St. Olaf College is a dry campus dryer than the Sahara desert it seems and students are a bit like beer-loving camels. They are sometimes forced to go days, even weeks without a drink but they can smell one from over a mile away.
Stuart Murdoch, the lead singer of Scotland's indie-pop octet Belle & Sebastian, took the stage at the Orpheum Theatre Sunday night dressed like Pepe Le Pew. At first, the effect was endearing: Who doesn't like a slight, impish man in French sailing stripes with awkward dance moves and a sensitive voice?
This weekend the Matthew McConahay/Sarah Jessica Parker romantic comedy Failure to Launch topped the domestic box office and proved once again that romantic comedies are as big as ever. Too bad they are not any good.
Way back in 1999, when the Y2K threat loomed large on the horizon and 'N Sync was still frighteningly popular, Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater announced plans to move from the warm bosom of the Walker Art Center to the banks of the Mississippi River in the city's historic Mills District.
Dignitaries, college presidents and faculty, community members and students, 1,500 people in total, gathered in Decorah, Iowa, March 10-11 for the 18th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum. Luther College hosted the prestigious event and exhibited the school's warm hospitality and student and faculty talent.