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Wednesday, February 22,2012

Screening room

Who gets the gold — and who gets the cold shoulder?

by James Sanford
Sure things? For sure. Shocks? Distinctly possible. In other words, this year´s Academy Awards should be business as usual..
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Wednesday, February 22,2012

Welcome to Burlesque

Cher and Christina won't be there, but there’s still a surplus of sexiness at Spiral's 'Total Burlesque'

by Jon James
The show featured De Ville, the master of ceremonies, doing a striptease and later an energetic dance performance; Michigan State University theater student Carolyn Rex sang and provided a choreographed interpretation of “Big Spender”
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Wednesday, February 22,2012

Confection connection

MSU Museum's annual Chocolate Party is one sweet fundraiser

by Allison M. Berryman
Valentine’s Day has gone, but the Michigan State University Museum’s 23rd annual Chocolate Party Benefit gives candy lovers another excuse to indulge their yen for sweets. Proceeds go toward the preservation of the cultural and natural science collection of the MSU Museum and the upgrading of storage facilities.
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Friday, February 17,2012

The screening room

'War': What is it good for? Absolute escapism

by James Sanford
A combination of star power and firepower can be a pretty good start when it comes to building a blockbuster, as the director known simply as McG demonstrated with his "Charlie's Angels" films almost a decade ago.
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Wednesday, February 15,2012

Stages of the heart

Six actors serve up 20 varieties of love at LCC

by Tom Helma
Up close and personal, in your face and immediate—the Black Box stage at Lansing Community college, one of the most intimate theater spaces in town, is the perfect venue for a tender play about love and its eccentricities over time.
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Wednesday, February 15,2012

Advice Goddess

Dim and her & I'm with Cupid

by Amy Alkon
I'm having a whirlwind romance with a man I met online on Thanksgiving. I moved across the country to live with him on December 20, and we’re now building a life together. The problem is I have a high IQ (137), and he’s very unintelligent and illogical.
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Wednesday, February 15,2012

New in town

Against the Grain

by City Pulse
Against the Grain creates custom design interiors, using sustainable materials, and makes studio furniture, but there’s no strict line in the shop between designer and carpenter.
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Wednesday, February 15,2012

Tutu good to be true

There’s more than meets the eye when Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo takes the stage

by Paul Wozniak
Since its inception in 1974, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo has been keeping the ballet world on its toes — male toes, that is. The all-male repertory company from New York continues its almost 40-year legacy of sending up classical and contemporary ballet pieces in drag.
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Wednesday, February 15,2012

Muck it up, yuck it up

Comedian Mike Birbiglia turns pain into pleasure at Wharton Center

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Professional storyteller/stand-up comedian Mike Birbiglia brings his hit one-man show, "My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend," to the Wharton Center Sunday. His
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Wednesday, February 15,2012

Dave Attell settles down - to porn

Former 'Insomniac' hell-raiser ages ungracefully at Connxtions

by Rich Tupica
The Long Island native is largely known for staggering through a different town every week in his influential reality show, "Insomniac with Dave Attell," which aired on Comedy Central from 2001 to 2004.
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