May 17 2017
If you’re an American, one of your biggest fears is probably corrupt government officials, terrorist attacks or financial insecurity. That’s according to the 2016 Chapman University Survey...
May 17 2017
The word “asexual” and the associated spectrum remains an abstract concept to many, but once explained, it is actually rather simple to understand. As we learn more about human behavior, we...
May 17 2017
LGBTQ people are no strangers to the search for a new home. We understand and feel the depth and relief behind a word like “sanctuary.” Sanctuary is what a home is supposed to be, but for many,...
May 11 2017
Six years ago, it started with a movie — “Mighty Uke: The Amazing Comeback of a Musical Underdog.” “The movie had just come out, and since we had grown our Lansing Area Ukulele...
Cheryl Baase follows passion for pups into canine photography
April 26 2017
On an idyllic evening last week, as the sun set over the golden fields of Woldumar Nature Center, photographer Cheryl Baase coaxed a lumbering, 120 pound English mastiff onto a rustic cabin porch. Charlie,...
Gonorrhea, chlamydia raging in Ingham County as Health Department rolls out education effort
April 26 2017
The “clap” and “clam” — street names for gonorrhea and chlamydia — are occurring well above the national rate in Ingham County, particularly among African Americans
Bishop finds a safe place for town halls: Small-town Stockbridge, a GOP stronghold
April 26 2017
Bishop carried Stockbirdge Township 53.5 percent to 30.4 percent for Democrat Suzanna Shkreli. The county went the other way: 56 percent for Shkreli and 38 percent for Bishop
April 19 2017
Undaunted by failure in 2016, advocates see 2018 as the year Michigan will legalize adult-use of marijuana. There is money behind the initiative, momentum from other states that have ended pot prohibition,...
Your guide to summer festivals
April 5 2017
Wait — but what if you’ve never been to a festival before? Or what if the last time you went, it was a disaster? Not to worry. We caught up with a few seasoned festival-goers and compiled the...
Michigan-based Trans Day fete marked by international events
March 29 2017
When Rachel Crandall-Crocker sat at her computer and wrote about the International Transgender Day of Visibility, or TDOV, on FaceBook in 2009, it was merely an idea. A day where members of the Transgender...
“Voice of the Whale” takes chamber music series into deep waters
March 22 2017
Music lovers are always searching for an evening that will take them out of themselves, but out-of-body experiences are rare, let alone out-ofspecies ones
Side Bar / Good Truckin' Diner / Glazed and Confused
March 15 2017
“It took a while, but I’m happy with the way things turned out,” Abood said, surveying the brick, faux brushed steel and reclaimed wood of the interior. “I didn’t want to...
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...
March 15 2017
Thanks to the unseasonable weather, I’m cool, but not cold, and after a long day of sitting at my desk, standing for 20 minutes feels great. Eventually I’ll shuffle my way to the front of the...
March 8 2017
The silent auction includes art pieces donated by local artists, including paintings, ceramics and jewelry, and local businesses are contributing items like gift certificates and baskets. Community members...
Camille Seaman captures storms, glaciers and Polar bears
March 8 2017
Massive tornadoes and below-freezing temperatures are just a normal day’s work for photographer Camille Seaman. She doesn’t shy away from the things that scare most people. In fact. she manages...
MSU student’s food app not just for foodies
March 1 2017
Like many life-changing journeys, David Welsh’s latest venture began with a low point. In September 2015, the Michigan State University student was in Chicago and began to feel ill. It got so bad...
Rep. Andy Schor pitches a gentler style in bid for mayor of Lansing
Feb. 22 2017
After a long day as a minority voice in Michigan’s Republican-controlled Legislature, Rep. Andy Schor likes to unwind with a book before bed
Feb. 15 2017
“My mom pushed me into it when I was in fifth grade, trying to get me to make some new friends and get me out of my neighborhood a little bit,” Sylvester said. “So she signed me up for...
Feb. 15 2017
After sitting vacant for nearly a year and a half, a prime downtown Lansing nightclub location will reopen next week as a hookah lounge. On Wednesday, owner/operator Adam Murshed will host a grand opening...

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