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  • Blogs

    March 13, 2006

    Gordon Parks, 1912-2006

    Gordon Parks "once took a ride tailed by the cops with some young L.A. [Black] Panthers with guns in their laps," writes Greg Tate in today's Village Voice obituary. "One asked him if he would still choose the camera over the gun, as he'd declared in his 1967 memoir, A Choice of Weapons. Parks reite ... More >>

  • News

    June 5, 2002

    John Berryman Leapt Here

    Mapping the literary landmarks of the Twin Cities

  • Arts

    February 25, 1998

    A Choice of Weapons

    After a hardscrabble life in the Depression, Gordon Parks picked up a camera instead of a gun. But as a massive retrospective of his work reveals, his sympathies have often remained with those who went the other way.

  • Movies

    November 26, 1997

    Go Ahead, Make Me Gay

    How the Other Half Lives: John Cusack and Kevin Spacey in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.