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The Pandemic Has Given Local Artists a Time for Reflection

This summer, local artists explored the impact of COVID-19 through music, art, animation, photography, story, poetry and dance in Hippocrates Cafe: Reflections on the Pandemic,...

Is It Time To Let Go of the ‘Little House on...

As a child, Linda Sue Park read The Long Winter over and over and over. But she knew where to hold the pages together so she...

For Poet Roy Guzman, Poetry Is a ‘House Where Everyone Can...

  Every morning, as I prepare to teach one my classes, I ask myself, What made you fall in love with what you do? What...

For Poet Su Hwang, the Stars Aligned in Minnesota

  When I bought the ‘97 gold Saturn sedan with a busted air conditioner and roll-up windows from a dusty used-car lot somewhere in the...

Hawona Sullivan Janzen Tells Untold Stories

Hawona Sullivan Janzen has been saved many times by art - and she believes that many people living in the midst of our painful...

Poet Ray Gonzalez Shares “The Language of Sunlight, 1956”

THE LANGUAGE OF SUNLIGHT, 1956 My transformation from speaking my native Spanish to the necessity of English happened when I was five years old. Until...

To Write Is to Cope – Especially During a Pandemic

Good morning. Tuesday, September 22 was the fall equinox - our first official day of fall. We can all say a fond or fierce...

Junauda Petrus-Nasah Creates a World of Radical Whimsy in Her Art

For Junauda Petrus-Nasah, our world is at a critical creative moment. Though Junauda’s work has long revolved around her vision for racial equity, she...

King Kong, Minnesota. Population: Mario.

  Can Minnesota lay claim to the giant beast AND the Nintendo icon? Yes, but only in the most indirect and Minnesotan of ways. Buckle...

Children Should Be Our Language Committee

  Listen to children. They're the only ones making sense. ________________________________________________________________________ It turns out, Almanac’s David Gillette often has his pencils in tow – and he’s created some very...