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  • Free Will Astrology

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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): Though one of the closest stars to our sun, Teegarden's star was unknown to astronomers until 2003. Located in the constellation of Aries, it's a red dwarf with relatively modest heat and luminosity, and moves very fas...

    by Rob Brezsny on May 30, 2007
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    Savage Love

    This formerly frustrated wife, separated after eight years of marriage, is acting on the stuff I fantasized about while I was with my straitlaced husband. I've done the sex-friends thing and the sex-in-a-hotel-with-a-stranger-during -a-business-trip...

    by Dan Savage on May 30, 2007
  • Cannibal Corpse

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    Cannibal Corpse

    Hannibal Rising (Weinstein) Pointless beyond belief, Hannibal Rising serves more as a cautionary tale than horror story. Made for $50 mil, the movie pocketed half that during its U.S. run and likely wound up in the red--an appropriate adios for a ...

    by City Pages Staff on May 30, 2007
  • Concert Highlights for the week of May 30-June 5

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    Concert Highlights for the week of May 30-June 5

    THURSDAY 5.31 King Kong Turf Club Ethan Buckler once played bass for Slint, a Kentucky outfit whose ultra-serious approach to modern rock was rightly beloved by critics. Apparently all those good notices became a drag, though, because shortly af...

    by City Pages Staff on May 30, 2007
  • Maria Isa rocks Trocaderos

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    Maria Isa rocks Trocaderos

    Remember 2007? Women's shirts that looked like short dresses? Barack Obama's run for president? And reggaetn, the soundtrack beat for Miss Universe Mexico? Okay, maybe the first new rhythm of the century has yet to overtake its hype, but its ongoing...

    by Peter S. Scholtes on May 30, 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: American Dad: Volume Two Family Guy creators' other TV show about a frazzled father and his brood looks similar: Talking goldfish Klaus replaces talking dog Brian, and smartass alien Roger fills in for smartass baby Stewie. But the jokes are m...

    by Michael Gallucci on May 30, 2007
  • Parents see racism in decision to close North Side schools - Community activists ask the Minnesota Court of Appeals to declare the closings illegal

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    Parents see racism in decision to close North Side schools - Community activists ask the Minnesota Court of Appeals to declare the closings illegal

    Call it the shortest protest in the history of the Minneapolis Public Schools. At the start of last week's board meeting, a neatly dressed man stepped to the front of the room and laid a sheaf of papers next to school board chair Pam Costain. Her fa...

    by Beth Hawkins on May 30, 2007
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    Better Red Than...

    First they went after our children. Now they are going after our very red lips--at least those of us who make our lips "maximum red," "true red," or "positive red." That's right: they've poisoned our lipstick--this according to a new study by the Cam...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Severns Guntzel on October 12, 2007 @ 4:23 pm
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    St. Thomas president invites Desmond Tutu to speak

    "Although well-intentioned, I did not have all of the facts and points of view, but now I do," he wrote. "PeaceJam International may well choose to keep the alternative arrangements that it has made for its April 2008 conference, but I want the organ...

    @ The Blotter by Matt Snyders on October 10, 2007 @ 4:35 pm
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    Boom boom bust: ethanol glut looms

    The specific numbers are eyepopping. Currently Minnesota has 17 ethanol plants with a production capacity of 675 million gallons per year. According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, four other facilities are currently under construction wit...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on October 10, 2007 @ 2:02 pm
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    cPod, Episode 2

    Welcome back for the second ever weekly episode, in which we speak with Matt Snyders, Dara Moskowitz-Grumdahl, and Jonathan Kaminsky about chemical-dependency treatment, some exciting new restaurants, and an old Mid-Eastern tradition in danger from t...

    @ The Blotter by Ward Rubrecht on October 10, 2007 @ 1:50 pm
  • Goodbye, Cruel Whirl - In Northeast, you can run from art, but you can't hide

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    Goodbye, Cruel Whirl - In Northeast, you can run from art, but you can't hide

    Northeast Minneapolis, Saturday, May 19 If it's not about the art for me, I guess that leaves the, uh, whirling. Art-a-Whirl has set up in my neighborhood like an occupying army, and without an educated appreciation for the visual arts, I'm feeling...

    by Sarah Askari on May 23, 2007
  • Concert Highlights for the Week of May 23 - May 30

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    Concert Highlights for the Week of May 23 - May 30

    WEDNESDAY 5.23. DMBQ 7th St. Entry It's been less than two years since DMBQ drummer Mana Nishiura (also of Shonen Knife) died after being thrown from the band's van in an accident during their East Coast tour. Despite the tragedy, these Japanese...

    by City Pages Staff on May 23, 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: Dinosaur Jr.: Live in the Middle East The alt-rock noisemakers' 2005 reunion tour resulted in some powerful shows--none as staggering as this homecoming from Boston's Middle East venue. Co-founders J Mascis and Lou Barlow hadn't played togethe...

    by Michael Gallucci on May 23, 2007
  • Sloan: Where jangly pop and arena rock brilliantly collide

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    Sloan: Where jangly pop and arena rock brilliantly collide

    Sloan / Fine Line Music Caf / May 18, 2007 Sloan are a pretty big deal in their home country of Canada, where they are the Rock Hotness, in an appropriately modest and well-behaved Canadian way. Who are their stateside fans? I don't yet have a ha...

    by Sarah Askari on May 23, 2007
  • A reclusive billionaire tries to resuscitate the Timberwolves' struggling arena - Can Philip Anschutz lure the likes of Billy Joel and Justin Timberlake back to Minneapolis?

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    A reclusive billionaire tries to resuscitate the Timberwolves' struggling arena - Can Philip Anschutz lure the likes of Billy Joel and Justin Timberlake back to Minneapolis?

    In early May, the Twin Cities played host to two of the top-selling arena acts to hit the road in 2007. Mother's Day brought a sweat-drenched Kenny Chesney show. And just four days earlier, Billy Joel played a concert that doubled as his own birthda...

    by G.R. Anderson Jr. on May 23, 2007
  • Cursing a blue streak - Geek prom nude boy meets officer killjoy

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    Cursing a blue streak - Geek prom nude boy meets officer killjoy

    After a victor had been declared in the spaz-dancing competition and the Geek King and Queen had been crowned, it was time for one of the unofficial traditions of the Geek Prom: the Geek Streak. And so on May 12, at the Science Museum in St. Paul, a...

    by City Pages Staff on May 23, 2007
  • Viewmaster

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    Viewmaster

    Going straight? A prison commissary TV is deposited in the trash, northeast Minneapolis.

    by on May 23, 2007
  • Savage Love

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    Savage Love

    I'm an early-20s gay guy turned on by hypnosis. During my adolescent explorations of the internet, I found a site with stories about "mind control," usually involving the seduction of straight men. I was hooked. I'm not beating myself up for being a...

    by Dan Savage on May 23, 2007
  • Free Will Astrology

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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): Chameleons use their stupendously strong tongues to reach out and capture their prey, which can be up to one-sixth their size. The equivalent for you would be if you could snag a big chicken with the muscular organ in ...

    by Rob Brezsny on May 23, 2007
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