Posted at 12:15 PM on January 16, 2011
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: News and reviews
Well, it's been a quiet night in the Lake Wobegon, my home town... actually about the only news was from Lake Wobegon, with Garrison Keillor taking back seat on his own show. That and several book reviews make up your arts news for the day.
Two remarkable but very different novels by Minnesota authors could lure your teens away from their iPods.
- LAURIE HERTZEL, Star Tribune
GROUND TO A HALT
The dismantling of a Detroit plant - and the repercussions of its demise.
- STEPHEN J. LYONS, Star Tribune
A journey into the heart of Russian history
A view into Russian history through the landscape of Molotov's books.
- KRISTIN THIEL, Star Tribune
Blowing up the solar system
Cal Tech astronomer Mike Brown is the man reponsible for demoting Pluto.
- CHUCK LEDDY, Star Tribune
Kindred souls, a ragtag team and a story of triumph
Residents in a small Montana town learn life lessons from its long-losing high school basketball team and coach.
- JIM CARMIN, Star Tribune
Keillor takes 'Prairie' pause
Minnesota's radio institution pulled himself out of the lineup to "appreciate" the show he started in '74.
- Jon Bream, Star Tribune