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Spare ‘Change’? Film panhandles for 9/11 outrage

Looking for a turkey-day screening alternative to football? How about the most widely debated and downloaded of 9/11 conspiracy documentaries, now available in a special two-hour edition?

Sam Grabarski wants cars on Nicollet Mall

Beginning at noon today, Metro Transit will parade 19 spankin’ new hybrid electric buses down Nicollet Mall. Over the next five years, the company will add 150 more to its fleet.

Do you have the write stuff? Prove it this month

It’s not as if she didn’t have anything else going on this month. Minneapolis student N. Jeanne Burns is juggling four classes scattered across three campuses, never mind the usual work and life demands.

Grain Belt beer sign: Let it glow again

I suppose because I went to De La Salle and grew up under the glow of the Grain Belt beer sign I have a soft spot in my heart for the big un-P.C. lug that looms over the Mississippi River off the Hennepin Avenue Bridge.

U program to lend inspiration as boomers ‘grow up’

Who am I now?
That’s the question a new University of Minnesota endeavor is challenging baby boomers to ask themselves. But rather than answering the question just once, the idea is to keep asking it all the way up the age ladder.

Strike up the band: Schubert Club is 125 years old

You would expect an organization that began its life as “The Ladies Musicale” to go quietly about its business. But these days the folks at the Schubert Club feel entitled to make a little noise.

Toe to toe, Twin Cities dance community measures up

Several years ago, Minnesota Public Radio was broadcasting a show on the state of the arts in Minnesota when a guy called in and, quite incredulously, barked, “We’ve got a dance community? I’ve never heard of a dance community here.

Coming to a pump near you

What is this world coming to?
Whatever it is, it’s likely coming to a TV screen near you.
A bank of monitors at the gym or the airport already is no big deal. Same goes for multiple plasma screens above the bar.

Generalissimo Wally gets canned

Come Turkey Day, the Strib will be a Banana Republic no more.
Thanksgiving will mark the last of Kirk Anderson’s “Banana Republic” op-ed strips.

Starting at the Finnish

To keep your fingers limber as another Minnesota winter approaches, MinnPost will hold a writing competition of sorts every two weeks.