Giving her paws & As fat would have it
Oct. 27 2010
I’ve been dating a great guy for three years. I occasionally get invited to work functions, and I’d like to take him, but I can’t trust him to act appropriately (not grope me in front...
Oct. 27 2010
On Sunday, Rum Runners celebrates Halloween night with another costume contest: First place wins $125, second place wins $75 and third place wins a $50 Rum Runners gift card. Free Halloween t-shirts will...
Lansing is central to a new Detroit hardcore history book
Oct. 22 2010
Freelance music writer Tony Rettman was a kid in suburban New Jersey when hardcore punk hit in the early ‘80s. His older brother was a college radio program director who brought home the freshest...
'What-ev-er' is the only reaction for director Clint Eastwood's ponderous 'Hereafter'
Oct. 22 2010
Belinda Carlisle once assured us heaven is a place on earth. Director Clint Eastwood's "Hereafter" makes it clear that limbo is a place inside a movie theater. It’s a meditation on mortality that...
'Waiting for Superman' looks for answers about our educational system
Oct. 21 2010
“Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?” former President George W. Bush memorably mused a decade ago. That’s exactly what director Davis Guggenheim (“An Inconvenient...
Benefit, T-shirt help Craig Oster fight for life
Oct. 20 2010
Oster’s speech is labored, but he’s patient as rock and persistent as water. With help from his girlfriend, Michelle Dengeldey, the thoughts from the probing analyst’s mind beamed from...
Book recounts journeys of 18 immigrants who came to Michigan
Oct. 20 2010
The book focuses on why the subjects left their homelands, why they came to America, and more specifically, why they came to Michigan. It also looks at the challenges they faced, and what contributions...
’Farnsworth’ looks back at a rivalry between ’two very driven men’
Oct. 20 2010
“Farnsworth” is a fictionalized account of the legal battle over the invention of television between inventor Philo Farnsworth and RCA executive David Sarnoff
Despite audio gremlins, MSU’s ’Evil Dead’ serves as a fun tribute to Raimi
Oct. 20 2010
It’s campier than “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” with a higher body count than “Little Shop of Horrors.” “Evil Dead: The Musical” is based on the trilogy of cult...
Lansing Concert Band whips up ’Autumn Winds’ with guest artist Illman
Oct. 20 2010
It’s followed by a suite of Aaron Copland themes taken from the soundtrack of the 1949 film "The Red Pony
The 13th annual East Lansing Film Festival opens tonight with ’I Am Love’
Oct. 20 2010
It’s an impressive assortment of features, documentaries, shorts and Michigan-made productions assembled by ELFF exceutive director Susan Woods. If it seems like it’s been a long time between...
Heather Sellers kept a secret for decades: She couldn’t recognize anyone she knew
Oct. 20 2010
Heather Sellers whose memoir, “You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know,” comes out this week is not a friend of Facebook. It’s not that Sellers isn’t social. She loves going to...
The Meatmen are back, playing to longtime fans and recent converts
Oct. 20 2010
Tongue planted firmly in cheek, Tesco Vee, the Lansing band’s legendary mastermind and vocalist, broke into the hardcore punk scene in 1979. That’s when he co-founded the Touch and Go fanzine...
Laura Allen savors the flavors of ’Cherry’
Oct. 20 2010
If education is power, Laura Allen must be a woman to reckon with.The actress graduated from Wellesley College in 1996, then returned to the campus to play a co-ed in Julia Roberts’ 2003 drama “Mona...
Oct. 20 2010
Meluch has long been fascinated by natural sounds and the textures of decay. He began playing piano before his feet could reach the pedals. He is a veteran drummer of a half-dozen bands and an avid collector...
Vim fashion and health magazine launches at MSU
Oct. 20 2010
Vim, a new fashion and health magazine made its way to the Michigan State University campus this week. The magazine will be published quarterly, with spotlights on seasonal fashion trends and designs....
For some Lansing fans, the singer-songwriter never goes out of style
Oct. 20 2010
The first time Chris Faulkner heard The Byrds’ version of “Mr. Tambourine Man,” it needed to be louder.“Still to this day, I clearly see my hand reaching out to that old radio dial...
When plush comes to shove & Legume squad
Oct. 20 2010
Q: I fear I’ve already turned off the new guy I’m dating because of a ritual I can’t seem to give up. I sleep with a stuffed bunny. I’m in my mid-30s, but I’ve had it since...
'Never Let Me Go' is a provocative, chilling heartbreaker
Oct. 16 2010
(Friday, Oct. 15) Kathy, Tommy and Ruth grew up within the confines of Hailsham, a secluded private academy in the English countryside. They weren't typical British schoolchildren, however
New East Lansing teahouse opens Friday
Oct. 15 2010
(Wednesday, Oct. 13) You won’t need to strap on hiking boots and climb a couple miles up a mountain or slash your way through rainforest to find the Wanderer's Teahouse and Café in East Lansing....

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