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Sunny Kwan's Fortune Cookie Recipe – Revealed!

I got Sunny Kwan’s secret fortune cookie recipe – and I am going to share it. Sunday night, the missus and me stopped off to take on a little ballast at the Keefer Court Bakery and Café at Cedar and Riverside before our pilgrimage to the annual Brave Combo Christmas concert at the Cedar Theater […]

Pastrami Jack's

If the Twin Cities are headed for a pastrami war, we will no doubt count as happy casualties. Pastrami Jack’s, in a strip mall in Eden Prairie, is a savory slice above the average sandwich joint. Jack’s jaw-dropping concoctions are the stuff of dreams, stacked with fresh fixings like corned beef, roast turkey, brisket, chopped […]

Bill Frisell's New Quartet

The music by this experimental jazz guitarist is so phenomenally prodigious that we’d be sick of it by now, if Frisell didn’t keep reinventing himself. He’s played with John Zorn’s jazz punk band Naked City, recorded a series of meditations on American folk standards, paid homage to Malian blues, and covered pop and rock artists […]

Before Their Time: The World of Child Labor

In January, the New York Times reported labor abuses in Chinese factories.  "’I work on the plastic molding machine from 6 in the morning to 6 at night,’ said Xu Wenquan, a tiny, baby-faced 16-year-old whose hands were covered with blisters." At the end of last year, a Gap scandal revealed child-labor abuses in India. […]

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