Lansing’s reefer madness approach shortsighted as state moves rapidly toward legalization
April 19 2017
Politicians are trying to balance the future against constituents with a reefer madness mentality who would kill the marijuana business in Lansing if they could. Our likely future mayor, Andy Schor, has...
April 19 2017
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero may as well be called Mayorajuana, given his outspoken support for legalization — even though he claims never to have had even a puff. Bernero’s policy has been to...
Luxury Flux releases debut LP at the Avenue
April 12 2017
The band — Lindsey Taylor (guitar/ vocals), Sam Makula (bass) and Stephen Woida Jr.(drums/vocals) — doesn’t mind doing it themselves, especially if they can retain artistic control while...
March 15 2017
Superheroes have been a mainstay in popular culture for decades, but they seem to be all the rage these days. Superhero movies dominate the box office, but Lansing Community College’s latest theater...
Feb. 15 2017
It’s useful. We’re at our best when we’re inclusive. Presently we’re the LGBTQAI community. That’s quite a mouthful and pretty unwieldy as a word. There’s always a fuss...
Twin Peaks’ Cadien Lake James talks Coachella, life on the road and future goals
Feb. 8 2017
For most of our readers, the name Twin Peaks brings to mind Mark Frost and David Lynch’s 1990s TV drama. But for a growing number of indie rock fans, the name is associated with a Chica- go-based...
Jan. 18 2017
Ignore the rumors, Donald Trump is not neutral on LGBTQ issues and under his presidency it is our everyday lives that will be most affected. Marriage Equality is the least likely of all of our victories...
Nov. 30 2016
Anglers on the Red Cedar River know how to use worms and grubs to lure in their catch. A local nonprofit, however, is hoping to hook prospective environmentalists — and using art as the bait
Creative Placemaking Summit returns to Lansing for second year
Oct. 5 2016
Placemaking is a hot buzzword among arts administration and city management types, but outside of those communities, the term still draws a lot of blank stares and puzzled looks
July 6 2016
I finally found an excellent chicken gyro a few years ago at the State Side Deli in Okemos. The most clutch move here is very basic but so important —toasting the pita bread. You don’t realize...
Looking for local style in the barbecue scene
June 29 2016
Across the U.S., especially in the South, the idea of barbecue takes on different forms from region to region, as each area has its own idea of what kind of meat should be smoked, how to smoke it and how...
Park Board vote set, but questions on sale price, maintenance cost are unanswered
April 27 2016
In a move to save the city of Lansing money, the Park Board will consider a resolution May 11 to sell Willoughby Park, a 70-acre wilderness preserve on the city’s far southwest side
April 6 2016
Science is so hot right now. You can hardly turn on a TV or check your Twitter feed without seeing Bill Nye or Neil deGrasse Tyson dropping some scientific tidbit. For those looking for something a little...
Capital City Film Festival kicks off sixth annual event
April 6 2016
Other highlights include a “Destroy All Cinema” event where local comedians apply a “Mystery Science Theater 3000”-style skewering to “Top Gun,” and a local music double...
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...
Employee pay a mystery At area banks, credit unions
Nov. 11 2015
I suspect that few folks reading this don’t have an account at a bank or credit union. I belong to two credit unions. Credit unions differ from traditional private banks in that they are member owned
Loss of Video To Go removes critical human touch
Oct. 7 2015
Lansing movie rental institution Video To Go announced its eventual closing on social media last week
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Sept. 10 2014
After a three-month hiatus from live shows, Lights and Caves, a local experimental indie rock band, returns to the stage Saturday. Openers are Signals, Alaska, Last Night Saved My Life and the Class Acts....
How cat memes and French Impressionism overlap this month
Aug. 6 2014
An artist often gives away his surroundings through his art: The vast, rolling pastures of Constable’s Dedham Vale, the lush, liquid landscapes of Monet’s water lilies, the visual cacophony...
District Court seeks cameras for City Hall
April 8 2015
When Anethia Brewer, court administrator for 54-A District Court, walks through the court facilities in Lansing City Hall, she is aware of the security lapses

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