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  • Mercury Rising - Mercurial Rage heat up the dance floor with '80s synth-pop

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    Mercury Rising - Mercurial Rage heat up the dance floor with '80s synth-pop

    Mercurial Rage The Funeral Sessions Rage 01 The Roman god Mercury is well known for his benevolent oversight of bouquet delivery, but less so for his patronage of danceable synth-pop. That may soon change. A new EP by Minneapolis foursome Mercur...

    by Sarah Askari on June 27, 2007
  • Concert Highlights for the Week of July 4-July 10

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    Concert Highlights for the Week of July 4-July 10

    THURSDAY 7.05 Sage Francis First Avenue The really offensive thing about the emo tag (which comes from "emotional hardcore," and has been applied to everything from Atmosphere to websites) is its implication that the defining characteristic of a...

    by City Pages Staff on June 27, 2007
  • Melt Banana whips the Entry into a frenzy

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    Melt Banana whips the Entry into a frenzy

    Better Than: Caffeine at your workplace after a taxing all-nighter. To a packed house crackling with energy, noisy Japanese art-punks Melt Banana took the stage and tore into their set without introduction. Soon bodies were flailing and flying int...

    by Christopher Matthew Jensen on June 27, 2007
  • Crackers & Cheese

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    Crackers & Cheese

    Black Snake Moan (Paramount) The best place to see Craig Brewer's mash-up of blood-boiling exploitation elements would've been a Mississippi drive-in circa 1972. His tale of a black bluesman (Samuel L. Jackson) who chains up a seething, scantily c...

    by City Pages Staff on June 27, 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: Dragon Dynasty series Four films by kung-fu kings the Shaw Brothers make their disc debut: The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (right), King Boxer, My Young Auntie, and One-Armed Swordsman. Everybody from the Wu-Tang Clan to Quentin Tarantino was infl...

    by Michael Gallucci on June 27, 2007
  • It Ain't Easy Being Green - Xcel asks customers to pick up the tab for global warming

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    It Ain't Easy Being Green - Xcel asks customers to pick up the tab for global warming

    Feeling guilty after watching An Inconvenient Truth? Xcel Energy has got a solution: Donate cash to help the company--which took in $9.8 billion last year--fulfill its legal obligations, er, build a sustainable future! In February, state lawmakers...

    by City Pages Staff on June 27, 2007
  • Free Will Astrology

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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): "Surreal hope" means having faith in a future opportunity that at first appears in an out-of-context situation. Say, for example, that you have an unsettling initial exposure to a stranger whom you will eventually realize...

    by Rob Brezsny on June 27, 2007
  • Savage Love

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    Savage Love

    I would love your advice on how to deal with some news I got recently. At my most recent gyno visit, I found out I have two vaginas. I'd had a number of routine pelvic exams with my old doctor, but she never discovered it. During my first visit with...

    by Dan Savage on June 27, 2007
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    Breakfast of Champions: 11/14

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE From the Print Issue: Originally from Burma, the Karen of St. Paul fled human rights abuses at the hands of the Burmese government and are now the largest population of Karen outside of Southeast Asia. In "Fina...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on November 14, 2007 @ 7:15 am
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    Final Refuge: Expanded Web Content

    Originally from Burma, the Karen of St. Paul fled human rights abuses at the hands of the Burmese government and are now the largest population of Karen outside of Southeast Asia. In "Final Refuge," Rhena Tantisunthorn takes you inside their world. R...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on November 13, 2007 @ 5:48 pm
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    What do you have to do to solve a sex crime in the Twin Cities?

    In the wake of the City Pages investigation into the under-staffing of the Minneapolis Sex Crimes Unit, today's Pioneer Press front page story raises many of the same issues about the infrastructure a city needs to respond to and solve rapes and othe...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Severns Guntzel on November 13, 2007 @ 11:54 am
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    The Blue in the Red (Redux)

    With a city-wide campaign urging the hiring of more cops, an overtime crunch at the Minneapolis Police Department, and a general atmosphere of tension between the MPD and City Council over budget issues, Chief Dolan does not bring good news to the Wa...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Severns Guntzel on November 13, 2007 @ 11:15 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 11/13

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW ON THE SITE Culture to Go has been rolling lately, and that continues. Since yesterday morning we have a couple of interesting offerings: Jordan Selbo's review of the Hip Hop Live! show at First Avenue and a slideshow of the e...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on November 13, 2007 @ 8:13 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 11/12

    Daily Dish: What's New On the Site The power of the word and the web combine at Culture to Go to bring you coverage of "I Couldn't Live at Home," where spoken word artists, MCs and musicians brought lyrical light to the topic of homelessness. Beside...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on November 12, 2007 @ 8:35 am
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    MinnPost Toasted

    Elsewhere on the internet this week, a new local online newspaper was launched. A day later, so was an anonymous send-up of same. Hat tip to mnspeak.

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on November 9, 2007 @ 4:55 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 11/9

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE A new photo slideshow is up from Children's Theatre's world premiere performance of "A Special Trade," which opens tonight at 7 p.m. We'll have two or three more slideshows up this afternoon from local events a...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on November 9, 2007 @ 8:30 am
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    Maplewood makeover

    "I'm tremendously glad that the voters have spoken really loudly," says Nephew (pictured above). "That really renews my faith in the whole self-corrective nature of democracy." An interesting question come January will be the fate of Maplewood city ...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on November 8, 2007 @ 2:56 pm
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    Local businessman vying to lead Somalia

    Abdurahman Ali Osman, a longtime St. Paul resident who emigrated from Somalia, has announced his interest in being appointed prime minister of his homeland. Outgoing PM Ali Mohamed Gedi resigned late last month amid long-simmering tensions with the c...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on November 8, 2007 @ 1:25 pm
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    cPod, Episode 6

    Welcome to this week's episode - we're talking with Peter Scholtes about his feature on the Owls, to Jeff Severns Guntzel about his article about Mark Cangemi, and to Jonathan Kaminsky about the Timberwolves. Music is provided by the Owls, off thei...

    @ The Blotter by Ward Rubrecht on November 8, 2007 @ 1:00 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 11/8

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW ON THE SITE Ward Rubrecht exposes the weakness of Target's entertainment double standard at Blotter. The post is about the store's unwillingness to stock a graphic game while at the same time gleefully pushing violent, grisly ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on November 8, 2007 @ 7:30 am
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