Ann about Town

ANN ABOUT TOWN: Ogrefest at Mac's Bar

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The second-floor smoking deck at Mac’s Bar was packed with black-clad, tattooed, pierced, and spiked humanity. Not Ann's natural habitat, but...

ANN ABOUT TOWN: Not Just a Drinking Game

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

From the safety of our front porch we have observed 14 years’ worth of drinking games at the house across the street. Beer bongs are so common as to be passé, but we still talk about the Olympic drinking event that involved a kiddie pool, a blindfold and a baseball bat.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sweet Lorraine’s Mac n’ Cheez is suitable for everyone from grandparents to toddlers, and seems especially well-suited for a quick meal that isn’t junk food.

ANN ABOUT TOWN: Sorting and Smashing at MSU Recycling Center

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"The truth, I realized as we drove onto campus yesterday, curving around Sparty, is that a trip to the Recycling Center is the reward for a job well done, frequently an unexpected social occasion, and a chance to smash the occasional wine bottle."


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Our publisher makes a guest appearance in "Ann about Town" to talk about why East Lansing life is different.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

"It’s the kind of place where a person, a couple or a family could eat fairly often without running out of menu, and where it would never be necessary to dress up (although it might be fun if you did)."

Ann About Town: The Cosmos

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

"I realized that I would have to soon find a series of people willing to go with me and order different pizzas so I could try a slice of each."

Ann About Town: Popping Tags at The Salvation Army

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

In the summer, East Lansing is rife with yard sales and garage sales, and church “jumble sales,” but at this time of year The Salvation Army is the only thrifting venue in town that’s consistently available.

Ann About Town: Grove Gallery

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

"The art on display was more than objects to be admired or purchased. It was work that sprung from the hands of real, live, Michigan artists, some of whom were standing two feet away holding wine glasses."