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Learn a bit before taking a sip  This year, International Beer Day is on Friday, Aug. 2. Pubs and bars all around the world will be holding events to celebrate the beloved beverage.  Lansing has its fair share of microbreweries, and Looking Glass Brewing Co. is one of its newer additions. Lee Streeter, co-founder of […]

Eleven-years-old and ready to take over the baking world Abby Langley’s favorite things in the world include pineapples, rainbows and art; you see that through the way she dresses. Even on a rainy day, she can be found with a pineapple shirt, rainbow headband and a smile. On a day when she can do anything in […]

“It’s alright. My first songs were about fighting people and stealing their girlfriends, too,” emcee and recording artist James Gardin said, laughing as he worked with a student during a weekly meeting at the REACH Studio Art Center.  Gardin is a teaching artist at the All of the Above Hip Hop Academy (AOTA), a nonprofit […]

Situated in a former church in Lansing’s Eastside Neighborhood, the Fledge is “a radically inclusive ideation space, makerspace, incubator and accelerator on a mission to create opportunities to pursue happiness.”  Jerry Norris, CEO and founder of the Fledge, described some of the dreams the organization has of what it will become. They recently installed an […]

My mom is Korean and my dad is, well … basically, he’s white. As a kid, the only reality I knew was mine, so I didn’t find it odd that my parents were different from each other. Evidently, some people do, and it’s something I’ve dealt with my whole life. The frustration and dread I […]