We are calling on the city to move our community’s dollars out of a violent and untrustworthy policing system and into programs that actually keep our community safe.
Can we stop the “Rush to Resignation” campaign against Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and talk about making changes that matter?
With the impact of COVID-19 on automakers, their supply chains and the local businesses that support factory workers, the Lansing region’s future is still tied closely to how well General Motors bounces back — and in turn how well its employees fare economically.
The shortened theatrical season had no shortages of outstanding performances. Even if the coronavirus hadn’t closed theaters before their schedules were completed, it would have been tough to beat the winners of this year’s Pulsars.
The good news is no local theater company is currently at risk of shutting its doors for good. When those doors might reopen for live performances isn’t as certain.
At least two dozen large bars and restaurants across Greater Lansing have been ordered to temporarily limit capacity to 75 patrons as local officials continue to track a growing COVID-19 outbreak tied to the recent reopening of Harper’s Restaurant & Brewpub in East Lansing.
Maggie Haberman tweeted something the other day that I found remarkable. Promoting a story on President Trump’s about voting by mail, The New York Times White House correspondent wrote that …
“I respect your calls for change,” he declared. “I seek to codify police reform through policy.”
A crowd of 100 or so were on hand for the start of the event, organized by Tamilikia Foster, a poet and nurse at McLaren Hospital.
Unfurl the umbrella
Tomorrow, after three months of lockdown, the Umbrella will unfurl again to full glory, with extra ribs, at the same venue, with 15 participating artists and groups.
In my house, we’re slowly expanding our circle after the stay-at-home order, but because of children and aging parents, when we see our friends, it’s mostly outside of someone’s house. Thankfully, a friend has helped me discover a wonderful DIY beverage for an evening on someone’s porch, or a cookout: Ketel One botanical cucumber & mint vodka, lemon-lime soda. Squeeze a wedge of lime and, if you’re fancy and you have your own mint growing, throw in a sprig of mint.
Jerusalem Pita and More, which you might also know as Jerusalem Bakery, is an east side stalwart that, until recently, I have somehow neglected. Now I realize what a longtime mistake I have made. As I still prefer takeout over dining in — hey, it works with my busy schedule — I ordered the chicken shawarma combo for delivery via UberEats. After a wait of just 20 minutes, the delivery driver left my order at the door — very convenient!
This week, “Locals Pick Locals” returns with a few more nuggets from Michigan’s back catalog of amazing — and sometimes strange — music. From ‘90s alt-rock to primitive old gospel records, here’s a few records worth digging around for.
For decades, unsuspecting high school literature teachers assigned “The Picture of Dorian Grey,” by Oscar Wilde, for reading and discussion. Read between the lines and you will find a subtle gay thread. Not surprising, since Oscar Wilde spent time in a British prison for homosexuality.