What critics who attack the director's borrowings miss
Minnesota-born Paul Nelson was a '60s folk revival pioneer and a founding father of rock writing
Where's the best place in the Twin Cities to murder a drifter?
A belated congratulations to Pizza Man, whose Streets of Pizza blog was a Yahoo! Pick on November 25.
Lying politicians, pompous villains, and the wrath of a single mom
Everyone is a potential murderer in the malleable moral universe of Patricia Highsmith
Novelist William Kent Krueger's fictional northwoods town is a hotbed of racial tension and cold-blooded murder
The Coen Brothers' debut feature Blood Simple reopens the file on these reticent Minneapolitans
Having survived Cambodia's killing fields, poet U Sam Oeur writes as a witness to the "Kingdom of Hell"
Say uncle: Uncle Peck (Tom Poole) and L'il Bit (Larissa Paige Kokernot) steer into uncertain country in Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive
All Aboard the Night Train: Martin Amis takes an American holiday in a slender volume of genre fiction.