Columbia University

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Arsenic in Minnesota's water: How worried should we be?

    Just a week ago, we shared a report from the Center for Public Integrity showing that Minnesota has a serious problem involving arsenic in its groundwater, with many areas reporting levels much higher than the EPA's limit of 10 parts per billion. If you look at the map accompanying the center's rep ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    May 1, 2013

    Hello Pizza is a slice of heaven

    The new Edina pizzeria boasts excellent toppings, flavorful sauce, and an A+ crust

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    University of Minnesota students not as good at sex as they used to be

    Maybe you shouldn't have sex in this place, and with these people.​The University of Minnesota has taken a dramatic drop in sex practices from last year, according to a national study on student sexual health. All of those people who graduated last spring may take a moment to pat themselves on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    University of Minnesota: We're number 68! We're number 68!

    U of M: The M stands for "mediocre." ​The University of Minnesota really is one of the best schools in the country... if you get far enough down the list. The U came in No. 68 on the U.S. News and World Report's influential college rankings list, which was released yesterday. Coming in 68th in any ... More >>

  • News

    December 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Bristol Palin, James O'Keefe, Jonathan Krohn: Young Republican Stars

    The up and coming. The politically braindead. Meet the new Republikids.

  • News

    June 24, 2009

    Minneapolis photographer captures Obama as a young man

    Lisa Jack didn't know she was photographing the first black president

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Miami Herald editor, former Star Tribune editor to head Pulitzer board

    Miami Herald Executive Editor and former Star Tribune Editor Anders Gyllenhaal is the new chairman of the Pulitzer Prize Board

  • Feature

    June 4, 2008

    Lawyer makes dirty debt collectors pay

    The Avenger: Pete Barry goes after those "who live off the misery of others"

  • News

    November 21, 2007

    Tutu Speaks

    The Nobel Laureate deemed too offensive by the University of St. Thomas offers his thoughts in an exclusive interview

  • News

    October 31, 2007

    Hung Up

    A noose at a local college brings the Jena 6 controversy home

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2007

    4/6 Morning Communiqué

    Cast your ballot now for the Best of the Twin Cities 2007, Chinese woman falls six stories into life-saving poo, advertising icon Uncle Ben b ... More >>

  • News

    June 28, 2006

    The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much

    The Zapruder film? It was faked. The Wellstone crash? It was a hit. 9/11? An inside job. Tumbling down the rabbit hole with professional philosopher Jim Fetzer.

  • Arts

    July 27, 2005

    Field Of Screens

    Why put on a film festival in a barn in the middle of nowhere? Why not?

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2005
  • Movies

    September 22, 2004

    Those People Are Us

    Mizna's Arab Film Fest at Intermedia Arts brings the other home

  • Arts

    April 7, 2004

    Flirting With Death

    How an unlikely date led to the writing of 'The Exonerated'

  • News

    May 21, 2003

    Dead Again?

    The drive to bring back capital punishment has friends in high places

  • Movies

    November 20, 2002

    My Big Fat Beautiful Body

    'Real Women Have Curves' adds weight to the immigrant chick flick

  • News

    August 21, 2002
  • News

    May 22, 2002

    The .14 Cent Solution

    New royalties proposed by the music industry threaten to kill independent Internet radio

  • Movies

    November 7, 2001

    Beneath Bucharest

    Edet Belzberg's Children Underground Goes Deep Into the World of Romania's Street Kids

  • Movies

    August 29, 2001

    Touch Me, I'm Sick

    Bubble Boy's comedy is not infectious

  • Arts

    April 11, 2001

    The North Woods Project

    Native Minnesotan filmmaker Katie Koskenmaki turns Vermont into the scary "Minnesota" of "The Windigo"

  • News

    November 3, 1999
  • News

    October 6, 1999

    Buy the Word

    The National Writers Union won a landmark decision on behalf of freelancers. Or did it?

  • Feature

    October 1, 1999

    My Many Colored Days

    Richard Einhorn and the Minnesota Orchestra

  • News

    July 21, 1999

    Sunfish Lake: The Phantom Menace

    NSP says its power-line project is just a routine upgrade. Scientists promise there's nothing to fear. But in this tony St. Paul suburb, there's talk of miscarriages, cancer, and lawsuits.

  • Books

    February 3, 1999

    Nicotine Fit

    He's been thrown out of court on his ear, but Roger Conant is still railing about the legal fees from the tobacco settlement

  • Feature

    February 1, 1999

    Families Without Homes

    The work of rebuilding lives

  • News

    October 28, 1998

    Roger Headrick's Purple Heart

    He was instrumental in building the Vikings team that's now laying waste to the NFL. So why isn't anyone thanking Roger Headrick?

  • News

    April 8, 1998

    Distress Signals

    KTCA tried to survive the public TV wars by being bigger and better. Too bad the grants dried up and the talent jumped ship.

  • News

    July 9, 1997

    The Hot Zone

    Global warming isn't just a theory anymore. Now the arguments are about how dire the changes in world climate will be, how soon they'll come--and what, if anything, can be done to moderate them.

  • Arts

    November 20, 1996

    Princess of Tides

    The Mirror Has Two Faces reflects Barbra Streisand's ambition to have it all.