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    Novak sticks a fork in Pawlenty's VP chances

    Republican commentator and exposer of undercover CIA agents Robert Novak is saying that Governor Pawlenty may have frittered away any chance he had of a VP nod: Pawlenty's position as chairman of the National Governors Association may prove his ...

    @ The Blotter by Kevin Hoffman on March 7, 2008 @ 12:02 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 3/7

    It's Friday, which is usually the time for frivolity. But I'm feeling all cerebral and shit. How to permute these feelings? You'll see down at the bottom. First, the links. DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Beth Walton's expanded take on a pr...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 7, 2008 @ 7:48 am
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    It's a dangerous world out there, watch yourself, watch your shoe

    We here at City Pages found the University of Minnesota's video on student safety so compelling that a mention in our print blotter just didn't suffice. After all, lives, and apparently shoes, are at risk even in broad daylight on the U's campus...

    @ The Blotter by Beth Walton on March 6, 2008 @ 3:43 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 3/6

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE "There's something out there waiting for us, and it ain't no man. We're all gonna die." -- Billy, Predator Why the epigraph from a film that saw Minnesota's then-future, now former governor gutted by an alien?...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 6, 2008 @ 7:20 am
  • Falling Down - The I-35W Bridge Collapse Exposes Dangerous Deficiencies in the Nation's Transportation Infrastructure.

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    Falling Down - The I-35W Bridge Collapse Exposes Dangerous Deficiencies in the Nation's Transportation Infrastructure.

    Chuck Hoffman was just seconds from plunging into the water. The 60-year-old computer specialist from New Brighton had driven his green Subaru Forester over the bridge to solid ground as the 400-foot stretch of motorway collapsed behind him--splas...

    by City Pages Staff on August 8, 2007
  • Here are the week's best releases from the pop culture universe

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    Here are the week's best releases from the pop culture universe

    DVD: You're Gonna Miss Me Roky Erickson is pretty much the U.S. counterpart of former Pink Floyd member and LSD casualty Syd Barrett. This terrific documentary chronicles Erickson's story, which includes consuming tons of drugs back when he was in ...

    by Michael Gallucci on August 8, 2007
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    Savage Love

    I am a single guy... never good with women... not many girlfriends... I didn't have sex till I was 31... but all my life I've had this strange fetish... I love to be shampooed with lots of lather and suds, suds in my eyes, nose, and mouth. I have be...

    by Dan Savage on August 8, 2007
  • Free Will Astrology

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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): "The face is the most erotic part of the body," says fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. Try out that perspective for a while, Aries. Your assignment in the coming week is to enjoy getting excited by faces that captivate y...

    by Rob Brezsny on August 8, 2007
  • The Fringe Must Go On - This year's festival brings a welcome bit of insanity to an already insane world

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    The Fringe Must Go On - This year's festival brings a welcome bit of insanity to an already insane world

    First-year Minnesota Fringe Festival executive director Robin Gillette had just a few hours remaining before the lights were due to come up on the festival's initial night of shows. It was also little more than 18 hours removed from the I-35W bridg...

    by Quinton Skinner on August 8, 2007
  • Tinkerer, Tailor,  Ditherer, Sailor - Andrew Broder joins a rock band (it used to be his)

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    Tinkerer, Tailor, Ditherer, Sailor - Andrew Broder joins a rock band (it used to be his)

    Andrew Broder was a free-form tinkerer, a sound collagist who explored the limits of the turntablist/axman hybrid--and, as a secondary consequence, sometimes explored the limits of his listeners' tolerance for experimental head-scratchers. But thr...

    by Sarah Askari on August 8, 2007
  • Concert Highlights for the Week of August 8 - 14

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    Concert Highlights for the Week of August 8 - 14

    WEDNESDAY 8.08 Booker T. & the MGs Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant Way back in the Pleistocene Era--aka the 1960s--if it was hip, it was groovy. And no band worked grooves better than Booker T. & the MGs, whose slithery melodies slid off the keyboar...

    by City Pages Staff on August 8, 2007
  • Elvis Is Everywhere

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    Elvis Is Everywhere

    Bubba Ho-tep Limited Edition (MGM) Intentional camp is difficult to do well. It's a contradiction that usually comes off cutesy and forced. The old Batman series pulled it off, and it's been B-movie god Bruce Campbell's livelihood. But in a long c...

    by City Pages Staff on August 8, 2007
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    Star will explode in gamma ray burst, dooming all life

    We're doomed! The Mayans were right about that whole "world ending on Dec. 21, 2012" thing! Okay, probably not. Inevitably, though, this star will explode into a supernova. That's just fine, given that it's too far away for such an event to pose a t...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 5, 2008 @ 9:48 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 3/5

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Today's feature finds an undercover Matt Snyders taking you inside the world of Teens Encountering Christ. On the Blotter, Snyders also has the latest on Calvin Christian School in Edina being denied $1.5 milli...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 5, 2008 @ 8:05 am
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    Machinists back Franken

    The labor endorsements continue to roll in for Al Franken. Today the senate candidate picked up support from the Minnesota State Council of Machinists. The union represents 5,100 workers in the state. Franken has been consolidating support among l...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on March 4, 2008 @ 3:23 pm
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    Denied in Edina

    Steve Groen, the superintendent of Edina's Calvin Christian School, felt pretty good heading into the Edina City Council meeting last night. A month earlier, the council had voted unanimously to consider issuing his school $1.5 million in non-profit ...

    @ The Blotter by Matt Snyders on March 4, 2008 @ 3:17 pm
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    U of M: Your kids are fat because they don't eat breakfast

    NBC Nightly News yesterday featured a report on a new University of Minnesota study that finds a link between obesity and skipping the bowl of Fruity Pebbles. Consumer Affairs has a good summary of the findings: Your mother always told you to e...

    @ The Blotter by Kevin Hoffman on March 4, 2008 @ 9:32 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 3/4

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE These roundups have been quick lately, and that's not because I don't have things to say -- it's because we're right on the verge of being able to announce some new site features, and that's taken a lot of atte...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 4, 2008 @ 7:49 am
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    Scientists build a big machine in a deep, dark Minnesota hole

    "It's dark as a dungeon, way down in the mine" goes the well-worn working class folk ballad. At the long-dormant Soudan mine in the Iron Range--the scene of dramatic strikes and bloody clashes in the early 20th century--physicists from Stanford, MI...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Severns Guntzel on March 3, 2008 @ 5:09 pm
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    Et tu, Ellen Page? Saturday Night Live parody of Diablo Cody

    If the Oscar wasn't enough, then being made fun of on Saturday Light Live should make it official: Diablo Cody is a star. After the jump, you'll find an embed clip of Ellen Page's monologue from over the weekend, including an appearance by Andy Sam...

    @ The Blotter by Kevin Hoffman on March 3, 2008 @ 3:54 pm
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