memoir, “Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer,” begins with what could easily have been the end of her story: It’s January 2006, and a tormented and...
An almost-forgotten philosopher left behind many familiar sayings
June 9 2010
James Seaton, an East Lansing resident and Michigan State University professor of American criticism and culture, has edited a new book on Santayana and his work
From discos and dive bars to The Sir Club and strippers, Lansing has a long history of nightlife, LGBT-style
June 9 2010
I began my research at Club Xcel. The Male Review tradition began 17 years ago when Xcel was a gay bar called Paradise, and it continued under the current ownership of Tom Donell even as the club became...
June 9 2010
“These are things we talk about more than we write about but you can still find those ideas intermixed in our songs as well,” Peterson said. “It’s funny, because Nervous but Excited...
On the Waterfront
June 9 2010
There are plenty of reasons to go to the lakeshore in June, but every year around this time Saugatuck provides us with one more: the Waterfront Film Festival. Since 1999, this four-day event has brought...

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