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    Breakfast of Champions: 12/17

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE A huge music weekend, with indie darling Andrew Bird rolling in for three, count 'em, three shows, local hip-hop at the Doomtree Blowout, and the one and only Wu-Tang Clan (minus a few) kicking it at First Aven...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 17, 2007 @ 8:00 am
  • More Shriek Than Shrek

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    More Shriek Than Shrek

    Pan's Labyrinth (New Line) Guillermo Del Toro has made a career of mixing slam-bang special effects (Hellboy, Blade II) with creepy atmospheres (Cronos, The Devil's Backbone). But with Pan's Labyrinth, he's used his entire palette for what will li...

    by City Pages Staff on May 16, 2007
  • Savage Love

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    Savage Love

    I'm having a problem. Twice when my girlfriend has given me oral sex, I've come in her mouth and then a little urine came out. She's understandably mad. The first time it happened was in the morning when I had wood, so I thought it was just me being...

    by Dan Savage on May 16, 2007
  • The Ballad of the Muscle Shark - From floor finisher to World Champion: Sean Sherk grapples his way to the top of the UFC

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    The Ballad of the Muscle Shark - From floor finisher to World Champion: Sean Sherk grapples his way to the top of the UFC

    He works silently by himself, shadowboxing in front of a mirror. Jab, jab, overhand right. Jab, jab, uppercut left. Jab, jab, right kick. The punches are compact and powerful, just like his body. Even at half speed, it's clear he can cause serious m...

    by Paul Demko on May 16, 2007
  • Paper Cuts - A once proud newspaper makes grim concessions to economic realities

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    Paper Cuts - A once proud newspaper makes grim concessions to economic realities

    Last week at the Strib brought to mind that old expression from the Vietnam War: "We had to burn the village to save it." First came "Black Monday," during which the paper announced it would cut 145 jobs--7 percent of its workforce--including 50 p...

    by City Pages Staff on May 16, 2007
  • Second Life - Local man brings you the Howard Jones revival you never knew you wanted

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    Second Life - Local man brings you the Howard Jones revival you never knew you wanted

    Andrew Benon is a Daryl Hall man. "John Oates was just this weird little guy with a mustache, singing backup," laughs the lean, angular Benon. It's the day after his CD-release party for Rock and Roll Moves, the thirtysomething web designer's first ...

    by Sarah Askari on May 16, 2007
  • Concert Highlights for the Week of May 16 - May 22

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    Concert Highlights for the Week of May 16 - May 22

    THURSDAY 5.17. Califone 400 Bar On their fourth studio album, Roots & Crowns, Chicago's Califone achieve Americana nirvana. The album's mix of loops, treatments, and chugging folk-blues lines is deftly layered. The sound still retains the uneasy...

    by City Pages Staff on May 16, 2007
  • Steal This House - Minnesota was the first state to ban equity stripping. So why is it still happening?

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    Steal This House - Minnesota was the first state to ban equity stripping. So why is it still happening?

    Jeff and Donna Rundgren were the perfect marks. A grizzled, 40-year-old high school dropout, Jeff struggles with reading. Donna, 45, has soft features and a tendency to trust strangers. In 2002, Jeff was injured in a car accident, missed six months ...

    by Jonathan Kaminsky on May 16, 2007
  • Free Will Astrology

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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): "The Only Three Questions That Count" is the title of a book by Ken Fisher. I'm stealing it to use as the theme of your horoscope. So your next assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to craft three essential qu...

    by Rob Brezsny on May 16, 2007
  • Meet Minnesota's Other World Champion - Nick "The Goat" Thompson owns Bodog's 170-pound title

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    Meet Minnesota's Other World Champion - Nick "The Goat" Thompson owns Bodog's 170-pound title

    When Nick Thompson began studying mixed martial arts fighting four years ago, his nickname was "The Fainting Goat." It wasn't meant to be flattering. The moniker referred to a neurological disorder that afflicts some goats, causing them to suddenl...

    by Paul Demko on May 16, 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: Screaming Masterpiece This documentary about Iceland's fertile music scene loads up on live clips by Bjrk and Sigur Rs--the two artists you should know. But there are plenty of other cool, spacey, and just plain weird groups. Fascinating cli...

    by Michael Gallucci on May 16, 2007
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    Herbal Calamity

    Earlier this week, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Department vowed to continue their valiant struggle to rid the west metro area of an organic herb and called for citizens to help in the effort. "Law enforcement relies on the involvement of all secto...

    @ The Blotter by Matt Snyders on December 14, 2007 @ 2:44 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 12/14

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE The temperatures are dropping this weekend, and as they do so, my respect for those with the fortitude to bicycle commute every day is rising. Last month I went to one of The Hub's seminars on winter bike commu...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 14, 2007 @ 7:10 am
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    cPod, Episode 11

    Download the mp3...

    @ The Blotter by Ward Rubrecht on December 13, 2007 @ 6:26 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 12/13

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Google Street View has come to Minneapolis, and I have a mild anecdote from next door about what can happen as a result. Share yours in the comments if you like. In other news, Paul Demko has the story of on...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 13, 2007 @ 7:38 am
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    Word on the Street (Google Street View)

    I walked over to our neighborhood cafe, Corner Coffee, the other day. They had just discovered Google Street View, the monolithic web company's new photographic interface. Evidently our friendly neighborhood latte-slingers were outside doing an out...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 12, 2007 @ 2:00 pm
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    Idle time

    We just received a call from a concerned reader pointing out that a Minneapolis city vehicle has been idling in front of his house on the 4200 block of 27th Avenue South for more than an hour. The vehicle is a green, four-door sedan, license plate 08...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on December 12, 2007 @ 12:51 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 12/12

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Matthew Smith's feature for our Winter Guide issue covers scintillating topics like polar exploration and climate change. It also includes the phrase "legions of aggressive polar bears." If that's not enough to...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 12, 2007 @ 7:38 am
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    Gillespie Named Permanent Strib Editorial Page Editor

    Scott Gillespie, who had been acting editorial page editor at the Strib since Susan Albright's abrupt departure this fall, was named to the post permanently today. The move leaves the paper in need of a managing editor, which was Gillespie's previo...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on December 11, 2007 @ 12:49 pm
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    Judge's Order Questions DWI Convictions

    A Hennepin County district court judge has issued an order suppressing information from a breathalyzer test should the defendant in the case not get access to proof of the particular machine's effectiveness within 30 days of requesting it. Judge Jack...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on December 11, 2007 @ 12:03 pm
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The sweat life of urban saunas in Minnesota The sweat life of urban saunas in Minnesota

It's hot, damn hot, on the upper bench. The thermometer needle points into the red. Someone on the lower bench tosses a ladle of water on the rocks above the… More >>

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