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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...
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July 13 2017
A tour of Cherry Hill Neighborhood’s spectacular homes As a child, Bethany Beardslee would step out on the wide front porch of the Greek revival family home, lean against one of the four Doric columns...
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July 6 2017
Cleaning up the “Augean stables” surrounding the Dylan-Guthrie myth is hard enough, but add in the Calumet Massacre and you need an almost mythical hero to dig out from the deep piles which...
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June 29 2017
Romance writers Darcy Woods and Lyssa Kay Adams, aren’t as much interested in computing those odds as they are in talking about how they became romance writers and how excited they are to be RITA...
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June 21 2017
This past week a Michigan man, Ledura Watkins, after spending 41 years in prison for murder, became a free man after the Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School Innocence Project successfully made...
June 15 2017
Last week I read two books. The first was “Camino Island,” another ballyhooed thriller from John Grisham, who is well known for the more than 20 legal thrillers he has penned. The second, “Casting...
June 7 2017
The promotional run-up has been phenomenal, including a mega-blurb from thriller writer Lee Child, plugs in trend-setting magazines like Cosmopolitan and, just a few days ago, a spot in The New York Times’...
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May 31 2017
Oman, who teaches English literature at Hastings College in Nebraska, said her discovery of Maniates began as one of those serendipitous moments. She happened to find a copy of Maniates’ 1917 novel,...
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May 17 2017
The work of East Lansing photographer David Olds recalls a time when you could wander around, virtually invisible, with a camera around your neck, your pocket filled with 35mm film cassettes and your mind’s...
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May 11 2017
Without giving away any of the intricate plot details or thrilling action scenes, it’s fair to say that Mason has already sold off most of what makes people human. Readers must come to grips with...
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May 4 2017
Just this week, the Society of Professional Journalists awarded Goodman and her team of journalists at Democracy Now!, an independent television and radio news outfit, the 2016 Sigma Delta Chi Award for...
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April 26 2017
Jim Harrison loved food. He loved eating it, he loved talking about it and he loved writing about it. So it’s little surprise that the first posthumous book added to his already vast oeuvre is...
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April 19 2017
Hinrichsen, who retired from LCC in 2013 after teaching nearly three decades, was announced today as Lansing’s first poet laureate
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April 12 2017
“Let me tell you something: From then until I left that prison, in every free moment I had if I was not reading in the library, I was reading on my bunk. You couldn’t have gotten me out of...
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April 5 2017
“My ongoing interactions with life-serving women opened a new world to me. A world that I never considered, a world that was not in any life plan for me, a world that I did not know existed.”...
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March 29 2017
Last year, Michigan authors and authors writing about Michigan turned out a bumper crop of books, including stories of bird watching, beer barons and baseball. And once again, the Michigan Night for Notables...
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March 29 2017
Kathy Johnson, head librarian at Capitol Area District Libraries’ downtown branch, is delaying her retirement one day so she can go out with a bang at the library’s Family Celebration Saturday....
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March 15 2017
In the late 1960s, a group of my friends, students at Michigan State University, became enamored by transcendental meditation after attending a free group session. At the time, my other friends and I thought...

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