Books & art

Get your summer festival on: 2018 edition
June 21, 2018 by Andrew Slade

Get your summer festival on: 2018 edition

Freshly popped kettle corn, a new handmade piece of art, a cold lemonade—it's time for summer festivals. Find a complete list of 2018 Best North Shore festivals here … read more


A young girl and an orphan wolf
October 1, 2014 by Gail Trowbridge

A young girl and an orphan wolf

Set in Minnesota’s BWCA, "Summer of the Wolves" tells the story of a troubled girl and her summer helping to raise a young wolf. A young adult novel, it's a great read for all ages. … read more


The perfect North Shore (and Ely) vacation read
July 22, 2014 by Gail Trowbridge

The perfect North Shore (and Ely) vacation read

An evocative cover perfectly represents this story set in a fictitious Iron Range town surrounded by deep lakes and maze-like waterways with hidden islands, steep cliffs, and secret ledges. … read more


Small-town life (and death) along the North Shore
May 21, 2014 by Gail Trowbridge

Small-town life (and death) along the North Shore

It’s not a stretch to imagine Minnesota’s North Shore as a perfect setting for a mystery novel, but Norwegian writer Vidar Sundstøl takes the genre to a deeper level in "The Land of Dreams." … read more


Back to Plato’s cave
March 10, 2009 by Andrew Slade

Back to Plato’s cave

Have you heard of those books "1000 things to do before you die?" Or maybe you saw the movie "Bucket List"? There are things we should all do at least once before we shuffle off this mortal coil. Reading Plato might be one of them, though the things to do are generally more cool places to see. Going to the ice caves by Cornucopia, WI is one of those things you just definitely do or see, at least for us here in the north.In Plato's allegory of the cave, we're all supposed to be in this cave with images projected … read more