Is complaining about Calhoun's support for slavery just political correctness?Two Athens State University, Ala., professors tell us the proposal to change Lake Calhoun's name -- so that it doesn't honor a man who called slavery "a positive good" -- is nothing but a bunch of politically correc ... More >>
W.W. Norton & Co.A local author's new novel channels Escoffier. Local novelist N.M. Kelby (In the Company of Angels and Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill are among her works) recently finished a book about the life of the famous French chef Escoffier called White Truffles in Winter.
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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with food and drink!Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 and makes a great excuse to eat Mexican food.
Here are a few of the most interesting celebrations taking pl ... More >>
A.J. OlmscheidEnchilada from Boca Chica Taco HouseEnchiladas may well be a street food in Mexico, but here in Minnesota, in January, we're glad they're served indoors. We tested the enchiladas at two of West St. Paul's long-established Mexican eateries, Boca Chica Taco House and El Burrito Me ... More >>
(Pictured: A still from Dust La Rock's work in "Scion Installation 6: Video") This week we've got a video installation show at Pink Hobo, Mill City Farmers' Market, and Cinco de Mayo on Cesar Chavez Street.