Wizard World reinterprets the “comic con” and brings it to the masses, but Twin Cities retailers aren’t going down without a superhero-sized fight
Michele Bachmann's late 2011 tour to promote her autobiography, "Core of Conviction," has apparently landed her in fresh trouble with federal investigators.HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND: Michele Bachmann and Bradlee Dean both set to speak at right-wing event After six weeks of promotional touring and nearl ... More >>
Your Scandinavian grandmother substitute.Are you lacking a Scandinavian grandmother and tired of waiting for church bake sales to get your hands on some sandbakkels? A new book, Scandinavian Classic Baking, by local cookbook author Pat Sinclair, rounds up recipes for the best baked goods from ... More >>
T-Paw finds love in New Hampshire.Maybe Tim Pawlenty's media blitz is paying off after all. In New Hampshire, home of the first primary in the presidential race, just placed third in a GOP straw poll of possible White House contenders. He's behind Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, but ahead of Sara ... More >>
The 2010 Twin Cities Jewish Book Fair isn't just a day or weekend-long affair. There are so many authors highlighted in this event, presented by the St. Paul JCC, that the book fair actually began in October and runs through mid-November. Authors who are highlighted in this event include Gregor ... More >>
The comic-crazed month of May has plenty in store.
Sometimes reading is cool, kiddos. Check out the complete schedule for Saturday's free book extravaganza.
Some heavy-hitters are coming to October's wildly popular lit fest.
Come check out underground and nationally known comic artwork by Minnesotans at their opening party this Saturday nig ... More >>
A year or so ago my colleague Michael Tortorello turned me onto to Charles Portis, a very funny Arkansas novelist with a wonderfully laconic prose style. His books are full of great comic characters whose voices you can usually hear like they?re standing right behind you. Here?s a excerpt from Nor ... More >>
John Barth's Excruciatingly Self-Conscious Novel Finds Metafiction Slipping Into Monstrosity