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  • St. Paul's St. Patrick's Day Parade

    published March 11, 2009

    What is it about people walking down the street that is so entertaining? Is it the spectacle? Is it the contagiousness happiness? The booze? Well,... More >>

  • St. Patrick's Day

    published March 11, 2009

    It might seem weird to hang at an English pub for St. Pat's, but Brit's Pub is right on the Minneapolis parade route, and they typically turn... More >>

  • Circus Juventas Open House

    published March 11, 2009

    As a kid, did you ever threaten to run away to the circus? Little did you know, one was located not too far away. For the past 15 years Circus... More >>

  • 7th Annual St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

    published March 11, 2009

    Much like Oktoberfest, St. Patrick's Day is a great opportunity for bars to get at your hard-earned dollars with a weak-sauce holiday celebration.... More >>

  • 100% Irish for a Day 5K/10K Run

    published March 11, 2009

    Sure, we've probably all gone out and drank ourselves silly on St. Patrick's Day before. But rather than simply wearing green, why not share some... More >>

  • Altars

    published March 11, 2009

    Most religions have some sort of shrine or altar which serves as a physical center or gateway to the spiritual realm. To an outsider, they may... More >>

  • Lost Souls of the Cascade Tunnel

    published March 11, 2009

    There is a delicate, wispy quality to some of the creatures Deuce Seven has birthed. However, unlike landing in the colorful, comforting yarn of... More >>

  • B.J. Novak from the Office visits the U of M

    published Mar 06, 2009

    This Saturday B.J. Novak, aka Ryan on the hit NBC show The Office will be in town to perform stand-up comedy at the University of Minnesota.Since the series start, Office watchers have seen Ryan grow... More >>

  • The 3rd annual Minneapolis Polar Bear Plunge is this Saturday

    published Mar 06, 2009

    (photo from last year's plunge at White Bear Lake by Jeff Shaw)The official website claims that they are "freezin' for a reason," and they are indeed. This Saturday costumed participants will dip int... More >>

  • The Local sets world record for most Jameson Whiskey sold

    published Mar 06, 2009

    (photo by Shadowgate via Flickr)The Local understands that Minnesotans like their whiskey. They like it more than Dublin, Ireland, New York City, and Boston. In fact, they liked it enough to drink 67... More >>

  • Bedrace for Bridging

    published March 4, 2009

    Sure, piling a bunch of people atop a mattress and sending them down a hill might sound like something you would have done in college, but college... More >>

  • Slow Food of Minnesota: Lynne Rossetto Kasper

    published March 4, 2009

    The opposite of slow food is—of course—fast, but is it actually any good? An international organization, Slow Food began in 1986 in... More >>

  • Diana Joseph

    published March 4, 2009

    A chain-smoking dad who rarely wears a shirt. A college professor who tells lame jokes and loves Hawaiian shirts. A teenage boy who plays video... More >>

  • Vilification Tennis

    published March 4, 2009

    "You know the best way to castrate Matt? Kick his mom in the jaw." This was one of many killer zingers thrown during a 2008 match of Vilification... More >>

  • MPR Family Movie Party

    published March 4, 2009

    Buster Keaton is sometimes referred to as "The Great Stone Face." He could always hold a deadpan expression during his trademark (and probably... More >>

  • V-Day Minneapolis 2009: The Vagina Monologues

    published March 4, 2009

    The V in V-Day does not stand for Valentine. So no, the event is not happening a few weeks too late. Rather, V-Day is part of a global effort that... More >>

  • V-Day Minneapolis 2009: Benefit Concert

    published March 4, 2009

    The V in V-Day does not stand for Valentine. So no, the event is not happening a few weeks too late. Rather, V-Day is part of a global effort that... More >>

  • V-Day Minneapolis 2009: What I Want My Words to do to You

    published March 4, 2009

    The V in V-Day does not stand for Valentine. So no, the event is not happening a few weeks too late. Rather, V-Day is part of a global effort that... More >>

  • Local Motion: Zander Cannon

    published March 4, 2009

    Local comic and graphic artist Zander Cannon's early work included The Chainsaw Vigilante, a spin-off of The Tick, followed by... More >>

  • Momentum: New Comics

    published March 4, 2009

    Founded in 1976, Fantagraphics Books has been a major proponent of the legitimacy of comic art and the graphic novel. In 2005, Fantagraphics... More >>

  • Minnesotans attempt to break world record for longest ATV parade

    published Feb 27, 2009

    (photo courtesy of ATVMA)Just announced, June 13, 2009 the All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota (ATVAM) hopes to break the Guinnes Book World Record for the longest ATV parade ever. This will... More >>

  • Bill Holm dies at 65

    published Feb 27, 2009

    (photo by Einar Falur)A poet, essayist, pianist, and frequent name on the City Pages A List, Minnesotan Bill Holm died this Wednesday evening after collapsing from heart trouble.Though he had travele... More >>

  • Joel McHale

    published February 25, 2009

    It takes a special comedian to make a celebrity out of a cat sitting in front of a plate of spaghetti. That is exactly what Joel McHale, host of... More >>

  • Winter in Bloom

    published February 25, 2009

    It's not pretty outside right now. Trees are bare and trembling in the wind. Grass is brown and matted under piles of snow, slush, and ice. Cars... More >>

  • Fashion Feud

    published February 25, 2009

    Designers often have to work at a quick pace under stressful conditions. So what happens when you ask them to create fashion in front of an... More >>

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