A Q&A with Rep. Mike Bishop
April 26 2017
Following his townhall meetings, U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, sat down with Todd Heywood to answer a few questions about national and political concerns
New book compiles food writing of Jim Harrison
April 26 2017
Jim Harrison loved food. He loved eating it, he loved talking about it and he loved writing about it. So it’s little surprise that the first posthumous book added to his already vast oeuvre is...
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,...
‘Eurydice’ raises questions of love and loss
April 5 2017
If you could visit a deceased loved one, would you? That’s one question, among with many others, posed by Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s latest production, “Eu- rydice.” Sarah Ruhl’s...
Brian Regan talks comedy, social media and ‘Star Search’
March 29 2017
“How did he not think of Feidler on the Roof?” he asks. “‘My name is Feidler, I’m going to be on the roof — Feidler Roofing Co.’ Three in the morning, I’m...
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...
New book looks at events leading to Kent State shootings
Feb. 15 2017
“Four dead in Ohio.” Those four words, from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s hastily recorded protest song “Ohio,” were haunting in their simplicity
Government-supported programs offer important services for women
Feb. 1 2017
The impact of access to appropriate women’s reproductive health care, for me, is on one hand a professional story and on the other a very real and personal story. The journey to the birth of my JIM...
Jan. 18 2017
Before we go any further, let me just spit it out: I have devolved into that lowliest of culinary creatures, the food snob. I can’t help it. I have been to the promised land on several occasions,...
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...
Dec. 28 2016
Moon built nearly 300 buildings over a 60-year career, only about 30 of which survive. His own house was one of his best. The porch, a curvy confection of gingerbread with many sculptured details and its...
Dec. 21 2016
Self-care is one of the most important things we can do in these everchanging and stressful times. We hear about it every day, but no one really tells us how to do it or what to do. Dialectical Behavior...
Taking a look at classic holiday books, new and old
Dec. 21 2016
“’Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house …” New Yorker Clement Clarke Moore wrote this famous first line in 1823, and the story has since become a favorite...
Dec. 7 2016
Grand Ledge-based power-new wave band Jason Alarm releases its first full-length record, “Piling it On,” Saturday at Mac’s Bar. Opening the show are the Devil's Cut, Jake Simmons & the...
Nov. 30 2016
The structure below was our eyesore back in October 2014. At that time, it was noted that there was significant wood rot and that a restoration of the signage on one face of the structure had been poorly...
Nov. 16 2016
A singular focus isn’t bad when it comes to charity, but a two-birds-onestone mentality led the Capital Area Blues Society to expand the reach of its annual Thanksgiving fundraiser
‘Every Breath You Take’ delivers strong performances, macabre themes
Nov. 16 2016
You may find yourself with shortness of breath — not to mention dry throat, sweaty palms and a rapid heart rate — after experiencing the macabre “Every Breath You Take,” the latest...
Report amplifies his crimes and seeks harsher sentence
Nov. 16 2016
Stuart Dunnings III soon will be going to prison, probably for three to five years. Really not enough time
Music and life lessons from jazz master Rodney Whitaker
Nov. 16 2016
A bass solo by Rodney Whitaker starts with a handful of notes that float into the air like a question. Urgently yet carefully, his hands reach out for a response. Melodies and countermelodies dart up and...
Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ excels at action, lacks everything else
Nov. 9 2016
Mel Gibson is the greatest strength and detriment to any film he directs, including his latest, “Hacksaw Ridge.” Whatever problems one may have with him — on or off the film set —...

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