Without knowing Lorde, I'll admit that she seems likeable. On paper, a 16-year-old riding a hit single and already getting to share her artistic dreams to a huge audience is inspiring. Adding to that, the New Zealand native often mentions in interviews that her poet mother put lots of good books in ... More >>
"Oh, you live in Minnesota? You must know Prince." This post is for anyone who has fielded an asinine inquiry like that one at some point. Minneapolis resident Charlie Pauken had heard enough ludicrous questions about his relationship with the Purple One from friends back in his old home of Bowling ... More >>
Charlie Parr comes out of the garage with album of homestyle blues
'Jindabyne' resuscitates a morbid Raymond Carver story
New Jersey man injured trying to roll Bruce Springsteen up a hill
Sisyphus Rocks New Jersey man injured trying to roll Bruce Springsteen up a hill by Steve Perry "The personal, political and spiritual merge in the new album's title song?. The narrator of "Devils & Dust" could be a soldier in Iraq or America itself." --Jon Pareles on Bruce Springsteen?s new album, ... More >>
Oak Street Cinema brings the neglected offspring of an American master in from the cold
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
The crackpot odysseys of lost American master Charles Portis
With some of the keenest eyes in pop, Freedy Johnston trails male loneliness into its blackest nights
Nymphomaniacal roommates! Meta-Willy Lomans! Dancing Canadians! City Pages reports from the biggest, baddest Minnesota Fringe Festival to date
Teaching Minnesota's student prisoners reveals the power of the pen
Terri Sutton scours the concrete for something wild.
I Do Believe in Rock Stars! I Do Believe in Rock Stars!: Jon Bon Jovi never grows up in his maxi-video Destination Anywhere
Going solo, American Music Club's Mark Eitzel continues to find beauty where others fear to tread.