May 8 2013
A timeless saga of the human spirit that will inspire generations to come? Screw that
May 1 2013
Everybody wants to brag about his garden, right? Maybe get it into the newspaper? "I'm not interested," an 80-ish woman in her bathrobe said curtly at the curb. "Not interested."
April 24 2013
The quick hustled past the dead at Mile 9 of the 2013 Lansing Marathon early Sunday morning, as hundreds of runners streamed down the slope of northbound Aurelius Road and rounded the hills of Mt. Hope...
April 24 2013
While other jazz festivals shrivel, a three-way alliance among the City of East Lansing, the Wharton Center and the Michigan State University College of Music has led to more depth and breadth than ever...
April 17 2013
There aren't a lot of classical and jazz dates on the Wharton Center's 2013-14 schedule, but what's there is "cherce," as Tracy once said of Hepburn. Marquee names like Russia's St. Petersburg Philharmonic,...
April 17 2013
A tricked-out 1973 Mercedes, hand-detailed with wicked silver worms and refitted to run on restaurant grease, was parked outside the Broad Art Museum last week. In the sculpture garden. Move your limo...
April 15 2013
Monday, April 15 — There aren’t a lot of classical and jazz dates on the Wharton Center’s 2013-14 schedule, but what’s there is “cherce,” as Tracy once said of Hepburn
April 10 2013
Apart but not isolated, dignified but not imposing, there's no place in Lansing like the old Michigan School for the Blind campus
April 10 2013
"It is hard to be good in spring," read the fluorescent green card tied to a bush in the park. The woman in the gorilla mask and the man with a box on his head moved on. It was 6 p.m., Thursday, and a...
April 3 2013
WASHINGTON — Last Tuesday morning, while the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on California's anti-gay-marriage Proposition 8, a quiet contingent from a South Carolina Baptist church, about...
April 3 2013
Art is supposed to stir deep questions. Here's one that comes to mind the minute you walk into the Neighborhood Empowerment Center in northwest Lansing: "What is this — a gallery or something?"
March 27 2013
Michigan's large-scale factory farms belly up to the federal Farm Bill for tens of millions of dollars in environmental funds better spent on sustainable farming, according to a report issued Wednesday...
March 27 2013
If intergalactic aliens ever demand to hear one of our "musicians" before deciding whether to blow us up, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon could do a lot worse than send Sir James Galway
March 25 2013
Monday, March 25 — If intergalactic aliens ever demand to hear one of our “musicians” before deciding whether to blow us up or not, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon could do a lot worse...
March 20 2013
The cavernous MSU Surplus Store is a "Casablanca" for hard drives and file cabinets, a place of last resort for discarded things. From reel-to-reel tape recorders to Spartan-green street signs, a jumble...
March 20 2013
In the tug of war between art and architecture, Broad Art Museum curator Alison Gass has been sandbagging until now
March 18 2013
Pull the modest levers within your reach and big things roll your way — with a little luck. That’s how Michigan State University’s Wharton Center pieced together a big-city performing...
March 18 2013
Steady on the podium, gentle in person, Lansing Symphony maestro Timothy Muffitt is the last person you’d cast as a mad organist. But Muffitt and his legions are sounding mighty chords in next year’s...
March 18 2013
At 7 a.m. Thursday, a flatbed truck backed into the parking lot of the Lansing City Market and aimed a 24-foot-long wooden crate toward the riverbank. Two workers unbolted one end of the crate. The morning...
March 18 2013
A college semester in Kenya brought East Lansing artist Dana Bustamante’s pen to life — along with her watercolors, oils and anything else that was lying around. One of seven Emerging Artists...

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