Fiction is Your Fun-Time Friend

You may have spent the school year using books for doorstops or kindling, but soon you’ll be free enough to make fiction your friend. Included here are some titles that should inspire you to buy a stack and create your own source of fun summer reading. Take them to the pool or the beach, read […]

Scene & Heard

SCENE A World in Miniature – Kresge Art Center presents a group of Islamic paintings from the R.M. Riefstahl Collection through the month of April. For more information, check out http://artmuseum.msu.edu. Chrome, Speed and Sinew – The works of native Michigan artist Jack Bergeron will be on display until April 24 at the Creole Gallery. […]

Good Charlotte = ‘NSYNC???

It’s time for teen girls to recycle their back copies of Bop magazine and box away the posters of the Backstreet Boys, ‘NSYNC and O-Town that previously lined their bedroom walls. Gone are the matching, flashy jump suits, choreographed dance moves and harmless lyrics characteristic of the last generation of boy bands; say hello to […]

An American Tourist in London

[crea] They can’t really put their finger on it, but something is definitely different: American tourists just stick out. Why though? I look at myself in the mirror of the tiny flat I’ve been calling home, and I don’t think I look particularly “American” – it’s not as if I’m sporting an American flag T-shirt […]

Scene and Heard

SCENE The Mosquitos and The Fuzz – Indie rockers The Mosquitos and The Fuzz will play the Temple Club March 24. Doors open at 8 p.m., for more information, check out www.templeclub.com. Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with Arturo O’Farrill – This 18-piece jazz ensemble will perform one night at the Wharton Center, March 25. Tickets to […]

Non-Conformist Conformists

My sister was in her art class the other day, sitting with some acquaintances, when the question of musical taste came up. She listed a few of her favorite bands, one of them being Coldplay, when one of the girls at the table looked her up and down and pronounced her a “poser.” A poser? […]

Scene & Heard

HEARD Ettison Clio – Local group Ettison Clio will play Mac’s Bar in Lansing, Feb. 10. Tickets to the 9:30 p.m. show are $6 for 21+ and $8 for 18+. For more information, check out www.ettisonclio.com. Alliance of Defiance Tour – Headliner Otep, along with Candiria, American Headcharge and Autumn Offering, will play the Temple […]

Radiohead Devotees Fear Absolution

Attention: melodramatic, melancholy-ridden Radiohead aficionados experiencing cold sweats and other withdrawal symptoms while anxiously awaiting a new release from the English prog-rock modern-day legends, it’s time to get your fix. The notion that Radiohead is assiduously toiling away at a Baroque, elemental masterpiece a la The Bends and O.K. Computer that will exude emotional levels […]

Last Minute V-Day Gifts for Guys and Gals

It’s Feb. 13, 11:59 p.m. You’re on your computer talking to your significant other, who is about to turn in for the night. You tell them goodnight and they in turn tell you, “Happy Valentine’s Day.” Happy…what? With growing horror, you realize you’ve completely blanked out on what is one of the biggest days for […]

Scene & Heard

SCENE Flipaswitch – A new comedy opens at the Riverwalk Theatre in Lansing. The musical follows the antics of two over-the-hill strippers and a stand-up comic as they find themselves stranded and penniless in the middle of Tennessee. Performances will run from Jan. 20 through Feb. 6. Romeo and Juliet – This Shakespeare play will […]