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Jan. 10 2019
It’s no coincidence that three Michigan Notable Book-recognized authors, Richard Ford, Michael Zadoorian and Josh Malerman, had their work turned into movies this past year
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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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Dec. 27 2018
Hands down two of the best books from this year’s mix chronicle the Flint water crisis. Anna Clark’s “The Poisoned City” uses a documentary journalistic style to detail what led...
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Dec. 20 2018
Walnut Park Apartments opened in early November with 72 new units built from the ground up. The company plans on restoring the Michigan School for the Blind’s main building with 60 senior apartments...
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Dec. 6 2018
Before the Weather Channel was a few clicks away on a television or a computer, city residents could check postmarks on their daily mail for weather forecasts. Two of these rare “Lansing Weather”...
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Nov. 22 2018
But let’s not ignore the strides this most hallowed of Lansing streets have made. When I was a cub reporter, contiguous blocks of Michigan Avenue were a mashup of massage parlors and dodgy second-floor...
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Nov. 15 2018
Are you ready for one of Lansing’s favorite traditions? Friday, at 6 p.m., Silver Bells in the City will illuminate downtown while marching bands, horse-drawn carriages, mascots and glowing floats...
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Judge ponders arguments over potential shutdown
Nov. 15 2018
After a four-hour hearing on Friday, Michigan Court of Claims Judge Stephen L. Borrello left in place his temporary restraining order against a state-mandated shutdown of more than 200 unlicensed dispensaries...
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Nov. 15 2018
A film produced in Lansing and shot in Michigan makes its hometown debut. Written and directed by Kenneth Nelson Jr., “Sincerely, Brenda” is set in Detroit and tells the story of an alcoholic...
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Nov. 8 2018
We all get down on our luck, but we must get back up. Hosts Media Sandbox invite Michigan State University students and entrepreneurs from different walks of life to campus to share their personal experience...
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Nov. 1 2018
If our decision were based only about experience, this endorsement would have to go the other way. No Michigan governor has ever had more governmental experience than Bill Schuette’s lifetime of...
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Oct. 25 2018
The Archives of Michigan, the Library of Michigan and the Michigan Genealogical Council have pulled together a day-long program for beginners and advanced genealogists. Genealogy web sites trail only porn...
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Oct. 25 2018
Attempts to generate debates on WKAR’s “Off The Record,” with Tim Skubick, and WDIV’s “Flashpoint,” with Devin Scillian, each fell apart after Leonard declined to appear...
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Oct. 18 2018
The Detroit Red Wings alumnus is touring everywhere in Michigan, from Escanaba to Detroit, for 30 shows. However, it won’t be the first time he’s been on tour in front of a microphone. He spent...
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Oct. 18 2018
The four proposals: “#LoveLansing,” by M.L. Duffy, of Washington, D.C.; “Flame,” by New Mexico’s James Gabbert; “Star Born,” by Lansing’s David Such and...
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Oct. 11 2018
Beware of phantoms on Washington Square and ghouls on Michigan Avenue, as Lansing’s undead descend to Lansing Center Exhibit Hall C. Leaving the brains at home, participants will instead bring nonperishable...
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Oct. 4 2018
Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 p.m., The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing (517) 492- 7403, www.avenuecafelansing.com
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Oct. 4 2018
If you’re “all in” for the Michigan experience, you’d be doing yourself a disservice to not try a riesling or two. Most of Michigan’s best rieslings are produced from vines...
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A wretched state
Sept. 27 2018
Most folks who grew up in a mostly white suburb have probably gotten an earful over the dinner table about how coddled prisoners are in the United States. A dear, but cruelly misled relative, once told...
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Arcadia Ales & Smokehouse 2101 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing
Sept. 27 2018
Following a prolonged construction schedule, this much-anticipated structure is scheduled to open soon as a brewpub and restaurant