March 15 2017
A man of many aliases — Dabrye, James T. Cotton, SK-1 — Tadd Mullinix is known for a unique sounds that features hip-hop and acid techno influences and beautifully crafted abstract beats
Poet Cindy Hunter Morgan explores Great Lakes shipwrecks
Feb. 1 2017
MSU Professor and poet Cindy Hunter Morgan’s latest poetry collection is a transformative look at the shipwrecks that dot the Great Lakes. “Harborless,” which comprises 40 poems, is partly...
Feb. 1 2017
FEB. 28 >> 50 YEARS ON: REFLECTIONS ON RACE, RACISM AND THE LEGACIES OF THE 1967 DETROIT RIOTS AT THE BROAD ART MUSEUM
Feb. 1 2017
A reader suggested the southside entrance to the Michigan Avenue stairs to the River Trail as an eyesore because it’s across the street from the Lansing Center and hence creates a bad impression...
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.”...
Jan. 25 2017
For the school choice lobby — including billionaire Betsy DeVos — this is a chance to make specious claims without referencing where their data came from. Their claims about the impact of school...
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
Dec. 28 2016
Lansing-based roots-punk band the Devil’s Cut, along with a full slate of edgy Americana-rock outfits, perform Friday at the Avenue Café. The event, dubbed A Very Krampus Xmas, benefits the...
Dec. 21 2016
Mac’s Bar hosts a bumpin’ holiday-themed party featuring a mashup of EDM and hip-hop artists. And of course, ugly sweaters are encouraged. Set to perform are headliners Landoh and Captain Boom,...
Dec. 14 2016
East Lansing anti-folk songsmith Wally Pleasant became a fixture in the local music scene back in the ‘90s thanks to his sharp, humorous songbook. While adult life has slowed his output in recent...
Amid anxiety over Trump’s clean energy direction, Michigan lawmakers offer surprising relief
Dec. 7 2016
Believe it or not, the Republican-dominated Legislature is giving hope to clean-energy advocates who are anxious about the direction our climate-denying president-elect could take the country on energy...
MSU researchers revive 100-year-old barley stain
Dec. 7 2016
Michigan gets very cold. And when it’s not cold, it’s very humid. And summers can get blisteringly hot with little notice. If you’re a hearty Michigander, you’re probably used to...
Mayoral campaign already framed by shadowy groups and hidden agendas
Nov. 30 2016
A proxy war of secretive “citizen” groups has begun shaping a nascent 2017 Lansing mayoral race
Exploring the unique words, accents of the Midwest
Nov. 30 2016
Edward McClelland took a linguistic tour of the Midwest while doing research for his new book, “How to Speak Midwestern,” a delightful romp through the dialects and vocabulary of the region....
Nov. 9 2016
The term “chamber music” often brings to mind images of string quartets playing music by long-dead composers in church sanctuaries or library auditoriums. But M.I. Concerts, a new chamber music...
Nov. 9 2016
Formed two years ago, soulful funk-rock band Tell Yo Mama releases its first proper full-length LP, “Good Thang,” Saturday at the Avenue Café
Two new books, museum exhibit assert Michigan´s leading role in design
Oct. 26 2016
It’s a mundane mix of medical offices and nonprofit organizations, the kind of building I’ve biked past all my life without noticing, but something about it called out to me. The lowslung,...
Oct. 26 2016
Michigan State Medical Society 129 W. Saginaw St., East Lansing Architect: Minoru Yamasaki
MSU program turns fallen trees into furniture, decorations
Oct. 19 2016
Snapped branches and broken trunks lined the normally well-groomed roads of Michigan State University’s campus last July, the aftermath of a huge summer storm. The university’s Sustainable...
Oct. 19 2016
“I’d liken it to when you’re trying to learn Spanish, and you move to a Spanish-speaking country where everyone around you is speaking that language,” said Lindsay Lou Rilko, frontwoman...

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