Would you take your dog to the symphony? After his dog — a 15-year-old poodle — died, composer Steve Mercurio wrote a four-movement classical symphony for orchestra, vocalist, and gospel choir. The 80 members of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia will perform it in August, at an event called Woof Fest. Dogs are invited. It Read more →
Why people drown, the amazing climbing airline fee, dispatches from the battlefield, now this message from real life, and free art Friday. Read more →
Team Josh, Gettysburg at 150, a special session for the Internet tax, why don’t people like books anymore, and Lake Pepin with glorious weather. Read more →
Maybe if we loved our iconic places more when they’re still here, we wouldn’t have to mourn their demise. Read more →
Should Hennepin County have whitewashed a mural, the suicide detective, do your cellphone chargers need to be unplugged, the man who sent 19-year-olds to war, art and politics, and 50 states and 50 pictures. Read more →
America moves on after the spying scandal, the great gopher feet caper and other tales from the mean streets of Minnesota, return of the website, the grace of Steve Gleason, and the girl who makes your 12 year old look like a lazy punk. Read more →
The tension and reaction surrounding a Rock the Garden set, perhaps, was inevitable as more rock festivals feature partnerships with previously-unlikely bedfellows. Rock music and an art museum? In the end, at least with one set, the locale won out. Art is supposed to satisfy, infuriate, cause a commotion and get people involved in spirited debate. Read more →
We’ll have to live without Jon Stewart on the Daily Show for the rest of the summer and the reason why is not at all comedy.
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Is it true that Minnesota has only been mentioned five times in songs?
The instructions for Google’s Doodle contest was to illustrate your ‘best day ever.’