July 3 2013
Last month, Slate.com reported that the NSA surveillance scandal inspired a 5,000 percent jump in online sales of the George Orwell novel “1984,” which depicts a ubiquitously monitoring dystopian...
June 20 2013
Thursday, June 20 — Despite a new batch of rumors that Emil’s Italian Restaurant on Lansing’s Eastside is closing, owner Paul Grescowle firmly denies them all. “We’re not...
June 19 2013
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Car dealerships, like gas stations, arrived on the architecture scene for the first time in the last century. Dealerships like this one with flat roofs...
June 17 2013
Friday, June 14 — The owners of the English Inn broke ground on four cottages Thursday that will nearly double the Eaton Rapids establishment's capacity. The four Croquet Cottages, as they’ll...
June 6 2013
Thursday, June 6 — The Lansing-based band Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle began its weeklong tour of West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula this morning with an impromptu, three-song set in...
June 6 2013
Thursday, June 6 — After closing in 2009, Zoobie’s Old Town Tavern in Lansing is set to re-open with new owners — and a new look — on June 17. The owners announced the grand re-opening...
May 31 2013
Friday, May 31 — If you had to pick a food item that best represented the Lansing area, what would you pick? Something green, like pesto chicken, to play off the Michigan State University colors?...
May 22 2013
Wednesday, May 22 — The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle was the closing band at the 50th annual East Lansing Art Festival on Sunday. It was the last local show for the band before a statewide...
May 16 2013
Thursday, May 16 — Tickets go on sale tomorrow for “A Prairie Home Companion,” Garrison Keillor’s long running variety show. The program is broadcast weekly on public radio outlets...
May 15 2013
Wednesday, May 15 — Even superheroes have to hang up their capes, sometimes. Today, Andy Morrow, owner of 21st Century Comics and Games, announced that he’ll be closing his East Lansing comic...
May 10 2013
Friday, May 10 —For 50 years, Lansing’s Woldumar Nature Center has provided an idyllic venue for helping mid-Michigan residents stay in touch with the outdoors. A daylong celebration on Saturday...
May 3 2013
Friday, May 3 — Craft beer and comic books are two things you wouldn’t normally associate with each other, but this Saturday, fans of both suds and superheroes have their choice of ways to...
April 22 2013
Monday, April 22 — The planting of ceremonial beer hops marked the construction launch of East Lansing’s upcoming HopCat bar/restaurant today
April 15 2013
Monday, April 15 — The Wharton Center’s 2013-‘14 Broadway season was also announced on Monday. The lineup includes an irreverent hit musical that Wharton is getting on the first leg of...
April 5 2013
Friday, April 5 — For two years, Lansing First Fridays has given mid-Michigan entertainment junkies a good reason to look forward to the first Friday of every month — and guess what tonight...
March 29 2013
Friday, March 29 — Yesterday, the Michigan State University Museum announced a $1.9 million gift that would support an endowed curatorship, the first such endowment for the 155-year old museum
March 15 2013
Thursday, March 14 — Author Cecile Pineda will speak tonight on the threat posed by Michigan’s nuclear facilities. The event is co-hosted by the Peace Education Center in East Lansing, which...
March 13 2013
Thursday, Aug. 2 — The Lansing Economic Development Corporation announced today that local artists have until Sept. 7 to submit grant applications for the organization’s annual Sense of Place...
March 13 2013
Friday, Aug. 3 — If the idea of keeping your kid busy at JazzFest this weekend is stressing you out, relax, man. This Saturday, the Broad Art Museum has created a unique children’s workshop...
March 13 2013
Friday, Aug. 24 — Ah, Labor Day weekend. Time to drag the lid over the pool, fire up the barbecue one last time, or maybe clip into your bicycle and pump the pedals several hundred miles for five...

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