March 8 2013
Thursday, March 7 — Polarizing documentary filmmaker Michael Moore will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Night for Notables event on April 27 at the Library of Michigan
March 6 2013
One of two things lay ahead for Jeff Brenner, who purchased Lansing's iconic Fire Station No. 8 in January: Either make it the new headquarters for his company, Brenner Heating and Cooling, or transform...
March 6 2013
If it weren't a true story, it would seem like a cliché: The dead city handling its own cremation, one abandoned building at a time. For decades, Detroit has been slipping from obsolescence into...
Feb. 27 2013
Old Town's Thelma Joyce Osteen Comfort Station — or, colloquially, simply "the Comfort Station" — turns 98 this year. The building has varied in utility over the years from a public restroom...
Feb. 27 2013
"Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey" is an annual lecture series featuring icons of the African-American struggle for civil rights. Rev. James Lawson, 84, is the final speaker in the series. Time...
Feb. 27 2013
In its first two months, experimental film theater Studio C! in Okemos has already transformed the concept of a night at the movies for mid-Michigan filmgoers. It has food several notches above your typical...
Feb. 20 2013
After months of speculation, at least one part of a local rumor is true: Lansing bar and grill Bonnie's Place, 415 E. Saginaw St., will close on Saturday. Owner/operator Scott Feltenberger, who bought...
Feb. 20 2013
Life, obviously, doesn't come with an owner's manual, but if it did, the film "Amour" would certainly make for a good final chapter — call it "What to Expect when You’re Expiring." Unflinchingly...
Feb. 15 2013
This week, a fascinating three-year-long game of restaurant switcheroo comes to an end when Portable Feast and Friends returns to its former Old Town digs. After closing in 2009 and embarking on a different...
Feb. 15 2013
This was the first time I can remember the curtain falling down at the end of Act I and thinking, "That's it?" As in, "Are we already halfway thr— oh yeah, I guess we did get a lot done there. Wow,...
Feb. 13 2013
Lansing is in the middle of a brewing renaissance — and the outlook is only getting sudsier. In the last year, we've seen an influx of homebrew supply stores, a flurry of craft beer taps pop up...
Feb. 13 2013
"Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey" is an annual lecture series commemorating Black History Month featuring three speakers who have become icons of the African-American struggle for civil rights....
Feb. 13 2013
Of the many things Michigan is famous for — the Great Lakes, Motown music, Madonna — some things tend to fly under the national radar and remain (mostly) local secrets — the Sleeping...
Feb. 6 2013
Less than three years after it began, Meridian Mall's fledgling "art mecca" will soon be uninstalled, having never made it past its first phase. It's an inauspicious end to what was supposed have been...
Feb. 6 2013
"Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey" is an annual lecture series commemorating Black History Month. Three different speakers will be featured who have become icons of the African-American struggle...
Feb. 6 2013
It's pretty much settled that humans are responsible for changing the world's climate. Unfortunately, we're submerged in the world of pop culture where loud-mouthed idiots like Rush Limbaugh dupe Americans...
Jan. 23 2013
By my count, more than three dozen Asian restaurants operate in greater Lansing. That includes a wide range of Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Thai places — not to mention restaurants specializing...
Jan. 23 2013
There's a scene near the beginning of Act II of "Billy Elliot the Musical" when the 12-year-old title character (played by Ben Cook) has a vision of himself as a grown-up ballet dancer. As the lights dim...
Jan. 23 2013
Scrolling through William Shatner's IMDb profile is like studying the pop culture fossil record — an assertion he all but confirms after I tell him, in a bold understatement, that he's had a long...
Jan. 16 2013
Over the last couple months, downtown Lansing bars J's Pub (formerly Brannigan Brothers), Secrets Nightclub (formerly Club X-Cel) and The House of Eden Rock (formerly the Wild Beaver Saloon) have made...

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