The Walker Art Center celebrates the book as art The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis is celebrating the book as an art form with it's exhibition "Text/Messages." It features books from the Walker's library, created by Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Kara Walker among others.4:45 p.m.
Duluth braces for LGA cuts Duluth officials are trying to come to terms with their most recent budget crisis -- cuts in Local Government Aid announced this week by Governor Pawlenty. Even though the cuts are not as big as once anticipated, city officials say they have little left to cut after struggling to fix the budget last year.5:24 p.m.
Senate trial focuses on absentee processing Attorneys for Norm Coleman are using Day 5 of
his Senate election lawsuit to show that the handling of absentee
ballots was a rushed job that sometimes resulted in mistakes.5:50 p.m.
Iran Offers Cool Response To Obama's Overtures
The United States and Iran have begun a public dialogue about how to overcome the hostility that has marked their relations for 30 years. Although the Iranian president has rebuffed initial efforts by U.S. President Barack Obama, many Iranians are hopeful for progress.
'Dusty': PBS Vet Takes Kids' TV Out Of The Box
In 2005, PBS decided not to air an episode of a children's show because it featured a family with gay parents. Now a real-life kids'-TV writer has built a stage play around the story behind the episode that didn't air.
Anne-Sophie Mutter's Immortal Mendelssohn
For her new recording of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, Mutter traveled to the composer's old stomping ground in Leipzig, Germany, to the site where the concerto had its premiere in 1845.
U.S. Economy Shrinks In Last Quarter Of '08
The economy shrank at a pace of 3.8 percent in the final three months of last year, the worst performance in more than two decades. At the White House, President Barack Obama took note as he was launching a task force to focus on helping the middle class.
Obama Eyes GOP Sen. Gregg For Commerce
President Barack Obama has approached Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) about being secretary of Commerce. The move would add another Republican to the Cabinet, but if Gregg left the Senate, it would be up to New Hampshire's Democratic governor to name a replacement.
Week In Politics Examined
This week, the Republican National Committee elected Michael Steele as its chairman, President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan passed the House with no Republican support, and Obama criticized near-record Wall Street bonuses. Political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times weigh in.
Bloomberg: New York Could Cut 20,000 Jobs
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city's financial picture is so dire that it may need to lay off 20,000 workers. The city faces a $4 billion deficit for next year.
In '06, Rich Earned More, Paid Less Tax
The incomes of the 400 wealthiest Americans in 2006 was $263 million, a 23 percent jump over the previous year, the Internal Revenue Service says. That same year, the very wealthy paid, on average, an effective tax rate of 17 percent — the lowest in 15 years. Bill Gale, co-director of the Tax Policy Center at the Brookings Institution, talks about the numbers.
Old-School Keyboard Makes Comeback Of Sorts
Almost all keyboards made since the early 1990s are, frankly, no good. A tiny group of writers and hackers know better. They use vintage IBM keyboards. Ugly, built like tanks, and, most importantly, with a spring under each key, and which clicks when you press it.
Scientists Watching For Alaska Eruption
Alaska's Mount Redoubt could blow its top imminently, scientists at the Alaska Volcano Observatory say. Ash could spew 50,000 feet into the air and could reach Anchorage, 100 miles away. Tom Miller, a scientist emeritus at the observatory, says an eruption could come anytime within a few hours or weeks.