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Wednesday, October 3,2012

New in town

Salon 1131 & Gibby's Grinders

by ALLAN I. ROSS
The owners of Old Town's newest business have picked a heck of a weekend to launch their grand opening. As Oktoberfest patrons slur their way through German folk songs backed up by the oompah-pah band down the street, Lindsay Jones and her partner, Roberto Cantu, are throwing a decidedly lower key event at the brand new Salon 1131.
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Wednesday, October 3,2012

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Taproot, a four-piece hard-rock band that formed in 1997 in Ann Arbor, performs Wednesday at The Loft along with co-headliners Nonpoint. Taproot started to gain national attention as the nü-metal phase was sputtering out, even scoring a national hit with "Poem" in 2002.
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Wednesday, October 3,2012

Screening Room

Twisty Willis/Gordon-Levitt actioiner throws audiences for a sci-fi loop

by James Sanford
Many science-fiction movies try to dazzle us with the high-tech sights of tomorrow. That's not the case with writer-director Rian Johnson's "Looper." Although it's set in the 2040s, the world it shows us isn't radically different from 2012.
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Wednesday, October 3,2012

Home invasion

Annual tour lets you peek in some swanky Westside homes

by Randiah Green
An enormous fireplace with ornate Victorian-style tile dominates the Carr family's living room. Elaborate plasterwork covers the ceiling and arched glass windows adorn the walls. Homeowner Gordon Carr says that when people step into his house, they are instantly struck by the unique design.
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Wednesday, October 3,2012

Hope floats

Riverwalk Black Box show wades into deep water

by Randiah Green
Even though audiences already knew what happened at the end of 1997's blockbuster "Titanic," they still flooded theaters in record numbers to watch the fate of the doomed passengers and crew.
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Wednesday, October 3,2012

Scare tactics

by Andrea Raby
City Pulse's guide to the all the haunted houses, pumpkin patches and corn mazes within 45 minutes of Lansing
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Wednesday, September 26,2012

Why don't gay men go extinct?

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Paul Vasey, of the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, is the fourth speaker in MSU's semester-long series "Whom You Love: the biology of sexual orientation," which aims to demonstrate that homosexuality is a natural occurrence in humans.
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Wednesday, September 26,2012

Doctorow is in

Sci-fi wunderkind coming to Lansing for signing event

by Bill Castanier
Young adult author, science-fiction novelist, blogger, website editor, magazine contributor, expert on publishing and copyright law. They all fit the bill when describing Cory Doctorow, but he's more than a one-man band. He has a symphonic voice when it comes to the bloody edge of technology and the publishing industry.
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Wednesday, September 26,2012

Russian roulette

MSU's reveloving repartory shows win with highbrow drama, meta humor

by Mary C. Cusack
If the 20th century Russian elite had Red Bull to mix with their vodka, they might have enjoyed their bleak existences more. The Michigan State University Theatre Department's two shows playing in repertory, Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters" and "Anton in Show Business," explore and satirize the decay of the privileged class.
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Wednesday, September 26,2012

New in town

Incu-BaKe kitchen

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Want to make your grandmother's sugar cookie recipe famous? You have a couple choices: 1.) sell the recipe to a commercial pastry chef, or 2.) mass-produce it yourself. Pfff, no one gets gram-gram's recipe, you say — slap some flour on the counter and let’s get baking. But wait just a second there, Mrs. Fields, you're forgetting a few things.
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