Feature documentary film PINK RIBBONS, INC. seeks a new way to talk about breast cancer

Last October, author Samantha King (Pink Ribbons, Inc.) wrote a blog post for us about the ways in which breast-cancer marketing has now become a year-round industry (What’s next — Pink Cigarettes for the Cure?, Oct. 2010). This year, Pink Ribbons, Inc., has become a feature documentary film by award-winning Quebec filmmaker Léa Pool. The … More Feature documentary film PINK RIBBONS, INC. seeks a new way to talk about breast cancer

Peter Smith’s Lesser Horrors: Sinclair Lewis doesn’t really want you to channel him.

Sauk Centre’s “Original Main Street,” which author Sinclair Lewis brought to life in his book Gopher Prairie. Here, Peter Smith tries to channel Lewis as a college sophomore. Image source. MPR’s Peter Smith’s series of “Lesser Horrors” will run on Mondays for one month on this blog. Missed his previous entries? You can catch them … More Peter Smith’s Lesser Horrors: Sinclair Lewis doesn’t really want you to channel him.

Fred Ho: A radical, extremely creative, and (r)evolutionary figure

Fred Ho is a well-known artist, activist, musician, and scholar. He is the leader of the Afro Asian Music Ensemble and Monkey Orchestra, and has been deeply involved in civil rights activism and women’s rights activism through avant-garde artistry. He was the first Asian American to receive the Duke Ellington Distinguished Artist Lifetime Achievement Award. … More Fred Ho: A radical, extremely creative, and (r)evolutionary figure

Peter Smith’s Lesser Horrors: Here’s what happens when you don’t listen to Sister.

MPR’s Peter Smith’s series of “Lesser Horrors” will run on Mondays for the next month on this blog. Missed the first one? You can catch it here. ——- Lesser Horror: Any glimmer, thought, or memory from one’s personal past that for whatever reason causes a small, brief but recurring episode of psychic pain. BY PETER … More Peter Smith’s Lesser Horrors: Here’s what happens when you don’t listen to Sister.

New series: "Lesser Horrors" from MPR’s Peter Smith

Today the UMP blog is kicking off a monthlong series by MPR contributor Peter Smith, author of A Porch Sofa Almanac and, most recently, A Cavalcade of Lesser Horrors. This series will appear on the UMP blog on Mondays throughout September and October. We will update this page with links to subsequent posts as they … More New series: "Lesser Horrors" from MPR’s Peter Smith

Bring on the fall harvest: Tips for preparing and preserving your veggies through winter.

Got a wonderful summer crop of vegetables and unsure how to prepare them quickly, or better yet, preserve them to enjoy all winter? See below for a few tips and recipes to get you started. Image from Creative Commons. BY BETH DOOLEY Writer for Mpls.St. Paul Magazine and the Star Tribune and regular Kare 11 … More Bring on the fall harvest: Tips for preparing and preserving your veggies through winter.