CAPITOL CHATTER Stadium backers don't believe everything they read
Dont believe everything you read, especially in sports blogs and columns about government issues.
That is what some Minnesota politicians say after dealing with Vikings stadium issues for months, or ... Posted on 4/23/12 at 3:13 AM
STAFF BLOG CHEF JEFF A Carrot Salad for a Veteran
In about 10 days, between 50 and 100 World War II veterans from the area will embark on a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorial to their wartime service and sacrifice.
I'm sure if my dad, Er... Posted on 4/7/09 at 3:23 AM
University of Iowa Press has just re-issued a book of poetry by Philip Levine, winner both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award, and who served for a year as United States Poet Laureate.
Three American presidents lead off this week’s roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries with what has already been written by these guys, but leave it to the scholars — they can always find a niche that’s unfilled.
I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert…Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The long and level sands stretch far away.
—Ozymandias by Percy Shelley
“Thirty Rooms to Hide In,” by Luke Longstreet Sullivan (University of Minnesota Press, $24.95) has a subtitle that sort of grabs you: “Insanity, Addiction, and Rock ‘n’ Roll in the Shadow of the Mayo Clinic.”
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