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Lifestyle Columns

Picture the world

I really enjoy reading illustrated children’s books. The interplay between stories and words makes the experience so rich. The artwork can add so much context that isn’t there in the words alone, especially for young readers who are still learning the nuances of English. One of my favorite ...

Giacometti style can mean many different things

Talent ran in the Giacometti family. Giovanni Giacometti, born in Switzerland in 1868, was a painter who studied in Paris and was influenced by Impressionism. He returned to Switzerland and married Annetta Stampa, with whom he had four children. They encouraged their sons, Alberto, Diego and ...

Battle of the books and books

The Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative will host its Tween and Teen Battle of the books on August 3, 2024 at the St. Peter Community Center. Book Battle is now accepting applications. You can apply at the New Ulm Public Library or on our website at www.newulmlibrary.org. Just scroll down on ...

Newcomb College is not just famous for pottery

Ceramics collectors know Newcomb College for its famous pottery. From 1895 to the 1940s, students at the college, which was, at the time, Tulane University’s coordinate women’s college, decorated the ceramics that Newcomb Pottery sold. In accordance with the Arts and Crafts movement, the ...

Poetry

One hundred or even one hundred fifty years ago, it was quite common for poems to be published in the newspaper. We have many examples in our archives. April is National Poetry Month, and I know that New Ulm has a rich past and present of poets and poetry. Poetry can be difficult to define. It ...

This fancy bread box demands the name panetiere

Many of us have a bread box in the kitchen. It’s usually a simple, purely utilitarian affair made of metal or plastic; nothing as fancy as a carved panetiere like this one that sold for $1,408 at Neal Auction. Panetieres were made and used in the Provencal region of France by the 1600s. ...