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Isabel Allende

Year after year, this lecture series brings in some of literature’s heaviest hitters, and yet somehow maintains a surprisingly low profile. Isabel Allende, May’s featured author, is a former journalist and the niece of slain Chilean President Salvador Allende, who was overthrown in a CIA-assisted coup in 1973. Since her first novel, 1985’s The House […]

Secure the Sewers in a Handbag

For starters, be sure to check out photographer Nicholas Marshall’s Voltage 2008: Fashion Amplified Preview. After that, you might be ready to do a little shopping of your own. SHOPPING & STYLEAlexis Hudson Trunk Show Stop by StyledLife today for the first Twin Cities Alexis Hudson trunk show. "Alexis Hudson is the hottest up-and-coming handbag […]

Tori Amos, Scarlet’s Walk

Tori lost us with 1996’s bloated Boys For Pele, but we could sense a possible resurgence on last year’s underrated covers album Strange Little Girls. Her new disc, all originals this time, isn’t a total artistic comeback (and in fact a few songs are just plain dull), but it has plenty of strong moments, some […]

Wheel of Fortune

An open letter to anyone not wanting to leave their houses today, and to those inextricably linked to their laptops–especially the music-heads: Have you tried Pandora.com? I know I already mentioned this website yesterday, but I was as of then just a dabbler. Twenty-four hours later and I’m a full-fledged pro. Pandora lets you enter […]

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