Dec. 15 2015
With Christmas just around the corner, that New Year’s resolution to lose 10 pounds can’t be far behind. With a holiday season that now seems to stretch from Halloween to the mid-January college...
Dec. 9 2015
Without the handful of intrepid photographers who documented the Native Americans of North America at the turn of the last century, we would have little idea what their way of life looked like before...
Dec. 4 2015
FRIDAY, Dec. 4 — If this was Rate-a-Record from Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand,” I’d give Mitch Albom’s new book, “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto,”...
Dec. 2 2015
If you’re looking for a holiday present for your favorite bookworm, this year’s slate of literary releases offers a wide variety of gift options. This list of recent releases, most by local...
Nov. 25 2015
All over Greater Lansing — and all around the country — little take-one-or-leave-one book boxes are popping up
Nov. 18 2015
The late Rodney Dangerfield once quipped, “I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out
Nov. 11 2015
The poem “Dialysis” describes his mother’s dialysis treatment with both lyricism and scientific precision. This comes easily for Hinrichsen, who spent the first 10 years of his writing...
Nov. 4 2015
The Meridian Township most of us think of is the bustling shopping area where Grand River Avenue meets Marsh Road
Oct. 28 2015
“Mothers, Tell Your Daughters,” the title of the Bonnie Jo Campbell’s new book, prompts the question: Tell your daughters what?
Oct. 21 2015
Frank Kelley is noted for his quick wit, direct answers and insight into complex issues. The answers to the following 10 questions for Kelley, who served 37 years as Michigan’s attorney general,...
Oct. 14 2015
The most important element in any magician’s show is the audience. They want to believe that the trick — or the illusion — that they are seeing is real, that there is magic in the...
Oct. 7 2015
From the start, let’s get a few things straight: H.P. Lovecraft was not a pseudonym, and in his world, magick is spelled with a “k.” Illusionists like Penn and Teller do not make an appearance...
Sept. 30 2015
The Michigan Humanities Council’s selection for this year’s Great Michigan Read program should generate discussion about what readers consider important in their daily lives
Sept. 9 2015
Matt Bell describes his new novel, “Scrapper,” as a “quiet book” — but it comes across with the noisy fury of righteous revenge. The book is written as a first-person...
Sept. 2 2015
This book has serious shelf life — pun intended. A dozen years after Thomas C. Foster published “How to Read Literature Like a Professor,” it is still hanging around on...
Aug. 26 2015
Lawyer Bryan Stevenson has helped make the sun shine again for some 115 men, among them Anthony Ray Hinton of Montgomery, Alabama. Stevenson, who founded and directs the Equal Justice Initiative,...
Aug. 19 2015
The “NCAA Game of the Week” football program for Nov. 23, 1963 lists J. Proebstle at right end and D. Proebstle at quarterback for the Michigan State University Spartans. For the...
Aug. 12 2015
John Scalzi has gone where no science fiction author has gone before: He signed a $3.4 million, 10-book, multi-year deal with his publisher, Tor/ Forge, in May. Scalzi’s deal was written...
Aug. 5 2015
If Hollywood doesn’t snatch up the movie rights for Mardi Jo Link’s new memoir, “The Drummond Girls,” they are fools. In a time when friendships seem as fleeting as yesterday’s...
July 29 2015
For the past year, local fantasy novelist Jim Hines has led a double life. During the day, he plugged away as a demographer, compiling education statistics for the State of Michigan. But at the same...

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