Arts & Culture

The bag was full of new releases tonight! From the 2 singles by Chronixx and Jesse Royal & Inner Circle on the “Tenement Yard” riddim, to the sweet new lovers rock “Retrospect EP” from Toian, and the skankin’ hot new EP from the Wooddrops, the place was grooving in a upbeat stylee… Once the party was started, the new tracks just kept flowing — from Empress Nelly, Rocky Dawuni, Reggae Roast featuring Earl 16, the legendary Keith and Tex, Blend Mishkin & Roots Evolution, Khalilah Rose, Asante Amen, and more… In the 2nd half, Swiss laid down a set of classic Jamaican 45s from the likes of Tristan Palma, Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace, Jackie Mittoo, Earl Zero, Tommy McCook, and others.

We speak with Karen Babine about her new book Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life. She is an assistant professor of English at Concordia College and her essays have appeared in River Teeth, Sycamore Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Ascent and elsewhere.

Future events happening locally and music. Frederick Aragon's music is available on His art is viewable on

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A Pair of P. I.s who deal in the Occult.

The new Dixon and Sparks mystery from ZBS, called Shadows in the Night.  Taylor Dixon and Phineas Sparks are hired  because Polly's sister Margo Parker feels she is being attacked using subliminal mind techniques by a tech company she worked for, but didn't like what she saw there.  Dixon's uncle comes to town with a new version of her bionic glasses.