Aug. 13 2014
Paying for things is stupid. The man is always trying to keep you down by demanding that you hand over your hardearned currency. There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but that doesn´t mean...
June 4 2014
Musical theater runs in the family for Jonathan Smith. In March, the Lansing native — and son of prolific Lansing band director and musician John Dale Smith — joined the elite ranks of the...
Dec. 26 2013
It´s great to live in a town where you can go see live music just about any night of the week and to have venues that won´t think twice about giving your crappy garage band a gig
Oct. 9 2013
I first heard the term crowdfunding in 2010 while listening to a scenester discuss his efforts to get people to pay for the release of his experimental new banjosludge-punk EP. If you first heard about...
Sept. 25 2013
Halloween fanatics itching for the end of October can unleash an undead groan of relief. The Ghoultide Gathering in Chelsea on Saturday unofficially launches the mid- Michigan Halloween season. It’s...
May 15 2013
It's easier to complain about a lack of local entertainment options than do anything about it, but Nate Dorough isn't going to get pissed if you start ripping on the local music scene — he's too...
May 1 2013
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: This structure, indicative of so many in the Lansing area, is vacant and nearly windowless. Ribbon windows on the south and east sides have been filled...
April 24 2013
How many sitcoms have we seen depicting bumbling parents and terrified children sitting down to have the dreaded "talk?" Pop culture really hasn't helped make that inevitable and necessary conversation...
April 15 2013
Monday, April 14 — Actor Dominic Fortuna, part of the touring production of "Catch Me If You Can" hitting the Wharton Center on Tuesday, has roots in small-town dinner theater in northern Michigan....
April 10 2013
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: A simple retaining wall, like this one, is a reminder of the tenuous relationship between humans and the environment. Despite the engineering and strength...
April 3 2013
We've all seen enough feel-good movies to know all about the traditional summer camp experience: long days of playing outside, arts and crafts, and heading down to the swimming hole before spending a night...
April 3 2013
Wednesday, April 3 — The Allen Neighborhood Center has already been hard at work this year teaching gardening and small-scale agriculture in an urban area. On Saturday, it continues that effort with...
March 28 2013
Thursday, March 28 — For Steve Landes, a self-proclaimed hardcore Beatles geek, taking the stage as John Lennon is “a dream come true.” He and his bandmates roll into the Wharton Center...
March 25 2013
Friday, March 22 — Students in the Apparel and Textile Design program at Michigan State University will unveil their annual fashion show Sunday, featuring 90 designs that students have worked on...
March 20 2013
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Gas stations are a 20th-century building typology, the epitome of single-use, car-oriented development. Although gas stations were designed with some architectural...
March 13 2013
Monday, Jan. 14 — The Michigan State University Indian Students Organization held a candlelight vigil Friday night in honor of an Indian woman who was gang raped and killed in New Delhi last month
March 13 2013
Thursday, Jan. 17 — Last week, three Lansing-area theaters — Riverwalk Theatre, All-of-us Express Children's Theatre and the Williamston Theatre — were named as grant recipients for 2013....
March 13 2013
Thursday, Feb. 7 — Michigan sculptors have the opportunity to display their work in a prominent downtown Lansing park this summer through the Lansing Art Gallery’s third annual Sculptures in...
March 13 2013
Wednesday, Feb. 20 — On March 17, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum starts a series called Student Performance Sundays, offering an opportunity for Michigan State University student artists to...
March 13 2013
Thursday, Feb. 21 — It's not every day that a band of blue-faced men beating drums and playing PVC pipes wanders into your town, but East Lansing will get that opportunity this weekend. The Blue...

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