Aug. 27 2014
In a city where wearing blue and yellow on certain days of the year could get you tarred and feathered, it’s safe to say that sports is kind of a big deal ‘round these parts
Aug. 27 2014
Kids grow up so fast, don’t they? One minute they’re cute little munchkins shoving rocks into pencil sharpeners trying to make arrowheads, the next they’re surly malcontents shuffling...
Aug. 27 2014
Last month, Old Town Commercial Association executive director Louise Gradwhol announced she would resign to pursue a medical degree. This week her replacement was named: Old Town resident Megan Barrett...
Aug. 14 2014
Contrary to media doomsday polemicists, the Internet did not kill television, just as TV didn’t kill radio in the ‘50s and radio did not kill newspapers in the ‘20s. As you’re reading...
Aug. 13 2014
When the company that Daniel Rust worked for relocated his insurance claims position to Wisconsin, he opted not to make the move. Instead, he followed a lifelong dream — heck, the lifelong dream...
Aug. 6 2014
Lansing’s getting a new gastropub next week: On Monday, the Barrel Neighborhood Pub opens in the strip mall across from Frandor. Although the name may sound familiar, it has no connection to either...
July 16 2014
Last week was the 15th year for the annual Lansing music festival Common Ground, featuring alt-rockers, country twangers and R&B veterans Earth, Wind and Fire. Scott Keith is the President and CEO of...
July 16 2014
In the 1981 film “Quest for Fire,” three early humans seek out a new pilot light that will keep their tribal fire sustained. It’s the simplest story ever told: Man have flame, man lose...
July 9 2014
On Friday, as the primates in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” launch their campaign to take over civilization — or at least the box office — Lansing-area audiences will see a...
July 9 2014
The summer 2014 box office is looking decidedly familiar: Sequels, gritty reboots, fairy tale adaptations. Ah, the old days, when all our entertainment was original
July 9 2014
The Bible is so hot, you guys. Besides the recent surprise hit films “God’s Not Dead” and “Heaven Is for Real,” there was “Son of God,” yet another biopic of Jesus,...
July 9 2014
After five months of work, Summer Schriner’s renovation of Young’s Landing, the building across the street to the north from the neighborhood’s landmark Temple Club building, is finally...
July 2 2014
For six mind-bending seasons, “Lost” captivated TV audiences and left a lasting influence on popular entertainment, for better and for worse. For better: Mainstream re-embracement of science...
July 2 2014
When Don Pancho Market opened south of downtown Lansing in April, it created a whole new set of possibilities for downtown denizens looking for a local food mart. Downtown isn’t exactly known for...
June 25 2014
Craft beer is so last week. Entrepreneur Cara Nader is riding the next wave of specialty beverage production: Craft coffee. Nader is the owner/operator and “chief coffee engineer” for Strange...
June 18 2014
I recently reported that Tallulah’s Folly in Old Town would be closing early next month. At the time, the building’s owner was mum on what lay in store for the building, but I learned this...
June 12 2014
THURSDAY, June 12 — Since Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the nation’s preeminent pop culture provocateurs, arrived on the scene in 1997 with their naughty animated TV show “South Park,”...
May 21 2014
Earlier this year, the Michigan Market became the east side’s dominant convenience store. It featured a wide selection of beer, wine, liquor and cooler items — as well as a small supply of...
May 14 2014
Among the artists loading in on Friday at the 51st East Lansing Art Festival will be first-time exhibitor Carol Van Drie. As one of seven people chosen as part of the annual festival’s emerging...
May 14 2014
I recently told you about the north Lansing food court proposed by entrepreneur Frank Tignanelli, who opened his pizza cart Detroit Frankie’s Wood Fired Brick Oven on the corner of Oakland Avenue...

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