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...
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...
Farm to table movement takes hold in Greater Lansing
March 1 2017
The farm to table concept seems pretty intuitive: You eat what’s close because it’s easy, it’s affordable and it’s healthy. So it’s no surprise that in the last decade it’s...
Exploring wine pairings for Lent
March 1 2017
Paczki — pronounced “poonch-kee”— exist because Polish Catholics needed to use up all the eggs, lard and sugar in the house before Lent began. This traditionally takes place on...
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...
CADL’s wintertime renovations a challenge for many homeless
Dec. 14 2016
When Mike Karl entered the downtown branch of the Capital Area District Library, he wasn’t thinking about books. Karl had only two things on his mind: to get warm, and to get to sleep
June 15 2016
When our dear Penny recently resigned, I felt both overwhelmed and humbled by being challenged with leading LAHR into the future
Lansing Symphony goes big and goes home in season finale
May 11 2016
You have to be a badass if Beethoven is your opening act. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, adored for his romantic ballet music, went very big and bad — the good kind of bad — in his most famous...
Introducing Walter Crockett, City Pulse fitness columnist
Jan. 20 2016
The new year is upon us, and many people are motivated to improve their health and their lives. How many of you resolved that this would be the year that you would improve your personal wellbeing? The...
Dec. 30 2015
When couples tie the knot, many changes are in store, many compromises will be made and many lasting memories will be created. But in the weeks and months before their big days, couples can easily get...
Dec. 30 2015
Couples must make many decisions when planning their weddings, including choosing transportation for guests to and from wedding ceremonies
‘Stage Door’ is expansive, but lacks focus
Nov. 18 2015
MSU Department of Theatre’s latest production, Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman’s “Stage Door,” features what is probably the most elaborate and expansive set design ever put...
A look at the variety of marijuana ingestion methods
June 10 2015
Should I smoke, eat or vape my marijuana? Now, more than ever, we see headlines and hear more talk about marijuana, both for medical and recreational uses. It seems everywhere I go, I get a question...
Auction features vintage marketing pieces, personal correspondences
Dec. 3 2014
Now that the ephemeral gewgaws of Black Friday are in the recycling bin, Craig Whitford, a local numismatic and philatelic auctioneer, is giving collectors a chance to purchase what he calls “historic...
Wine highlights from popular study abroad destinations
May 6 2015
If an MSU student’s academic career were a musical movement, every April would be the tension and May would be the release. Some students stick around to work in town to pay the bills, while others...
May 6 2015
I have a thyroid disease, as well as family history of high cholesterol. Cardio helps with both things, and it has always been important to me for both health and mental well being. I also really enjoy...
Reflections on the memory of Lansing theater icon Addiann Hinds
Oct. 15 2014
Over the past several days since the mid- Michigan theater community learned of the death to cancer of beloved multi-talented icon, Addiann Hinds, there have been many quiet, reflective conversations remembering...
Oct. 29 2014
It only took a day for state Sen. Rick Jones, after learning that his newly gerrymandered 24th district included Shiawassee County, to begin meeting voters there. Whether it was the local Elks Lodge or...
Basic preparation tips for entering your first endurance race
June 18 2014
Since the warm weather started, some of your friends may have started tossing terms like “triathlon,” “half marathon” and variations of “warrior,” “mudder”...
Confronting our society’s lack of self-sufficiency
Jan. 2 2014
It hit me late Thursday night as I was lying on my friend’s couch, about to fall asleep in his Foster Avenue home. I was reading Steven R. Reed’s report in the State Journal about frustrated...

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