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Nov. 16 2017
It’s likely Detroit’s architectural gems, the Guardian Building, the Penobscot, the Buhl and the General Motors Building, looming over the city like art-deco cathedrals, helped land Detroit...
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Nov. 9 2017
The eight-volume, “The Ordeal of the Union” by Allan Nevins is an in-depth look at the issue, while “Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America” by...
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Nov. 2 2017
In the 1960s “white flight” saw Detroiters abandoning their homes for the suburbs leaving behind architectural one-of-a-kind installations of Pewabic Pottery. Looters soon moved in, taking...
Oct. 26 2017
Talk about persistence. Hendrik Meijer has been working on the definitive biography of Michigan U.S. Senator Arthur Vandenberg for more than 27 years. Meijer often found that his day job, as CEO and executive...
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Oct. 19 2017
Dan Gerber comes to MSU for book signing Dan Gerber knows intimately about the fleeting transience of our time on Earth, and, as a poet, he writes with a meditative passion about life, death, nature and...
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Oct. 12 2017
And the exhibit isn’t just about fishing itself, but the people who help make it happen. For instance, it covers Trout Unlimited, which became a national organization dedicated to preserving trout...
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Oct. 5 2017
Former tutor describes his life with Motown icon Stevie Wonder played on the world’s biggest stages and became one of Motown’s biggest stars, but in 1964 he did a favor for his tutor, Ted...
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Sept. 28 2017
Thank you for reading this City Pulse article. Help keep our pulse strong, click here to contribute to our award-winning news coverage.‘Odyssey of Echo Company’ runs rings around Ken Burns...
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Sept. 21 2017
Former Lansingite Bethany Beardslee’s memoir demonstrates how she took the music world by storm A love-filled, creative childhood, helpful mentors and carefree teen years; that was the mix that...
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Sept. 14 2017
Local radio personality writes book about friendship with former president Don’t let the dust jacket of the new book “I Call Him ‘Mr. President:’ Stories of Golf, Fishing and Life...
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Sept. 7 2017
While at school, he was just getting started in a career throughout which he would write hundreds of essays, a couple of dozen books and eventually win the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for two books about Woodrow...
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Aug. 31 2017
Books behind barsMichigan inmate is successful author Prison writing and tattoos have a lot in common. Both give us a look at the soul of a person we can’t experience in any other way. Both are...
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Aug. 24 2017
An overview of available reading material for inmates Inmates at Michigan’s more than 30 penal institutions won’t be reading the acclaimed jail break book “Papillon” by Henry Charriére,...
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Aug. 17 2017
‘The Belle of Two Arbors’ provides accurate, gripping realism “The Belle of Two Arbors” is a fictional look at the University of Michigan’s golden age of poetry, when Robert...
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Aug. 10 2017
Lillie is the MSU assistant vice president for community relations as well as a member of the partnership between the City of East Lansing and the university, “One Book, One Community.” The...
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Aug. 10 2017
Summer of memoriesA look at Michigan in the summer of ‘67 It was June 1970 and I was standing at the corner of Haight-Ashbury, the epicenter of the Summer of Love. But I had missed my chance in...
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Aug. 3 2017
A look at the food of the late 1800sIn our world of fast food, microwave dinners and barbecues, it’s hard to imagine four-hour suppers where up to 40 courses of food were served to more than 400...
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July 27 2017
Detroit's lasting battle scarsMichigan remembers the riots Riot, rebellion, anniversary, commemoration; each of these terms could have been used to describe the 1967 Michigan disturbance. It left 43 dead,...
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July 27 2017
A look at some of the best recent works docmenting the Detroit Riot of 1967 With an event that altered both Michigan and the nation’s landscape as deeply as the Detroit riots did, numerous new...
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July 20 2017
Former Lansing man is son of Bobby Darin Aficionados of Lansing theater are likely to remember Sam Tallerico who took the acting scene by storm in the 1980s. Initially, coming to Lansing to work in...