STAFF BLOG REEL TALK INDIEWATCH: Truth is stranger than fiction in ‘The Bling Ring’
The Bling Ring is writer/director Sofia Coppolas latest film about burglaries that took place in 2008 and 2009 in the Hollywood Hills. The films opening credits are smeared with shots of celebrities, ... Posted on 10/28/13 at 11:35 AM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Week 8 Awesome Authors
Awesome Authors is a summer school creative writing class offered, by the Grand Forks Public School District. Laura Knox teaches the class, for students in Kindergarten through Second Grade. Class mem... Posted on 9/16/13 at 10:07 AM
RED RIVER ORTHODOX: ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY IN THE RED RIVER VALLEY AND NORTH DAKOTA The Latest Religious Darling in the Media: The Muslim Writing about Jesus
By now, many or most have heard of Reza Aslan's book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. A rather strange interview on FOX didn't hurt and of course NPR had an interview with him. For the... Posted on 8/7/13 at 10:01 AM
JIMMY JABBER Review: Everyone's in on the joke at Gaffigan show
Jim Gaffigan took a diverse crowd tonight and made it do the same thing: laugh.
The comedian performed to the approval of 1,991 spectators ranging from preteen to the most senior of citizen... Posted on 7/26/13 at 9:08 PM
OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Book Review: A Drowned Maiden's Hair
Laura Amy Schlitz has written a fantastic book, though I'm honestly not sure what makes "A Drowned Maiden's Hair" a "young adult" book.
I suppose the story of slightly-bratty, lonely Maud, an impover... Posted on 7/16/13 at 9:00 AM
The harvest is on and many farm workers in this area 60 miles west of Grand Forks count on Terri Eckert to help them. She operates the city-owned cafe for this town of about 220. And she puts up orders for the harvesters, who send someone in from the fields to pick up their food.
“This is a far cry from Le Bernardin in New York City, the No. 1 restaurant where I had dinner after going viral in March.”
That’s what I was thinking as I parked and went into Red Pepper on North 42nd Street the other day.
Count on a hug from Donna Rose when you step into Nelson’s Cafe in this northwest Minnesota town of about 2,000. Everyone who comes in also gets a big smile from the wife of Larry Rose, who is head chef and owner of this cheery cafe on the main street.
It was an unforgettable experience because of the elegant food and impeccable service. We came away marveling at the highly professional serving staff, the sommelier who described the wines he paired with each course and the chefs in the kitchen.
Herald columnist Marilyn Hagerty has gone viral. To be more specific, her Wednesday restaurant review of Olive Garden has gone viral. In the nearly 56 hours since her Eatbeat column was posted on GrandForksHerald.com, it has received nearly 300,000 article views.
Read movie critic Roger Moore's reviews of "The Lorax" and "Project X," plus watch a trailer for "The Lorax," a featurette about the making of the animated film and a clip about singer Taylor Swift's role in the film.
In “Taken,” his 15th book featuring the duo, we find that for the first time, the two friends are sharing equal billing. As the story begins, Jack Berman and his girlfriend, Krista Morales, are out in the southern desert in the middle of the night. There, they encounter groups of people. There is a swirl of confusing action during this scene along the Mexican border. When the smoke clears, Jack and Krista are gone. They have been taken by a gang of bajadores — bandits — who prey upon the human traffic of illegal border crossers in this region
Every year for the last six years, this has been my routine in January and February: I shut myself in a room with a jar of peanut butter and a box of crackers, say goodbye to my family, and read the finalists for the National Book Critics Circle awards.
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