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  • 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
  • Good Clean Smut

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    Good Clean Smut

    Porky's: The Ultimate Collection (Fox) When writer-director Bob Clark was killed by a drunk driver in April, the obits trumpeted his holiday classic A Christmas Story...but were somewhat reluctant to mention that, oh, yeah, he also wrote and direc...

    by City Pages Staff on May 23, 2007
  • The Adoption Scam - Reaching Arms International claimed to specialize in placing European orphans. But prospective parents say they've been left heartbroken.

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    The Adoption Scam - Reaching Arms International claimed to specialize in placing European orphans. But prospective parents say they've been left heartbroken.

    Chad and Julia Sandstrom had two biological children of their own, but they wanted to adopt a third. Julia was drawn to the idea because her father was adopted, while Chad thought it was a good way to avoid contributing to the overpopulation problem...

    by Beth Hawkins on May 23, 2007
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    Just Shoot Me

    The Minnesota National Guard was a key component of the "surge" in Iraq. 2,600 of them recently wrapped up a 22-month tour. On paper, 1,161 of them were serving a 729 day tour, extended for the surge to 22 months. A 730-day tour would have triggered ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Severns Guntzel on October 7, 2007 @ 9:49 am
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    Worst. Logo. Ever.

    On Wednesday, Republican National Convention officials unveiled the official 2008 RNC logo. The emblem features the words "Republican National Convention, Minneapolis-Saint Paul" encircling the silhouette of a sex-crazed Elephant mounting the year ...

    @ The Blotter by Matt Snyders on October 5, 2007 @ 2:55 pm
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    Iraq War veteran challenges Kline

    Former Watertown mayor Steve Sarvi, a veteran of the Iraq War, filed to run against Rep. John Kline today in Minnesota's Second Congressional District. Sarvi returned from a 16-month tour of duty with the National Guard in July. The 42-year-old fat...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on October 4, 2007 @ 3:23 pm
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    cPod, Episode 1

    Welcome to our humble debut episode of cPod - wherein we ask our reporters and editors to talk about the stories they've written for the current issue. Check back each week for a new update and for a bit of an inside listen to the voices behind your ...

    @ The Blotter by Ward Rubrecht on October 4, 2007 @ 3:20 pm
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    Court Hears Convicted City Councilmember's Appeal

    When last we heard from convicted City Councilmember Dean Zimmerman, he was making plans for prison ("I am hoping to be able to do some teaching while I am in"). Today, with Zimmerman already serving a 30-month sentence, his lawyers are appealing his...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Severns Guntzel on October 4, 2007 @ 12:48 pm
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    Tutu's "anti-Semitic" speech

    As we report in this week's issue, University of St. Thomas administrators derailed plans of hosting Archbishop Desmond Tutu next spring amidst concerns that his past criticisms of Israel veered into anti-Semitic territory. Critics point to one spee...

    @ The Blotter by Matt Snyders on October 4, 2007 @ 12:30 pm
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    Banning Desmond Tutu

    Matt Snyders' excellent piece detailing the University of St. Thomas' bewildering decision to rescind an invitation for Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu to speak on the campus was picked up by both daily newspapers today. While the Pi Press went the cl...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on October 4, 2007 @ 12:06 pm
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    Pawlenty more popular than ever(?!)

    The Strib released a poll today showing 59 percent of Minnesotans approve of Governor Tim Pawlenty. Which is to say that despite the bridge collapse, his double flip-flop on the gas tax increase, his slow response to the flooding in southeastern Mi...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on October 3, 2007 @ 12:40 pm
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    No deal: labor dispute at Pioneer Press continues

    Negotiations between Pioneer Press newsroom employees and parent-company MediaNews Group on a new labor contract have made little progress. The union's five-year contract expired at the end of July. The Denver-based newspaper chain is seeking a slew ...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on October 2, 2007 @ 12:59 pm
  • More Shriek Than Shrek

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    More Shriek Than Shrek

    Pan's Labyrinth (New Line) Guillermo Del Toro has made a career of mixing slam-bang special effects (Hellboy, Blade II) with creepy atmospheres (Cronos, The Devil's Backbone). But with Pan's Labyrinth, he's used his entire palette for what will li...

    by City Pages Staff on May 16, 2007
  • Savage Love

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    Savage Love

    I'm having a problem. Twice when my girlfriend has given me oral sex, I've come in her mouth and then a little urine came out. She's understandably mad. The first time it happened was in the morning when I had wood, so I thought it was just me being...

    by Dan Savage on May 16, 2007
  • The Ballad of the Muscle Shark - From floor finisher to World Champion: Sean Sherk grapples his way to the top of the UFC

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    The Ballad of the Muscle Shark - From floor finisher to World Champion: Sean Sherk grapples his way to the top of the UFC

    He works silently by himself, shadowboxing in front of a mirror. Jab, jab, overhand right. Jab, jab, uppercut left. Jab, jab, right kick. The punches are compact and powerful, just like his body. Even at half speed, it's clear he can cause serious m...

    by Paul Demko on May 16, 2007
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