When Jon Bream reads at in-store appearances for his new book “Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin: The Illustrated History of the Heaviest Band of All Time” tonight (7:30, Border’s Books in Richfield) and Saturday (2 p.m., Barnes & Noble in Maplewood), he
It doesn’t seem quite logical, but when the economy goes down, applications to graduate school programs go up. I’m not talking about practical career changes or MBA programs.
Two men are walking toward each other on a narrow sidewalk. One is Asian and one is white. Who steps aside to let the other pass?
“How is this car-rejecting people not only able to survive but also thrive in our post-modern world?” asks James Hurd, co-author of “Horse-and-Buggy Mennonites.”FROM TWIN CITIES DAILY PLANET
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By Albert Eisele | Friday, Aug. 22, 2008
WASHINGTON – Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., has one of the safest seats in the Senate, having been elected four times with increasingly large victory margins, including nearly 70 percent in 2006.
There’s an expectation that doctors be of high moral character. An article in the April 16 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) calls that into question. The white coat may have turned a shade of gray. Read more…
One more reason ditching the car is a novel idea: Walking could help you become a better writer. It works for Charles Baxter, anyhow.
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St. Louis Park native Alan Weisman, author of the best-selling book “A World Without Us,” is an old chum from my teenage days.
If you’re a woman determined to pad your paycheck with a promotion, here’s good news to start your year. Wages of women in their 20s are running neck and neck with men of the same age in some U.S. cities, including Minneapolis and St.