What a pleasant surprise it was to see this brand new song and video from Minneapolis singer/songwriter Dylan Hicks last week. For one thing it's been far too long to have heard anything new from the "Governor of Fun." He only recently showed up with new material in one of Terry Eason "Song-A-Day ... More >>
This isn't your ordinary Coen-esque sadism
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Hands off the Slushy In a muscular new campaign, Canada lays claim to its icy nether regions A new regime with expansionist ambitions has begun to terrorize the world's seaways. The name of these brigands is the High Arctic Sovereignty Patrol and from Meighen to the Amund Ringnes Islands, the ... More >>
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Former President George W. Bush Dead at 72
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Pearl Jam goes on hunger strike, JFK buys you a spaghetti dinner, and Jeff Bridges asks Bob Dylan to swallow his pride
Attaxploitation: Pop stars respond to 9/11
Buffoons on the ground, dictators in space: Emmanuel Dongala and the tragicomedy of Congo
From escapist entertainment to aesthetic ecstasy: Twenty-nine writers script valentines to twelve months of culture
The Rise and Fall of the Borscht Belt waxes nostalgic for the Jewish comedy of assimilation
The crackpot odysseys of lost American master Charles Portis
Forget Fargo and A Simple Plan: A quarter-century ago, The Heartbreak Kid had Minnesota down cold
Philip Roth's latest novel, I Married a Communist, examines the politics of personal betrayal
Thirty-four years ago, LeRoi Jones's Dutchman sent American race relations careening on a New York subway. Where's the end of the line?
Can a novel be impressive, elegant, and ultimately insignificant? In the case of Max Phillips's Snakebite Sonnet, yes.
Author Gish Jen takes a fresh approach to multicultural identity.