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Since reading George Orwell's "1984," Justin Nelson has been interested in dystopian novels. But when Nelson went searching for a novel that combined dystopia and religion, he had trouble finding one. "I always wanted to read a story that combined the two, but I wasn't able to find many that combined the two, so I decided to make my own," Nelson said. Nelson, an East Grand Forks native now living in Minneapolis, penned his first book, "City of God," a young adult novel that focuses on a dystopian country ruled by a corrupt church and religion. Nelson, who had always been interested in book
Three out of five stars. Most of the time when singers or bands release an app, it centers around their music, but with KISS, they had something different in mind. The band's new app, called KISS Official Photo App, allows you to turn your smartphone photo and decorate it with official KISS makeup, costumes and instruments. The KISS app is available for iPhones for free through the Apple App Store and will soon be available for Android and the Apple iPad. The app is easy to use and follow.
On the surface, all the vases in the North Dakota Museum of Art's newest exhibit look the same. All of the blue, porcelain vases feature landscapes painted on them. But with inspection, each vase tells a much different story. "The Vase Project" debuted at the North Dakota Museum of Art in November, and the exhibition will on display through Jan.
Third Street Gallery recently announced Sheila Dalgliesh will be the next executive director of the gallery. Dalgliesh, a local artist, will take over for Amy Lyste, who has served as the gallery's executive director since 2009. Dalgliesh has been active in the local arts for years. She currently coordinates the volunteer program at the Third Street Gallery and works with the North Dakota Museum of Art and Artwise. She will take over as executive director on Jan.
When Amy Lyste and Becky Sefcovic Uglem opened the Third Street Gallery, they saw potential in a new market. While many people desired to give handmade gifts from local artists during the holidays, there were few places to sell such unique items. Four years ago, Lyste and Uglem took it upon themselves to start "Handmade for the Holidays," which would feature these one-of-a-kind gifts. "As an artist myself, I know how difficult it is to sell homemade items, so we set out to do something about that," Lyste said. Third Street Gallery's fourth annual Handmade for the Holidays show runs until J
For Shannon Galpin, writing a memoir was all about making people care about change. As an activist, Galpin has looked for ways to empower women and girls in Afghanistan through her organization Mountain2Mountain. Galpin outlined her adventure in her new book, "Mountain to Mountain." The Bismarck native will be in town signing copies of her book at 7 p.m. Monday at the Grand Forks Public Library. In 2008, she traveled to Afghanistan for the first time, and since then she has tried to spur change among women in the country.
When it comes to decorating for Christmas, there is a clear divide: those who buy a fresh cut tree every year and those who have a fake tree to put up. Seventy-nine percent of people now use a fake Christmas tree, according to a 2013 Nielsen survey. Though people are divided on the issue, there are positives and negatives to both real and fake trees, which can help make your tree buying decision easier this year or in the future.
When I first heard John Oliver was leaving "The Daily Show" for his own show on HBO, I'll admit I was skeptical. Though Oliver was a surprisingly good fill-in while Stewart was away last summer filming "Rosewater," yet another show built around political satire seemed like it would water down the market. But since its debut in April, "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" has been an overwhelming success.
For 25 straight years, the Oak Ridge Boys have been spreading Christmas cheer across the country. On Tuesday, that tour will make it’s way to Grand Forks. The tour, which...
For as long as she’s been a part of Dance, Etc.!, Hovi Strauss said the company has always put on a holiday show. “When I was a kid, I always...