On stands today: Three wishes

By City Pulse Staff

Wednesday, Dec. 18 — It’s an ordinary question that’s capable of the most extraordinary responses: What would you do with three wishes? City Pulse asks local politicians, entertainers and businesspeople what they’d do. Responders include likely gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer, EVERYbody Reads Bookstore owner Scott Harris and radio personality Tim Barron. Find out how many ways you can wish for world peace. 

Also in this week’s issue:

Whitmer rips “rape insurance”

Last week, Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer gave a searing 10-minute speech slamming the since-passed bill that will require women to purchase separate insurance riders covering abortions, which she called “rape insurance.” We reprint portions of her speech, including her revelation that she was raped when she was younger.

Now what?

As the Red Cedar Renaissance project builds momentum (again), a series of unknowns remains. These unknowns include the jettisoning of original developer Chris Jerome — whose family owns vacant car dealerships adjacent to and across the street from the golf course — and how much the developers will pay the city for the land. Managing editor Andy Balaskovitz raises five questions to consider as the project moves forward.

Reviving variety

As America revels in a second Golden Age of the boobitus tubitus, that old Ghost of Prime Time Past, the variety show, is making a resurgence, at least locally. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to “The Evan Michael Show,” hosted by WLNS morning anchor Evan Pinsonnault. Find out what made him want to revive a dated entertainment format (instead of going all millennial and launching a reality show), what his plans are for the show and why he dropped his last name from the title.

He Ate/She Ate

Find out what our resident food reviewers had to say about mid-Michigan’s newest steak-and-seafood bistro, Capital Prime.