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Reptile Garden

The curiosity in Father Hennepin Bluff Park, across the Stone Arch Bridge from downtown Minneapolis, is a gravesite. A shrine to a fallen friend. Tucked into the gutted remains of a stump, not far from a con-temporary bandshell, there is a flat headstone in the shape of a Superman crest. Thick, black magic-marker in an […]

The Op-Ed Slam

Top honors for the July 11 Op-Ed Slam went to Tim Shea of Minneapolis. Judges were an assortment of folks who were challenged by the wide range of 3-minute presentations. Some sang, some shouted, some railed, some simply read, and some waxed poetic. Some had opinions. Other awards went to Colleen Kruse of The Rake […]

Duh. Duh. Duh, Duh Duh?

If you are going to review films, as my USC intern used to say, then start at the top. So here is my review of Iron Man. Because Iron Man is more of a movie than a film, I am not sure what to say. Films engage you. Movies distract you. To be honest, Iron […]

Uncle Jumbo's Playground

–Illustration by James Dankert Forgive me if you’ve heard this story before. I am a man of such unvarying moods and routine that it’s inevitable I’m going to repeat myself from time to time. I’m afraid I just don’t have an inexhaustible –however exhausting– store of life experiences that anyone in their right mind would […]

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