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Movies: A Prairie Film Companion

Robert Altman is getting ready to shoot the climactic production number of his new movie, tentatively titled The Last Broadcast. On the stage of the Fitzgerald...

Show Business: What's Up at Lake Wobegon

Public radio's surprise hit features a town found on no maps Lake Wobegon, Minn., is not on a map and is not listed in any atlas, but that does not bother the...

Books: Editors' Choice: Feb. 22, 1982

FICTION: The Age of Wonders, Aharon Appelfeld ∙ The Dean's December, Saul Bellow ∙ A Flag for Sunrise, Robert Stone ∙ The Hunting of the Snark, Lewis Carroll ∙...

A Prairie Home Miscalculation

Garrison Keillor is the voice of America's shrinking center, a melancholy flatlands existentialist who has masked his often dark materials under a slow-spoken...

Show Business: Friendly Sounds in the Dark

Styrofoam cups and cans of diet Coke are scattered across a desk dominated by a bulky radio microphone. A fleshy, pie-faced man in a short-sleeved shirt is idly...

BOOKS: TUNNEL VISION

A little industrial-strength over-writing never hurt a thriller about mean streets in the big city, and first novelist Thomas Kelly knows when to break out the...

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