Brief-stricken & epic frail
Dec. 28 2011
Q: A divorced male friend and I recently became “friends with benefits.” However, I'm not receiving the same, uh, level of benefits as he is. He isn’t giving me orgasms from intercourse,...
Dec. 28 2011
Na Style Jaa's pre-NYE rap show For those who cannot wait until New Year's Eve, The Loft hosts a night of unconventional hip-hop acts at a Friday show dubbed “New Year’s Eve EVE.” Lansing-based...
This week, you get Steven Spielberg times two, while Matt Damon buys a zoo and Rooney Mara becomes 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'
Dec. 21 2011
The cineplex has already welcomed Sherlock Holmes, Charlize Theron, the Muppets and the Chipmunks. But there is even more to come this week, with the arrival of two Steven Spielberg epics and the eagerly...
Detroit Film Critics Society announces best of 2011
Dec. 21 2011
Doneuro;t be surprised if you haveneuro;t seen some of the winners: Society members screen all the major films that are up for Academy Award consideration, including pictures that doneuro;t go into national...
WKAR-TV music show salutes the holidays with a mixed bag of performances
Dec. 21 2011
euro;Merrily Caroling: A Backstage Pass Christmaseuro; kicks off with the Rusty Wright Bandeuro;s euro;Santaeuro;s in Jaileuro;, an original swingineuro; blues song that sets the mood Next up, Thom Jayne...
Dec. 21 2011
A founding member of the Blakemore Trio and co-principal cellist of the IRIS Orchestra, Wang received a doctorate of musicalarts from the University of Michigan, a masters degree in music from the New...
The success of 'Last Lecture' led the former columnist to tell more inspirational stories
Dec. 21 2011
In 2007, Zaslow learned that Carnegie Mellon University professor Randy Pausch was about to give his final lecture. An $800 airline ticket to Pittsburgh was a little steep, so Zaslow decided to drive from...
The Cad Catalogue & If the shoo fits?
Dec. 21 2011
divorce his wife for me. He has been married five times and cheated on all of his wives. I have reason to believe heeuro;s still having sex with his ex-wife. I´m not sure what to do. I refinanced...
Hoopties debut new member at Green Door
Dec. 21 2011
American-roots band The Hoopties plays some original material while also paying homage to the memberseuro; favorite musical heroes with a few choice covers. The Lansingbased group, which plays the Green...
Absolute Gallery owner Kathy Holcomb discusses art, ghosts and the dynamic in Lansing
Dec. 14 2011
I dream in picture frames, said Kathy Holcomb, owner of Absolute Gallery, while sitting in front of the frame-covered corner of her store in Old Town
Tenor Richard Fracker, soprano Melanie Helton and renowned jazz singer Marion Cowings are among the guest artists
Dec. 14 2011
Ding-dong! Now who could that be? With a casual mix of Michigan State University s top-drawer classical vocalists, New York jazz singer Marion Cowings and the MSU Professors of Jazz, this year s Jazzy...
Charlize Theron is great at being grating in ‘Adult’
Dec. 14 2011
Chances are you know someone like Mavis Gary, the woman Charlize Theron portrays in director Jason Reitman s scalding comedy Young Adult. She s been out of high school for 20 years, yet she still hungers...
Celtic Woman raises spirits with help from a symphony
Dec. 14 2011
For 22-year-old Celtic Woman singer Chloe Agnew and her group, Christmas is the time to try something new. Instead of the usual six-piece band that accompanies their shows, the four-woman ensemble has...
Lansing offers a variety of outlets for book bargains
Dec. 14 2011
There s an old saying that when you stop believing in Santa Claus you get books
Blister wonderful
Dec. 14 2011
Q: I’m starting to have feelings for this guy friend I’ve been fooling around with, but I’m worried he isn’t feeling the same way. He’s stopped short of having full-blown...
Dec. 14 2011
Chinese Telephones are a Milwaukee-based pop-punk band that s been playing shows across the country since 2004. On Thursday, the band plays an all-ages show at Mac s Bar. Chinese Telephones has been featured...
Dec. 8 2011
Holiday Sing At Ten Pound Fiddle Come belt out some songs at the 9th Annual Holiday Sing at the Ten Pound Fiddle. The event is hosted by longtime local folk-music supporter Sally Potter, who invites...
Selma Hollander’s life in the arts is still in full swing
Dec. 7 2011
Michael Rush, the founding director of MSU s new Eli and Edythe Broad art museum, came to East Lansing last year with the daunting mission of selling cutting-edge art and architecture in the heart of Michigan....
One Saturday night. No shirt. Plenty of liquid dynamite. Lots of money.
Dec. 7 2011
My first trip out to the floor left me staring around doe-eyed. Then I realized I still had my shirt on. Going back behind the bar, no shots sold, I tore my white dress shirt off and left my chest bare...
’Rock of Ages’ revisits the heyday of hair-rock
Dec. 7 2011
If you can name three big hits from Foreigner's "4" album, or if you can recite from memory all the dramatic dialogue from Pat Benatar's "Love is a Battlefield" video, the Wharton Center has the show...