Rotund bearded Scot doing radio at MPR out in the wilds, wondering about the state of civilization.

Somali community members support arrested men's families with Capitol rally

Where is the parking in St. Paul?

In 'Miss Tibet,' exiles use beauty pageant as a survival tool

SPCO announces new season, tour of Asia — The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra's 2015-16 season, announced Wednesday, includes six world premieres, a new Sunday concert series at the Ordway and a tour of Asia. In November the SPCO will travel to Taipei, Taiwan, Singapore and Jakarta, Indonesia, to perform with artistic partner Martin Frost.

New novel takes Lewis and Clark to post-apocalyptic future — Dark but wonderful tales are emerging from Northfield, where Benjamin Percy is enjoying success in TV, comic books, and as of tomorrow, a new novel. "The Dead Lands" is a post-apocalyptic retelling of the Lewis and Clark expedition that springs from Percy's focus on fiction that explores the dark side of human nature.

T.C. Boyle's new novel explores the perils of rejecting authority — In "The Harder They Come," author T.C. Boyle explores American anti-authoritarianism. In doing so, he slides readers inside his characters' heads.

'Oldest emerging filmmaker' completes documentary 45 years in the making — For more than 30 years, Al Milgrom ran the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, putting directors and their artistic visions in the spotlight. But this weekend Milgrom, who stepped down as director in 2010 will participate in the festival in a different capacity - as a filmmaker.

'International Pop' shows the global influence of pop art — Anyone who walks through the International Pop show at the Walker Art Center will come to a large white canvas marked with a number of black splotches. It's not an ink blot test, but a portrait of President John F. Kennedy that demonstrates the power of pop art.

Craft show could make hand-made business fly — As a skilled shoemaker, Amara Hark-Weber is an artist who creates modern styles by hand. But she is still relatively unknown. With no advertising beyond her website, most of her business arrives through word-of-mouth referrals. But this weekend she'll receive a huge amount of exposure when the prestigious American Craft Council Show comes to St Paul's RiverCentre to help emerging artists create successful businesses.

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