Feb. 18 2015
“It is so important for you and me to spend time today learning something about the past so that we can better understand the present, analyze it and then do something about it.” This is not...
Feb. 11 2015
Many comic book collectors, scholars and aficionados call Scott McCloud the “grandfather of comics,” but it may be more accurate to call him the “Yoda of comics” because of his...
Feb. 4 2015
About this time of year, as the snow piles up outside their windows, motorcyclists start to get antsy. Bill Murphy, who has written five books on motorcycle excursions, is already planning his next road...
Jan. 28 2015
If Michael Cunningham has his way, the downtown branch of the Capital Area District Library will be, for one afternoon, transformed into an aviary of fancy church hats. Cunningham visits the library Sunday...
Jan. 22 2015
The Hmong are one of Michigan’s most overlooked immigrant groups, often lumped together with the Vietnamese and Cambodian peoples who fled to the U.S. following the Vietnam War. Martha Aladjem Bloomfield’s...
Jan. 7 2015
Much like a professional athlete, Lansing-based science fiction writer Jim C. Hines has felt the buzz of performing at the highest possible levels in his profession. Hines, 40, has just published his 10th...
Dec. 23 2014
Adventurous chipmunks, as featured in City Pulse´s cover story this week, aren’t the only Michigan characters that made their way onto the page this year. If you’re still looking for...
Dec. 17 2014
Author Richard Ford is on the road again promoting his newest book, “Let Me Be Frank With You.” Along for the ride is Frank Bascombe, the peripatetic protagonist in the book’s four novellas,...
Dec. 10 2014
In 1995, Mario Impemba had been calling play-by-play in minor league baseball for eight years and he was wondering how much longer he could last. Then he got a call from the Angels — that would be...
Dec. 3 2014
Now that the ephemeral gewgaws of Black Friday are in the recycling bin, Craig Whitford, a local numismatic and philatelic auctioneer, is giving collectors a chance to purchase what he calls “historic...
Nov. 19 2014
Generations have grown up reading the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, including his enduring “Tarzan” and “John Carter of Mars” fantasy series. They’ve pored over the countless...
Nov. 12 2014
Like a fine stock, Mena Castriciano’s cookbook has been simmering on the back burner for a long time. But this week her lifetime of dishing recipes becomes reality with “Cooking with Mena,”...
Nov. 5 2014
Local author and Michigan State University English Professor Lev Raphael believes that the term “officer-friendly” has been transformed into “mean, fighting machine,” thanks to...
Oct. 22 2014
When the postcard debuted in the U.S. in the late 19th century, it revolutionized shortform communication, sort of like a primitive Facebook or Twitter. But unlike messages on modern social media, the...
Oct. 8 2014
Patricia Schultz’s first memory of travel was with her family to the Jersey Shore when she was 4. “It was very exotic for me,” said the author of “1,000 Places to See Before You...
Sept. 24 2014
Imagine the plight of fantasy writer R.A. Salvatore, who grew up with “six mothers” telling him what to do. That would be his actual mother and his five sisters. “My mother had a routine...
Sept. 17 2014
Hearing 76,000 Spartan football fans chanting “kill, Bubba, kill” was a bit disconcerting for opponents’ offensive ends as they lined up across from Michigan State University’s...
Sept. 3 2014
There is sex. There are breakups. And there is a murder. Would you expect anything less from the vampires of the Blue Bloods Coven in Melissa de la Cruz’s new book, “Vampires of Manhattan”?...
Aug. 21 2014
THURSDAY, Aug. 21 — The individuals who intimately lay out their lives for us in the scores of oral histories in Rosalie Riegle’s two recent book collections have something in common:...
Aug. 20 2014
Today’s news is tomorrow’s history. This season’s One Book, One Community lineup will challenge readers to see history with the fresh eyes lest we forget. Monday the season kicks off...

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