Nikki Tundel Feature Archive

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)
The New Oxford American Dictionary crowns its Word of the Year. (12/07/2007)
From an abandoned mental institution in Scotland to the sewer system of St. Paul, filmmaker Melody Gilbert explores the hobby of urban exploration. (12/05/2007)
The Indiana Jones of the food world talks about his friendship with Marky Ramone and the time he spent in Cleveland with comic writer Harvey Pekar. (11/26/2007)
On average, 38,000 people die each year in Minnesota. About 260 of them donate their bodies to science. Medical students at the University of Minnesota say these body donors are vital to their education. And, every year, they try to thank those who gave the gift of themselves. (11/20/2007)
A new biography examines the life of the man who created Charlie Brown and Snoopy and Pig Pen. (11/16/2007)
The Iowa caucuses are the first real test for the 2008 presidential candidates. For the state's residents, all the campaign stops and candidate fundraisers really add up. (11/15/2007)