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    Bear Life laid bare: the Strib's fake paean to Pawlenty

    I loves me a cuddly bear. If it's a choice between backing a bear or backing Tim Pawlenty, well, good luck to you, Governor sir, and I hope those raw meat boxer shorts fit. I'll make popcorn. Hence it was with delight that I read that Solo-the-sort...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 24, 2007 @ 7:59 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 12/24

    Dear Santa, It's been a memorable year here at the Pages even though my year only had two months in it. Besides wrapping up the new content on the site (since I know you're going to hit us up during your trek via sled-based WiFi), I thought I would ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 24, 2007 @ 6:42 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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    Breakfast of Champions: 12/21

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE After today nestles gently into tonight, the days start getting longer again. And I for one cannot wait. Each extra minute is another breath of life, another extension of possibility. In honor of this, and beca...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 21, 2007 @ 7:43 am
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    Will Ramstad Retire? Bonoff doesn't care

    Whether Rep. Jim Ramstad ultimately opts to retire or not, at least one of his DFL challengers intends to stay in the race. State Sen. Terri Bonoff's campaign just released this statement. "Regardless of what Jim Ramstad decides about his politica...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on December 20, 2007 @ 3:34 pm
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    This Atlas Rocks

    The two-page Rock Atlas spread from our print issue is now available on-line. Click the image below to see the full version, which highlights hot spots from local scene's past, present and future. The same places are entered into our interactive m...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 20, 2007 @ 11:25 am
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    Radio killed the Internet star

    I'm going to be on the radio this afternoon with Stephanie Hansen from 107.1, talking about what there is to do this weekend. If you've always wanted to hear what my voice sounds like and can't be bothered to download my one triumphant appearance on ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 20, 2007 @ 11:04 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 12/20

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Deuce-double-aught-seven has raced by like a greyhound on Adderall, and we find ourselves in a time of reflection. The first of our year-ending pieces are up (and more are on the way). We forge forward by looki...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 20, 2007 @ 6:52 am
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    Rumors/rumblings regarding Ramstad's retirement

    The blogosphere is swirling with rumors that 3rd District Rep. Jim Ramstad is seriously reconsidering his decision to retire. On Friday Eric Black and Joe Bodell reported that the 17-year Republican representative of the Twin Cities' west suburbs is ...

    @ The Blotter by Matt Snyders on December 19, 2007 @ 2:02 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 12/19

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Sarah Askari's year in music feature is the axis upon which this week's content spins. The two-page Rock Atlas spread from our print issue is a keeper, with great art, interesting design and a bevy of local mu...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 19, 2007 @ 7:11 am
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    Dara Departing City Pages

    Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, the longtime restaurant critic of City Pages, will be leaving the paper in January to pursue other interests. Grumdahl, who has won numerous awards for her food criticism, wants to write books and boost her national profile,...

    @ The Blotter by Kevin Hoffman on December 18, 2007 @ 5:05 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 12/18

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Wrapping up the aftermath of a big show-going weekend, we have a new photo slideshow from Wu-Tang Clan and review of Andrew Bird at the Cedar. But since those go along with material posted late Sunday night, le...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 18, 2007 @ 7:55 am
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    Al Franken is running for senate!

    And it's no joke! He wants to be taken seriously folks! The Washington Post weighs in today with the same tired angle that the New York Times trotted out earlier this month.

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on December 17, 2007 @ 10:51 am
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