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November 2005

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Faces in the crowd at November events.

Pie in the Sky

You embark on a quest for the perfect pizza. What you find is the meaning of life.

Tamarack Award 2005

Scott Simon, final judge for the 2005 Tamarack Award, calls our winning story “a great, rattling, breathless mystery composed in rolling musical cadences.” We’re very pleased to bring you “The Turtle Catcher,” by a writer you’ll be hearing much more from: Nicole Lea Helget.

The Turtle Catcher

A haunting tale of murder and family secrets from writer Nicole Lea Helget.

The Governor Gets His Deer

From the Big Buck Dinner to the little buck press conference, the 2004 Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener was all about fellowship, family, and fun. Unless you were a fork horn.

The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

Geek is chic—and it’s time to get in on the action. Presenting six smart ways to tickle your brain in public.

The Arts

Novelist Charles Baxter works the dark side of the American dream. Plus: Live at the Funky Butt, the MOA showcases homeless artists, the art of war at Rosalux, and more Best Bets for November.

MNMO Quiz Bowl

A quiz from Minnesota Monthly editor that you should take after reading this month's issue.

November 2005 Letters to the Editor

Huzz-Oz, hand hygiene, and more.

Crust Never Sleeps

Pie, turkey, gravy, shopping—and a nap. Must be November.

Dean Barkley

Q&A with kinky politico Dean Barkley.

Street Eats

Hot dogs, pretzels, ice cream—and hot dogs. Shouldn’t a city the size of Minneapolis have more interesting sidewalk fare?