• Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Mark Madsen barks at the CIA

    Steroids vs. Torture: Or why Jose Canseco needs to talk like Dick Cheney.

  • Arts

    November 14, 2007


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  • Columns

    August 10, 2005

    Visions of Johana

    Her body is in the chair; Her mind is in the Emerald Isle

  • Columns

    July 20, 2005
  • Columns

    June 8, 2005
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    June 8, 2005
  • Columns

    March 2, 2005

    Worlds Apart

    I wanted to wipe the smirk off this rich kid's face

  • Arts

    February 16, 2005

    Hello, Cruel World

    Nasty people take over at Mixed Blood and CalibanCo

  • News

    September 8, 2004

    Bush Bash

    Live from NYC: Hundreds of thousands of protesters, 20,000 cops, and one coronation

  • Columns

    June 23, 2004

    That Summer Feeling

    Jonathan Richman, modern lover

  • News

    December 24, 2003


    How Lindsay Whalen resurrected the Lady Gophers

  • Sports

    October 22, 2003

    This Is It

    The future is now

  • News

    September 11, 2002

    Baby Please Don't Go

    Former Minnesotans Say the Twin Cities Cultural Scene Is Insular. Insecure. Unprofitable. Out of Touch. What Does It Mean to Live in an Artists' Paradise If Everyone Wants to Leave?

  • Music

    July 24, 2002

    Mad Professor

    The dean of local rock writers, Jim Walsh, goes back to school

  • Movies

    January 9, 2002

    Ripe For The Picking

    Offspring of Spacek and Hanks Bring 'Orange County' to Harvest

  • Books

    April 18, 2001
  • Arts

    March 7, 2001

    Death Warmed Over

    Novelist William Kent Krueger's fictional northwoods town is a hotbed of racial tension and cold-blooded murder

  • Books

    May 10, 2000

    Simple Division

    From metro-area classrooms to the state Legislature, "new new math" equals controversy

  • Books

    February 2, 2000

    No Do-Overs

    Two playful new novels ponder the possibility of second chances

  • Sports

    October 27, 1999

    The Harsher They Come

    Chris Carter's latest slice of millennial dread, Harsh Realm, takes the fun out of the apocalypse

  • Music

    October 6, 1999

    Mood Indigo

    Troubled jazz trumpeter Tom Harrell finds calm between the chords

  • Arts

    July 14, 1999

    Schoolhouse Talk

    University lectures on tape may be the most middlebrow product since Reader's Digest. So what's wrong with that?

  • Sports

    June 9, 1999

    Practicing Women

    Maybe female athletes will never play like the men. But imagine what they could do.

  • Sports

    May 19, 1999

    All Work and No Play

    After months of negotiations, the Minnesota Lynx enter their first season with a union, a contract, and a princely $25,000 minimum salary

  • Music

    February 17, 1999

    Let's Get Found

    When Ray Drummond left a white-collar job at Allstate to play jazz, there was no insurance his career would lead him to the limelight

  • Sports

    March 4, 1998

    Just Happy To Be Here

    The Gophers' postseason will, like the regular season, be a moral victory.

  • Feature

    February 7, 1996