April 19 2017
The classic Mexican margarita served at Cancun Mexican Grill in Grand Ledge includes Curaçao — a liqueur made with laraha grown on the island of Curaçao — as well as triple sec,...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
April 12 2017
Grey Matter, a Lansing-based progressive ska-punk band, releases its new “Visitors” EP Friday at Mac’s Bar. Opening the all-ages show are Backpacks, Convenient Trash and Solitary Subversion
City Council prepares to undo its rare moment of courage
April 12 2017
Tonight’s meeting is the work of Carol Wood and Judi Brown Clarke. Surprisingly, they voted last week to support the call for sanctuary city status. Until then, they’d indicated that being...
April 5 2017
Nothing, a Relapse Records-signed band, headlines Thursday at the Loft; opening the all-ages show are two heavy, Lansing-based bands: Hordes and Cavalcade. Nothing formed in 2010 in Philadelphia, but the...
March 29 2017
After a year-and-a-half hiatus, Genocya returns to Mac’s Bar one last time for its farewell show. During its run, the Lansing-based metal band, which formed in 2002, recorded two demos and one full-length...
Property: 1100 Trowbridge Road East Lansing
March 29 2017
This building — owned by the Boji Group and scheduled to be replaced by a $12 million office and hotel complex — was a Howard Johnson’s motel. The back of the lot is scarred with broken...
A look back at some Top of the Town winners who are no longer with us
March 22 2017
Goodrich’s Shop-Rite
March 15 2017
Ginger spice and mild pine notes are set against citrus sweetness and a touch of bitterness. Nothing is overpowering. Whe ther you’re slurping up some udon soup for lunch or settling in for a nice...
A surrogate bears the fate the first Scott House avoided
March 15 2017
In retrospect, it’s amazing that Lansing’s Scott House made it all the way to a wintry Monday morning two days ago, when its demolition began to make room for a Board of Water & Light substation
Feb. 22 2017
When this location was featured as an Eyesore in April 2014, it was “vacant and boarded, its falling soffit precariously held up by the former restaurant’s mechanical equipment.” The...
Feb. 22 2017
Patbingsu, also known as bingsu or bingsoo, is a shaved ice treat. Softer than the crunchy snow cones you get at the ballpark but more powdery than ice cream, patbingsu has the texture of a fresh, pure...
Feb. 8 2017
Lansing’s own Dead Hour Noise and the Jackpine Snag perform Friday at the Avenue Café; Hastings-based progressive-thrash band 6 Prong Paw opens the show. Dead Hour Noise, a metal/punk/grind...
Jan. 25 2017
Fisherking has been a staple of the Lansing punk rock scene, releasing a series of melodic hardcore discs, including “2 Songs,” the “Forget It” EP and its 2012 LP, “Ghost.”...
Lansing groups team up to create new literary honor
Jan. 18 2017
Lansing already has plenty of trees, and if everything goes according to plan, it will also have its first poet laureate in time for April’s National Poetry Month
Jan. 18 2017
Ford Theatre Reunion returns to Mid-Michigan for a headlining show Saturday at the Fledge in Grand Ledge. Based in Lexington, Ky., the forever-touring group of road warriors, formed in 2008, is known for...
Jan. 18 2017
While not as obviously eye-catching as its Old Town neighbors (or the delightful mural on its northern wing), this building exhibits a simple elegance and authentic details. The main front facade is divided...
Jan. 11 2017
According to a reader’s tip, “The AT&T building on Washington Ave. is not a bad example of brutish architecture, but the windows at street level which once held a communication timeline have...
Jan. 4 2017
Hot Mulligan, a Lansing-based emo/pop-punk quintet, releases its new EP, “Opportunities,” Saturday at Mac’s Bar. Also performing the all-ages show are Kayak Jones, Convenient Trash, Backpacks,...
New retrospective reveals untold stories, inspires nostalgia
Jan. 4 2017
Today’s earbuds seem to be permanently attached to the ears of millions, perhaps billions, of music aficionados. But for music fans of a certain age, the transistor radio was once the cutting edge...
Food Co-op to close retail store in new year
Dec. 21 2016
The East Lansing Food Co-op, challenged by ever-increasing options in the healthy food market, will close its retail store soon, its board has decided

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