Steven Tyler, though whether he’d appreciate our non-metaphorical experience with those extremes is unclear.
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“Now, when I occasionally pick up an IRL book, it feels like I’m holding a little papery corpse. I will continue to honor the dead, but now that I’ve seen the glorious light beyond, I won’t mourn their passing.”
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Baseball blogger Jean Gabler previews Wuthering Heights. “Take a chance and read about my experience at the opera. I promise baseball discussion will follow.”
Ian talked to DVS1, Dustin Zahn, Woody McBride, myself and others for this piece on Resident Advisor
“The grass at Target Field was uncovered and has already been mowed this week. Even if there is still snow on the ground on April 8, the field will be ready for baseball. I am not as convinced that the fans will be ready for outdoor baseball on April 8.”
Twins blogger Jean Gabler looks forward to summer.
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“‘Whoa,’ my big sister Krissy muttered as Sasha Cohen lifted her leg into its natural position, slightly past 180 degrees.
“I watched closely to gauge Krissy’s reaction. At this point I had decided I had no proper compass for appropriately reacting to the phenomenon that is Smucker’s Stars on Ice, which we saw at the Xcel Energy Center on March 13. It’s like American Idol—campy, oddly entrancing, and based on a talent that I have no clue how to professionally analyze. While I did have a short stint on a synchronized skating team (unfortunately named ‘Team Expression’), I was less than passionate about ice skating and frankly, I sucked at it.”
Becky Lang reports on all the gaudy glory.
“Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs does have something of the feel of a party thrown by someone who forgot to show up…but given that the king’s been dead for 3,300 years, even my aunt Judy forgave his poor manners.”
Science Museum of Minnesota press release. Who knew King Tut’s organs had their own coffinettes?