The perennial worst director is gunning for the bastards -- and respect
Hospitals, doctors, and drug dealers have made Medicare the nation's sweetest crime, but the feds are trying to shutter the door
What should we make of radiant Lincoln and blubbering Private Ryan?
Uptown Theatre, Friday and Saturday at midnight
U.K. comic succeeds again at creating a persona we hate to love
All the weird news that's fit to print in capsule-sized bites
Serious 'toon explores how mind copes with repressed violence
Wal-Mart sues logo parodists, ACLU sues the Air Force Reserves, W to get an upgraded Marine One, maps of religion in America, the Al Gore/global warming documentary, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
The Natalie Johnson Lee/Don Samuels race for city council is one of the nastiest campaigns in local memory
It was Ingmar Bergman's Century--we just lived in it
A hardy band of travelers light out for the big easy
Meaning of life found...In Cannon Falls
The holocaust as taped tragedy; the atom bomb as marital ordeal
Simon Norfolk talks about genocide, landscape, and beauty
Needcompany gets the "big black ball" of tragedy on a roll
The Ministry of Cultural Warfare issues a manifesto for revolutionary sketch comedy: If all art is political, stay away from lousy politics
X-Men puts its superhero "muties" in charge of flattering the core audience
In Mr. Death, documentarian Errol Morris trains his beloved Interrotron on execution technologist-turned-Holocaust denier Fred Leuchter
For 26 years Hennepin County's head cataloger led the charge for libraries of, by, and for the people. When he took aim at a new target this spring, his boss fired back.
A visit to the lost world of Steven Spielberg
Absence/Presence searches for the aesthetics of genocide; Thomas Hart Benton hits the road
Cut short: Eamonn Owens and Stephen Rea in Neil Jordan's The Butcher Boy
Two historical figures, filmmaker F.W. Murnau and geneticist Gregor Mendel, step out of the past into two new novels
Keeping the Faith: A Hasidic boy recites his prayers in A Life Apart: Hasidism in America.
St. Paul police officers roughed up a quadriplegic man who couldn't obey orders to put his hands in the air. Chief William Finney upheld the man's complaint, but didn't discipline the cops.
Art Crimes, Susan Welch, Amiri Baraka, Edward Humes, Garry Wills, The Wife, Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent, Sweet Nothing, Boz Scaggs, dEUS
In 1956, Anna Elisabeth Colsch married a GI from the Frankfurt Army base and followed him to Minneapolis. He died in a car crash a few years later. Or so she was told.