“What is food if it’s not about family and friends?” Mena Castriciano has been asking herself this very question since she was a young girl. Castriciano was born in rural Calabria, Italy, and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 12. She grew up creating and sharing authentic Italian cuisine with family and friends […]

Where to enjoy a classic combo of burger and milkshakes  When we think of American culture during the summer, we can agree a nice, juicy hamburger and cold milkshake is something a lot of us enjoy! The real question is where are the best ones in the Lansing area? And do you go to a […]

  Contrary to what the media may portray, comic book shops are probably some of the most welcoming environments you’ll ever find yourself in. Walk into any local comic book store and you’ll be surrounded by thousands of stories, both in print and in person. You’ll meet people who are happy to share their interests […]

The social, health and environmental benefits The Greater Lansing Food Bank sponsors the Garden Project throughout the Lansing area, which provides gardening supplies, educational tools and a network to build community gardens. The Food Bank states that it “Supports a network of more than 125-plus community gardens and more than 400 home gardens, serving an […]

Women’s History Month just got an artistic twist Name five modern-day artists off the top of your head. Try Googling “famous artists” and see whose names pop up. How many of those artists are women? Many people, through no fault of their own, have been primarily introduced to male artists as the upper-echelon of the […]