He never had a chart-topping hit, but his guitar flat-picking and earnest, true-blue vocal take on traditional American music nonetheless influenced generations of country, blues and folk musicians and fans. Today we all mourn the passing of Doc Watson.Watson notably played a sold-out show at the Ce ... More >>
dynamosquito via Flickr.comThe University of Minnesota has devoted quite a bit of space to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective character, Sherlock Holmes. In fact, the U has the world's largest collection of Sherlock Holmes. Beginning in 1974, over the years the University has purchased ... More >>
Hmm . . . did Sherlock Holmes ever try his hand at experimental theater? This year's annual "Five-Fifths" deconstruction, delivered under the banner of the Minnesota Fringe, is happening tonight and tonight only at the Ritz. The idea is simple: take a classic work, divide it into five parts, and ... More >>
A rare disorder left him deaf, blind, and quadriplegic. Then the county took away his voice.
Cracking open the chest of American letters, Louis Bayard finds a goofy young Goth
She collapsed Christmas. She made crazy kimonos. Thanks, Mom, for everything!
Before Plain Layne disappeared, readers knew her as a fiery online diarist, an outspoken lesbian, and a beauty straight out of a Midwestern Botticelli. Afterward, they knew her as a hoax.
The Guthrie makes 'Othello' mellow; Sherlock Holmes hits the coffee shop
Mourn your barbarian heroes, but move on to the latest in bodacious pulp