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    Ban the Bomb

    For Vikings fans, one play from Minnesota's 38-31 victory over the Rams on September 13 exemplifies their long-term fears: On the first snap of the fourth quarter, St. Louis wide receiver Isaac Bruce streaked by cornerback Corey Fuller on a fly pat...

    by John Pribek on September 23, 1998
  • Money In, Art Out - Arts funding and the cost of free money

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    Money In, Art Out - Arts funding and the cost of free money

    In theatrical terms, it is known as "upstaging," as in: Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson was recently upstaged by a philanthropic cheesehead. During the last week of July, Wisconsin businessman Jerry Frautschi announced plans to donate $50 million for t...

    by Michael Tortorello on September 16, 1998
  • The Customer is Always Right - For nearly 60 years, the Old Log Theater has practiced the art of making a profit

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    The Customer is Always Right - For nearly 60 years, the Old Log Theater has practiced the art of making a profit

    "ATHEATRE IS BORN!" the flier announced. "On May 31, if you attend our show, you will witness the birth of a theatre--a theatre which, we hope, will grow to a ripe old age. Upon you, our audience, depends largely whether this theatre will succeed o...

    by Anne Ursu on September 16, 1998
  • What I Wouldn't Do For Money - Twin Cities artists draw the line

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    What I Wouldn't Do For Money - Twin Cities artists draw the line

    Wendy Knox: For many years, I have gathered for a biennial Thanksgiving with two of my oldest friends. We came of age together in college, then headed off in our various directions. The Golden Boy of the Drama Department found himself on the circ...

    by Local Artists on September 16, 1998
  • MultiCultiboho Sideshow - For some artists, getting money is murder

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    MultiCultiboho Sideshow - For some artists, getting money is murder

    The following is an excerpt from Multicultiboho Sideshow, a novel-in-progress by Minneapolis writer Alexs Pate, to be published next year by Bard/Avon; it is adapted from a play of the same title. It came in an envelope normally associated with...

    by Alexs Pate on September 16, 1998
  • Two To Tango - The courtship between artists and foundations is filled with sweet talk, deception, and intrigue

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    Two To Tango - The courtship between artists and foundations is filled with sweet talk, deception, and intrigue

    For several years in the late 1980s, I routinely received a polite rejection letter from a large high-tech corporation which was then in the habit of giving money to local arts organizations. The fact that Artpaper, a monthly art and culture magazi...

    by Neal Cuthbert on September 16, 1998
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    Off Beat

    Two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time: That's a fundamental law of physics. In politics, though, two or more candidates can occupy the same niche--witness the lawn signs popping up around Hennepin County for Sheryl Ramstad Hvass...

    by City Pages Staff on September 16, 1998
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    ELEANOR ARNASON - Moving into the house of the future

    At age 7, Eleanor Arnason moved into Idea House #2, a "house of the future" built in 1947 by the Walker Art Center as a design project. She spent 11 years there with her father H. Harvard Arnason, director of the Walker Art Center beginning in 1951...

    by Terri Sutton on September 9, 1998
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    JOHN BERRYMAN - The dreamer wakes

    When a 57-year-old John Berryman waved to the onlookers and threw himself from the Washington Avenue Bridge on a cold January morning in 1972, he extinguished a major American writer and probably Minnesota's most daring poet. How he arrived at that...

    by Steve Healey on September 9, 1998
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    State Writes - The Great Minnesota Authors Issue

    Before we go any further, let's make one thing clear: We're not going to attach the superlative "best" to the list of 10 great Minnesota writers whose lives and work are chronicled inside this issue. That's not to say we don't believe they might ve...

    by City Pages Staff on September 9, 1998
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    LOUISE ERDRICH - The lay of the land

    "Land is the only thing that lasts life to life," warns Nanapush, a character in Louise Erdrich's Tracks. "Money burns like tinder, flows off like water. As for government promises, the wind is steadier." Nanapush watches his Native American peers ...

    by Anne Ursu on September 9, 1998
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    HONORABLE MENTIONS - Also of note: A selective listing of honorable mentions

    ROBERT BLY Before Iron John, before wild men retreated for chest-beater weekends in the woods, this guy was a pretty good poet. No, not just good--he was a decent poet. His many poems against the Vietnam war in The Light Around the Body (National B...

    by City Pages Staff on September 9, 1998
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    THOMAS MCGRATH - Destroy the dictionaries

    In 1953, Thomas McGrath, a little-known poet, college English teacher, and World War II veteran, was called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. He had published three volumes of poetry, and his "unaffiliated far-left polit...

    by Jelena Petrovic on September 9, 1998
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    TIM O'BRIEN - Everything is wrong

    What if he hadn't gone? Had not gotten on the bus in Worthington, his hometown, where the Daily Globe photographer snapped his picture as he departed for Sioux Falls and induction into the United States Army? What if, in the middle of advanced infa...

    by Michael Tortorello on September 9, 1998
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    SIGURD F. OLSON - Forgetting the seriousness of living

    At one point in his decades-long struggle to establish himself as a serious writer, Sigurd Olson considered abandoning the effort for painting. After all, he reasoned, his subject was beauty, which is expressible in any medium. But then he considere...

    by Paul Gruchow on September 9, 1998
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    J.F. POWERS - The sins of the fathers

    Though James Farl Powers has devoted the greater part of his life to writing about the Catholic clergy, he never seriously considered donning the collar. "The praying would have attracted me," he claimed in a 1960 Critic interview. "I wouldn't have...

    by Peter Ritter on September 9, 1998
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    SINCLAIR LEWIS - Exile on Main Street

    You won't find any Sinclair Lewis novels on the "regional" shelf at Tale of the Twin Cities, the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport bookshop, although you can select from a goodly number of more recent works by Garrison Keillor and Jon Hassler. The exclu...

    by Leslie Dunlap on September 9, 1998
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    CHARLES M. SCHULZ - Peanuts and the monstrous, infantile reductions of neurosis

    Two children sit idly on the stoop while a peculiarly roundheaded boy walks by. "Good ol' Charlie Brown," says one to the other. "How I hate him!" With these mordant strokes, Charles M. Schulz began his groundbreaking comic strip, Peanuts. And be...

    by Eric Lorberer on September 9, 1998
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    MERIDEL LESUEUR - Horses, catgut, and beer

    Much of what has been written about Meridel LeSueur feels dated now--in a quaint way, like the diary you kept at 14, so unequivocal and awkwardly grandiose. She was everybody's Earth Mother in the '70s (hers and the century's)--a Strong Woman, writ...

    by Monika Bauerlein on September 9, 1998
  • Shoot Rock Stars

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    Shoot Rock Stars

    AH, THE '60s. Sex, drugs, and media aesthetics were such uncomplicated issues then. "My style is no style," insists 60-year-old photojournalist Jim Marshall, referring to the bare-bones aesthetic he cultivated while definitively documenting that er...

    by Keith Harris on September 9, 1998
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