Header-lansing_1.jpg
 
Home » Articles »   By ALLAN I. ROSS
 
 
Wednesday, June 5,2013

Use your illusion

'Now You See Me' gets original with bank-robbing magicians

by ALLAN I. ROSS
The 2006 dueling magician movie "The Prestige" laid out the three aspects of a magic trick: The pledge (introduction of a seemingly normal object), the turn (making something extraordinary happen to that object) and the prestige.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, June 5,2013

New in town

Momentum Adventure Sports / Matthew Ryan Smith Salon

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Unless you've been living under a rock instead of ascending one, you'd know that Grand Ledge is a mecca for local rock climbing enthusiasts. The sandstone cliffs along the Grand River, called the Ledges, contain about 100 climbing routes, and are a popular destination for the area's thrill-seekers.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, May 29,2013

Summer School

Lansing bureau assembles crash course in cap city culture

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Mid-Michigan is home to a minor league ballpark, a zoo, a bustling art gallery scene and a more than two dozen museums, but when's the last time you — yeah, you, buddy — actually stepped foot into one of them?
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, May 22,2013

Quite the spectacle

Lansing Vaudeville band embarks on weeklong, statewide tour for documentary

by ALLAN I. ROSS
There are some natural complications that go along with being a 15-piece gypsy folk band, and being about 80 years out of time is only one of them. Stage size is obviously a key issue, as is the coordination of more than a dozen independent work and personal schedules.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, May 22,2013

New in town

Decker's/ Artie's Food / Athenas Diner / Leaf

by ALLAN I. ROSS
After six years, Jessica Decker has handed over the keys to Decker's Coffee Co., 220 S. Washington Square in downtown Lansing, to a new owner. J.T. Dachtler took over the reins at Decker's Saturday, but Decker is sticking around for a week to smooth the transition.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, May 22,2013

Mississippi 'Mud'

McConaughey sheds pride, not shirt, in powerful performance

by ALLAN I. ROSS
After an electrifying breakthrough performance in 1996's "A Time to Kill" — followed by solid showings in "Contact" and "Amistad" — Matthew McConaughey mostly slummed it through the '00s.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, May 15,2013

Class clowns

Lansing-area schoolmate of Carol Burnett looking forward to reunion

by ALLAN I. ROSS
You'd never know you were looking at Carol Burnett's yearbook photo unless you scanned the bottom of the page for her name. And even then, you're like, "Could there have been two Carol Burnetts who went to Hollywood High School in 1950?"
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, May 15,2013

New in town

Williamston Businesses / Famous Dave's / Polish Deli

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Business continues to boom in Williamston. In March, I told you about four new places that opened — Beyond the Fleece, Facials and More Med Spa, Tom Donnelly's Barbell Club and Sweet Cake Co. — and last week the city cut the ribbon on three more. Casey Brockway, 24, opened Casey's Computer Co. inside Keller's Plaza. The 180-square-foot suite accommodates Brockway, his equipment … and that’s about it.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, May 15,2013

Aging gracefully

Mid-Michigan organization provides specialized senior resources

by ALLAN I. ROSS
According to the 2010 census, there were about 79,000 people aged 60 or above in the tri-county area, comprising Eaton, Ingham and Clinton counties. The Tri-County Office on Aging, founded in 1974, was designed to improve the quality of life for Lansing-area seniors — and take a lot of the guesswork out of things that could cause anxiety and confusion.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, May 8,2013

Endless love

MSU vet helps pet owners with animal hospice care services

by ALLAN I. ROSS
The death of a pet is often the first experience many of us have with loss. Dogs, cats, hamsters and rabbits all have shorter lifespans than humans, giving pet owners, especially young ones, an inside track to the pain of letting go. It's easy for outsiders to dismiss it as "just an animal," but a pet's death is a pain that often runs deep.
Read more   Read it in print
 
 
 
 
: Please Configure.
 
Search Archive
Search Archive:
 
 

© 2014 City Pulse

City Pulse. 2001 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48912.
Phone: (517)371-5600. Fax: (517) 999-6066.
E-mail: publisher@lansingcitypulse.com

 
Close