10/19/2017, 12:49am

Talk about ghosts: Mortuary science and the art of communication

Morticians (also called funeral directors) work with more than dead bodies. They mediate ceremonies of death from floral arrangements to corpse preservation. Their toughest job: explaining to grieving families what’s going on with their family member’s body now that it no longer runs itself.

10/19/2017, 12:47am

“Great River Review” celebrates first issue at the University of Minnesota

The oldest literary journal in Minnesota, “Great River Review,” has started its new life at the University of Minnesota. After the graduate and creative writing programs took over publication in 2016, the first Minneapolis-based issue was published recently and celebrated at the Weisman Art Museum on Tuesday.  Published at the Anderson Center in Red Wing from 1996 to 2015, “Great River Review” was passed onto the University after its director, poet Robert Hedin, retired.

10/16/2017, 1:31am

Campus arts celebrated at CLA’s Arts Quarter Festival

The night started off with a bang — or rather a multitude of them. A group dressed as a videographer, a bunny, a gorilla and a creepy-masked pig ran around 21st Avenue, clashing cymbals and throwing condoms at unwary Arts Quarter Festival attendees. It was evident that the festival had begun.