A veteran of the Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theatre Company and Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, actor Nate Irvin has spent enough time in musical theater to know how to handle the limelight: When asked about your current production, first spread the glo
News stories about health and medical treatments often omit critical information such as the costs, harms, and benefits of new treatments; the quality of the evidence; the existence of other treatment options; and potential conflicts of interest by
Something about parenting seems to amp up people’s inner art critic. The guy at the Walker with his toddler: “Look Jaden, you could have done a better painting than that!” Me, reading to my kids at night: “I see a purple cat looking at me …
The Walker Art Center’s teen council has put together a Corruption Collection, ranging from an Enron award to a bag of Doritos. Tanya Bui reports.FROM THREESIXTY JOURNALISM
Jesse Ventura’s new book is doing better than many critics expected, much like Ventura’s unexpected gubernatorial victory in 1998. It was No.
Teens and teachers talk about how to stay safe and avoid the risks of sex and alcohol on prom night.FROM THREESIXTY JOURNALISM
File this under “book ideas that will never fly”: A female werewolf runs at the center of a pack of male werewolves that is brutally terrorizing the seedy side of Los Angeles. And then she falls in love with a dogcatcher and leaves her pack.
New authors, even those who have deals with major publishers, don’t get much marketing support these days for their books.
Neal Karlen recounts the agreement Tom DeFrank made under pressure from then-Vice President Ford not to use a certain quote about President Nixon and Watergate until Ford was dead, and how it turned into DeFrank’s new book, “Write It When I’m Gone.”
By Sharon Schmickle | Tuesday, March 25, 2008
A “biorenaissance” is under way around the world, but the United States isn’t keeping up with other nations, two Minnesota authors argue in a forthcoming book.
The current Verse or Worse competition, a call to suggest names for the furnishers of the appalling apparel favored on weekends by men of a certain age, produced what your genial host feels was an even nicer collection of possibilities than usual.
Last summer, Minneapolis City Council Member Robert Lilligren and I traveled overseas to present the success of our Twin Cities community in dealing with immigration from African nations, a vexing problem for our Swedish hosts. Read more…
Not long ago a Wisconsin friend said to me, “You’ve lived in Minnesota for 30 years. Why is nothing allowed there?
Remember the Titanic? The movie, sure, who doesn’t? But how about the big Titanic exhibit that came to St. Paul’s Union Depot in the winter of 1999? (Big Titanic exhibit.
It didn’t take long for Chuck Slocum to strike up a few conversations when he arrived Tuesday at the Summit on Corporate Volunteerism in Manhattan.”The first five people I met had Minnesota connections,” he says.That’s not surprising.
You can count on having a good time at a CD release event. The months and sometimes years of work that go into creating a CD are over, and the artist has shiny new music to share. Friends and relatives show up.
With Barack Obama neck and neck with Hillary Rodham Clinton after Super Tuesday, the world is a step closer to becoming a different place, says author Alexs Pate, who is certain that one thing about to change is African-American literature.
My hope for 2008 is that the Star Tribune stops going insane.
When people tell me they’ve canceled their subscriptions because of the paper’s buyouts or suburban shift, I completely understand, although I won’t add my name to their ranks.
Analysis by Britt Robson | Friday, Nov.
There was a day not too long ago when I almost lost my mind and soul at the same time. I imagined both looked like suffocating blowfish, transparent sacs so weak a single jolt could puncture them like a lethal fork to plastic film.