Oct. 22 2014
Everything’s better in the movies: The people are hotter, the explosions are bigger and dragons, aliens and robots from the future happily co-exist. Even the bars are better, and it’s not like...
Oct. 15 2014
Lansing’s specialty coffee scene continues to grow with the addition of another business. Paul and Emily Nicholls are the owners of the new Rust Belt Roastery in Old Town. They roast small batches...
Oct. 15 2014
In Van Halen’s 1992 music video “Right Now,” two animated figures commit a cruel bit of bullying on a third figure above the words “Right now, our government is doing things we...
Oct. 15 2014
In the universe of “Once,” music is both the lubricant that keeps souls from chafing and the fuel that keeps hearts pounding. Several times in the script, a character turns to another after...
Oct. 8 2014
The City of East Lansing held a ribbon cutting for Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n´ Cheez on Tuesday. It’s the third restaurant for the Detroitarea franchise, which also has locations...
Oct. 8 2014
My son, Sagan, is set to be either a well-adjusted world citizen or a case study in identity crisis. He is a blend of European and Afro-Caribbean ethnicities, has dual U.S./French citizenship and, if his...
Oct. 8 2014
For the last three years, Dylan and Jeana- Dee Rogers have been artistic dynamos in the community. He’s the founder/bandleader of the Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle, an eye-popping 16-piece...
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...
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...
Sept. 24 2014
It looks like downtown Lansing’s longest-running restaurant will be changing ownership soon. Owner/ operator Charlie Sinadinos confirmed this week that her restaurant, The Knight Cap, has been for...
Sept. 17 2014
East Lansing has Reno’s East. Lansing has Reno’s West. Is it really any surprise that the sports bar and grill micro-chain would start spreading in other directions? “People loved to...
Sept. 17 2014
As specialty wineries — including those in the booming Michigan scene — have continued expanding their vintages to a wider clientele, wine shelves in local stores have grown into whole departments....
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. 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. 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...
Sept. 3 2014
As daylight hours turn from free time back into school days, Studio C! in Okemos once again relinquishes one of its screens from the grip of summer spectacle — all those sentient apes, raccoons and...
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. 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

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