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  • 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

    BOOK: Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies Writer Brian Coleman documents the making-of stories behind three dozen classic rap albums in this fascinating read. Old-school records by Eric B. & Rakim (Paid in Full) and Public Enemy (I...

    by Michael Gallucci on July 4, 2007
  • The Culture of Company, Inc - Experimental rockers don't need no Six Sigma

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    The Culture of Company, Inc - Experimental rockers don't need no Six Sigma

    Company, Inc. Limited Liability self-released It's hard to know how much importance to place on a motto. My own is, "It's Cool--They're Laughing With You." The sentiment has served me well, but it's tailored specifically for me; mottos that clai...

    by Sarah Askari on July 4, 2007
  • Par's Download Blues - The ink-stained Benedict Arnold gets his comeuppance in court

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    Par's Download Blues - The ink-stained Benedict Arnold gets his comeuppance in court

    When Pi Press-turned-Strib publisher Par Ridder took the stand in Ramsey County District Court last Tuesday, one question loomed over the proceedings: Is he a thief, or just a schmuck? The hearing pitted the Pioneer Press against the Star Tribune ...

    by City Pages Staff on July 4, 2007
  • Sucked Dry - In the rush to cash in on ethanol, the Midwest might be giving away its greatest natural resource

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    Sucked Dry - In the rush to cash in on ethanol, the Midwest might be giving away its greatest natural resource

    Even the experts didn't anticipate the consequences of building an ethanol plant in Granite Falls. Typically, ethanol plants are built to run for upward of 20 years. "But the tests showed that the long-term viability of that aquifer system would n...

    by Conrad Wilson on July 4, 2007
  • Free Will Astrology

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    Free Will Astrology

    This column should have run in the 6/06/07 issue, but was cut due to space issues. ARIES (March 21-April 19): The bad news: Charlie and Sharon Reed, a couple in Dallas, had their old VW convertible stolen. The good news: By the time police recove...

    by Rob Brezsny on July 4, 2007
  • Savage Love

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    Savage Love

    I'm a 29-year-old married man. My wife and I are both active people (rock climbing, cycling, and kayaking) and our sex life is good. However, since high school I've been turned on by thick, big-butt, big-tit, ugly, trashy girls. In my 20s, I would s...

    by Dan Savage on July 4, 2007
  • When He Was Small

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    When He Was Small

    Chancer: Series 1 (Acorn) Available solely in the U.K. for years, this is a small-time release featuring a modestly big-time star at the get-go of his career: Clive Owen (right), looking all of 12 years old and 73 pounds, is a sacked investment ba...

    by City Pages Staff on July 4, 2007
  • Inconvenient Youths - The city says it wants to stop drug dealers by closing convenience stores. But owners see an underhanded form of eminent domain..

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    Inconvenient Youths - The city says it wants to stop drug dealers by closing convenience stores. But owners see an underhanded form of eminent domain..

    Sitting on the front stoop of her home in north Minneapolis, Barb shares a mid-afternoon smoke with her friend, Latasha, and glares balefully across 26th Avenue at the boarded-up Big Stop convenience store. Where there was once a thriving trade--b...

    by Matt Snyders on July 4, 2007
  • Toys Are Us - 'Transformers' turns the blockbuster into one big blur

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    Toys Are Us - 'Transformers' turns the blockbuster into one big blur

    Transformers twiddles its big, fat, stupid robotic thumbs for the better part of two hours before jabbing them into your eye socket and finger-fucking your brain in the last 20 minutes. Yes! It's torture enough waiting for the iPhone and the second ...

    by Nathan Lee on July 4, 2007
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    Breakfast of Champions: 1/30

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE The Slumlord of South Minneapolis, Jonathan Kaminsky's feature this week, uses the power of the Web in a way that I wish more investigative projects would. Many of the facts in the story can be corroborated by ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 30, 2008 @ 5:11 am
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    NYT's Herbert: Fix the bridges, help fix the country

    The economy's in the tank and the 35W bridge is just a memory. The solutions to these problems, says the New York Times' Bob Herbert, go hand in hand.When you invest in infrastructure, you invest in the country, the people who use bridges and ferries...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 29, 2008 @ 5:16 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 1/29

    Tuesday is the feistiest of all days of the week. It all starts with the name. The name comes from the Old English term Tiwes dg, which refers to the Nordic god Tyr, deity of war. So it's fitting that the Republican candidates are scrapping with e...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 29, 2008 @ 5:40 am
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    Andrew Zimmern endorses City Pages food critics

    "City Pages announced who its new food critics will be, and it unveiled plans for expanded restaurant coverage both in the paper and online. Taking over Dara's chair covering the new and noteworthy openings is Rachel Hutton, formerly of Mn Mo, and Ja...

    @ The Blotter by Kevin Hoffman on January 28, 2008 @ 10:13 pm
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    New home sales in image form

    The dismal science is detail-laden, so it's easy to glaze over at talk of federal reserve policy and forget the impact it has on your life. That's why I'm a big fan of the graphical representation. Unsure of what a few percentage points one way or th...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 28, 2008 @ 1:22 pm
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    Shark Attack!

    First a monkey assault. Now a shark attack. In a disturbing/awesome instance of shark-on-shark cannibalism, the Mall of America's Underwater Adventures was the scene of feral aggression Friday when a sand tiger shark named Jessie--which at nine feet...

    @ The Blotter by Matt Snyders on January 28, 2008 @ 12:27 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 1/28

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE As always, a wrap-up of what you might have missed from Friday-Sunday can be found in Over the Weekend. Bored with words? Who isn't? Then turn to our four (count 'em) new slideshows from the weekend's events: ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 28, 2008 @ 7:49 am
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    Nelson-Pallmeyer wins senate straw poll

    U.S. Senate candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer beat out his two Democratic rivals in a straw poll conducted this afternoon at TakeAction Minnesota's annual meeting. The University of St. Thomas professor and anti-war activist received 140 votes from a...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on January 27, 2008 @ 4:15 pm
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    Slaughterhouse workers back union

    Workers at the Dakota Premium Foods beef processing plant in South St. Paul voted yesterday to retain union representation. Employees backed United Food and Commercial Workers Local 789 by a 152-82 margin. More than seven years ago, the predominantl...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on January 26, 2008 @ 9:01 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 1/25

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Welcome aboard Rachel Hutton and James Norton, our new additions to the cuisine team. They'll be supplemented by offerings from Bridgette Reinsmoen, our copy chief and contributor to our soon-to-be dedicated fo...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 25, 2008 @ 8:06 am
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    Announcing our new food section

    I'm proud to announce that City Pages has hired two new food critics and will soon launch an ambitious new dining section in print and online. Our lead columnist, Rachel Hutton, is a familiar voice to Twin Cities foodies. For the past six years, she...

    @ The Blotter by Kevin Hoffman on January 25, 2008 @ 8:00 am
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