tag: minneapolis

Remembering Hüsker Dü

Posted on March 6, 2012 by peter bell

Remarkable music scenes don’t happen every day, and they don’t pop out of the void spontaneously.  It takes the hard work of dedicated individuals to produce the type of culture that fosters great music.  Behind every individual that reaps the financial rewards of a successfully commoditized music scene, there is a network of unsung heroes […]

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ZAMM and Robert Pirsig’s Locations in Minneapolis

Posted on February 12, 2012 by peter bell

The literary genre known as philosophical fiction is also referred to as “novels of ideas.”  Typically, novels of this particular vein use conventions of literature (story, characters, narrative arc) to make broader philosophical arguments. Often times, these novels are used to illustrate the author’s particular views on the trajectory of society (such as Infinite Jest […]

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Bob Dylan locations in Minnesota

Posted on November 19, 2011 by peter bell

While Bob Dylan may answer only to himself, and his music belongs to the world- he comes from Minnesota.  Popturf users crabapple and prof_improbable have provided submissions that form a tour of Dylan’s early years in the state. Robert Allen Zimmerman was born in Duluth, MN at St. Mary’s Hospital on May 24th, 1941.  His […]

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Factotum pub crawl

Posted on November 16, 2011 by peter bell

The 2005 film Factotum is based on the writings of Charles Bukowski.  Whether you love him or hate him, it’s indisputable that Bukowski has had an impact on American literature.  His gritty realistic writing is like a cocktail of anger, misanthropy, addiction, and occasionally, transcendence.  With lines like “my beerdrunk soul is sadder than all […]

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