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    Breakfast of Champions: 2/25

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Watch the Oscars last night? I heard some people won, and other people didn't win, and there was crying. Does that about cover it? To mark the occasion of our former colleague's victory in the original screen...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on February 25, 2008 @ 7:17 am
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    The Best of Diablo From These Pages

    It's not every day when a former staffer wins an Academy Award. In honor of Diablo Cody's Oscar for best original screenplay, we've collected the top five stories she wrote during her time at City Pages. For more from Diablo, you can also always ch...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on February 25, 2008 @ 5:54 am
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    Watching the Oscars? See the Best Picture Posters

    For your Academy Award-watching preparations: this site has all 79 posters for the movies that won Best Picture. You'll never get that artichoke dip made now. Might as well just crack open the beverage of your choice and scroll through, counting the ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on February 23, 2008 @ 1:10 pm
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    VP Pawlenty Meter: T-Paw is large and in charge

    Will Governor Tim Pawlenty become our nation's next vice president? It's hard to keep track of all the many factors at play. Each week, the VP Pawlenty Meter (TM) provides an odds sheet to ensure you make your best bet. When last we left our hero,...

    @ The Blotter by Kevin Hoffman on February 22, 2008 @ 12:13 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 2/22

    It's casual Friday at BoC, so we're wearing our beloved Stroh's Beer shirt. Check this classic piece of retro fashion: I wonder what our new fashion columnist (debuting soon!) would have to say about this? Fresh this morning is an interview with Dan...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on February 22, 2008 @ 6:12 am
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    Maxwell's Fire Causes New Ice Castle

    Maxwell's American Pub burned yesterday. With the temperature near zero, though, water from firehoses was freezing almost on contact. The results were these startling photos by Tony Webster.

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on February 21, 2008 @ 7:11 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 2/21

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Welcome to everyone who has found the site looking for our feature about the Baldies, anti-racist skinheads who populated a famed local scene. We have a few more elements of expanded web content up, including a...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on February 21, 2008 @ 7:31 am
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    Baldies soundslide (UPDATE: Read the original 1990 article)

    To go along with Matt Snyders' feature and our photo gallery about the Baldies, watch our audio slideshow set to Symarip's classic "Skinhead Moonstomp." Also, some folks on the Insurgence Records message board scanned images from the original 1990 a...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on February 20, 2008 @ 12:12 pm
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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your first assignment is to practice feeling that everywhere you go you are standing on holy ground. Capitalize that phrase in your imagination -- "I AM STANDING ON HOLY GROUND" -- as you move through the world. Your secon...

    by Rob Brezsny on September 26, 2007
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    Letters to the Editor

    Critical Mass-holes Having been accosted by Critical Mass myself on the day of the "big ride," Ifor one am happy to see that some of them were arrested ("Vicious Cycle," 9/12/2007). Even if they had "done nothing" at the time to provoke the arres...

    on September 26, 2007
  • Dome, Sweet Dome - On the Occasion of its 25th Anniversary, We Offer a Requiem for the Much-Maligned Metrodome

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    Dome, Sweet Dome - On the Occasion of its 25th Anniversary, We Offer a Requiem for the Much-Maligned Metrodome

    For all the clichs about love, the one that rings most true is that it's complicated. With that in mind, I must confess my deeply irrational affection for the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. You know the place: the Dome, the Hump, the Teflon Marsh...

    by G.R. Anderson Jr. on September 26, 2007
  • Boxed Out - Is Scott Ledoux the future of combat sports in Minnesota--or the end?

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    Boxed Out - Is Scott Ledoux the future of combat sports in Minnesota--or the end?

    All eyes were on B.J. "The Beast" Lacy. At the "Downtown Throwdown" at the Target Center two weeks ago, Lacy's mixed martial arts match went the distance, and it fell to the three judges at ringside to render a decision. At first, Lacy was dec...

    by Jeff Severns Guntzel on September 26, 2007
  • Have You Heard? - Venerable local recording studio Third Ear will close its doors at the end of the month

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    Have You Heard? - Venerable local recording studio Third Ear will close its doors at the end of the month

    Third Ear Recording Studio does not look like a business in its dying days. The Minneapolis studio, housed in a dilapidated warehouse just north of University Avenue, is cluttered with instruments, recording equipment, and other musical detritus. I...

    by Paul Demko on September 26, 2007
  • Par's Parting Shot - The ousted publisher goes out like a trust-fund punk

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    Par's Parting Shot - The ousted publisher goes out like a trust-fund punk

    The fates of 14 Star Tribune reporters who work for the newspaper's soon-to-be-defunct weekly suburban editions have been in limbo in recent weeks. Negotiations on their future jobs have been ongoing between Strib brass and representatives of the Mi...

    by Peter S. Scholtes on September 26, 2007
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome: 10 Worst Moments

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    Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome: 10 Worst Moments

    Number 10: Tore up from the floor up When the Dome hosted the NCAA men's basketball tournament in 1989, officials were eager to make a good impression in the hopes of landing the Final Four within the next few years. Instead, it was a near disaste...

    by G.R. Anderson Jr. on September 26, 2007
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome: 10 Best Moments

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    Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome: 10 Best Moments

    Number 10: Prep Bowl comes to the Dome early The famous Halloween blizzard of 1991 shut down just about everything, and for a while, put the state high school football playoffs in jeopardy. But the Dome roof, miraculously, stayed inflated, and the ...

    by G.R. Anderson Jr. on September 26, 2007
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    Savage Love

    Who the hell wears swim caps anymore? I haven't seen a swim cap in years. That question in your column last week from the swim-cap fetishist getting off on his visits to public pools was bullshit. I would think you, of all people, could see through ...

    by Dan Savage on September 26, 2007
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    Breakfast of Champions: 2/20

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Our quick guide shows you a few places to watch tonight's total lunar eclipse. As of this 5:45 a.m. writing, it's crisp and clear, though the forecast calls for partly cloudy skies later. Keep warm and keep you...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on February 19, 2008 @ 4:09 pm
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    You and Your Friends Drunk: Live on Webcam

    The New York Times tackled the topic of webcams in bars, and the Twin Cities is at the core of the story. Among the central examples is Park Place Sports Bar in St. Paul, who use a local company called Barseenlive to show a live stream of the night'...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on February 19, 2008 @ 11:27 am
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    Where and How to Watch the Eclipse (Updated)

    I'm a sucker for celestial phenomena, but then, who isn't? Tomorrow night brings us a total eclipse of the moon. Not only is this rare, but the time and manner in which the lunar extravaganza will occur -- reasonably early in the evening, in a spot w...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on February 19, 2008 @ 10:09 am
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