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2001 Stories by Peter Ritter

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  • Jeanette Kamman's Library For Orphans

    published November 21, 2001

    Searching for the beginnings of the self and the end of the world in 100,000 cast-off books. More >>

  • Nuclear Freeze

    published October 17, 2001

    Terrorism puts industry self-regulation on ice. More >>

  • Cooking the Books

    published October 3, 2001

    Grove/Atlantic tests its recipe for prefab classics with Leif Enger's literary potboiler Peace Like a River. More >>

  • Real Is Real

    published September 19, 2001

    Two shows at the Soap Factory examine the rough magic of mechanical imagery. More >>

  • The Athletic Cup

    published August 29, 2001

    The fascist rules. The inner calm. The funny pants. Chasing the grail of football's myth--and utter lack of meaning. More >>

  • Dis Bard

    published August 29, 2001

    O forces Shakespeare to concede to Gore. More >>

  • The Third Man

    published August 1, 2001

    Unmasking the unidentified businessman at the center of the Brian Herron brouhaha. More >>

  • Who Knew?

    published July 25, 2001

    What happened in the hours before Brian Herron announced his resignation? Key players can't seem to get their stories straight. More >>

  • Flat Pop

    published July 25, 2001

    Lecherous teddy bears, chart-topping dummies, and hypersexed schoolgirls bubble up from the Walker's "Superflat" exhibit of Japanese art. More >>

  • Fellini's Inferno

    published July 18, 2001

    With Juliet of the Spirits, the devilish director of 8-1/2 welcomed his audience to hell--but grandly. More >>

  • Bitter Pills

    published July 4, 2001

    When University of Minnesota scientists helped develop a miracle AIDS drug, the money rolled in and so did the controversy. More >>

  • O Monstrous!

    published June 20, 2001

    Sexy Beast is a near-Shakespearean study of evil. More >>

  • Returning to Earth

    published June 13, 2001

    The Road Home leads director Zhang Yimou back where he started. More >>

  • Lady of the Portrait

    published June 6, 2001

    Nearly two decades after Alice Neel's death, her cold-eyed humanism has begun to look revolutionary. More >>

  • Zen Arcade

    published May 16, 2001

    A new-wave rocker turns into a medical-software developer. A Web site turns into a nightclub. Adventures in branding and reinvention at downtown's... More >>

  • The Job From Hell

    published May 9, 2001

    Somali workers complained about racism at a local car-rental agency--and got canned on the spot. More >>

  • Ashes of Time

    published March 21, 2001

    New films from Hong Kong and mainland China stoke the fires of discontent. More >>

  • Only a Movie?

    published March 14, 2001

    A film about the 1972 Olympic massacre makes riveting documentary of the prototypical media spectacle. More >>

  • Death Warmed Over

    published March 7, 2001

    Novelist William Kent Krueger's fictional northwoods town is a hotbed of racial tension and cold-blooded murder. More >>

  • Art for Theory's Sake

    published February 14, 2001

    An abstruse exhibit at the Walker pushes the art of painting out of its gilded frame and into the pages of a textbook. More >>

  • White Heat

    published January 31, 2001

    Kenneth White and the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights take some more flak. More >>

  • The Movie House Massacre

    published January 24, 2001

    Swelling monsterplexes. Bankrupt chains. Cutthroat competition. A glut of screens leaves the national and local movie-theater business reeling. More >>

  • Try, Try Again

    published January 10, 2001

    Minneapolis files a second set of charges against protesters who picketed last year's animal-genetics conference. More >>

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