tag: Minnesota

Eddie Cochran locations

Posted on December 29, 2013 by peter bell

Although he died in a car crash at the tender age of twenty-one, by that point Eddie Cochran had already made his mark on rock and roll. His persona was of an iconic 50s rocker: clean-cut, good-looking, and rebellious.  But his persona belied a deeper understanding of musical forms and styles.  His skill as a […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright works in Minnesota

Posted on February 16, 2012 by peter bell

Frank Lloyd Wright (or FLW) was born Frank Lincoln Wright in Richland Center, Wisconsin on June 8, 1867.  The son of an itinerant minister/music teacher (father, William Carey Wright) and a country schoolteacher (mother, Anna Lloyd Jones), FLW grew up in the Unitarian beliefs of his mother’s Welsh clan in the Spring Green, WI area.  […]

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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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F. Scott Fitzgerald in St. Paul, MN

Posted on November 15, 2011 by peter bell

Every era of writers has their set of literary heroes, and F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the standouts of the Lost Generation.  The man who coined the phrase “the Jazz Age” while reveling in its excesses, Fitzgerald spent much of his life in the city of St. Paul. From popturf user donkeyoti comes a […]

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