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Invest in our community, not in our punishment

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.

Calls for Schor’s resignation getting old

Can we stop the “Rush to Resignation” campaign against Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and talk about making changes that matter?

As General Motors goes, so goes the economy of Lansing

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.

Pulsar Award Winners 2020: Local theater still shines despite limited season

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.

Local theater: Down, but not quite out

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.

After Harper’s outbreak, two dozen restaurants face new limits

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.

The second most dangerous man in America

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 …

Chief Green: ‘Policing must change’

“I respect your calls for change,” he declared. “I seek to codify police reform through policy.”

‘Silent Sit-in Against Racism’ kicks off at the Capitol

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

Back from lockdown, Artist’s Umbrella celebrates its first birthday

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.

The Drink: The perfect summer cocktail is DIY

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.

The Dish: Chicken shawarma from Jerusalem Pita and More

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!

Turn It Down! Locals Pick Locals: Vol. 11

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. 

Great LGBTQ novels to celebrate pride with

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.
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City Pulse Zoom interview with Tim Daman
Tim Daman, president and CEO of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, shares his thoughts on topics ranging from how the governor …
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City Pulse Zoom interview with Bob Trezise
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City Pulse On the Air, May 31, 2020: Matt Grossmann, gardening in quarantine and The Woolies
On this edition of City Pulse On the Air, reporter Cole Tunningley talks to several Lansing residents about finding solace in …
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Arts & Culture
2020 Pulsar Awards go digital via Zoom
City Pulse Pulsar Awards Monday, June 29, 6 p.m. Click here for Zoom meeting link. Password: 137408 The Pulsar ceremony on …
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Locals Pick Locals Vol.10
This week “Locals Pick Locals” Vol. 10 picks apart two obscenely rare ’60s singles and then serves up two locally …
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A look at new, locally-made music
This week, Turn it Down! dishes dirt on new releases hot off the press from two local bands. The first is a soulful digital single, …
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The Detroiter from Buddy’s Pizza
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Michigan restaurants begin the slow process of reopening
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Finley’s Grill & Smokehouse to close Lansing location
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