Critics' picks for the year
Pickens Plan focuses on using more wind power and natural gas
Cobbled together from better movies, Steve Carell's latest is strike two
For TV's Ian Rans, there's no such thing as an unhappy hour
A few years ago, Ann Bauer was living with her parents, too broke to copy her manuscript. Now, the single mother of three is poised for literary success.
Jarmusch's Don Juan courts the big questions in 'Broken Flowers'
In the mid-'90s, Semisonic Shopped Their Single to Top 40 Stations, Answered Idiotic Interview Questions, Played Countless On-Air Jams, and Ended Up Feeling Like They Got Played--Even When Their Album Didn't. In Jacob Slichter's New Book, the Drummer Expl
Let the heroine carry the big gun: Seven local women writers talk about creating their own worlds- and the problems with life on earth
What did Nathaniel Hawthorne have to feel so guilty about?
Kent Stephens's latest project is a play about a play about a rehearsal of a play about a novel
'The Education of Max Bickford' Strokes Richard Dreyfuss--But Gets a Passing Grade
Two big names bring passion and star power to the Guthrie's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Chicago transplants Neko Case and Kelly Hogan carry the torch for 21st-century twang
Emily Carter's flirtation with drugs led her from Park Avenue to a bad marriage with the festering streets of New York's Alphabet City. Now, in a collection of stories, Carter recalls the ABCs of addiction--and spells out the terms of a new life in Minnea
With roughly 100 productions and 500 performances, the Minnesota Fringe Festival turns low-budget theater into a two-week marathon
Traversing the rough terrain between a father's expectations and a son's aspirations
Long after the advent of the personal Web page, local zines and journals keep striving to change the world of writing with print runs of 200 copies
Stanley Tucci's Joe Gould's Secret defends its subject's novel approach to nonauthorship
Pitting the black middle class against its poorer neighbors; matching young lovers with their geriatric selves
Philip Roth's latest novel, I Married a Communist, examines the politics of personal betrayal
A new model for AIDS treatment activism
The Strib's new owners hire a publisher who fits their nice-guy image
Minneapolis killed its last zero-tolerance policing program when it sparked too many citizen complaints for cops' comfort. This time around they've simply eliminated the complaint process.
When United Way brochures began looking a lot like those of St. Paul's Cooperating Fund Drive, the small charity was flattered. Now it's worried the agency wants its donors.
Having endured a slew of injuries and a school-record seven straight losses, Doug Woog's Gopher hockey team still seems primed for a patented stretch run toward the NCAA Tournament.
One week on the evisceration line
Laborers' union members, mostly low-paid black and Hispanic workers, financed their president's White House visits while the Justice Department quashed a mob investigation.
A chat with Robert Hughes
The little-noted push to deregulate utilities will drive up rates and jeopardize service--not to mention
Politics, myth, and money in Minnesota's dwindling north woods.
The history of an entire city echoes through the empty rooms at 3044 Third Avenue South.
A week on the inside with the students and teachers of Wayzata High and St. Paul Central.