Raymond Carver

  • Movies

    October 22, 2014

    Michael Keaton's great in the flashy Birdman

    An all-star ensemble shines in González Iñárritu's phenomenal film

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    What we talk about when we talk about Lorde

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Ten Stories About Prince that are better than fan fiction

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2008

    Unsecret ballot: Blogger posts "Best Of" choices for all to see

    Taylor Carik of Mediation turns the City Pages ballot into a Twin Cities-centric Proust Questionnaire.

  • Music

    May 30, 2007

    Dust Bowl Jubilee

    Charlie Parr comes out of the garage with album of homestyle blues

  • Movies

    May 16, 2007

    Taking Another Short Cut

    'Jindabyne' resuscitates a morbid Raymond Carver story

  • Music

    May 4, 2005

    Sisyphus Rocks

    New Jersey man injured trying to roll Bruce Springsteen up a hill

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2005

    Sisyphus Rocks

    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 >>

  • Books

    November 20, 2002
  • Movies

    June 5, 2002

    Altman's Orphans

    Oak Street Cinema brings the neglected offspring of an American master in from the cold

  • Books

    November 21, 2001
  • News

    August 30, 2000

    An Encyclopedia of Little Abominations

    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

  • Books

    October 20, 1999

    Portis' Head

    The crackpot odysseys of lost American master Charles Portis

  • Music

    September 8, 1999

    Every Chord Tells a Story

    With some of the keenest eyes in pop, Freedy Johnston trails male loneliness into its blackest nights

  • Arts

    August 4, 1999

    Safety in Numbers

    Nymphomaniacal roommates! Meta-Willy Lomans! Dancing Canadians! City Pages reports from the biggest, baddest Minnesota Fringe Festival to date

  • News

    July 7, 1999

    Life Sentences

    Teaching Minnesota's student prisoners reveals the power of the pen

  • Books

    November 18, 1998
  • News

    January 28, 1998

    Where's Walden

    Terri Sutton scours the concrete for something wild.

  • Sports

    July 9, 1997

    Bon Voyage

    I Do Believe in Rock Stars! I Do Believe in Rock Stars!: Jon Bon Jovi never grows up in his maxi-video Destination Anywhere

  • Arts

    October 30, 1996
  • Arts

    April 10, 1996

    The Patron Saint of Sleaze

    Going solo, American Music Club's Mark Eitzel continues to find beauty where others fear to tread.

  • News

    November 8, 1995