Dec. 3 2014
On Oct. 20, Uli´s Haus of Rock, 4519 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. on Lansing’s south side, announced on its Facebook page that it would be temporarily closed as the venue´s management...
Nov. 26 2014
Well this is interesting. For the first time in over 30 years, the 2014 gift-giving season will consist of a single stretch of holiday revelry, from the lighting of the shamush on Dec. 16, the first night...
Nov. 26 2014
It’s one thing to want to be something — a novelist, a cartoonist, a theoretical physicist — but it’s another to want to be Something — a Vonnegut, a Watterson, a Stephen...
Nov. 19 2014
In 2012, City Pulse wrote that the Michigan State Christmas tree looked like it had been “stuffed in an ugly Christmas sweater … (and resembles) the tip of a nuclear missile.” Last year,...
Nov. 19 2014
Mimes are up there with lawyers and female Republicans as socially acceptable targets of public ridicule. There’s no good reason — what’s so deplorable about invisible walls and stiff...
Nov. 19 2014
After 10 years of business, downtown Lansing’s Restaurant Mediteran will close in February. Owner Igor Jurkovic said that his parents, who both operate the restaurant, wanted to retire and it would...
Oct. 1 2014
Once upon a time, Halloween meant two things: Candy and costumes. Oh, and also: It was for kids. But as America has become increasingly immaturized — where movies based on toys from the ‘80s...
Oct. 1 2014
The Indie Film Series at Studio C! continues this weekend with six new titles, blazing an art-house movie trail that will lead into the 17th Annual East Lansing Film Festival at the end of the month. Series...
Oct. 1 2014
Speculation and rumors have abounded about what would happen to the former Paul Revere’s building since it closed last summer, but this week I confirmed with Missouri-based O’Reily Auto Enterprises...
Sept. 10 2014
If television had been around when Sarah Bernhardt was alive, she undoubtedly would have had an envelope-pushing reality show and been a fixture on “TMZ.” The 19th century French actress/artist...
Sept. 10 2014
In “Life Itself,” the documentary about late Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert, one of his peers brags that the Pulitzer Prize-winner could crank out a well-thoughtout review in half...
Sept. 10 2014
The date for the grand opening of the newly renovated Knapp’s Center has been set for Nov. 13. The itinerary for the invitation-only affair hasn’t been confirmed yet, but a spokesperson for...
Sept. 3 2014
This year, downtown Lansing’s Washington Square lost two businesses with small but dedicated fan bases: Decker’s Coffee (aka Cup of Dessert) and Ted-Dee’s Sandwich Shop closed within...
Aug. 6 2014
It was a year of boys who didn’t grow up, musical murder sprees and the most famous song about snow, as if the Lansing area didn’t get enough of that stuff last winter. On Aug. 18, the Pulsar...
July 30 2014
Maybe you’ve heard of “Snowpiercer,” the sci fi action thriller starring Chris Evans (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) set on a futuristic supertrain. According to the...
July 30 2014
After weeks of denying widespread rumors that his bar, Paul Revere’s Tavern, was closing, owner/operator Jim Driscoll closed the 66-year-old watering hole last Saturday with no fanfare
July 30 2014
Spirits were high last Sunday at Dark Horse Brewing Co. in Marshall. Beneath a ceiling full of dangling beer mugs, families ate lunch at the high-top tables and couples sat at the bar quaffing craft beer....
July 23 2014
With the grand opening this week of the new Lansing City Market lunch spot For Crêpe Sake, downtown diners can now get a fast, light lunch with upscale European sensibilities. Leave it to an American...
July 16 2014
Last month, Lansing-based fashion line DEFYE moved its headquarters from inside the Meridian Mall into the John Bean building, south of downtown Lansing. Owner/ designer Michael Doherty, 35, said he made...
June 25 2014
Twenty years ago, Old Town wasn’t Old Town. It was North Town, a Bohemian neighborhood that even the people who lived there called “seedy.” Today, the quaint boutique district is home...

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