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    Breakfast of Champions: 12/11

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Music, music, music: My review of the Aimee Mann show at the Guthrie yesterday evening is up now. If you missed it, you missed out. Speaking of missing things, here's a link to my interview with supporting act ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 11, 2007 @ 7:48 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 12/10

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Beginning today, we'll have a Monday morning post chronicling what you missed (or got out to, you scenester you) over the weekend. For the first in a series of weekend wrap-ups, we've got notes on three widely ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 10, 2007 @ 8:00 am
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    Over the Weekend: Klingons, Churches and Coulton (Oh My)

    So, a Klingon, a minister, and a a musician walk into a bar. Bartender says, "What is this, a joke?" No, says the journalist (I left him out of the lead-in on purpose) -- it's the weekend in the Twin Cities. This is the first of a series of Monday ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 10, 2007 @ 7:00 am
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    Thanks for the memories

    Par Ridder resigns from the Star Tribune Par Ridder has graced us with so many sublime moments over these last nine months. The stolen laptop. The courageous court testimony. The 8,000 square-foot, $2.73 million mansion. The pilfered non-compete a...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on December 8, 2007 @ 12:33 pm
  • Spirit of Disservice - Former Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio was convicted, but that's small consolation to Minnesotans who lost their savings

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    Spirit of Disservice - Former Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio was convicted, but that's small consolation to Minnesotans who lost their savings

    Dick Caldwell hasn't lost his fight. Though he has suffered a heart attack and a brain hemorrhage that left him a paraplegic, the 72-year-old still has a sharp mind. His eyes light up on this recent Saturday afternoon as he thumbs through a stack o...

    by G.R. Anderson Jr. on May 9, 2007
  • Concert Highlights for the Week of May 9 - May 15

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    Concert Highlights for the Week of May 9 - May 15

    WEDNESDAY 5.9 !!! Fine Line If disco-punk's soooo 2003, we might as well start congratulating our World Champion Florida Marlins and lining up for Kill Bill Vol. 1 right about now: Between the great albums by LCD Soundsystem, the Rapture, and F...

    by City Pages Staff on May 9, 2007
  • Peter Bjorn and John put their lips together, don't blow

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    Peter Bjorn and John put their lips together, don't blow

    Armed with the most popular song to feature whistling as its primary instrument since "Wind of Change," Sweden's Peter Bjorn & John tromped into the First Avenue Mainroom last night and introduced the packed house to the rest of their songs, some of...

    by Chuck Terhark on May 9, 2007
  • Savage Love

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    Savage Love

    I was recently seeing an alpha-male type--Ivy League grad, big executive, loud laugh, etc. He found me on a website, one thing led to another, and he was showing me pictures of him in his ex-girlfriend's panties! We went out for the first of many...

    by Dan Savage on May 9, 2007
  • Viewmaster

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    Viewmaster

    Grade school crabs outbreak

    by on May 9, 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 -- Pan's Labyrinth: The two-disc special edition of last year's best movie features commentary by director Guillermo del Toro, storyboards, and lots of behind-the-scenes docs--everything from the film's special effects to its symbolic use of col...

    by Michael Gallucci on May 9, 2007
  • Are You My Acid Mother? - Space Campers and Space Jammers help their fans get high--really high

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    Are You My Acid Mother? - Space Campers and Space Jammers help their fans get high--really high

    Saturday, 1:00 a.m. "Damn, this cat's shoes are white," I think to myself as Space Camp guitarist Tim Uhl leans into the microphone. It's the release party for the foursome's new album, A Foundification for Soundification, and after the first few ...

    by Sarah Askari on May 9, 2007
  • Hitchcock on Holiday

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    Hitchcock on Holiday

    To Catch a Thief: Special Collector's Edition (Paramount) Starring Cary Grant as a cat burglar and Grace Kelly as a hot-to-trot heiress, this is easily one of Alfred Hitchcock's slightest films, especially coming on the heels of Rear Window; indee...

    by City Pages Staff on May 9, 2007
  • Governor Buzzkill - Pawlenty vows to veto medical marijuana, protect cancer patients from "the munchies"

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    Governor Buzzkill - Pawlenty vows to veto medical marijuana, protect cancer patients from "the munchies"

    After a medical marijuana bill squeaked through the state Senate last week, supporters were quick to herald its passage as a historic moment. In the past, similar legislation had never even gotten a floor vote. And it wasn't just the usual suspect...

    by City Pages Staff on May 9, 2007
  • Gun Shy - After the Virginia Tech tragedy, even talking about concealed carry is grounds for suspension

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    Gun Shy - After the Virginia Tech tragedy, even talking about concealed carry is grounds for suspension

    Sipping soda from a straw and leaning on his elbows at Perkins, Troy Scheffler seems harmless enough. The 31-year-old Hamline University grad student resembles a post-Pulp Fiction John Travolta--slightly overstuffed, with graying sideburns and a sma...

    by Ward Rubrecht on May 9, 2007
  • Free Will Astrology

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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): I'm a big fan of facing your problems head-on and dealing forthrightly with your pain. But what if that approach isn't always best? Renowned psychologist Richard Lazarus said he wanted to "challenge the view that psych...

    by Rob Brezsny on May 9, 2007
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    Disgraced Healthcare Tycoon Pays Up

    All told, former UnitedHealth execs have returned more than $900 million in ill-gotten gains to the company's coffers in the backdating scandal. Given that UnitedHealth is the proud taker of pre-tax dollars from the paychecks here at humble old Cit...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on December 7, 2007 @ 1:02 pm
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    Can't get Ridder him

    Par Ridder refuses to go away. The turncoat publisher has filed an appeal seeking to overturn a judge's order barring him from working for the Star Tribune until next September. As reported by the Associated Press, the appeal was filed earlier this...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on December 7, 2007 @ 11:25 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 12/7

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Tonight marks the opening of a retrospective show for poster artist Amy Jo Hendrickson, and we have a slideshow of our favorites from her. Coming to the Guthrie next week as an opener for Aimee Mann is the ec...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 7, 2007 @ 7:15 am
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    cPod, Episode 10

    We reach double digits here at cPod, and this week Jeff Severns Guntzel talks to us about (kind of) feeling like a rock star while spending time with The Hold Steady. We also chat with Jonathan Kaminsky about a group of Liberian women who've compla...

    @ The Blotter by Ward Rubrecht on December 6, 2007 @ 6:32 pm
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    We read her so you don't have to

    But what's this? Just a few pages deeper into the metro section? A story about former St. Thomas instructor Ashley Sovereign, who filed a complaint with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights charging that she'd been discriminated against for her v...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on December 6, 2007 @ 2:40 pm
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