Trust but verify

BY TONY BOUZA Woody Allen and Pedro Almodovar are, to me, cinema’s biggest stars.  Woody perplexed me with his personal life and forced me to consider the artist and the man—did the latter’s behavior affect the artistic standing?  Ultimately he led me to conclude the artist is a prophet, and…

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Seward Cafe at 40

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE The Seward Café, which turns 40 years old some time this year, is a study in contradictions. Although it’s known for its longevity, laying claim to being both the oldest collectively-managed business in the Twin Cities and the oldest collectively-managed restaurant/-café in the U.S., its actual…

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From ‘Historic St. Paul’: early history

Since 1840, St. Paul has taken on different identities: frontier hamlet, steamboat burg, provincial capital, railroad boomtown, city in stagnation, city in decline, city in revival. These transformations have left their marks all over town. Nowhere can one see them better than on Selby Avenue. Follow Selby Avenue from where…

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