Dec. 6 2018
Riverwalk’s colossal set was designed by Leroy Cupp and constructed with seven other master builders. It features nine working doors, an upper walkway, a staircase, and detailed trimmings. And, yes,...
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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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Curated, but cozy
Nov. 29 2018
What other gallery would feature an array of enigmatic little canvases dotted with magnified (yet still tiny) pollen grains? There’s something almost subversive about putting high-concept art like...
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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. 22 2018
Lisa McCubbin has done an incredible job in chronicling the life of Betty Ford, a brave woman, who publicly confronted breast cancer and addiction while being at the forefront of women’s rights
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Nov. 15 2018
Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and Cuban dictator Fidel Castro have one thing in common: They are both owners of a Nora Chapa Mendoza. The Detroitbased artist is expressing her history and identity —...
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Nov. 15 2018
The latest production by Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre, “Men on Boats,” may end up being one of the most underappreciated shows of the season. A play about an epic...
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Nov. 8 2018
Sometimes this may be used more tongue-in-cheek, i.e. the “garbage plates” of Rochester, New York, alongside the local Genesee Ale, but often there is real harmony in drinking something that...
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Nov. 8 2018
Turcsak was mourning the loss of a friend to suicide when she heard about the program on the radio. That led her to join the nonprofit This Is My Brave, which sponsors the nationwide mental health awareness...
Nov. 1 2018
At best, the president has done nothing to tamp the growing wildfires of hate — against immigrants, African-Americans, LGBT people, Jews — that have sprung up and spread in the political climate...
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Nov. 1 2018
While I still enjoy a good hot and sour recipe — I crave Tom Yum soup. Specifically, the one from my favorite restaurant in town: Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant. Its version of Tom Yum is chock...
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Oct. 25 2018
Becker, who is in late mid-life, is loosely in charge of the group. He suffers stoically through the horrendous consequences of a gut wrenching back story. He has a son imprisoned for murder, a quagmire...
Greendotstables
Oct. 18 2018
Before diving headfirst into the fare, let’s settle the question: What does Green Dot mean? Turns out, it was once a horse-racing stable in Detroit, as we were told by our server. The original Green...
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Oct. 18 2018
Sparty has one, William Beal has one, Magic Johnson has one and, of course, former President John Hannah has a statue in his honor. I’m sure you will agree after reading “Duffy Daugherty: A...
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Oct. 18 2018
Since early 2015, Lansing’s own Blaine Bothee has fronted his weird-pop solo act, Blaine and His Keyboard, or BaHK. From day one, BaHK has thrived on the distinctive combo of sounds. “No one...
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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LSO opener is homecoming for violinist Melissa White
Oct. 11 2018
Next Thursday’s Lansing Symphony season opener will end with one of the most thunderous thumpings in all of symphonic music, Respighi’s “Pines of Rome,” a panoply of sonic pageantry...
Sept. 27 2018
Aries (March 21-April 19) Electra is an action-packed story written by ancient Greek playwright Sophocles. It features epic characters taking drastic action in response to extreme events
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Sept. 27 2018
They all went for the iconic Detroit soda pop “Fayg-o-o-o!” In his new novel, “The Faygo Book,” Joe Grimm, MSU Journalism Professor and former Detroit Free Press reporter, ties...
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But City Council says it’s not in the budget
Sept. 27 2018
Hundreds of people on the online discussion board Reddit, including local residents and users from across the globe, proposed a trove of designs with plans to submit them to the City Council this month....