Nikki Tundel Feature Archive

Mix a pagan fertility festival with a bunch of martyred Christian saints. Add the words of an English poet. And throw in some bloody strips of goat hide. What do you get? Valentine's Day, of course. (02/14/2008)
For many, the term "super" just wasn't super enough to describe this year's Super Tuesday. (02/06/2008)
Super Tuesday becomes Super-Duper Tuesday. Thousands of delegates are up for grabs as voters in more than 20 states head to the polls. (02/04/2008)
President Bush gave his State of the Union address this week. Here's an alternative look at just how the country is faring these days. (02/01/2008)
The average American household now has more than $8,000 in credit card debt. In a country of spenders, why bother to save? (01/30/2008)
Sweepers, menders and music makers help skaters do their best at the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. (01/25/2008)
A filmmaker learns her long-lost uncle was once Andy Warhol's live-in boyfriend. Her documentary tries to piece together the identity of the relative she never knew. (01/18/2008)
As it turns out, social networking sites can be used for more than simply posting pictures of your inebriated friends. Presidential candidates rely on them to connect with voters. (01/15/2008)
Presidential candidates evoke the words of everyone from Abraham Lincoln to Charles Mingus to Jesus. (01/10/2008)
After months chock full of pancake breakfasts and political rallies, the Iowa caucuses are finally here. (01/03/2008)
For the first time in nearly a century, absinthe is legal in the United States. That means Monday you can party like it's 1899. (12/31/2007)
Christmas brings tidings of comfort and joy. It also inspires people to compile a whole bunch of quirky statistics. (12/25/2007)
Every year, the U.S. Postal Service handles more than one million letters to Santa. In Minnesota, mail addressed to Mr. Claus typically makes its way to the central post office in Minneapolis. (12/21/2007)
Yes, she's a former stripper. But there's a lot more to Golden Globe nominee Diablo Cody than just a good backstory. (12/14/2007)
Movie stars and musicians, pro wrestlers and porn stars -- they're all making their presidential favorites known. (12/14/2007)