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Jan. 17 2019
The gentlemanly voice of former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder seems out of touch with the screamers and shouters of today’s politics
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Jan. 3 2019
People don’t really make the world go ‘round — it’s something to do with angular momentum. People do put a unique spin on Greater Lansing, though, and City Pulse's annual "People...
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Jan. 3 2019
Bar Mitena — deriving “mitena” from the Catalan word for “mitten” — is the latest project of Justin King and Michael Luther’s company, Bottleneck Hospitality,...
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SkyVue Apartments
Dec. 27 2018
After all that cities have learned about humanizing scale and design, and after all the recent talk about properly developing the Michigan Avenue corridor linking MSU to the Capitol and downtown Lansing,...
OldNation
Dec. 20 2018
Hunkered on the western fringe of Williamston, could easily be mistaken for a warehouse. What a surprise, then, when I walked through the door. The place was alive, festive and full of good cheer. On our...
CB
Dec. 20 2018
The Michigan Legislature is entering new territory with its fourth week of lame duck. Research conducted by MIRS, Gongwer and The Ballenger Report can find no lame duck — that period of legislative...
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A Q&A with Carol Beaugard from 'Fiddler on the Roof'
Nov. 29 2018
“Fiddler on the Roof,” the classic musical by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein based on Sholom Aleichem's “Tevye and His Daughters,” has been revamped for a national...
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Nov. 22 2018
“There was a lot of indiscriminate copyright infringement,” Barton said. “Another aspect of the legend is that many of them were scanned off duplication machines or Xerox machines at...
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Nov. 8 2018
Remember the draft? Many, of course, do not. It was abolished in 1973. What does it do to the mind of a young man, 18 to 22 years old, to be informed you were going to war in Vietnam? A war no one declared,...
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Nov. 8 2018
In a new book, former Michigan state archaeologist John R. Halsey draws deeply from early newspaper sources, notes from explorers and expedition summaries to flesh out who the miners were, where they came...
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‘The go-to gathering place’
Oct. 18 2018
“It was a staple in this neighborhood,” said Ron Mather, sipping a pint of beer at Moriarty’s Pub. “We’d go there late-night after the pub or go grab breakfast early the next...
ShiningLives
Oct. 4 2018
That isn’t to say the play is all teary moments. The well-crafted script by Melanie Marnich also includes lots of humor and silliness. “These Shining Lives” has sparkles of singing, flickers...
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Oct. 4 2018
Lansing-based indie-rock band Elliot Street Lunatic has been (for the most part) defunct for a few years now, aside from occasional reunion gigs. Two years ago, the band played its two LPs in full at the...
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City Council cracks down on illegal gambling
Oct. 4 2018
City officials and local residents lauded its passage late last month, particularly because the law allows for the Lansing Police Department to seize the ill-gotten proceeds from illegal gambling upon...
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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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Sept. 27 2018
Kelly Rossman- McKinney, known around town as the long-time public relations guru, is up on Republican Rep. Tom Barrett in the race to replace term-limited Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, 50 to 41 percent,...
Sept. 20 2018
Agency officials agreed improvements are needed, but in their response to the report disagreed that a “prominent relationship” exists between documenting a clearance on the registry, which...
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Sept. 20 2018
What maddened me were the costumes for six female cast members who were supposedly portraying men. I found it hard to imagine some obviously female actors, often wearing dresses, to be Dukes or Earls....
State approves 12 dispensaries elsewhere; Wild Bill’s Tobacco applicant big loser
Sept. 13 2018
The board on Monday granted preliminary approval to nine medical marijuana-related business ventures around the state, including pre-qualification for a growing operation along Turner Road in Lansing under...