Feb. 1 2017
It’s in a terrible location, tucked behind Kwik Car Wash, with only a barely-visible-from-Cedar-Street “BBQ” banner marking its River Street entrance. It’s tiny, with seating for...
Nov. 16 2016
November is Transgender Awareness Month. LAHR unequivocally contends that transgender people are equal and must be treated as such by our communities and under the law. Yet, we know that most people still...
June 15 2016
Across the nation backlash continues against the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) communities as progress is being made on LGBTQ civil rights issues
May 14 2014
It was as if I had stumbled into the culinary equivalent of a “Seinfeld” episode. You know, the famous break-up episode, where the breaker-upper tells George, “It’s not you, it’s...
Independent panel needed on response and future
Jan. 2 2014
People of Lansing and other communities served by the Board of Water and Light deserve vastly better service than they received in the aftermath of the December ice storm. They should demand an outside...
Stage adaptation of ‘80s flick stuck in the past
Oct. 9 2013
Quick: You hear “Flashdance,” what do you think of? A hot brunette in a cutoff gray sweatshirt? The Academy Award-winning title song? A woman arched against a chair in profile, water gushing...
Oct. 3 2012
Leading up to the Nov. 6 election, City Pulse is taking to the streets to ask residents from all walks of life this inherently loaded — or plainly simple — question: "Are you better off than...
May 1 2013
There's a reason we have clichés. Quite often, they reflect reality. "Cutting off your nose to spite your face." That is an apt description of the state Legislature as it ponders whether Michigan...
Dec. 28 2011
Community theaters, particularly in small towns, often rely on the tried and true. However, theater is far more exciting when companies take risks. New and daring works can turn into overambitious fiascos,...
Here’s a few suggestions for summertime reading
June 29 2011
It’s hard to limit the "the books of summer" to 10 so instead I’m giving you 11."The Maltese Falcon," by Dashiell Hammett: The classic tough-guy/noir-detective novel that never loses its appeal....
Riverwalk’s ‘Conspiracy’ is a historical horror story
Oct. 26 2011
As director James W. Houska said in his welcome last Saturday night, “Conspiracy” is not a show to be enjoyed. It is, however, an important event in history that people should experience and...
Who gets the gold — and who gets the cold shoulder?
Feb. 22 2012
Sure things? For sure. Shocks? Distinctly possible. In other words, this year´s Academy Awards should be business as usual
So, his wild oats & Fade to blackheads
May 11 2011
divorce (from a 10-year marriage) would soon be final. (It will be at the end of this month.) She then played matchmaker. He and I have been dating for three months. Things were going fabulously until...
Aug. 18 2010
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Why should you work harder than everyone else? Why is it up to you to pick up the slack when others are suffering from outbreaks of laziness and incompetence? And why should...
You make loving fund & One surprise fits all
Jan. 26 2011
Four months into wedded bills, uh, bliss, you’re walking around muttering, “Aren’t a husband and wife supposed to support each other?” Well, yes, unless they start their marriage...
Nov. 10 2010
Ive taught my kids to always knock, but right in the middle of a naked foreplay session, my 10-year-old son walked in on us. Im a divorced single mother and am entitled to a healthy sex life, but what...
Now is the perfect time to start fixing 50 years of urban sprawl - and we can start in Lansing
Nov. 18 2009
There was a time in Lansing’s history, somewhere around 75 years ago, where our streets were shared between cars, trolley lines, bicyclists and pedestrians. Buildings contained apartments and retail...
One fine critic
Aug. 4 2010
I have worked in theatre for many years, the last 16 here in Lansing, and have read many reviews, both good and bad. And each time a bad review is written by a critic there seems to be a public outcry;...
Dec. 2 2009
Q: I have a suggestion for the woman wondering whether her boyfriend really has money or is carrying a million in debt: run a credit check. A friend’s daughter almost married a wonderful guy who...
Dec. 16 2009
Commendable as it is that he’s resolved never to lie or cheat again, he’s been divorced a year and seeing you for half that time. That’s a seriously short stretch of never especially...

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