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  • Water

    published January 28, 2009

    Land is a hot commodity. Wars have been fought over it. Societies built around it. And people take out mortgages to pay for it. But perhaps the... More >>

  • The Peep Show

    published January 28, 2009

    Prudes beware: This benefit event at the Rosalux Gallery is not intended for those who gasp at double entendres, avert their eyes at the flash of... More >>

  • Global Soup Cook-Off

    published January 28, 2009

    Though soup goes by many names (puree, stew, bisque, or, as they say on Arrested Development, "hot ham water"), it really boils down to one... More >>

  • Barhopping: Chinese New Year at 20.21

    published January 28, 2009

    The forthcoming year of the ox may be just what we need. Those born under the sign are known for their hard work, tenacity, and logical and... More >>

  • Happy Hour at Common Roots Cafe

    published January 28, 2009

    Last month the popular Uptown café almost came to an untimely demise when a semi-truck hauling Kemps crashed into a fire hydrant right... More >>

  • Soups on at Midtown Global Market

    published Jan 24, 2009

    Did you know that it is National Soup Month? It makes sense when you consider that January is usually the least forgiving of months, weather-wise. Soup is, after all, a soothing balm for those sufferi... More >>

  • And knowing is half the battle

    published Jan 23, 2009

    Are you into filmmaking? Are you passionate about the environment? Refugee healthcare? Fire safety for children under 3 in third world countries? Now you can indulge in both interests with the... More >>

  • Peta hearts French Meadow

    published Jan 21, 2009

    Recently People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) awarded the French Meadow Cafe and Bakery with a 2008 Proggy for Best New Airport Concession. The local bakery and restaurant has three airp... More >>

  • Minnesota Rollergirls

    published January 21, 2009

    Sure, calling the event "Fallen Angels" opens the door for a lot of weak-sauce pickup lines, but rest assured, the Minnesota Rollergirls can... More >>

  • 'Bear'ly Open Golf Tournament

    published January 21, 2009

    Winter can be an itchy time for the avid golfer. While most sports allow you to play throughout the year with minor adjustments for the weather,... More >>

  • Christian Lander: Stuff White People Like

    published January 21, 2009

    Do you have an idea for a quirky, visual, silly book? Take my advice: Rather than pitching it to various publications, which is more or less a... More >>

  • Rock the Cradle

    published January 21, 2009

    To an adult, the world of music appropriate for children may seem small and lacking variety. But this would be an unfair assessment; there is... More >>

  • Best of Midwest Burlesk Festival 2009

    published January 21, 2009

    You might not associate burlesque with the Midwest, but c'mon, we have to get up to something here in the flyover states. Now in its second year,... More >>

  • Meal Ticket: A Winter Feast and Benefit Reading

    published January 21, 2009

    Ever watched the Food Network on an empty stomach? Or read a restaurant review on the bus home before dinner? How about grocery-shopping while... More >>

  • Rock Art Show

    published January 21, 2009

    There is something undeniably cool about rock 'n' roll art, especially when it's from past eras. In the days before extreme airbrushing,... More >>

  • St. Paul Winter Carnival

    published January 21, 2009

    Last week's temperatures were pretty brutal, but that was all just to acclimate you to outdoor fun at the St. Paul Winter Carnival. As usual, the... More >>

  • Barack your world

    published Jan 16, 2009

    Yes, we can drink beer in honor of our 44th President at the Bulldog N.E.This Tuesday, January 20th the Bulldog N.E. will celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama with specials and events throughout... More >>

  • We just keep getting dumber

    published Jan 16, 2009

    Think you're smart? What better way to prove this than by winning a $20 bar tab at the 331 trivia night hosted by Heiruspecs bassist Sean McPherson, and Metro Magazine associate editor Chuck Terhark?S... More >>

  • Last chance to mate

    published Jan 15, 2009

    Adventures in Mating, penned and produced by local comedy talent Joseph Scrimshaw, has been "getting it on" on Monday nights for the past two years. It will reach its climax Valentines Day with two sp... More >>

  • The Critics' Show

    published January 14, 2009

    It's true that outlets for art criticism around town may be dwindling, but that doesn't mean that art itself is, nor does it mean that there is... More >>

  • Art Shanty Projects

    published January 14, 2009

    At this time of year, a suggestion to head out to a frozen lake might be a hard sell. But this is a trip that is completely worth it. The Art... More >>

  • Hot Dish Happy Hour/Vino Vinyl

    published January 14, 2009

    Throwing the words "hot dish" together with "happy hour" might sound odd. One usually entails booze, while the other reminds us of Grandma's... More >>

  • Happy Hour at Great Waters Brewing Company

    published January 14, 2009

    There are several things that made Great Waters Brewing Company's debut auspicious. First, the idea for a brew pub that makes its own beer came... More >>

  • Monster Jam

    published January 14, 2009

    In light of recent events, it may be hard to gauge just how tough Ford really is. But this Saturday, Monster Jam puts on a brave, manly,... More >>

  • Happy Hour at Sushi Tango

    published January 14, 2009

    Finding a happy hour on the weeknights is pretty easy, and even Sunday brunch can be cheap and boozy if you Google the right place.... More >>

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