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2008 Stories by Jessica Armbruster

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  • Criminales di Cromatico

    published March 5, 2008

    Criminals in multicolor, indeed. Though both Shawn McNulty and Michael Sweere have had numerous shows at the Rosalux Gallery, this will be... More >>

  • Ode to St. Paul

    published Mar 03, 2008

    It's fair to say that St. Paul is often overlooked by those that dwell in Minneapolis. Though there have been some efforts to "freshen up" Lowertown, for example, those that wander around downtown St.... More >>

  • Charles Baxter

    published February 27, 2008

    Charles Baxter's latest novel, The Soul Thief, is a winding tale of ambiguous narratives and character identity. It opens as Nathaniel... More >>

  • Laura Flynn

    published February 27, 2008

    "My father had vastly underestimated how predisposed the courts were to keeping children with their mothers in 1977," Laura Flynn states in her... More >>

  • History of Hip: The Beats

    published February 27, 2008

    In terms of countercultures in history, it seems like the Beat movement often gets lost in the large, loud, and commercialized hippie-tastic... More >>

  • Harriet Washington

    published February 27, 2008

    Part of Macalester College's ninth annual American Studies Conference, this keynote address is free and open to the public. In a lecture titled... More >>

  • Aryn Kyle

    published February 27, 2008

    Tweens going through their "horse phase," take note: Aryn Kyle's horse-themed The Gods of Animals is definitely not a heartwarming... More >>

  • Baby Loves Disco

    published February 20, 2008

    It might seem counterintuitive to host an event for children at a bar, no less one named Barfly. One might wonder if these disco-dancing babies... More >>

  • Joseph A. Amato

    published February 20, 2008

    It would be fair to say that historian Joseph Amato agrees that all history starts on a personal level. And while you certainly don't need to... More >>

  • August Sander: People of the 20th Century

    published February 20, 2008

    Though August Sander's photography runs the gamut from nature to architecture to street performance, he is easily best known for his portraits,... More >>

  • Extended Interview: Greg Laden Discusses Evolution and Cuisine

    published Feb 19, 2008

    When imagining catalysts to evolution, or things that enabled great strides for our ancestors, fire or the invention of the wheel may spring to mind. But what about cooking? University of Minnesota an... More >>

  • Michael Oren

    published February 13, 2008

    We all know that politics in the Middle East will be a contentious topic in our coming presidential election. But the complex issues involved... More >>

  • Café Scientifique: Evolution, Cuisine, and Romance

    published February 13, 2008

    When imagining catalysts to evolution, or things that enabled great strides for our ancestors, fire or the invention of the wheel may spring to... More >>

  • Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes

    published February 13, 2008

    It's hard to explain the suburbs to someone who has never lived in one. Like an exclusive fraternity, the 'burbs are full of cultural tics that... More >>

  • Cold Blooded, Warm Hearted

    published February 13, 2008

    Can cynics be passionate about things outside of snark? Judging from the new group show, "Cold Blooded, Warm Hearted," the answer is a loud and... More >>

  • Art Sled Rally

    published February 13, 2008

    When I was a kid, my youth group decided to take us kids sledding, telling us that they would provide the sleds. We were a little dismayed to... More >>

  • Print Art for $5 (but no bag of chips)

    published Feb 08, 2008

    Is that Pulp Fiction poster you bought at a college art fair and taped up now crumpled and barely clinging to the wall? Are you too lazy to paint over the smudge left in the dining room where your ki... More >>

  • Just Like a Tragic Fairytale: Lunds and Byerly's Will Soon Close at the Stroke of Midnight

    published Feb 07, 2008

    As I was shopping last night at the Uptown Lunds, I noticed a sign on the door proclaiming the stores new hours. Beginning February 17, all Byerly's and Lunds will no longer be open 24-7. The new hour... More >>

  • The 26th Annual Battle of the Jug Bands

    published February 6, 2008

    Battle of the Jug Bands Cabooze We all know that guitars can battle it out. So can MCs, and anyone who's... More >>

  • James Orbinski

    published February 6, 2008

    In the midst of a natural disaster, a major virus outbreak, or armed conflict, medical care and finances for such services aren't always... More >>

  • Minnesota Book Awards Finalists Announced

    published Jan 31, 2008

    Now in it’s 20th year, the Minnesota Book Awards announced its nominees this week. Helmed by the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library, four authors were nominated in each of the eight categories b... More >>

  • Bitter Fruits

    published January 30, 2008

    To see how women, or at least the concept of femininity, has inspired artists throughout the years, one simply needs to peruse the art history... More >>

  • Working Through Architecture: Architecture and Agritecture

    published January 30, 2008

    In an era filled with McMansions, cubical farms, and warehouse-style superstores, it's hard to imagine what pleasant things historians will... More >>

  • Glenn Hurowitz

    published January 23, 2008

    Are fear and politics wedded concepts? Though we have seen politicians wallow in scare tactics in hopes of gaining political leverage, author... More >>

  • Geraldine Brooks

    published January 23, 2008

    The Sarajevo Haggadah, an illuminated manuscript containing traditional Passover text, has had an amazing life. It survived the... More >>

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