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Lansing’s only true crime bookstore, Deadtime Stories, is moving from Old Town to REO Town this month. On March 27, Deadtime is holding a grand opening event — including a ribbon-cutting ceremony and serial killer-shaped cookies — to celebrate the transition. more
Just before COVID restrictions began a year ago, Lansing’s Sycamore Creek United Methodist Church on South Pennsylvania Avenue staged a performance of “Letter From Birmingham Jail.” At 7 p.m. on Saturdays through March, the church is offering a very different presentation centered on the iconic Martin Luther King Jr. writing. more
Recreational marijuana has certainly taken the spotlight off the medical side of the industry over the last few years. Sales for adult-use products routinely outpace their medicinal counterparts. Fewer and fewer patients are bothering to apply for or renew their medical marijuana licenses.  more
For a sizable chunk of the 2000s, the Bermuda Mohawk Productions (BMP) logo was pasted on countless flyers across Lansing and on releases by dozens of local artists. Over the past few years, its workload and output has slowed, but the label still pops up occasionally. Co-founder Cale Sauter chatted with City Pulse about the history of BMP, and why its DIY ethos was necessary back in the imprint’s heyday. more
Thomas “Tommy” Gomez was a family man, actor, director, teacher, mentor, musician, carpenter, Shakespeare devotee and more. Those who knew him remember his friendship and kindness. more
A brand new center that combines services such as therapy, massage and hair care, and is a safe, welcoming space that caters to the needs of people of color and members of the LGBTQ community, has just set up shop in Lansing. more
It has been a surreal year for the arts in Lansing, but there is reason for hope. Bigger players like the Wharton Center and the Lansing Symphony are hanging in there, shepherding cash reserves, transmitting beeps of life via online concerts and other events. The Broad Art Museum is open and the Lansing Art Gallery is gearing up for another ArtPath. more
Edgewood Wellness bills itself as the biggest marijuana dispensary east of the Mississippi River. And at about 19,000 square feet, it might just be the second largest pot shop on earth. Planet 13, a store in Las Vegas, still holds the “world’s largest” title — at least for now.   more
The dark margins of the sound stage at Lansing’s Public Media Center looked like a valley of Egyptian sarcophagi, with 12 human-sized cello cases scattered around in various poses. more
Ten years is a long time for sisters to be apart, but as Lansing’s Erin Bartels writes in her new book, “All That We Carried,” an arduous hiking trip through Michigan’s Porcupine Mountain might not be the best idea for a place for them to reunite. more
It was a big deal when Skymint announced a collaboration last year with Amsterdam-based DNA Genetics and rolled out seven of the most widely sought, potent and internationally acclaimed cannabis strains available in Greater Lansing. It’s still among the best around. more
Deanna Ray-Brown, 40, opened her food truck Everything is Cheesecake back in 2018 after growing tired of working full time as a training manager for a Fortune 500 company. When pondering a career change, she turned to one of her longtime passions, baking. more
Last week, Lansing-based singer-songwriter Rachel Curtis released a new video and single, “Strobe Lights.” The poppy track was mastered by Grammy-nominated engineer Steve Fallone, who’s worked on tracks for the likes of Kacey Musgraves, The National, Norah Jones, John Mayer and more. more
A mechanical post sidewalk clock was cutting edge tech in Lansing in 1910. In 2021, it’s a dark visitor from the Victorian era, a cast iron counterweight to the digital blur of New York City. more
The Lansing Lugnuts baseball team, High-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, has announced the schedule for its 25th season. Opening Day is May 4 at Jackson Field and will continue until the finale on Sept. 19. more
Chadwick “Niles” Phillips is a multi-talented artist and educator hailing from Lansing who made an impression in the music industry after moving to New York City and eventually Minneapolis. Now, he’s returning, albeit virtually, to help educate Lansing youth using lessons he’s learned as a hip-hop musician. more
Gage Cannabis Co. opened on Lansing’s southside in May — right in the middle of what Lansing Facts lovingly refers to as the “world’s premier fast food architectural preserve.” more
The Lansing area is home to a small number of local rock legends, one of those is the late Gordy Garris, who died Feb. 5 at age 71. more
COVID-19 stifled the Michigan State University Theatre Department’s ability to offer live shows, but the pandemic has not muted student creativity. The “Audio Anthology” collection, available at, demonstrates how the department is continuing to create imaginative projects during restricted times. more
Dissecting a frog, making a potato clock, building baking soda volcanoes. Hands-on learning is key to a memorable education in STEM. In a school year where most kids were stuck in a virtual learning environment, students missed out on valuable educational experiences  more
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