Nov. 23 2016
Thanksgiving is truly the king of holidays. It doesn’t have the stress of giftbuying. There are no costumed mascots inviting kids to sit on their laps for awkward photos. And there’s no underwhelming...
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...
Nov. 16 2016
While browsing some old issues of City Pulse, I stumbled onto a delicious life hack. In the search for Lansing’s best olive burger, my predecessor, Allan I. Ross, found himself at Harry’s Place....
Nov. 11 2016
FRIDAY, Nov. 11 — “Wicked” returned to the Wharton Center this week, and the blockbuster musical is as potent as ever. In fact, the musical’s political undertones are even more...
Nov. 9 2016
The term “chamber music” often brings to mind images of string quartets playing music by long-dead composers in church sanctuaries or library auditoriums. But M.I. Concerts, a new chamber music...
Nov. 9 2016
For some, pursuing a career in performing arts seems like a long shot. But for Owosso native and Broadway actor Kristen Martin, there was no other option
Nov. 9 2016
By TY FORQUER Wine is clearly the star at Bridge Street Social, which offers a staggering 150 wines by the glass, but don’t sleep on the cocktail menu. Under the direction of Nick “Dr. Drinks”...
Nov. 2 2016
Local hip-hop artist Mikeyy Austin dropped “T I N T E D,” his debut solo project, earlier this year. The digital-only EP got a boost in August when Grammy-winning neo-soul artist Erykah Badu...
Nov. 2 2016
Jessica Wilson, this week’s cover artist, was drawn to East Lansing by the wide-open spaces of rural Mid-Michigan. A proponent of self-sufficiency, Wilson was looking for enough land to grow her...
Oct. 28 2016
This morning, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing announced over $35,000 in grants for local artists and arts organizations
Oct. 26 2016
Robert Kelly doesn’t shy away from coarse jokes. But he’s not in it to piss you off or make you uncomfortable. He wants to win you over
Oct. 26 2016
After 31 years behind the desk for WLNS 6 News, anchor Jane Aldrich is ready for her next chapter. Just don’t call it retirement
Oct. 19 2016
I recently discovered Cuban coffee, which is served up locally at La Cocina Cubana food truck. While different than European coffee, the spirit is the same. This is dark, rich coffee. It’s meant...
Oct. 19 2016
“Any place that feels a little more intimate, more one-of-a-kind, that makes it special,” Andriano said. “I love playing all kinds of venues, but the bigger the room, the more detached...
Oct. 19 2016
Grass-fed beef. Kale. Goat cheese. Focaccia bread. This may sound like the start of a shopping list for a trip to Whole Foods, but these ingredients are featured in the recently revamped menu at downtown...
Oct. 12 2016
As it prepares for a move across the street, Strange Matter Coffee Co. is raising funds to launch a scratch bakery specializing in craft doughnuts, including vegan and gluten-free options
Oct. 12 2016
The second annual Creative Placemaking Summit, which drew nearly 300 artists, entrepreneurs and community leaders to the Lansing Center last week, featured a diverse slate of presenters from a variety...
Oct. 5 2016
A turkey burger is not a beef burger. Swapping a beef patty for a ground turkey patty on your burger for a “healthier option” does diners two disservices. First, lean ground turkey isn’t...
Oct. 5 2016
Placemaking is a hot buzzword among arts administration and city management types, but outside of those communities, the term still draws a lot of blank stares and puzzled looks
Oct. 5 2016
Bobbi Kilty, this month’s City Pulse cover artist, knew she wanted to be an artist in high school