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Meet Capt. Bill Robinson, the keeper so dedicated to his lighthouse at Whitehall that he still trods the stairs 150 years after he started. His wife, Sarah, still tidies up. Their tale is among those told by Dianna Higgs Stampfler in “Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses.” more
Repurposing seeds into art is how botanical artist Shilin Hora helps people appreciate nature. In 2007, Hora founded Grow Studio in Montreal to provide nature education through community engagement workshops. more
The rain caused a slow start to the day, but that didn’t quell the spirits of a small coalition of students from proceeding with their mission to create a day of healing to raise awareness of sexual assault on campus. more
Capital City Film Festival continues Through April 21 @ Capital City Film Festival, Lansing. capitalcityfilmfest.com The annual Capital City Film Festival not only caters to ardent cinephiles, … more
Fusion: a combination of two disparate things. In the MSU Department of Theatre’s presentation of Euripides, we begin with the translation from ancient Greek and then combine that with elements of traditional Asian theater. more
“Nobody’s Fool,” the new graphic novel by Bill Griffith, creator of the Zippy the Pinhead comic strip, is the true story of Schlitzie, a child-like “pinhead” who is sheltered and exploited by turns in a lifelong series of traveling freak shows. It’s also a psychological and historical Rosetta Stone that decodes Griffith’s own life’s work, five decades of Dada-esque comics that often baffle and annoy casual readers. Griffith talked with City Pulse about the genesis of “Nobody’s Fool,” the real-life Schlitzie’s relationship with the fictional Zippy, more
Trashy pop culture, short attention spans and fleeting memes are the stock in trade of the nationally syndicated, long-running “Zippy the Pinhead” comic strip. In a compelling new graphic novel, “Zippy” creator Bill Griffith ditches the glib critical distance and goes straight for the heart. more
In 1955, Mary Jane McGuire and her husband, Cyril, moved to 1609 W. St Joseph St. during a time when black families and business owners ruled the west side. The couple practically rebuilt their 40-year-old property over the 10 years they lived there with their three children. more
Their stories could not be more different, from fleeing ethnic cleansing and the Taliban to their family taking a job at Michigan State University. But the feelings of displacement and the courage required to forge a new identity are universally powerful. more
Dom Korzecke built a reputation in the Lansing DIY music scene by hosting a series of shows at his home. With connections in the Mid-Michigan house show circuit, Korzecke decided to launch a new project in 2016. more
Last week, we sat down with Wharton Center director Michael Brand and his staff to preview Wharton’s 2019-20 season. As usual, a full slate of music, dance and unclassifiable extravaganzas are in the works, but an invigorated Broadway series is leading the way. more
A list of the some of the summer camps available in Greater Lansing! more
Each year, the Capital City Film Festival hosts not only a variety of screenings, but also a long run of carefully-curated concerts. Here’s a quick rundown of just some of 2019's lineup, which runs April 11-21, at various venues across Lansing. The full schedule, including ticket prices, is at capitalcityfilmfest.com. more
Do the flashing lights and buzzing circuitry of pinball machines scratch your nostalgia itch? Do you find yourself being pushed out the door of Pinball Pete’s at 3 a.m. because you’re too close to the high score to willingly quit? If you answered yes to these questions — or even “um, maybe” — Michigan State University’s resident comic expert Ryan Claytor’s new project “Coin-Op Carnival” is tailor-made for you. more
A Hollywood director returns to his hometown to premiere the first feature film made by his independent production company. The next day, a local artist gets a second chance to actualize her vision for a concert series that marks her years of activism. The stage is set for the Capital City Film Festival to break barriers in the film industry while heralding new voices in Lansing’s arts and culture scene. more
Being trapped in a closed room for three hours with your worst fears is a staple of horror movies. It also sums up Lansing-born violinist Melissa White’s experience playing solo violin on the soundtrack of Jordan Peele’s critically acclaimed horror movie “Us.” more
They came from Britain, China, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and Bosnia and Herzogovina,  ultimately ending up in the greater Lansing area. more
If you’re not a baseball historian, it’s likely you associate the “Negro Leagues” with something out of a fictionalized movie such as, “The Bingo Long Travelling All-Stars & Motor Boys.” When the “Negro Leagues” do get mentioned, players from the 1930s like Satchel Page, Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays get recognized, while the pre-twentieth century all-black teams are almost dust-bin material. more
Ded Rranxburgai has been hiding from ICE in a six-story church with his sick wife for the past 16 months. He’s technically in sanctuary, but his situation could be likened to a personal Hell. more
Nearly 80,000 square feet of the former Younkers space at Meridian Mall will be transformed into go-kart tracks, axe throwing lanes, an arcade, bar and bistro come this August. more
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