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...
Retiring director Maureen Hirten embraced change as director of CADL
March 8 2017
The Capital Area District Libraries system has gone through some changes since Maureen Hirten became executive director in 2011, but the heart of the job hasn’t changed
Feb. 1 2017
Myrlie Evers-Williams, 83, entered the history books as the widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, but that was far from the end of her story. Evers-Williams had worked closely with her husband,...
‘Current State’ shift leaves room for more classical music and ‘All Things Considered’
Jan. 4 2017
Regular WKAR radio listeners have probably noticed that its “Current State” program has disappeared from the airwaves in recent weeks. The show has been on hiatus since Dec. 12 as it prepares...
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...
Nov. 16 2016
While browsing some old issues of City Pulse, I stumbled onto a delicious life hack. In the search for Lansing’s best olive burger, my predecessor, Allan I. Ross, found himself at Harry’s Place....
‘Material Effects’ takes a close look at the things around us
Nov. 11 2015
If things are meant to be used and thrown away, why do they keep coming back?
Michigan heads in the wrong direction
July 9 2014
It´s easy here in Lansing to look at Detroit´s decline in isolation: big city problems, terrible schools, crumbling infrastructure, ragged parks, degraded public services
River City MRKT brings creative art and crafts to REO Town
June 3 2015
Great things always seem to come in pairs: peanut butter and jelly, Hall & Oates and Calvin and Hobbes, just to name a few. And while the individual components of famous pairings are extremely enjoyable...
Oct. 10 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...
Attention defici—oooh, shiny!
Aug. 8 2012
Q: My girlfriend of eight months has ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). She was diagnosed about 10 years ago, in her early 20s
An opening-night documentary profiles a local success story: Elderly Instruments
April 11 2012
Heading toward his office, Aleshire works his way through the labyrinth of shelving units bursting with stock, while he passes by a swarm of fellow employees, all busy filling Internet orders for rare...
Shove thy neighbor & idle worship
Feb. 1 2012
Reality, like angry little dogs, often bites. Every day, I wake up wishing for home-invasion housecleaners. But, as much as both Nature and I abhor a vacuum, at a certain point, I have to pull one out,...
Pretty Things Peep Show is a one-way ticket to ‘Broadville’
July 6 2011
“It’s a new genre the kids are calling ‘Broadville,’” Go-Go Amy said. “It’s like vaudeville, but all done by hot broads. It’s a very lady-centric show. There’s...
Some unenchanted evenings & once you go Lewis Black…
Feb. 8 2012
My boyfriend lacks romantic ambition. In our two years together, we’ve never gone out to dinner someplace I can wear a dress and heels, and he never brings me flowers or does anything for our anniversary...
A local photography group honors its late leader
Oct. 26 2011
Knoblock, 47, was the owner of Lansing IT, a consulting firm that works primarily with small businesses. A master of all things Apple and “i-things,” Knoblock helped Brown with computer issues...
Sept. 28 2011
I heard the same courtesy claps only hours earlier at a "welcome forum," where Snyder defended to a theater full of rightwingers why he favors taxing Internet purchases, creating a body mass index for...
You lite up my life & stare way to heaven
April 4 2012
Q: A guy wrote you about a girl he sees at a coffee shop — a girl he suspects is out of his league. You said the way to know for sure is by asking her out. Bad Advice Goddess! This suggests that...
’Stratagem’ follows two foppish fortune-hunters
Nov. 9 2011
Wes Haskell, a third-year master of fine arts student at Michigan State University, says The Beaux Stratagem is a step away from the kinds of guys he usually portrays. I tend to play the "nice guy-next-door"...
April 20 2011
These days I like to perform about six nights a month on average, but sometimes it´s more than that I feel truly blessed because I have been able to make a living doing the two things I love most...

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