New World's natives faced sadly familiar tactics
Nov. 25 2015
Last week it was a terrorist attack in Mali. The week before, it was Paris. From our 21st Century perspective, we ask how such barbaric acts are possible. What motivates such evil, such disregard for innocent...
Drop Your Pride! Drop Your Drawers
Nov. 25 2015
How does it start? A nightmarish slow motion of disbelief. Overwhelming grief. Yelling at God! Hiding teary-eyed from reality under the comfort of blankets for days. Eventually, encouragement from friends...
How an Ole Man found new life on a boat with a dragon
Sept. 10 2014
When he comes back he goes straight to Adado Riverfront Park for the Capital City Dragon Boat Race. He’ll captain the Anahata team. He’ll welcome Hau and the American Dragon Boat Association,...
Tense script, fine acting give ‘Topdog’ serious bite
Oct. 3 2014
The Ixion Theatre logo features a character from Greek mythology who is punished by being attached to a fiery wheel. This is a fitting symbol for Ixion’s first play of the season, “Topdog/Underdog,”...
July 10 2013
Property: 565 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing Assessed value: $270,700 Owner says: Could not be reached for comment
Star John Lepard talks about Williamston’s latest world premiere
July 13 2011
A culture clash becomes a comic civil war in Williamston Theatre’s “And the Creek Don’t Rise.” Penned by frequent Williamston collaborator Joseph Zettelmaier, “Creek”...
The fractured fables of David Sedaris are bedtime stories for children who drink
Nov. 20 2010
It all sounds perfectly innocuous. A lonely mouse befriends a snake. A stalwart rabbit stands guard at the gate to his forest. A chipmunk thinks she’s found Mr. Right in the form of a sophisticated...
Dec. 1 2010
Governor- Elect Rick Synder’s decision to commute from Ann Arbor to Lansing is anything but sustainable. Sustainability is defined by social and environmental impacts of economic activity
Oct. 1 2010
It’s not from a lack of coffee and it’s certainly not boredom. It’s the punishing schedule he’s set up for himself, which starts with a 2:15 a.m. wake-up call for his job as the...
This American strife & Love is bland
April 13 2011
Q: My boyfriend of 10 months asked me for my idea of a romantic evening, and I said I think it’s really romantic to make dinner together. He asked for specifics, and I ended up pretty much describing...
Madness, money and music: The legacy of Lansing’s 1960s rock scene
Jan. 4 2013
Soon after Feb. 9, 1964, Lansing area teens began filing into Marshall Music in search of guitars, organs, amplifiers and drum kits. Those school kids had just witnessed the Beatles perform on "The Ed...
Former taxidermist now sculpts in bronze
July 7 2010
When Roger Smith makes a sculpture, he doesn’t just carve something out of a block. He forms clay molds, carves them and coats them with various layers of wax, rubber, liquid and dust silica, and...
Nov. 18 2009
The commission’s selection subcommittee of art experts will review the proposals and then make a recommendation to the commission, which will then make its recommendations to the City Council. The...
Raw Hamburger
April 21 2010
Neil Hamburger is known for his dry, oddball stand-up comedy that often makes celebrities the butt of his punchline. His following has been growing since the release of his debut album, “America’s...
New and seasoned artists converge at East Lansing Art Festival
May 19 2010
In 1964, as an answer to street fairs taking place in Ann Arbor, a Michigan State University advertising student began a similar event that allowed art students to exhibit and sell their work
June 16 2010
It’s a beautiful story, Grand River Avenue. An old plank road built atop an Indian trial. Tolls were collected on the road back then. The federal government labeled it U.S. 16 during the infancy...
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson faces the music of the spheres.
March 12 2009
Stardom suits Neil deGrasse Tyson. The nation’s most famous astrophysicist, he is director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History revels in his high-profile role as unofficial...
Joseph Califano
April 8 2009
Joseph Califano Jr. worked for presidents Kennedy and Johnson and was the former health, education and welfare secretary under President Jimmy Carter. He recently spoke at Michigan State University. Earlier...
Dec. 17 2008
As for why he thinks he can "casually saunter" into your life after treating you like his backup booty call; frankly, his thinking probably isn’t that complex. Either he was cruising around Facebook...
March 25 2009
You make noises about "authentic living," which sounds like one of those really cheesy regional magazines, but I think you mean living so what you do matches what you say you believe. Yet, here you are,...

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