Dec. 19 2012
Next week, J's Pub opens at 208 S. Washington Square in downtown Lansing. If you're wondering where in the world they found room to fit another bar on the 200 block, well, they didn't — J's Pub is...
Dec. 19 2012
When Peter Jackson wrapped up his ambitious "Lord of the Rings" saga in 2003 with the triumphant "The Return of the King," it was assumed that was the end of Middle-earth as we knew it — and that...
Dec. 19 2012
In the world of fashion, the seasons are all messed up. It's the beginning of winter, but for high schoolers, it's almost time to start looking for prom dresses. If you're a spring bride-to-be, well, if...
Dec. 19 2012
Ah, December in Michigan: the nights are long, the temps are low, and it's socially acceptable to eat dessert three meals a day. No matter what kind of healthy diets we try to maintain the rest of the...
Dec. 12 2012
If you've ever lost a day's work slinging ornery-looking cardinals at grimacing green pigs, you should probably stop reading right now — this story could cost you several hours of productivity. But...
Dec. 5 2012
It's a heartbreaking story, made all the more touching because it's based on actual events. In the early days of World War I, a British family has to sell their beloved horse to the frontline cavalry....
Dec. 5 2012
Fourteen years ago, a poverty-stricken demolition worker from Detroit took the stage of a South African arena. He stood there, guitar in hand, while the thousands in attendance drowned out his attempt...
Nov. 28 2012
The Egyptians used it to stylize their mummy cases. The Romans picked it up from the Greeks, who used it to waterproof boats. And Sue Winkler? She uses it to make pretty, colorful paintings. Who says there's...
Nov. 28 2012
When the Tin Can opened in Lansing two years ago, everything you needed to know about the place was scrawled in chalk in all caps right there on the wall: "WORLD CLASS DIVE BAR."
Nov. 21 2012
Sometime in 2015, "Star Wars: Episode VII" will come out and you can already picture the midnight premiere: middle-aged fanboys and fangirls dressed like Vader, Fett and Slave Leia, swinging plastic lightsabers...
Nov. 21 2012
Biopics, lately, have been wasted on the eccentric. But if ever there was a man who deserved one, it's the 16th president of the United States — and who better to deliver than the one-two punch of...
Nov. 21 2012
Despite those doomsday prognosticators who've been trying to scare us into thinking we're one minor calamity away from being a third world country, things really aren’t that bad, fiscally speaking
Nov. 21 2012
If it weren't for chili, there's a good chance folks would just roll down the metal shutters and call it a winter. The cold weather staple has become so prevalent in Michigan, you'd practically think we...
Nov. 7 2012
At the 2012 East Lansing Film Festival — kicking off tonight — Scandinavian art thieves and time-traveling romantic rivals go head-to-head with real-life sushi masters and a mythical folk singer...
Nov. 7 2012
Downtown Lansing already seems to have a little bit of everything: high-end dining, casual dining, Mexican, Middle Eastern, a brewpub — man, you can even get sushi down there now. The market, you'd...
Nov. 7 2012
Why did Andy Warhol find inspiration in, of all things, a can of Campbell's Soup? Kitsch appeal? Nostalgia? Or could it have been hunger? You're probably going to get an appetite either before or after...
Oct. 31 2012
For Tina Oxer, throwing pottery is more than just an artistic endeavor — it's a transformative experience. Literally
Oct. 31 2012
Some artists find their inspiration in landscapes, others in still life, still others in the human figure. Paul Shaheen found his in the natural, swirling patterns of sand on a particular stretch of beach...
Oct. 31 2012
If you want to dye your hair green for Halloween, a variety of specialty shops around town could probably cater to your whim. If, however, you want to go green year-round at the beauty shop, Lansing's...
Oct. 24 2012
Last month, Lansing-based photographer Brett King traveled to Iceland for a weeklong photo shoot. Fjords, glaciers, geysers and a mind-bending aurora borealis display — just a regular shooting schedule...

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