Every morning, Betsy Hodges tweets an inspirational quote. She does this so regularly that MPR recently used the day-to-day times of Hodges's "quote" tweets to track her sleep cycle. Most of the time, her tweets come and go without anybody batting an eye. But yesterday, as Minneapolis woke up to ne ... More >>
Vikings punter pries open the last closet in America: major league sports
First impressions are hard to take back, but even with ludicrousness of a name like Ghostmouth, the Twin Cities band's members take themselves seriously. With their new album, which is actually a collection five years in the making, the band share with their fans a new maturity that opens an elem ... More >>
Neil Gaiman vs. Matt DeanMatt Dean, the Republican leader of the Minnesota House, was quoted in Wednesday's Star Tribune hating on famous local author Neil Gaiman and calling him a "pencil-necked little weasel." We left several messages for Dean, but didn't get a response. Gaiman, on the oth ... More >>
Every once in a while the world punches you in the face. And right now the worlds of journalism and literature are still reeling from an uppercut to the jaw.
Novelist Gregory Blake Smith stages a postmodern smackdown (plus love story) in Las Vegas
'Solaris' favors faith and reality over science fiction
Lisa McDonald talks about going from a contender to an also-ran, and hints at a future return
In a 29-film series, Oak Street Cinema puts Hollywood's most complicated decade, the Seventies, onscreen
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