Sept. 12 2012
She squirmed. She fidgeted. She talked like a little kid. And she told weird stories in the seat of a ridiculously oversized rocking chair. As a kid, some part of me knew that this person I saw on TV was...
Sept. 12 2012
Perspective2 in Old Town will change names as the building transfers ownership this week, but don’t expect too many differences
Aug. 22 2012
Last year's Court of Appeals decision in what's commonly known as the "McQueen case" effectively rid Michigan Avenue of nearly all 11 of its medical marijuana dispensaries. Today, only one remains. While...
Aug. 22 2012
I've never seen a single episode of "Sex and the City," but I've always imagined there's a scene where all the women are sitting around depressed, crying into their cosmopolitans about something (not enough...
Aug. 15 2012
A year after Al Gore famously mounted his scissor lift to stress the factual threats of climate change in "An Inconvenient Truth," Oxford University conducted an international survey of people who had...
Aug. 1 2012
Since Jared Fogle introduced the world to the Subway diet 12 years ago, the fast-food industry has been scrambling to duplicate the quick-and-healthy model without losing its core indulgers
July 25 2012
This will be the third location for the 4-year-old Okemos-based sushi restaurant, following Maru's forthcoming expansion in Grand Rapids, which is scheduled to open within the next six weeks
July 18 2012
When Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee closed, the owners issued a release blaming sluggish sales on a lack of adjacent retailers in the Stadium District, which prompted their decision to leave after four...
July 18 2012
If there's a preferred dish for superheroes who have just finished saving the world, it's shawarma. (Need your proof? Sit through the closing credits of "Marvel’s The Avengers" again.)
July 11 2012
The Lansing City Market may not be the new kid on the block anymore, but it continues to chug along like an eager-to-impress teenager working his first summer job
July 5 2012
Things are getting interesting on the 2300 block of East Michigan Avenue. On the south side of the street, tucked between Lansing Art Glass and the urgent care clinic, two new businesses are blooming in...
June 27 2012
"We try to impart a feeling of global community into our students so they'll never want to be just cosmetologists," Seegraves said. "We try to make them hungry for more, to always want to be furthering...
June 20 2012
For years, the Old Town commercial scene has been, in a word, quaint (we’re casting a blind eye, Fish Ladder Tattoo and Golden Harvest). The charming boutique district, largely composed of art galleries...
June 6 2012
Last week, East Lansing got a taste of Georgia hospitality with the grand opening of Moe's Southwest Grill, an Atlanta-based burrito/taco/nacho franchise. The 12-year-old chain already has over 450 locations...
May 30 2012
June is shaping up to be a muddy, bruise-y, adrenaline-fueled rush for Lansing thrill junkies. With all the wimpy “fun runs” cluttering the River Trail and Michigan Avenue with sweatless, unsullied...
May 30 2012
After a raucous two-year run in downtown Lansing’s thriving bar district, the Wild Beaver Saloon has swapped its Coyote Ugly-meets-Hooters sensibilities — and eyebrow-raising name and dress...
May 23 2012
When the L&L Food Center on the corner of Saginaw and Waverly closed in late 2010, Lansing’s West Side lost a vital neighborhood resource. Two weeks ago, Valu Land opened in that location, creating...
May 16 2012
It’s simple math: restaurant patio = bigger crowds. In the past 10 years, well over a dozen bars throughout the Lansing area have either opened with al fresco seating areas or punched holes in...
May 9 2012
Ever since he got out of the Army in 1946, Dillard Garrison has read a daily newspaper from cover to cover. Sometimes it was the Lansing State Journal, sometimes it was the Detroit Free Press, it didn’t...
May 9 2012
Fitness boot camps have been growing in popularity over the last decade, succeeding aerobics and spinning classes as the trendy workout du jour

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