Nov. 6 2013
For 16 years, East Lansing Film Festival founder Susan Woods has introduced mid-Michigan audiences to films that are mind-bendingly philosophical, heartbreakingly beautiful and infuriatingly confrontational
Oct. 30 2013
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Oct. 30 2013
Representative art requires a certain amount of unpacking in order to be thoroughly appreciated. If it’s a contemporary piece, it usually benefits from a discussion about how it fits into modern...
Oct. 28 2013
Monday, Oct. 28 — For 44 years, John Hiatt has produced an incomparable blend of blues, rock, country and bluegrass. The Indiana native has forged a career cranking out an album every couple years...
Oct. 23 2013
Earlier this month, Bordeaux-Wine Food Spirits opened inside the recently renamed Crowne Plaza Lansing West. The upscale eatery takes over the spot previously occupied by in-town Christine’s Bistro,...
Oct. 23 2013
The 2003 cult classic film “Party Monster” is based on the true story of the Club Kids, a group of flamboyant young Manhattan ravers in the early ‘90s who made a living out of partying...
Oct. 16 2013
Last week, Monticello’s Market and Butcher Block opened in Haslett. The location was a Sav A Lot store for 18 years, but in January, owners Doug and Margie Potter decided to transform the building...
Oct. 16 2013
Michigan will be transformed into the home state of Gotham City and/or Metropolis in the upcoming Batman-vs.-Superman movie scheduled to shoot here next spring. The film will be budgeted at about a quarter...
Oct. 16 2013
When “Trip” Davis was 17 years old, he went to jail for the first time. It wasn’t his last time there, either — in the 15 years since, he’s spent almost as much of his life...
Oct. 12 2013
Earlier this year, Macklemore scored a No. 1 hit song with euro;Thrift Shop,euro; a tongue-in-cheek ode to buying clothes in secondhand stores. So, has there been a rush of new costumers intown
Oct. 9 2013
A cardboard box filled with dismembered heads sits next to the cash register. It’s an appropriately ghoulish sight given that Halloween is right around the corner, but the effect is unintentional
Oct. 9 2013
There’s more than a passing resemblance between gravity and the theistic view of God: They’re both powerful invisible forces; they both exist ubiquitously throughout the universe; and without...
Oct. 9 2013
Quick: You hear “Flashdance,” what do you think of? A hot brunette in a cutoff gray sweatshirt? The Academy Award-winning title song? A woman arched against a chair in profile, water gushing...
Oct. 4 2013
Friday, Oct. 4 —The mid-Michigan-based group ePIFanyNow will gather in Lansing on Sunday to spread a little happiness in the community. The PIF in the group’s name stands for “pass it...
Oct. 3 2013
Thursday, Oct. 3 — It’s technically not in Lansing, but the organizers behind the debut Lansing Fall Fest event are pretty sure you won’t notice —or care, once the beer starts flowing....
Oct. 2 2013
The first year Valerie Marvin led local history buffs on a tour of a notable downtown building, the featured centerpiece was an old bank vault inside the Comerica Building. Last year, all eyes were on...
Sept. 25 2013
Earlier this month, south Lansing’s Aldaco’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant made the move about a quarter mile down Cedar Street intown to its new location in the shadow of the I-96 overpass
Sept. 25 2013
As a child, Heather Guernsey showed no musical aptitude. Her mother played the violin, but Guernsey said she didn´t have any desire to pick up an instrument
Sept. 25 2013
The East Lansing Film Series continues in October with six new features, including some international fare. “This batch is really exciting,” organizer Susan Woods said. “These are movies...
Sept. 25 2013
Screw war; divorce is hell — and is something far more likely the average American will have to endure. It is second only to the death of a spouse and just above imprisonment as the most stressful...

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