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  • Rain Man - Who Is Tay Zonday, and Why Is He the  Hottest Thing on the Internet?

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    Rain Man - Who Is Tay Zonday, and Why Is He the Hottest Thing on the Internet?

    For all of you who sport-fish the internet, trolling for memes and diggs and clips you find interesting--you have, in the past month, pulled up your lines to find them heavy with "Chocolate Rain." You have watched the homemade YouTube video of a bab...

    by Sarah Askari on August 22, 2007
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    Murder, MySpace, Babysitters, Betrayal: The Best National True Crime Stories of 2007

    They are the modern versions of monster stories. True Crime writers seek out such tales every day, finding them in two sentence-long police blotter blurbs, law enforcement sources lamenting the one that got away, or victims looking for justice. They...

    @ The Blotter by Pamela Mitchell on January 8, 2008 @ 2:10 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 1/8

    First, the declaration. Starting tonight, we're ratcheting up political coverage. It's a long run to the Republican National Convention, but the slide down bullshit hill has already begun, and events are picking up speed and stench alike. To keep t...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 8, 2008 @ 6:20 am
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    The mendacity of Katherine Kersten

    In today's column, the Strib's token right-wing columnist attempts to rehabilitate the tarnished image of ousted U.S. Attorney Rachel Paulose.Anybody who has been following the story in Kersten's paper should know already why Paulose wasn't right for...

    @ The Blotter by Kevin Hoffman on January 7, 2008 @ 7:45 pm
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    Rays of Future Present: Solar in Southeast Como

    It's hard to pick the one best reason to transition away from fossil fuels -- minimizing climate change, forestalling environmental degradation, ameliorating the inevitable economic dislocations as oil starts to run out. Instead, we should start sele...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 7, 2008 @ 1:54 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 1/7

    Back in the place to be after a week in the south, I'm at least one of the following: tanned, rested, ready. A good thing, too, since the next few weeks promise some big surprises. DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Jonathan Kaminsky alerts us...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 7, 2008 @ 7:23 am
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    Housing Crisis: Threepeat Story of the Year?

    For the second straight year, the mortgage crunch has been named national business story of the year. It's Time Magazine's second-biggest news story of 2007, period. How prescient does Beth Hawkins' City Pages cover story from 2005 look at this poi...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 6, 2008 @ 11:34 am
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    Racially Motivated Beat-Down on the Bus

    A black man and woman were arrested for being part of a group of seven that beat up an African man on a bus last week in Minneapolis. Their stated reason, according to a criminal complaint: he was African.According to Quantina Marie Washington's stat...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on January 4, 2008 @ 1:52 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 1/4

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE I tubed a statistic pretty bad yesterday because, for all the research I've done into blood alcohol levels, the vast majority hasn't been rigorous numbers-based research. See why my face is redder than an alcoh...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 4, 2008 @ 6:55 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 1/3

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Ben Polk has a thoughtful post about the role of commerce in college athletics and how that applies to the Gophers. Plus, he corrects a previous misstatement: Courtney James hit his girlfriend with a phone book...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 3, 2008 @ 6:55 am
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    Desmond Tutu: A Case Study in Media

    Sharon Schmickle at MinnPost does a case study about how a story spreads through media, and the case in question is the Desmond Tutu story our Matt Snyders broke in these very pages. It's a big win for activists, to be sure. Cecilie Surasky, who is...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 2, 2008 @ 4:01 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 1/2

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE If I were still in Japan, I would be observing a national holiday. Same with New Zealand. In the U.S., however, Jan. 2 is just like any other day: Call it Get-Back-To-Work Day. This means there's not much new ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 2, 2008 @ 6:53 am
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    More tips for winter bike commuters

    The latest Strib has a new story with tips for winter bike commuters. Check theirs out, and revisit our slideshow of local cold-weather bicyclists, which includes 22 photos to go along with some hopefully helpful suggestions.

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 1, 2008 @ 9:36 pm
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    Minneapolis: an underrated, affordable place for literate artists and business parents

    Everybody's got a year-end awards list. Minneapolis made a bunch of 'em. Fox has compiled some of these into a brief post summarizing the various honors the town received from such diverse sources as Forbes, Frommer's, Fit Pregnancy and other publica...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 1, 2008 @ 9:31 pm
  • My Place or Yours? - Go home with Mise en Place, wake up in Edina

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    My Place or Yours? - Go home with Mise en Place, wake up in Edina

    The members of local melodic-meandering post-punk foursome Mise en Place do not have day jobs in marketing, product identity development, or branding. Frontman Drew Patrick is, in fact, a Legal Aid lawyer. Guitarist Michael Forrester went to culinar...

    by Sarah Askari on August 15, 2007
  • Concert Highlights for the Week of August 15 - 21

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    Concert Highlights for the Week of August 15 - 21

    FRIDAY 8.17 YO! the Movement's 6th Annual Twin Cities Celebration of Hip Hop First Avenue Forget everything you know about hip hop (as in, what the corporate-controlled media tells you rap is) and come check out YO! the Movement's 6th annual cel...

    by City Pages Staff on August 15, 2007
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    Here are the week's best releases from the pop culture universe

    DVD--U.F.O.s at the Zoo: The Legendary Concert in Oklahoma City: The Flaming Lips are among the planet's best live bands. This September 2006 performance at their hometown's zoo includes staples like costumed fans dancing onstage, fake blood, and l...

    by Michael Gallucci on August 15, 2007
  • Keep the Meter Running

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    Keep the Meter Running

    Taxi Driver: Collector's Edition (Sony) "Listen, you fuckers, you screwheads: Here is a man who would not take it anymore." Martin Scorsese's 1976 vision of hell as city-of-night New York rips through the reverential treatment on this special edit...

    by City Pages Staff on August 15, 2007
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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): "Dear Rob: Have your apprentices been composing your column lately? Or have you outsourced the writing to Vedic fortune-tellers in Calcutta? The horoscopes just don't sound like you. They're, I don't know, goofier or somet...

    by Rob Brezsny on August 15, 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 15, 2007
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