Jan Bidwell makes a case for meditation in activism
March 15 2017
In the late 1960s, a group of my friends, students at Michigan State University, became enamored by transcendental meditation after attending a free group session. At the time, my other friends and I thought...
Dec. 21 2016
As queer and trans people, we often navigate multiple sets of families. There are the chosen families we have gotten to wrap ourselves up in, and maybe those families who raised us. Often, the former is...
Drop Your Pride! Drop Your Drawers
Nov. 25 2015
How does it start? A nightmarish slow motion of disbelief. Overwhelming grief. Yelling at God! Hiding teary-eyed from reality under the comfort of blankets for days. Eventually, encouragement from friends...
Thursday, May 14
May 13 2015
Friends of Turner-Dodge House is attempting to tap into the manor’s rich musical past with its new Music in the Mansion concert series. This month’s installment of the series will bring harpist...
City Pulse/WLNS winners party will benefit the Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art
May 20 2015
City Pulse & WLNS will fete the winners of the 2015 Top of the Town contest at a special event. On Friday, June 12, Top of the Town will commandeer the VIP tent at the second annual Grand American Fish...
Historic home reopens after renovation, already gets in Christmas spirit
Nov. 5 2014
If you thought last winter’s ice storm did a number on you, be happy you’re not 159 years old — the cold gets tougher the older you get. For Old Town’s historic Turner-Dodge House,...
Lingering thoughts on the winter storm that froze much of mid-Michigan
Jan. 9 2014
Last week we asked you to share your stories on the year-end power outage caused by Winter Storm Gemini. We had an abundance of submissions and nowhere near enough space to run them all. Here are a few...
The transformation of a Grand Ledge granary into artisan space
Nov. 27 2013
Handmade birdhouses, jewelry boxes and wine bottle wind chimes neatly line one of the walls of the teeny art gallery. A small workbench rests in the corner, adorned with custom jewelry pieces, woodwork...
Nov. 27 2013
Property: Red Cedar Friends Meeting House, 1400 Turner St., Lansing Owner: Red Cedar Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Assessed value: $0 During the initial stages of this building’s...
Her best friend’s waiting & poach class
Dec. 7 2011
Q: My girlfriend s best friend is her ex. They broke up six years ago (upon mutual agreement). She swears she s much happier being his friend and says they both feel they weren t meant to be romantic partners....
Chad DeKatch heads up the ensemble cast of Sondheim's 'Company'
Feb. 1 2012
When the lights come up on the Holt Dimondale Community Players’ production of “Company,” it will be the realization of a dream for its star, Chad DeKatch
‘Strings’ vs. ‘Friends’: The same, yet different — sort of
Aug. 3 2011
Although it may not look like it, “Friends With Benefits,” which opened in January and is now on DVD, and “No Strings Attached,” which is now in theaters, really are two different...
Book salutes literature of laboring people
Jan. 19 2011
M. L. Liebler says he has a lot of friends. Liebler, who has taught English, labor studies and the art of the working class at Wayne State University for more than 30 years, was not shy in calling upon...
Sept. 23 2009
She insisted on many renovations, and I went along to make her happy. I put in $5,000, we borrowed $15,000 from my grandmother, and we both signed a contract to pay her back. Now she’s gone, with...
June 30 2010
Many people think the fact that their pants are vibrating gives them a pass to put the person they’re with on face-to-face “ignore.” People with manners consider how their companion might...
Coffee and Friends offers local goods (and goodies)
May 5 2010
Nearly 3 months old, Coffee and Friends has ably filled the communal and caffeinated void. Reich, who also owns an automotive repair garage in Bath Township, says his newest venture is about connecting...
Jan. 6 2010
Never mind that your boyfriend’s slacker friends needed a cheap crash pad. Moving in with your girlfriend and immediately moving in your friends is like booking the honeymoon suite and asking, "Oh,...
Quaker Meeting House completed in Old Town
May 13 2010
“We liked the area, and when the particular lot was made available it seemed perfect,” Waltz said. “The zoning was right. Normally an easy place to build a church is out in the countryside...
Shanks for the memories
Dec. 23 2008
Two days after my job took me to London for six weeks, my girlfriend’s ex spent the night at her house
The Quaker tradition continues in Lansing
Dec. 23 2008
The sound of Quaker worship is not loud or brash

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