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  • Walk to End Hunger

    published November 26, 2008

    Like the bulk of Middle America, you're probably not planning to hit up the mall until Friday, one of the biggest shopping days in the U.S.... More >>

  • Gluten-Free Tuesday and Wednesday

    published November 26, 2008

    Remember when lactose intolerance was a new, rare disease? Now it seems like everyone suffers from this affliction. I daresay it was briefly cool... More >>

  • Wild Style 25th Anniversary Party

    published November 26, 2008

    When Wild Style was released 25 years ago, hip hop was still a baby of a cultural phenomenon. Originally released in 1982, the classic... More >>

  • Northeast boutique crawl this Saturday

    published Nov 21, 2008

    Are you still wearing your lucky college tee–shirt to work? Want to get your fashionista friend something special for Christmas? Would you sooner die before allowing your baby to don a onesie f... More >>

  • I Land

    published November 19, 2008

    When thinking of Hawaii, a few things might spring to mind: hula dancing, surfing, bananas, and nowadays, Barack Obama. But of course the rich... More >>

  • 2nd Annual Star Wars Holiday Special Screening

    published November 19, 2008

    It may be hard for younger fans to imagine, but there actually is something more reviled in the Star Wars universe than Jar Jar Binks. The... More >>

  • Barhopping: Happy Hour at Mayslack's

    published November 19, 2008

    Some bars have a timeless quality, some are so trendy you know they will be out of style when you go there again next week, and some bars are so... More >>

  • Urban capture the flag this Saturday night

    published Nov 14, 2008

    Solutions Twin Cities is mainly known for its events where organizations talk about their progressive solutions to local and world problems using slides and three–minute, rapid–fire pitche... More >>

  • Minimal/Manimal: The 4th Volunteer Biennale

    published November 12, 2008

    They say that you must suffer for your art, but what about other people's art? For every tortured artist there are a handful of people... More >>

  • Hot Hot Heat

    published November 12, 2008

    If there ever was a band made for shrieking-loud, neon-clothed, Saturday-night drunks to strut to, Hot Hot Heat is it. Their sound is a grab bag... More >>

  • Green Gifts Fair

    published November 12, 2008

    It's not hard to believe that Americans produce about twice as much waste as usual during the holiday season. From gift packaging to paper plates... More >>

  • Barhopping: Merlins Rest

    published November 12, 2008

    Located on East Lake Street, Merlins Rest is unassuming from the outside, but upon entering you will find a friendly pub with a United Kingdom... More >>

  • Free Beer Friday: Chocolate Beer and Knokeā€™s Chocolate

    published Nov 07, 2008

    This week we face a novel sampling: not only was I sent free beer, but I was also sent free chocolate. About a mouth ago, I received a notice via Fed Ex from Sam Adams, alerting me that I would be rec... More >>

  • Beer and culture collide tonight on the West Bank

    published Nov 06, 2008

    Looking for something last minute to do this Thursday night? Zipp's Liquors is returning to the Cedar Cultural Center for a fall beer tasting. In the past they've done wine, but tonight they will focu... More >>

  • Level 13: Secret Level

    published November 5, 2008

    It began as a series of squares fighting each other to beeps and boops. So it's easy to argue that video games have matured exponentially in... More >>

  • Amy Bloom

    published November 5, 2008

    There's a saying that pops up early in Amy Bloom's fifth novel, Away (Random House): Az me muz, ken men (when one must, one can).... More >>

  • 2008 Tour of Gyumnastics Superstars

    published November 5, 2008

    For every little girl who dreams of pink ballerina shoes or prancing horses, there is another who dreams of Olympic gold. There's that hope that... More >>

  • Barhopping: Pizza Nea

    published November 5, 2008

    According to the Pizza Nea website, the first pizza—the margherita pizza—was created in 1889 for Queen Margherita. Its white... More >>

  • KFAI 30th Anniversary Benefit

    published November 5, 2008

    KFAI originally hit the airwaves on May 1, 1978. Broadcasting from the belfry of the Walker Community Church, its antenna reached out a humbling... More >>

  • TRACES WWII Museum closes soon

    published Oct 31, 2008

    When thinking of those affected by the recession, museums might not be the first thing that jumps to mind. However, museum are often hit hard in economically depressed times as well. Citing lack of f... More >>

  • Sex with Mom and Dad: The MTV audition

    published Oct 31, 2008

    Teens and parents of Minnesota: How would you like to have "the talk" on national television? Monday, November 17 MTV is holding casting calls for families willing to talk candidly about se... More >>

  • Girl Talk

    published October 29, 2008

    To the best of my knowledge, there are very few musicians described as "a lawsuit waiting to happen," but according to The New York Times,... More >>

  • The Haunted Basement

    published October 29, 2008

    Sure, you may be a little too old to trick-or-treat, and you can buy your own damn candy anyway, but that doesn't mean that you can't celebrate... More >>

  • Real Haunted Tours

    published October 29, 2008

    You're never too old to experience the fears of mortality. This year a variety of events around town mean to terrify and amuse the 18+ crowd.... More >>

  • Hip Hop Halloween Bash

    published October 29, 2008

    Wander down the stairs to this basement bar for Halloween-themed hip hop, drinks, and more. The Dinkytowner Café will host the Hip Hop... More >>

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