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Wednesday, September 12,2012

And that's the truth

Lily Tomlin brings her one-woman act to Wharton this weekend

by ALLAN I. ROSS
She squirmed. She fidgeted. She talked like a little kid. And she told weird stories in the seat of a ridiculously oversized rocking chair. As a kid, some part of me knew that this person I saw on TV was just an actor, but I was hypnotized nonetheless— I'd never seen anything like it. This was Edith Ann, the mischievous "5-and-a-half"-year old played by Lily Tomlin, and one of her most indelible alter egos. It was also my introduction — on "Sesame Street," no less — to character acting.
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Wednesday, September 12,2012

New in town

Rizzi Designs & Perspective2

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Perspective2 in Old Town will change names as the building transfers ownership this week, but don’t expect too many differences.
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Wednesday, August 22,2012

What are they now?

n and now: What A Difference A Year Can Make

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Last year's Court of Appeals decision in what's commonly known as the "McQueen case" effectively rid Michigan Avenue of nearly all 11 of its medical marijuana dispensaries. Today, only one remains. While the decision created a hole in the local economy, it also provided a few eyesores in the form of empty buildings — some of which still haven’t been filled.
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Wednesday, August 22,2012

New in town

Retail Therapy

by ALLAN I. ROSS
I've never seen a single episode of "Sex and the City," but I've always imagined there's a scene where all the women are sitting around depressed, crying into their cosmopolitans about something (not enough sex? too much city?), until someone perks up and suggests that they all go SHOPPING! Cue montage scene, and all problems are solved. But that's just (my highly subjective and borderline sexist take on) a TV show, right? Not anymore.
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Wednesday, August 15,2012

An unconventional truth

MSU prof raising funds for provocative new documentary on sexuality: 'This movie is going to be eye opening for people who don't understand progress.'

by ALLAN I. ROSS
A year after Al Gore famously mounted his scissor lift to stress the factual threats of climate change in "An Inconvenient Truth," Oxford University conducted an international survey of people who had seen the film.
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Wednesday, August 1,2012

New in town

Penn Station East Coast Subs, Culber's and Los Tres Amigos

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Since Jared Fogle introduced the world to the Subway diet 12 years ago, the fast-food industry has been scrambling to duplicate the quick-and-healthy model without losing its core indulgers.
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Wednesday, July 25,2012

New in town

Maru Sushi & Grill

by ALLAN I. ROSS
This will be the third location for the 4-year-old Okemos-based sushi restaurant, following Maru's forthcoming expansion in Grand Rapids, which is scheduled to open within the next six weeks.
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Wednesday, July 18,2012

New in town

Biggby, Mikho's

by ALLAN I. ROSS
When Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee closed, the owners issued a release blaming sluggish sales on a lack of adjacent retailers in the Stadium District, which prompted their decision to leave after four years. It will be interesting to see how Biggby deals with this challenge.
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Wednesday, July 18,2012

Shawarma safari

Food Fight gang seeks a dish fit for The Avengers

by ALLAN I. ROSS
If there's a preferred dish for superheroes who have just finished saving the world, it's shawarma. (Need your proof? Sit through the closing credits of "Marvel’s The Avengers" again.)
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Wednesday, July 11,2012

New in town

Lansing City Market

by ALLAN I. ROSS
The Lansing City Market may not be the new kid on the block anymore, but it continues to chug along like an eager-to-impress teenager working his first summer job.
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