It's ape-pocalypse now
On Friday, the Como Zoo's baby orangutan, Jaya, turned six, and celebrated with a full-on birthday party. All four of the zoo's orangutans put on party hats, ate new foods like bagels and whipped cream, and unwrapped gifts like balls and strainers (for playing with their water or putting on their he ... More >>
What if the apocalypse already happened?
photo from FacebookControversy surrounds this historic farm. It is a strange sight: a picturesque 60-acre farm at the end of a Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport runway in Bloomington, near the Mall of America. On a bluff overlooking the Minnesota river, with pastures and barns, sheep and ... More >>
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Even the Star Tribune thought Kersten's column was incredibly stupid.
The "Surfin' Bird" icons will re-emerge next month in St. Paul.
Trapped, in high gear, on Darwin's endless highway
What could be cuter than a ticklish baby? A ticklish baby ape!
When imagining catalysts to evolution, or things that enabled great strides for our ancestors, fire or the inv ... More >>
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 eight categories by 24 judges from the state. Nominees include
Jamie Hook's account of three days with Minneapolis animal control officers in the new Rake makes a nice companion piece to the latest (and greatest) novel by D.C. journalist (and writer on HBO's The Wire) George P. Pelecanos, Drama City, about a former gangster-turned-dogcatcher who thinks that som ... More >>
The case of the horny pharaoh--and other trick sarcophagi
Only Our Grandchildren Will Know.
Tim Burton's outsider art survives even the brute commercialism of Planet of the Apes
A recommended reading list for people who live in big houses
Freeze-drying: It's not just for pets anymore
After a century of hoarding American Indian remains, scientists are being forced to return their specimens. But the bodies may not go back into the ground without a fight.
Monday's U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on the Confinement of Sex Offenders Leaves Questions Unanswered, Including the Fate of Minnesota's Sexual Psychopath Laws.