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Primo pasta primavera

It translates to “Spring Pasta” from the Italian, so forgive me for assuming Pasta Primavera is a classic springtime Italian dish. But while Primavera sounds classy, it turns out Pasta …
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Agreed: Shrimp at Gregory’s Soul Food sets the standard

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Historical Society of Greater Lansing hosts walking tours

Thursday, June 23, 6:30 p.m.  Begins at Elderly Instruments, 1100 N. Washington Ave., Lansing  Thursday, June 30, 6:30 p.m.  Begins at Country Club of Lansing, 2200 Moores …

From Nick Adams to Malcolm X, these books cry Michigan

In a recent survey by National Public Radio, literary experts and listeners were asked to the name books that best represent each of the 50 states. Local poet Laura Apol suggested two of her favorite …
Turn it Down! Loud dispatches from Lansing's music scene

Mighty Uke Day returns to Old Town

After two years of online festivals, the 12th annual Mighty Uke Day, a festival celebrating the ukulele, returns as an in-person event in Old Town Lansing. This year’s roster includes sets from …
Lansterdam in Review: Primitiv

Ex-Detroit Lions players near end zone on Lansing pot shop

If you feel like I just wrote about a new pot shop coming to Lansing this summer, that’s because I did. Pure Roots is still expected to open on Larch Street soon — though company …
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Grind those spices: Taste Coffee Co. makes it all from scratch

For Taste Coffee Co., the first step to any menu item is high-quality ingredients. General manager Molly Vanderwey said her family’s business focuses on made-from-scratch menu …

Crawling with artists

 Bar crawls sound like fun to begin with, but they always leave you the worse for wear. A Creative Crawl has the opposite effect — the more stops you make, the more energized, inspired and …
Opinion

Saving our democracy

From the mildly ridiculous to the utterly bizarre, the 2022 political season is shaping up to be a real barn burner. Six months ago, who would have predicted that half the Republican gubernatorial …

Eyesore of the Week: 807 E. Cesar Chavez Avenue, Lansing

This empty property, which has seen a variety of retail uses over the years, has been cited for weeds and trash five times since 2015, most recently on May 19. There was also a 2017 citation for the …
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Arts & Culture
Meridian Freedom Fest
Meridian Freedom Fest  Through Saturday, June 18  Meridian Township  meridian.mi.us   Meridian …
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Notable books to help children celebrate Juneteenth
For many families, this time of year marks the beginning of summer vacation — of carefree days and late nights having fun. …
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Celebrating ‘Dirty Bill’ and Cruisin’ The Gut
Back in the day, like a scene out of “American Graffiti” or “Dazed and Confused,” Lansing-area youth would cruise Washington …
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Laughter is the best resistance
When four women find themselves in their own uniquely impossible situations, conflict and comedy erupt. A virgin assassin (Rachel …
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First Playa Bowls in Michigan opens in East Lansing
“Welcome to Pineappleland.” That’s the slogan of the new Playa Bowls, a tropical-themed açaí shop …
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