Mental Picture of the Year props to Toki Wright for his line in the new Rhymesayers collaboration, "Color in the Snow." The rapper announces his Twin Cities prominence in the following amusing fashion, "Now it's me and Garrison Keillor on the four-wheeler sippin' tequila." And once we heard that t ... More >>
Garrison Keillor has been lending his voice to innovative Honda commercials for quite some time now, but the new one must truly be seen to be believed.Using forced perspective, the commercial pulls off a number of neat visual tricks, including making it look like the car can pass insubstantially thr ... More >>
While signing the "Save the Times-Picayune" petition last week, Minnesota's own Garrison Keillor compared a city without a newspaper to "an office park with some malls."The Times-Picayune's owners, Advance Publications, announced last month that beginning this fall, the Pulitzer-winning, New Orleans ... More >>
Photo by Dave CarrollThe rising Duluth folk-bluegrass outfit Trampled by Turtles performed five songs, including a Bob Dylan cover, on this past weekend's episode of A Prairie Home Companion. The long-running public radio sketch show, helmed by the Lake Wobegon staple Garrison Keillor, migrated n ... More >>
Republicans suggest government can't afford nonprofit radio
Keillor plots retirement.Garrison Keillor may well have told Minnesota Public Radio privately about his plans to retire in 2013 from "A Prairie Home Companion." Still, it was a little jarring to hear the news via AARP instead of, say, wrapping his ride into the sunset into an episode of "Th ... More >>
Keillor will watch the curtain from the back of the Fitzgerald Theater.After Garrison Keillor drove himself to the ER in 2009 in the early stages of a mild stroke, and then came home to the joy of self-administered belly shots of blood thinners, there was a lot of chatter about whether maybe it w ... More >>
Garrison Keillor, Homegrown DemocratCongresswoman Michele Bachmann once described herself as a fan of Garrison Keillor. But the Bard of Anoka isn't returning the compliment. In a fundraising letter sent out today to supporters of Bachmann's DFL challenger, Tarryl Clark, the laid back St. Pa ... More >>
What? Me worry?"Prairie Home Companion" host and erstwhile St. Paul bookstore owner Garrison Keillor was nowhere near Lake Wobegon Saturday night. No sir, he was taking in a Broadway show near Times Square in New York City when the guy he cheerfully refers to as the "Incompetent Bomber" fai ... More >>
In case you haven't already caught on, it's officially road trip season in Minnesota! In addition to the Boxcar and Schumacher's, one of my favorite spots for destination dining is the Fisher's Club of Avon. It's an old-fashioned supper club on the shores of Middle Spunk Lake, near St. Cloud, mos ... More >>
The American Society of Magazine Editors' annual National Magazine Awards are out for 2010, and 'Prairie Home Companion" host and author Garrison Keillor took home the first-place award in the essays category. The award,"Recognizes the writer's eloquence, perspective, fresh thinking and uni ... More >>
What these folks need is more ketchup, with its natural mellowing agents.
These folks did well in the Aughts, and you can't have them, Hollywood. At least not for keepsies.
Say-anything-to-Sean-Hannity congresswoman Michele Bachmann has a thing for the author of "Homegrown Democrat."
What does the Bard of Lake Wobegon hate? Noisy, dirty diesel engines clogging the pure air and water of a very trippy CGI landscape.
We figured rah-rah football pep talks were a little more blood-and-guts than Powdermilk Biscuits. Guess we thought wrong.
"I stayed at St. Mary's for four days of tests and when I left, a neurologist shook my hand and said: 'I hope you know how lucky you are.'"
Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show season kicks off Sept. 26 and there are no indications that he will postpone that show due to his health.
Garrison Keillor, host of "A Prairie Home Companion", has been hospitalized since Sunday after suffering a minor stroke, a hospital spokesperson confirmed today.
A silly Facebook editing error on Garrison Keillor's profile sent people into a spiral of concern and confusion yesterday.
Garrison Keillor pulls an Ann Coulter in his latest homespun column
Garrison Keillor, the host of American Public Media's Prairie Home Companion, has bloggers fuming over a recent edition of his syndicated column The Old Scout.
Keillor's 'Prairie' makes a fine pasture for Altman
Illinois mayor racks up huge strip club bill, German city bans World Cup press from red light districts, new Casino Royale trailer, MST3K side-swipes a drivers ed film, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Attorneys for Garrison Keillor have sent a cease and desist letter to the local blog MNSpeak.com: "It has come to our attention that you are marketing T-shirts bearing the words, 'A Prairie Ho Companion,'" the letter says. "We believe that your use of these words creates a likelihood that the public ... More >>
12 Rods, Jon Stewart, Howard Stern, Quentin Tarantino, Garrison Keillor, MF Doom, Lawrence Lessig, Randi Rhodes...
The Strib, Norm Coleman, and the myth of objectivity
Mapping the literary landmarks of the Twin Cities
The Guthrie tries to act the part of class clown with a straight rendition of The School for Scandal
In Garrison Keillor's new tome, Lake Wobegon looks more like Fargo--a place where the women are feeble, the men are addled, and all the kids are suffocating.