Garrison Keillor

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Garrison Keillor Looks at Retirement in 2013

But it sounds more like a maybe

(Newser) - The rough times for public radio continue: Garrison Keillor is making headlines tonight by telling AARP's The Bulletin that he plans to retire from A Prairie Home Companion in 2013. But Lake Wobegon fans can take solace in that he left himself plenty of wiggle room. For starters, he'd have... More »

Garrison Keillor: Michele Bachmann Is 'Embarrassing'

Humorist slams Tea Party star, supports her Democratic rival

(Newser) - Garrison Keillor has appealed to fellow Minnesotans to get rid of Michele Bachmann in the midterm elections, calling her "embarrassing" to their home state. The Tea Party-backed Bachmann is "so busy grandstanding and giving interviews on Fox News that she doesn't have time to serve the people who... More »

Keillor Faces Mortality as 'Nice 67 y.o. Man'

Author Garrison Keillor's stroke leads to realization that it's time for change

(Newser) - Garrison Keillor got “bitten in the butt” by mortality when he suffered a stroke earlier this month, realizing that he is now—as one doctor wrote in her report—a “nice 67 y.o. male,” he writes for Salon. “I never wanted to be a nice... More »

Garrison Keillor Hospitalized After Stroke

But expects to be back on 'Prairie' in two weeks, as planned

(Newser) - Garrison Keillor is in the hospital following a minor stroke, but he is in good condition and expects to start the new season of “A Prairie Home Companion” on time, the AP reports. “He is up and moving around, speaking sensibly, working on a laptop,” says a... More »

Snot Pizza Isn't a Felony: Keillor

(Newser) - One minimum-wage worker farts on a salami sandwich, and suddenly the president of Domino's is issuing a public apology? “This is the world turned upside down,” writes Garrison Keillor in the Chicago Tribune. In the actual world, the salami fart is nothing. “The night manager just says,... More »

Lines, Arctic Temps... and a Miracle: Keillor

Writer savors the spirit of goodwill amid throng at inauguration

(Newser) - The lines were "the longest I have ever stood in," and the day was arctic, but there were no complaints to be heard from the jubilant throng in Washington yesterday, Garrison Keillor writes in Salon. "All kinds of people, the slim and sleek, the XXXLs, the heavily... More »

Xmas Spirit Translates Better in Foreign Tongue: Keillor

Writer 'feels the religious fervor' at Spanish mass

(Newser) - Garrison Keillor is no Scrooge, but can find it hard to get the Christmas spirit, he writes for Salon. In New York for “the general dazzlement and variety,” and a holiday unbound by obligations of small-town homogeny, Keillor finds Yuletide spirit in a Spanish-language mass at St. Patrick’... More »

Goodbye, RV: Hello, Real Travel

Garrison Keillor applauds the death of his least favorite vehicle

(Newser) - With gas prices up and on the rise, your Winnebago may soon be stuck in park—but the fall of car culture's ugliest offender will force us to reconnect with better pastimes, writes Garrison Keillor in the Chicago Tribune. “Banjo sales will pick up,” Keillor writes. “The... More »

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