Entries from November 2017

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Sandra Bernhard: From kibbutz to silver screen

Sandra Bernhard, no stranger to Twin Cities stages, returns Nov. 16 to the Cedar with her show Sandra Monica Blvd: Coast to Coast By MORDECAI SPECKTOR Sandra Bernhard told actor Alec Baldwin that she enjoyed spending eight months on a kibbutz, after her high school graduation, vacuuming the lungs out of chickens. In an interview […]

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Heidi Weinberg: Delaying the disease

Personal trainer Heidi Weinberg discusses her training in a program designed to help clients with Parkinson’s disease by MAX SPARBER Community News Editor According to Parkinsons.org, a website about the disease, studies suggest an unhappy fact about Minnesota:  our state has the third-highest rate of Parkinson’s in the United States. The disease is a degenerative […]

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Suzanne Spaak: Righteous among the nations

Suzanne’s Children: A Daring Rescue in Nazi Paris, by Anne Nelson, Simon & Schuster, 318 pages, $26 Reviewed by NEAL GENDLER Suzanne Spaak, a wealthy, well-connected Belgian living with her unfaithful husband and his mistress in France, had no reason to risk her life saving Jewish children. But after helping first Spanish Civil War refugees, […]

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Peter Edelman: How our government criminalizes the poor

Peter Edelman, a Minneapolis native, worked for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. He’s now a professor at Georgetown University Law Center. His latest book, Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America (The New Press), focuses on how government policies make the difficult lot of impoverished Americans unendurable. From money bail that […]