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June 17 2015
Lansing author Lori Nelson Spielman said when she saw a giant poster for her new book, “Sweet Forgiveness,” at a French subway stop, it was “unbelievable, sort of like pinching yourself.”...
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June 8 2015
MONDAY, JUNE 8 — Almost 90 years after it was banned in the U.S. for obscenity, “What Happens,” a 1926 book by Lansing author John Herrmann, has been re-released
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May 27 2015
ERA, RBIs and OPS have always been a big deal in baseball. The numbers don’t lie, and these numbers allow fans to continue evaluating the past and predicting the future of baseball. That’s...
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May 20 2015
Author and photographer David Olds certainly subscribes to the maxim “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and he mixes that maxim in his recent book, “Bulldog Blues,” with another:...
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May 13 2015
After the successful debut of her mystery/ thriller novel, “Law of Attraction,” author Allison Leotta decided she needed what she called a “little writing nest.” So she repurposed...
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May 6 2015
It’s been 14 years since Frankenstein’s monster metaphorically set foot on the streets of East Lansing. The selection of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” was viewed by many as...
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April 29 2015
Two Michigan writers — one from decidedly gritty Detroit, the other from pastoral Empire on the shore of Lake Michigan — will be headliners at Schuler Books on Saturday for Independent Book...
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April 22 2015
Canadian author Emily St. John Mandel was not the only one surprised when her post-apocalyptic novel, “Station Eleven,” was named a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award. What surprised...
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April 15 2015
Book collectors, history buffs and the just-plain-curious will get a literary look into the past at this weekend’s Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show. For over 30 years, Ray Walsh, owner of East...
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April 8 2015
A Rally of Writers is nearing the dreaded 30, but it doesn’t seem to be getting old. In its 28 years as the region’s premier writing conference, it has managed to stay fresh because it is always...
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April 1 2015
This month, the media will be peppered with articles, books and newscasts during the sesquicentennial commemoration of the assassination of President Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth. Many of those news accounts...
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March 25 2015
Robert Downes, author of “Biking Northern Michigan,” had two requirements for the more than 35 bike routes he details in his book. “They had to be safe and scenic,” he said in...
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March 18 2015
You may think you know Alice Dreger, but you probably don’t. You may have heard her asking pointed questions of Board of Water & Light officials during the aftermath of the 2013 ice storm. Or maybe...
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March 11 2015
Thanks to the internet, vast holdings from archives across the world have been digitally opened to the public, but it’s not quite the same as putting on the white cotton gloves and experiencing the...
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March 4 2015
As a neuroscience researcher, Apryl Pooley has dedicated her life to the rigors of scientific exploration. But it wasn’t until she turned that knowledge inward that she was able to overcome her personal...
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Feb. 25 2015
Despite the efforts of Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock Real Estate Services (aka Quicken Loans), which has invested $1.6 billion in 70 Detroit buildings, it’s impossible to drive through downtown without...
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Feb. 25 2015
Two years of smolder built to a roar. Then it cooled down but the fire was just under the surface. It started with the only visit to Michigan State University by the young pastor, Martin Luther King,...
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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...
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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...
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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...