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
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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 >>
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.
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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.
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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?