Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider is at the forefront of the "post-classical" scene where genre boundaries can't keep her and contemporaries from fertile new artistic ground. Her haunting, lush song cycle for strings and electronics, Penelope, comes alive with the voice of My Brightest Diamond's Shara ... More >>
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 >>
Wilhelmina M. Wright's bio reads like a straight-A report card at life: Yale undergrad, Harvard law, a national public service award, and, since 2002, a Minnesota Court of Appeals judgeship.Now, she's adding a few more distinctions to that list. This afternoon, Gov. Mark Dayton appointed her to the ... More >>
First Avenue show on Sunday
Like something out of a horror movie, a young couple found jars of human remains last week in a vacant home in Caledonia, Wis. In a strange twist, the jars went missing after the couple contacted the police.Now, in perhaps an even more bizarre twist, Caledonia police have discovered that the jars ar ... More >>
U of M: The M stands for "mediocre." The University of Minnesota really is one of the best schools in the country... if you get far enough down the list. The U came in No. 68 on the U.S. News and World Report's influential college rankings list, which was released yesterday. Coming in 68th in any ... More >>
Nu Val helps shoppers trade up to more nutritious choices.We all know that food marketers like to stretch the truth, so we shouldn't be surprised that a cereal billed as Total nutrition scored only 29 points out of 100 on the new NuVal--nutritional value--system. A Yale doctor, with the hel ... More >>
Is complaining about Calhoun's support for slavery just political correctness?Two Athens State University, Ala., professors tell us the proposal to change Lake Calhoun's name -- so that it doesn't honor a man who called slavery "a positive good" -- is nothing but a bunch of politically correc ... More >>
This is the face Katherine Kersten makes when she thinks about Sasha Grey having sex.Subscribers who read the Star Tribune opinion section Sunday might well have wondered if they'd been delivered the Yale Daily News by mistake.In a lengthy, sex-phobic screed, resident Republican schoolmarm Kather ... More >>
RollerGirls pose with Sean Smuda. Photo by Emma Berg.No. 99: Sean SmudaCity: POHO(Powderhorn)/Phillips Years spent living in MN: 2.7 x10It's impossible to be active in the Twin Cities arts community and not be aware of Sean Smuda. Over the years he has explored many mediums of expression, from ex ... More >>
Carleton College, where nerds rule.Harvard, Yale and Dartmouth eat your hearts out. Some of the biggest college brains in the country, who go to class just for the sheer delight of exercising their cerebral cortex, can be found at Carelton and Macalester colleges. Rating website Unigo arrive ... More >>
The up and coming. The politically braindead. Meet the new Republikids.
Join the conversation with T.D. Mischke on today's 'In The Stream' live from 2 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
The Atlantic now has an online foodie clearinghouse.
Apparently there's one guy in Minnesota, Broc Blegen, who thought it was appropriate to honor G. Dubbs today and you can still check it out tonight.
A smart dude from Yale seems to think so.
Death becomes Angela Strassheim
Everyone hates fat people, Iowan calls police after blow-up doll is stolen, the 25 un-sexiest women, the Pamela Rogers action figure, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Multimedia artist Jay Heikes's trip from rocker manqué to the Whitney Biennial
New York Times discovers rich women like having options In October 2003, the New York Times Sunday Magazine carried a feature story entitled "The Opt-Out Revolution." Work/life issues reporter Lisa Belkin profiled eight Princeton graduates who, having proven they could conquer the world, chose to l ... More >>
Headline writer succumbs to "Extra! Extra!" cliché in advertising "Front Page" preview
They laughed. They cried. They used the "F" word. They wore funny wigs... and we were there
Bleeding Hickeys and the art of not sucking or biting
The White House's new anti-poverty program: Shotgun weddings
In his 30th year as the cinema's underdog schlockmeister, Lloyd Kaufman continues to do battle with Bush and bullshit
An African comedy of cattle prophecies and cell-phone chieftains
New-music composer Jeffrey Brooks has paid for his education over a card game, survived for months off stolen tuna, and lived on an Amtrak train. So what's he doing raising two happy kids in a house in south Minneapolis?
The AIDS drug Ziagen has brought healthy windfalls to the University of Minnesota and GlaxoSmithKline. But it isn't doing anything at all for the millions who are dying of the disease in Africa.
Native Minnesotan filmmaker Katie Koskenmaki turns Vermont into the scary "Minnesota" of "The Windigo"
What we talk about when we talk about divorce, and panties, and vaginas
In a 29-film series, Oak Street Cinema puts Hollywood's most complicated decade, the Seventies, onscreen
An unlikely production company called 3 Legged Race delves into the forsaken realm of puppetry, circus acts, and performance art
Cave Paper rides the renaissance of fine-arts papermaking
A series of workshops at the Playwrights' Center strips the dramatic process down to author, script, actor, and audience
The X-Files '99: Is the universe out to get us or are we just having trouble getting it on?
Exile on Main Street
If the University of Minnesota is going to treat graduate school as a job, then teaching assistants say they deserve to be treated as well as employees.
Translator Stephen Mitchell on east and west, the psyche, and the divine.
Why Washington can't give up the drug war.