It seems like a shopping no-brainer: instead of getting in your gas guzzler and motoring across town to a big box grocery store for your imported asparagus from Peru or heads of garlic from China, you spend your hard-earned food budget at your neighborhood farmers market, supporting the farmers who ... More >>
Minnesota LunchGet the backstory behind that banh mi you just ate!Attention sandwich lovers: Check out this new book, Minnesota Lunch: From Pasties to Bahn Mi, which tells stories of the state's cultural and agricultural history though the lens of 11 sandwiches, among them the dago, the pork ... More >>
BernsteinBooks.comRandy Moss just cost this author a lot of money.In addition to leaving Vikings fans high and dry, Randy Moss's weird antics have just killed a book deal for one of Minnesota's hardest-working sportswriters. Today was a very, very bad day for Ross Bernstein, Minnesota author ... More >>
Photo by Clarity via flickr.comIf you have lived through even just one winter here, you are probably familiar with those mittens that resurface during a melty day as deformed and soggy after a few weeks in an iced over snow bank. Minnesota is not only a land of 10,000 lakes, but of 10,000 tales l ... More >>
The New Brighton Tri-City American Legion will host an audiophile's delight this Sunday.
I was pretty stoked last week to visit photographer Alec Soth's Minneapolis studio and preview some stuff from his forthcoming book, a meditation on fading love made up of pictures taken around Niagara Falls. Most striking were some bleak yet pretty exterior shots of the area's newlywed-geared motel ... More >>
He didn't just invent the Franklin planner: What a Founding Father has to tell us about modern Medievalism
Lovers of cop dramas might pause to recognize the passing of Evan Hunter, better known as Ed McBain, writer of a zillion crime novels. McBain's 87th Precinct series of books basically invented the police station as dramatic set, and paved the way for Homicide, Law and Order, NYPD Blue, Hill Street B ... More >>
Andrew Vachss races into the pulp past with 'The Getaway Man'
John Barth's Excruciatingly Self-Conscious Novel Finds Metafiction Slipping Into Monstrosity
Jeffrey Renard Allen's breathtaking first novel rumbles across a dark landscape of family and betrayal
Chang-rae Lee's new novel plumbs the pain of a buried past
William F. Buckley rehabilitates the image of Senator McCarthy; Tony Hiss defends his family name
Elizabeth Wurtzel damns "difficult" women with lame praise