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Jan. 30 2019
There’s a line-up of happy-looking kids, about to brush their teeth; a woman being carried off by police officers; a man protesting at a 1960s civil rights rally in Washington, D.C.; a group portrait...
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MSU’s generous King tribute mixes old and new
Jan. 24 2019
There was a mighty wedding feast. The food was ambrosial, but everyone sat on the floor. People were welcomed off the street. The cake, a frosted castle 20 feet high, came apart into little boxes that...
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Jan. 10 2019
Locally sourced produce and on the go goods will be available amid a sea of takeout options in downtown East Lansing once winter thaws. Campbell’s Market Basket, the brainchild of East Lansing native...
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Ten of the most newsworthy stories over the last 12 months
Dec. 27 2018
Important stories abounded, among them: The fiery death of a mother and child in public housing in Lansing, which led to replacing the head of the Lansing Housing Commission and a hard look at conditions;...
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Jazz and classical highlights of 2018
Dec. 27 2018
With apologies to William James, the varieties of musical experience in Greater Lansing — thanks to an overflowing local music scene and the region’s power to attract distinguished visiting...
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Dec. 27 2018
Once his second in charge, Brian Calley, lost the Republican gubernatorial nomination, Snyder lost interest in politics. Sure, he showed up at a fundraiser here and there, but screaming from his bully...
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Nov. 22 2018
The first Launch Trampoline Park in Michigan, Launch Lansing, will bring 80 to 100 jobs to Okemos this new year with laser tag, ninja courses, trampoline dodgeball, trampoline basketball and a massive...
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Symphony, Ordman go deep and dark in new concerto
Nov. 22 2018
In a brief talk from the stage, Biedenbender said the music was inspired by the way his children see the world, reacting spontaneously to life and giving their imagination free rein. That was a red flag....
Oct. 25 2018
Aries (March 21-April 19) You have officially arrived at the heart of the most therapeutic phase of your cycle. Congratulations! It's an excellent time to fix what's wrong, hurt, or distorted. You will...
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Oct. 25 2018
Starting off as a dishwasher for Saddleback BBQ after moving to Lansing in 2015, Nick Drumm, 23, is now one of the smoke pit eatery’s co-owners. Over the years, Drumm learned the tricks of the trade...
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Lansing Symphony, Melissa White, march from Spain to Rome
Oct. 25 2018
An evening-length arch of triumph began at ground level, with earthy, Spanish-style stomps, airlifted into the violin-osphere somewhere over Paris with soloist Melissa White, and slammed back to Earth...
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‘We’re all in this together’
Oct. 18 2018
A mattress is overturned in the parking lot. Some windows have been boarded up: Others have been shattered by neighborhood children with too much time on their hands. Loose bricks along a nearby walkway...
Oct. 11 2018
Aries (March 21-April 19) Humraaz is a word in the Urdu language. Its literal meaning is "secret sharer." It refers to a confidante, a person in whom you have full trust and to whom you can confess your...
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Melissa Aldana pushes MSU jazz chemistry into the purple zone
Oct. 4 2018
The music swirled with Monkish eddies and whirlpools, giving Aldana lots of room for one of her favorite ploys — sauntering behind the beat, daring you to think she’s lagging behind, only to...
Sept. 20 2018
Aries (March 21-April 19) Do you have any skills at living on the edge between the light and the dark? Are you curious about what the world might look like and how people would treat you if you refused...
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But Judge Clarke spots racial inequities
Sept. 20 2018
Discussions to consolidate Lansing and East Lansing’s 54-A and 54-B district courts with Ingham County’s 55th District Court have started and stalled for more than 20 years. Officials think...
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Sept. 13 2018
No comedy club? No problem. Since the 2014 closing of Connxctions, the de facto Lansing comedy headquarters since 1984, local comedians have survived off support from fellow performers and a cavalcade...
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Brent Knight’s vision takes shape at LCC
Sept. 6 2018
You don’t have to enroll at Lansing Community College to learn stuff. If you wander into the place by mistake —fooled by the drab architecture into thinking this is where you check in with...