The folk-pop act BOY is a couple of musically curious souls based in Germany who are in the midst of their polite onslaught on the United States for the first time. Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass met years ago at a music camp, and the friendship that prevailed over the years has yielded Mutual Frie ... More >>
Dante Cicchetti, a professor in the University of Minnesota's Institute of Child Development, has been awarded the prestigious Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize and $1 million by the Jacobs Foundation in Switzerland.The award is one of the largest research prizes for child and youth development, and co ... More >>
Bon Iver have been on quite a never-ending trek since they played the Orpheum Theatre back in September. And Justin Vernon and company are definitely a different band now -- at least in terms of public perception and recognition. Long-time supporters won't be surprised that their Grammy-winning mate ... More >>
No doubt uncomfortable with the contrast between her avowed political views and the laws of the land in liberal-minded Switzerland, Michele Bachmann yesterday renounced her Swiss citizenship. In a statement, Bachmann said she renounced her dual citizenship "because I want to make it perfectly clear: ... More >>
There was absolutely zero chance that Madonna wasn't going to capitalize on her Super Bowl appearance this past weekend. Although it's unlikely that Madge will be able to pack M.I.A. (and her itchy middle finger), Nicki Minaj, and Cee Lo Green in her suitcase for this May-November excursion aroun ... More >>
Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortensen star
After revealing just two weeks ago that - what luck! - Dwight Yoakam was to play the Mystic Showroom that weekend, but - goldangit - it was sold the hell out, I hate to again be the bearer of bad news. Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson will be playing the Mystic Showroom this Sunday (2/27 ... More >>
Brother Ali is in our thoughts today, as the Rhymesayers artist tweeted that he was forced to cancel the remainder of his UK dates because of a death in his family. "This weeks shows in London, Bristol and Brighton are canceled. My dad died and I need to fly home for his funeral," Brother Ali wro ... More >>
"If everyone is dead, is that still necrophilia?"
We may have an answer.
Two humans travel from Mount Wookie to Mars
Can rep cinema's old-time religion be resurrected in the soulless Netflix age?
...the scene is now
Coming soon in a handy prescription inhaler?
Or maybe in your tap water... The Washington Post reports on a study said to have "profound implications about the nature of human trust." Researchers in Zurich claim that huffing a dose of the hormone oxytocin (its main medical use at present is inducing labor in farm animals) makes test subjects m ... More >>
Suck on this, Snoopy: A fiberglass Frosty threatens to storm our city streets
Everyone is a potential murderer in the malleable moral universe of Patricia Highsmith
In the Eighties he was a rising art star on the downtown gallery scene. In the Nineties he was a stalwart of independent exhibition. Today Bill Wormley is sick, broke, and unsure why he should keep painting.
Long out of print, the yelps of the Swiss band LiliPUT reveal a hidden history of women in punk
The Mpls/St. Paul International Film Festival swaddles the Cities in cinema
Documentarian Richard Dindo explores what we think of the unthinkable
Two playful new novels ponder the possibility of second chances
South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim found a mentor in Duke Ellington, a fan in Mandela, a community in American free jazz, and a muse in his once-lost country
That's a bigger question than usual in our 1996 new music poll.
Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss explore the increasingly exotic margins of normalcy.
Choice Rocks, Ball Busts