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Wednesday, November 28,2012

New in town

Tin Can DeWitt

by ALLAN I. ROSS
When the Tin Can opened in Lansing two years ago, everything you needed to know about the place was scrawled in chalk in all caps right there on the wall: "WORLD CLASS DIVE BAR."
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Wednesday, November 21,2012

Coming soon: a theater near you

Upscale movie theater will provide an intimate, full-service experience

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Sometime in 2015, "Star Wars: Episode VII" will come out and you can already picture the midnight premiere: middle-aged fanboys and fangirls dressed like Vader, Fett and Slave Leia, swinging plastic lightsabers at each other as they stand in 12-hour lines that stretch around the movie theater.
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Wednesday, November 21,2012

The Screening Room

Day-Lewis brings 16th prez to life in 'Lincoln'

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Biopics, lately, have been wasted on the eccentric. But if ever there was a man who deserved one, it's the 16th president of the United States — and who better to deliver than the one-two punch of 'ber-auteur Steven Spielberg and method actor extraordinaire Daniel Day-Lewis? It’s a match made in celluloid heaven.
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Wednesday, November 21,2012

2012 Gift Guide

Our list of #LoveLansing gift ideas

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Despite those doomsday prognosticators who've been trying to scare us into thinking we're one minor calamity away from being a third world country, things really aren’t that bad, fiscally speaking.
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Wednesday, November 21,2012

Food fight

Getting a little chili

by ALLAN I. ROSS
If it weren't for chili, there's a good chance folks would just roll down the metal shutters and call it a winter. The cold weather staple has become so prevalent in Michigan, you'd practically think we invented it (we didn't, of course — credit the 16th century Aztecs).
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Wednesday, November 7,2012

ELFF Esteem

East Lansing Film Festival celebrates 15 years of cinematic art

by ALLAN I. ROSS
At the 2012 East Lansing Film Festival — kicking off tonight — Scandinavian art thieves and time-traveling romantic rivals go head-to-head with real-life sushi masters and a mythical folk singer from Detroit. This will be ELFF's quindecennial (that's the big 1-5, folks), and director Susan Woods says she's still finding ways to pique the interests of festival attendees.
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Wednesday, November 7,2012

New in town

P Squared Wine Bar

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Downtown Lansing already seems to have a little bit of everything: high-end dining, casual dining, Mexican, Middle Eastern, a brewpub — man, you can even get sushi down there now. The market, you'd think, has reached critical mass. But then again, you're not one of the two guys named Paul who still saw something missing.
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Wednesday, November 7,2012

Starving, artists?

The complete guide to dining around the broad

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Why did Andy Warhol find inspiration in, of all things, a can of Campbell's Soup? Kitsch appeal? Nostalgia? Or could it have been hunger? You're probably going to get an appetite either before or after your trip to the Broad — cutting-edge art can take a lot out of a person.
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Wednesday, October 31,2012

Not just kiln time

Greater Lansing Pottery Guild hosts show, sale this weekend

by ALLAN I. ROSS
For Tina Oxer, throwing pottery is more than just an artistic endeavor — it's a transformative experience. Literally.
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Wednesday, October 31,2012

Pictures in the sand

Local artist debuts sand art photography exhibit

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Some artists find their inspiration in landscapes, others in still life, still others in the human figure. Paul Shaheen found his in the natural, swirling patterns of sand on a particular stretch of beach outside La Jolla, Calif.
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