"Ask what you wanna know, not what you think someone else wants to know," says Joan Baez over the phone, her voice laced with years of wry insight. At 72 years old, Baez comes across as decades younger, spry and streetwise but not world-weary -- even for the decades she's seen, living her life out i ... More >>
The great Ravi Shankar has passed at the age of 92, and we have a life timeline to chart his majestic artistic development. Back on August 3, 1967, George Harrison holds a press conference at the Kinarra School of Music in Los Angeles to promote a performance the following night by Ravi Shankar, the ... More >>
By Justin BakerI have spent almost a decade goofing on my former boss and his Bruce Springsteen superfandom. As my adult music appreciation has grown, the issue has become amplified, and I've unfairly been branded a youth hipster and a full-blown cynic.So began my ex-employer's quest to engineer ... More >>
Photo via WikipediaJacob Wetterling, as he appeared as a childAfter more that 20 years, Minnesotans still snap to attention over any reminder of the sad and tragic disappearance of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling. It happened again last night as news broke that investigators had returned to the ... More >>
Rep. Michele Bachmann, quoting heavily from an AP story and adding her own commentary, sided with Israel today in its attack on a humanitarian flotilla headed for Gaza that resulted in the deaths of nine aid activists, 600 arrests and 45 deportations. She aired her opinion in a blog post on ... More >>
Falling in Love with the Yogi Mountain Breakdown
Carleton College gardeners encourage the campus community to "Eat the Lawn." Catchy, huh!
The Minnesota Center for Photography closed unexpectedly yesterday, and in a sad twist, this has thwarted photographer Jaimi Novak's first solo show. Fret not: we'll have images from the show online i ... More >>
The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!
The Natalie Johnson Lee/Don Samuels race for city council is one of the nastiest campaigns in local memory
Beautiful (mostly) and all yours, our sneek peek at the 6th Annual 'Sound Unseen'
Her warmhearted characters feel good about the world. Lorna Landvik doesn't.
'Religious Right' illuminates the path to evildoing
'The Yes Men' erects a golden phallus for free trade
What we talk about when we don't talk about love
Minnesota lawyer has made millions suing
Ananya Chatterjea's art tackles India's ethnic riots and Kashmir's missing
After a series of sabbaticals, guitar gurus TVBC return to their flock
Once is never enough: Try another tryst with world cinema in week two of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival
A pissed-off driver challenges Metro Transit's methods of drug testing
On the eve of his first American tour, Brazilian cut-up artist Tom Zé talks about Tropicália and its cultural remixes
How We Lose the Race to Win
The revolution won't be televised--but it will be advertised
The fantastic fiction of the new India remains less strange than the hard lives of its poorest people.
The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards