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'Paving the Way' looks at the impact of I496 on Lansing's black community
Dec. 6 2018
There’s nothing left even to mourn. These once-vibrant city blocks had no chance to gentrify or decay over time. You can’t go back to the old house and marvel at how small it looks now, or...
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Dec. 6 2018
It’s almost as if Preuss Pets is a zoo instead of a pet store. A few steps in and you’re drawn into a swirl of aquariums, terrariums and pens. But what’s particularly fascinating is what’s...
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Nov. 15 2018
After nearly 20 years on the job, Spitz braved many challenges. He’d deal with blowtorching ice to glue down new plastic clips for light bulbs and inclement weather blowing his extension ladders...
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Nov. 15 2018
A front page headline in the May 3, 1935, issue of the Des Moines Register set the stage for a great aerial derring-do, declaring: “How Human Will Fly Like a Bat Today.” Thousands of Iowans...
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Oct. 11 2018
Steve Swart, whom you might also know from his DJ performances around town, began Ruckus Ramen as a simple passion project. A series of sold-out, one-nightonly events led to his ramen concepts taking up...
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Sept. 27 2018
“I think we’re gonna be around a long time,” she said. “Now that we have more breweries, we welcome them, because it makes us a destination. People will come here, just like they...
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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Sept. 13 2018
The next time you take a drink of tap water, brush your teeth or take a bath, think of the residents of Flint and Mona Hanna-Attisha, the crusading pediatrician who established the definitive link between...
Nov. 30 2017
“Last year, in the period I probably enrolled about 50, so far I’ve only got one,” said Denise Paquette, the outreach and engagement director at the Allen Neighborhood Center, 1611 E....