May 24 2017
For just $5, you get a classic Dagwood’s burger, French fries and a 12-ounce draft beer (or a soda for the teetotalers out there). You can add cheese for an extra $0.50. There’s no flimsy plastic...
May 17 2017
Even in the Internet age, sometimes the best way to get noticed is to get out into the real world and get in front of people. The East Lansing Art Festival, which kicks off this weekend, offers artists...
May 11 2017
It’s easy to see why many critics can’t resist comparing Charly Bliss’ debut album, “Guppy,” to Weezer’s iconic self-titled debut, aka “The Blue Album.”...
May 11 2017
There’s a real outlaw spirit that runs through the Crafted Bean. Up in DeWitt, far from the millennial student population at MSU or the hipsters of Lansing’s REO Town district, Justin Hartig...
May 4 2017
It’s fitting then, that the exhibit will be hung in the Grid, a bar/arcade that celebrates the 1980s heyday of pinball and arcade games
April 26 2017
No meat, unfortunately, but it’s a forgivable omission. This is a hefty plate that’s perfect for sharing. You probably shouldn’t eat the whole thing yourself. (Reader, I did.)
April 26 2017
On an idyllic evening last week, as the sun set over the golden fields of Woldumar Nature Center, photographer Cheryl Baase coaxed a lumbering, 120 pound English mastiff onto a rustic cabin porch. Charlie,...
April 19 2017
“Broadway has become quite a magnet, especially with the new megahits like ‘Hamilton’ that seem to come out every year. It’s becoming America’s art form,” said Mike...
April 12 2017
But back to the wings. To paraphrase their namesake, these wings ain’t nothing to eff with. These wings are smoked then flash fried, giving them a great smoky flavor while creating a nice, crispy...
April 12 2017
Frontier Ruckus cut its teeth in the Michigan music scene of the early 2000s, quickly earning a devoted fan base with its potent mix of melancholy nostalgia, quirky instrumentation and folk-inspired delivery
April 5 2017
I’ve been a semi-regular diner at Sushi Ya since roughly 2007, when my brother lived in an apartment directly above its old location near the corner of Abbot Road and Grand River Avenue. (Both Sushi...
March 29 2017
“How did he not think of Feidler on the Roof?” he asks. “‘My name is Feidler, I’m going to be on the roof — Feidler Roofing Co.’ Three in the morning, I’m...
March 22 2017
Some topical theater works date quickly as the world changes around them. Others come around again as events bring the world’s attention back to certain issues. The reaction to “17 Border Crossings,”...
March 22 2017
When I visit a restaurant, I’m always looking for interesting you-can-only-get-it-here items. On my most recent trip to Olympic Broil, I strayed from my usual order — olive burger and onion...
March 15 2017
Ginger spice and mild pine notes are set against citrus sweetness and a touch of bitterness. Nothing is overpowering. Whe ther you’re slurping up some udon soup for lunch or settling in for a nice...
March 15 2017
David Merino was in fifth grade when he caught a clip from the 2005 film version of “Rent” on television. Instantly hooked, he soon managed to see the whole film and then picked up the original...
March 8 2017
In my kitchen, the motto is a little different: “Feta makes it better.” From pasta to pizza to soup, so many things benefit from a healthy sprin- kling of the Greek cheese. I’ve recently...
March 8 2017
Former MICA Gallery program director Katrina Daniels has a new gig, but she isn’t moving far. Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, 119 N. Washington Square, about a mile south of MICA’s...
March 1 2017
As the temperatures hovered in the mid-50s Thursday, I couldn’t resist the urge to get out of the office and wander down to the El Oasis food truck, purveyors of some of Lansing’s finest Mexican...
March 1 2017
“It was with a heavy heart that I say good bye to MICA as the Director,” she wrote. “Throughout my time here I have been overwhelmed by the community support that I have received from...

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