Music industry

Adoption: It’s about love — and loss

It is a cold morning, the coldest yet this season, and I throw on my long, warm coat. It’s a coat to snuggle down into: thick black plush, with lavish faux fur lapels and cuffs.

Great (Meerman) Scott! What a social-media breakfast!

The monthly meeting of the Social Media Breakfast of Minneapolis-St.Paul, held at the PartnerUp Headquarters, also known as Deluxe, was anchored by author/marketer David Meerman Scott last Friday.

David Byrne and Brian Eno: The Best Talking Heads

David Byrne’s Talking Heads created the “New Wave” music of the late 1970s, a brainy, DIY, art-rock alternative to both the SoCal solipsism of The Eagles and Jackson Browne and the punk nihilism of The Sex Pistols and The Dead Boys.

Club-hopping one way to gauge nation’s nervous mood

The cover photo of this week’s Time magazine has been lurking in the psyche of America for the past two weeks: A bread line, circa 1931, buttressed by the headline “The New Hard Times.” Whether or not that’s overstating things by the liberal media e

RIP, Jim McKay, at his best in both triumph and tragedy

Growing up in Chicago, a city of stick-and-ball sports as well as big shoulders, I came late to ABC’s “Wide World of Sports.” Compared with a steady diet of Cubs, Bears, White Sox, Blackhawks and Bulls, “WWOS” was an acquired taste, and those early

Delta prez careful, conciliatory in latest Capitol hearings on Northwest

In what was at least the third round of hearings at the Capitol regarding the Delta-Northwest Airlines merger, Delta President and CFO Ed Bastian came to St. Paul from Atlanta this morning. His appearance was a noble, if symbolic, gesture.

Before the wrecking ball, a few questions

The recent news that the board of Minnesota Film Arts has finalized a deal to sell the Oak Street Cinema to a developer isn’t surprising, but it sure is heartbreaking.