April 19 2017
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero may as well be called Mayorajuana, given his outspoken support for legalization — even though he claims never to have had even a puff. Bernero’s policy has been to...
Feb. 22 2017
State Rep. Andy Schor sat down with editor and publisher Berl Schwartz and reporter Todd Heywood for an hour and a quarter on Friday to answer questions about his decision to run for mayor of Lansing....
Viral video puts local singer on stage with R&B royalty
Nov. 23 2016
It was the biggest stage he’d ever performed on — a space that can hold over 24,000 people — but 26-year-old Lansing singer Lucas Holliday didn’t flinch at the Palace of Auburn...
Matt Braunger finds humor in his own mistakes
Nov. 16 2016
Matt Braunger’s latest tour is something like a comedy version of “God Bless the Broken Road,” looking at poor decisions that shaped who he is today, like getting a tattoo at 19 on...
July 6 2016
Most artists try to tell their own story with their work. Local artist Zahrah Resh prefers to flip the script
May 18 2016
Steakhouse Philly, on the eastern edge of Lansing at the corner of Clippert and Kalamazoo streets, offers traditional Philly cheesesteak sandwiches and gyros — or you can split the difference and...
Oct. 21 2015
Frank Kelley is noted for his quick wit, direct answers and insight into complex issues. The answers to the following 10 questions for Kelley, who served 37 years as Michigan’s attorney general,...
Foolishness over, pols need to step up
May 13 2015
Last week´s resounding defeat of the bloated Proposal 1 constitutional amendment puts funding for repairs of Michigan´s crumbling roads back where it belongs, in the state Legislature. It...
Indie sensation ‘Whiplash’ pounds out a provocative rhythm
Nov. 26 2014
It’s one thing to want to be something — a novelist, a cartoonist, a theoretical physicist — but it’s another to want to be Something — a Vonnegut, a Watterson, a Stephen...
Survey offers city suggestions to improve its ailing waterfront facility
May 13 2015
Armed with the results from the survey it conducted this winter, Lansing is weighing a series of initiatives to reposition the struggling City Market
Local roller derby league has shot at $25,000 prize
April 9 2014
The Lansing Derby Vixens hope to skate past the competitors to win a national contest this week. The local roller derby team has made it to the top 10 in the “Make Your Idea Happen” contest,...
Lansing Symphony maestro Timothy Muffitt signs on for three more years
May 8 2013
Audiences trust him. Musicians love to play for him. He digs the Lansing Lugnuts. Best of all, after seven years as Lansing Symphony music director, Timothy Muffitt has cans of symphonic whoop-ass he hasn't...
Roma Bakery's owners are selling their business — but not to just anyone
Dec. 5 2013
Last week, Mena Castriciano’s dining room table was covered with authentic Italian dishes. Breads, salads, finger foods, pasta dishes and piles — actual heaping piles — of desserts. Cakes...
Organization started by young beer lovers aims to help home brewers profit from their passion
June 26 2013
What better place to have conversations about starting a microbrew pub than at Crunchy's in East Lansing? It's an E.L. staple known for its diverse and ever-changing tap menu. Born in the booths of that...
Forget the old AMC: Celebration! Cinema will turn the defunct Meridan 6 theater into Studio C!
June 13 2012
In Steve VanWagoner’s eyes, the shuttered AMC Meridian 6 Theatres complex could one day be an upscale cinema, with refreshments whipped up by chefs, plush stadium-style seating and possibly even...
After serving as a bank and a bar, the former Chrome Cat gets a new lease on life as a pop-up art gallery
June 20 2012
Perhaps, like its namesake, the Chrome Cat has nine lives. The Old Town building was once a bank, then a bar — and for Allison Gass, contemporaryart curator for the Broad Art Museum, it offered the...
Wilkinson returns to MSU Friday for a new gig: singing with the LSO
Oct. 19 2011
“I was a poor college student,” she said, “so I would go around to garage sales and buy worn-out records for a quarter. I would try to steal licks from Ella Fitzgerald. I just wanted...
Closing the curtain on a decade of Pottermania
July 13 2011
Closing the curtain on a decade of Pottermania
MSU student launches a new theater company, with help from a website
July 13 2011
“I heard the musical for the first time about three years ago on a CD, and I fell in love with it right away,” he said. “I said to myself, ‘One day I want to direct that.’...
The out-of-work radio personality discusses life on unemployment and the bad blood with his former employer
March 9 2011
Rich Michaels, the ex-host of “Michaels in the Morning” on WMMQ 94.9 FM, says his former employer is unfairly preventing him from getting another job and is forcing him into a circumstance...

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