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Wednesday, December 26,2012

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Although the influential, Flint-based band Kid Brother Collective only lasted from 1993 to 2004, the band still has a dedicated following. The post-hardcore band is back with a new vinyl reissue of the band's classic "Highway Miles" album.
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Wednesday, December 26,2012

Gettin' Figgy with it

Comedian comes home for Christmas comedy act

by Hannah Scott
You don't get into stand-up comedy without thinking you're funny, but re-watching your old material can be disconcerting for any comedian.
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Wednesday, December 19,2012

'The Gift,' exchanged

Broad Museum kickoff project ends with an exchange of big faces and big ideas

by Lawrence Cosentino
On a wet Sunday afternoon in mid-December, while kids waited in shopping malls to issue their squeaky capitalist manifestos to Santa Claus, an alternative gift exchange was under way at Michigan State University's Eli and Edythe Broad Museum.
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Wednesday, December 19,2012

Restaurant resurrections

Two local watering holes change names, concepts to attract new patrons

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Next week, J's Pub opens at 208 S. Washington Square in downtown Lansing. If you're wondering where in the world they found room to fit another bar on the 200 block, well, they didn't — J's Pub is taking over the slot previously occupied by Brannigan Brothers
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Wednesday, December 19,2012

New in town

Coco's off the Rack

by ALLAN I. ROSS
In the world of fashion, the seasons are all messed up. It's the beginning of winter, but for high schoolers, it's almost time to start looking for prom dresses. If you're a spring bride-to-be, well, if you don't have your dress in the alteration stage, you're already behind schedule.
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Wednesday, December 19,2012

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
For those looking to rave one more time before it all ends, perhaps the "Mayan Underworld Rage" at The Loft is the place to be. The event, which happens Thursday and will feature a light show, features Michigan DJs spinning techno and dubstep tracks.
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Wednesday, December 19,2012

Puppy love

Ingham County Animal Shelter throws 12-hour adopt-a-thon

by Dana Casadei
While some Lansing residents may be fighting over Furbies in the toy aisle this holiday season, others will be helping real pets — as in local abandoned puppies and kittens — find homes. And come on: who doesn’t love puppies?
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Wednesday, December 19,2012

The Windwalker saga

Eclectic Charlotte business hopes to be a regional hub for mid-Michigan artists

by Shawn Parker
In downtown Charlotte, in an unassuming three-story brick building on Cochran Avenue, an artistic movement 20 years in the making is taking place. For Richard Turbin and his son Rick Turbin, proprietors of Windwalker Antiques/Underground Galleries, creative expression is a way of life.
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Wednesday, December 12,2012

Portrait of the artist as a playful grandfather

East Lansing comic artist illustrates new children's book by James Joyce

by Bill Castanier
Bloomsday fans have reason to rejoice this holiday season — they are doubly blessed with a new biography of James Joyce as well as a never-before-published children’s book by the acclaimed Irish author.
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Wednesday, December 12,2012

We, Robots

Local startup hopes to go viral with addictive new videogame app

by ALLAN I. ROSS
If you've ever lost a day's work slinging ornery-looking cardinals at grimacing green pigs, you should probably stop reading right now — this story could cost you several hours of productivity. But hey, at least you could say you're supporting a local startup.
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