John Rash

Editorial writer, columnist
Phone: 612-673-4301
John Rash writes the Rash Report column, which explores the intersection of media, culture, society and politics. He is also an editorial writer and a member of the Star Tribune’s Editorial Board. John teaches Mass Media and Politics at his alma mater, the University of Minnesota, where he majored in political science and minored in French. John’s commentary on media and pop culture can be heard on “The Rash Report,” which runs Monday-Friday at 7:50 a.m. on WCCO-AM (830), the CBS radio affiliate in the Twin Cities. Prior to joining the Editorial Board John was a senior vice president, director of media analysis for Campbell Mithun, a Minneapolis-based national advertising agency. He lives in St. Louis Park with his wife and two children.

Recent content from John Rash

Amid big history movies. a smaller work of fiction feels real

Academy Award contender “Boyhood” connects in a year of controversy over how Hollywood portrays history.

Updated: February 20, 2015, - 07:31 PM

Domestic dynamics behind Russia's foreign policy

Public opinion polls offer a “leeway” and a “limit” on backing Ukrainian separatists.

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 07:00 PM

Skyway diplomacy, thanks to the Brits

You can learn about more than the Beatles and Mr. Bean at “Pop-Up Consulate” in Minneapolis.

Updated: February 10, 2015, - 06:10 PM

The extraordinary nature of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Harper Lee stuns the literary — and wider — world again with news of her “new” novel.

Updated: February 06, 2015, - 06:48 PM

The Walker's WPA roots are still relevant today

A legacy of civic leadership and citizens willing to invest in public access to art endures.

Updated: January 30, 2015, - 06:59 PM

'Leviathan,' black swans and Russia

Amid the country's deepening crisis, this lauded film depicts a cynical society.

Updated: January 23, 2015, - 07:35 PM

Geoeconomics, culture make Germany widely admired

The country offers a template on how to reckon with and rebuild from an infamous era.

Updated: January 17, 2015, - 12:36 AM

World War II movies stand out in an Afghanistan, Iraq era

‘Unbroken,’ ‘The Imitation Game’ and ‘D-Day: Normandy 1944’ depict a full societal war effort.

Updated: January 09, 2015, - 07:09 PM

A chilling cyberattack on Sony — and all of us

The free world's news and cultural content cannot be dictated by tyrants or nonstate actors.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 06:43 PM

Press repression reflects Turkey's challenges

Pushback against domestic and international news media in a society on “knife edge.”

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 07:19 PM

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