Nikki Tundel Feature Archive

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)
How do the terms we use affect the way we view the state of the environment? (11/09/2007)
Oreos sport pink "creme" filling. NASCAR fans cheer a pink car across the finish line. Store shelves are stocked with pink fondue sets and pink pinking shears. It must be Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (10/24/2007)
The so-called bad boy of environmentalism calls for an end to the green movement's messages of doom and gloom. (10/18/2007)
From Kurt Vonnegut to candy to depression, Steve Almond talks about it all. (10/11/2007)