The Stanton Memo is out. It sounds like a salvo from the political wars in Washington, but a memo by Lansing utility expert and former state regulator Tom Stanton is part of a local conflict over Lansing’s...
Richard Spencer, a white supremacist, will speak on the MSU campus 4:30- 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 5. MSU first refused to let him speak due to concerns about violence, but following a lawsuit MSU agreed...
Annie Gordon, the adult services librarian at the East Lansing Public Library, selected the films to be shown for Black History Month. Gordon chose the films to highlight specific social and legal issues,...
Epic symphony crowns spectacular night for LSO
Feb. 15 2018
There were many levels to Hou’s musicianship, from her warm rapport with the audience to her technical prowess, but it was hard to get past her ravishing, silken tone. Was it ice or was it fire?...
On paper, it would seem that “On Your Feet,” the latest touring musical at Wharton Center, was designed for a consumer like me, a Gen X-er who grew up during the era of Gloria Estefan and Miami...

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Why representation matters
Annie Gordon, the adult services librarian at the East Lansing Public Library, selected the films to be shown for Black History Month. Gordon chose the...
Epic symphony crowns spectacular night for LSO
There were many levels to Hou’s musicianship, from her warm rapport with the audience to her technical prowess, but it was hard to get past her ravishing,...
Black artists take center stage at the Robin Theatre
Several artists, musicians and performers will take over the Robin Theatre Friday for the second annual Black Arts Matter Celebration. The lineup includes...
‘On Your Feet’ stands out from the crowd
On paper, it would seem that “On Your Feet,” the latest touring musical at Wharton Center, was designed for a consumer like me, a Gen X-er...
Natalie MacMaster comes to East Lansing February 8
This is an interview City Pulse did with fiddler extraordinaire Natalie MacMaster. It originally aired on the Feb. 3 edition of City Pulse Radio, and the...
Helen Sung brings fervor of a late convert to MSU jazz residency
Helen Sung started on a plastic piano with rainbow keys, at about four years old.The keys turned to black and white for a long time until she broke from...

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Not so much. Michael Lynn III is one of four student football players — the LCHS 4 — who knelt in protest during the national anthem at football games in 2017, in the manner of national figures...
Jan. 4 2018
Did Pat Gillespie bump a protester at Lansing Catholic game?
Soon after the Dec. 8 Lansing Catholic vs. Williamston High School basketball game at Williamston, allegations began to spread on social media that developer Pat Gillespie, a Lansing Catholic alumnus with...
Jan. 4 2018
When Blue Owl Coffee Company first opened last year, co-owner Nick Berry knew he wanted to foster an environment conducive to live music events. He approached local singer-songwriter Tania Howard about...
Jan. 4 2018
By BILL CASTANIER Hey! Don’t bogart that joint, man! This week, California will join Washington D.C. and seven other states with its vote to legalize recreational marijuana. Here at home, Michigan...
Jan. 4 2018
SOS spokesman: City wrong on excluding pot drive petitions
City officials are preparing to take legal action against 26 noncompliant provisioning centers, but some operators are taking a risk by staying open and pinning their hopes on winning a lawsuit that would...
Jan. 18 2018
Infrastructure and communications top Schor’s to-do list
The team, cochaired by former Mayor David Hollister and former state Rep. and City Councilwoman Joan Bauer, released its final report Tuesday afternoon. With aspirational intent, it deals with business...
Jan. 18 2018

Arts Read more

A history of controversial campus speeches
Richard Spencer, a white supremacist, will speak on the MSU campus 4:30- 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 5. MSU first refused to let him speak due to concerns about violence, but following a lawsuit MSU agreed...
Feb. 15 2018
This building, 2225 E. Grand River Ave. in Lansing’s Groesbeck Neighborhood, will soon become home to M43 Fitness, a new gym/personal training studio. Also coming to the site: The Urban Cup, a new...
Feb. 15 2018
Why representation matters
Annie Gordon, the adult services librarian at the East Lansing Public Library, selected the films to be shown for Black History Month. Gordon chose the films to highlight specific social and legal issues,...
Feb. 15 2018

Food Read more

On our first visit, I knew beforehand I was going for comfort food. The meatloaf special with mashed potatoes, gravy and steamed vegetables and a roll ($7.95) fit the bill. The portions were generous and,...
Feb. 15 2018
For starters, let’s underscore that EnVie is not, and doesn’t claim to be, a French restaurant. That, fellow diners, is a good thing
Jan. 18 2018
BBQ joint lives up to Guy Fieri-hype
On the Southern end of the food spectrum are items like smoked beef brisket ($12.95 for a half-pound) and baby back ribs ($30.95 for a full rack, plus two sides). I maintain that Saddleback BBQ in REO...
Dec. 21 2017

LGBTQIA News Read more

How the HIV epidemic in Michigan could be ended in a decade Hope and challenges in the trenches
With effective biomedical interventions, but no cure, Michigan leaders believe the end of HIV could come as soon as a decade. The question: Is the infrastructure in place to remove barriers and finance...
Jan. 18 2018
Creating without perceived borders or limits
“The shortest statement of philosophy I have is my living, or the word ‘I.’” —Audre Lorde As an artist, I find that the most direct reflection of my identity can be found...
Dec. 21 2017
The holiday season has arrived and adult survivors of child sexual abuse will once again be navigating festivities where their perpetrator may have a seat at the table.
It is common for survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence to skip family reunions, birthday parties, funerals, weddings, and holiday dinners to avoid having to share these experiences with the...
Dec. 21 2017

Podcast

This week on City Pulse on the air, Publisher of the Lansing City Pulse Berl Schwartz speaks with the three East Lansing city council candidates: Ruth Beier, Susan Woods and Aaron Stephens
Oct. 23 2017