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Wednesday, August 25,2010

Two-by-two

Noah meets Santa (sort of) in an art show at Basement 414

by Mary C. Cusack
Basement 414 is perhaps Lansing’s least-known but most characteristic art space. The entrance is tricky to find, accessible only from the alley behind the Nuthouse Bar.This repurposed warehouse, home to artists, bicycle enthusiasts and the occasional group of counter-culturists, now houses a menagerie. Literally figuratively — or figuratively literally. Or both.
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Wednesday, August 25,2010

The Screening Room

Stars in your eyes

by James Sanford
“Hubble captured images so complex we can actually travel through them,” DiCaprio notes, and travel through them we do. In a breathtakingly beautiful sequence, the camera effortlessly sails into the “rose-colored cloud” of the Orion Nebula to discover what looks like a Grand Canyon made of magenta cotton candy.
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Wednesday, August 25,2010

Nanny McPhee-quel

Emma Thompson returns in a suitably zany adventure

by James Sanford
The question: When will Emma Thompson get around to making a sequel to “Nanny McPhee”? The answer: When pigs fly.But, as Eleanor of Aquitaine promised in “The Lion in Winter,” there is “pork in the treetops” in “Nanny McPhee Returns,” which transplants Thompson’s devious disciplinarian to the British countryside during World War II, a device that allows the star and screenwriter to incorporate a bit of “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” — Nanny even has a motorcycle — into the story.
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Wednesday, August 25,2010

Whoa, Daddy

So-so 'Switch' puts Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman in a truly sticky situation

by James Sanford
It’s about time a film addressed a pressing problem that has been the secret shame of millions, a condition politicians never dare to address, a situation even the mouthiest TV pundits refuse to discuss. We’re talking, of course, about lice — and “The Switch” is the gutsy, no-holds-barred movie that tackles this burning (or should we say, crawling) issue.
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Wednesday, August 25,2010

The Screening Room

Coming soon to a backyard theater near you

by James Sanford
Matthew Jason would like to invite you to explore what he calls the “chicken underground.”No, our feathered friends have not formed a resistance movement to protect their precious eggs from omelet lovers or to save their drumsticks from the Thanksgiving table. Jason is one of the Lansing residents who’s been practicing “urban agriculture” by raising chickens in his backyard. He’ll be showcasing both fowl and
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Wednesday, August 25,2010

You be the judge

This year's crop of Stages of the Law shows are announced

by James Sanford
This year’s Stages of the Law Theatre Festival, sponsored by the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, will feature a quintet of plays dealing with legal issues.
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Wednesday, August 25,2010

Big wheels keep on turnin`

by Bob Crawford
Last year, retired Michigan State University cinematographer and editor Bob Crawford rode in the annual Dick Allen Lansing to Mackinaw bicycle tour, known as the DALMAC. The 300 mile-plus trip, spread out over five days, kicks off on Sept. 1; it’s named after the former state representative from Ithaca who started the event in 1971.
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Wednesday, August 18,2010

Curtain up!

Renegade Theatre Festival fills Old Town with comedy and drama

by Lawrence Cosentino
This weekend, the Renegade Theatre Festival will cram dozens of local theater groups and independents into legit venues and odd corners of Lansing’s oldest district to fuel a Big Bang of dramatic possibilities.
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Wednesday, August 18,2010

Advice Goddess

Not Wanton Any & Lens Crafty

by Amy Alkon
Q: I started seeing this amazing guy, but had to initiate most of the making out. He soon dumped me, saying he has little experience and was freakingout. (He’s 40, and has only had three girlfriends.) We got back together, but he still wasn’t initiating, and six months in, still hadn’t had sex with me. After a perfect date, I told him I wanted to make love to him. He said he wasn’t up for that kind of attachment, hightailed it out of my place, and ended it again. We’re friends now, but I’ve fallen totally in love with him. I can tell he’s attracted to me, but my friends think he’s gay or sexually dysfunctional. I told him I wouldn’t care about the latter. He’s too great to walk away from. He gets my weird artwork and disturbing humor, and we work great together on art projects. I’m considering making my upcoming 40th birthday my deadline and telling him what I REALLY want. If he cannot commit or initiate sex, I’m leaving! Right?
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Wednesday, August 18,2010

TURN IT DOWN: A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

Brackx talks smack

by Rich Tupica
Local punk scene veteran Chaz Brackx (formerly of The Chirps) filmed a promotional video for a Chaz Brackx & the Tight Teens show at Mac’s Bar; it stirred up some controversy among Lansing musicians after it was posted on the Turn it Down Facebook page (it’s still posted for those interested).
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