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  • News

    February 12, 2014

    How They Met 2014

    Twin Cities couples on the moment they found love

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    U of M reminds students to stay away from offensive Halloween costumes

    New Halloween season, new bad choices, and we're not talking too much candy corn (or too much pumpkin beer). Each year, the aftermath of October 31 reveals that somewhere, someone wore a costume that shows people still have a long way to go on the "respecting others, not being racist" front.The Univ ... More >>

  • Music

    May 29, 2013

    Dan Israel straddles past and future

    The musician has it both ways with the release of his new album and his retrospective double-LP

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Macalester is one of the smartest colleges in the country, says new study

    If a new Lumosity study can be believed, Macalester students aren't just the smartest in the state -- they're some of the smartest in the country.SEE ALSO: Macalester is LGBT friendly after all, says Campus Pride Index Unsatisfied with college rankings that only consider "resources" -- for example, ... More >>

  • News

    May 30, 2012

    Gay bullying must end

    In wake of suicides, schools face federal scrutiny

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Heiruspecs' Sean McPherson talks music copyright with expert Peter DiCola

    By Sean McPhersonSean McPherson teaches at McNally Smith College of Music, is a founding member of Twin Cities hip-hop collective Heiruspecs, and plays bass with Dessa's touring band. He recently conducted a conversation with a leader in the changing terrain of the music copyright world, Northwester ... More >>

  • Music

    January 12, 2011

    Beatles expert Jim Berkenstadt is a rock 'n' roll detective

    The band hired him to piece together their story

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Pillsbury House Theatre hosts late night series

    Photo courtesy Pillsbury House Theatre Stacy Karen Robinson​Looking for a different theatrical experience? Do you want food with that? For the 13th year, curators Laurie Carlos and e.g. bailey bring Non English Speaking Spoken Here: The Late Night Series to the Pillsbury House Theatre in M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Tim Pawlenty rates felons a natural Al Franken constituency

    ​We don't know if how many convicted felons actually, really and truly voted illegally and flipped the 2008 U.S. Senate race for Democrat Al Franken. And frankly, we're a little skeptical about taking a Republican pressure group's "research" at face value over the matter. Not so Tim Pawlenty. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Minneapolis among Top 5 cities for young professionals

    Bring us your fancy college degrees and maybe we'll give you a job​Attention yuppies: Wondering where to put that freshly minted college degree to work? Forbes Magazine says Minneapolis is the third best place place in the country for you -- if you're tough enough to endure our winters and the ... More >>

  • News

    March 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008

    Unemployed? Make working a publicity stunt like Daniel Seddiqui

    50jobs-1.jpgSeddiqui left all of you in the dust with the greatest "poor economy stunt" we've seen in awhile.

  • Feature

    May 14, 2008

    Minnesota ranks second-lowest in the nation for total disciplinary actions against doctors

    Senior advisor to WHO’s patient safety program: Frivolous lawsuits have created a high level of fear of litigation within the medical community

  • Feature

    May 14, 2008

    Mystery illness fells young man

    But to get her son's mysterious malady diagnosed, a mother must battle some of the area's top hospitals

  • Calendar

    January 30, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 1, 2006

    12/01 Morning Communiqué

    Bush denies iPods and Segways to Kim Jong Il, crackhead almost gets eaten by an alligator, Ludacris discusses condoms, ... More >>

  • News

    August 30, 2006

    The Battle of Guantánamo Bay

    Attorney Joe Margulies on his new Gitmo book—and his Supreme Court win over the Bush crew

  • Arts

    March 15, 2006

    The Beat Keeper

    For many listeners, hip hop history is a clip of the Sugar Hill Gang on VH-1. For Kevin Beacham, it's an obsession and a profession.

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2006

    3/9: Morning Communique

    Women like monkey sex, the NSA wants to license its internet surveillance technology, Ford Bell's MySpace page, storyboards from Corpse Bride, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • News

    October 5, 2005

    We Really Hope You Like This Story

    The Star Tribune braces for redesign, panders to subliterate youth

  • Columns

    July 27, 2005
  • Columns

    July 13, 2005
  • Blogs

    March 15, 2005

    Revolution at the Strib?

    Revolution at the Strib? The Star Tribune's continuing quest to be all things to all people--or at least more things to more people in Maple Grove--will soon result in a redesign, according to reader representative Kate Parry's latest column. The change afoot is based on research done by a journal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2005

    Revolution at the Strib?

    Design revolution, that is The Star Tribune's continuing quest to be all things to all people--or at least more things to more people in Maple Grove--will soon result in a redesign, according to reader representative Kate Parry's latest column. The change afoot is based on research done by a journ ... More >>

  • News

    October 18, 2000

    The Diva of talk

    Too loud, too opinionated, too brash. Few thought Katherine Lanpher could revive Minnesota Public Radio's sagging Midmorning. WRONG!

  • Books

    March 15, 2000

    Snafu U

    The University of Minnesota's new computer system goes $22 million over budget--and the glitches still aren't fixed

  • Music

    June 16, 1999

    Old-Fashioned Modernist

    Chicago Jazz diva Patricia Barber ventures beyond her back yard

  • Feature

    September 1, 1998

    Slang Smarts

    How standard words and ideas attached to "giftedness" fall short

  • News

    June 26, 1996


    Where do today's young adults learn about sex? Not from television, as you might expect. But rather from, well, television has-beens.