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    Desmond Tutu: A Case Study in Media

    Sharon Schmickle at MinnPost does a case study about how a story spreads through media, and the case in question is the Desmond Tutu story our Matt Snyders broke in these very pages. It's a big win for activists, to be sure. Cecilie Surasky, who is...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 2, 2008 @ 4:01 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 1/2

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE If I were still in Japan, I would be observing a national holiday. Same with New Zealand. In the U.S., however, Jan. 2 is just like any other day: Call it Get-Back-To-Work Day. This means there's not much new ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 2, 2008 @ 6:53 am
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    More tips for winter bike commuters

    The latest Strib has a new story with tips for winter bike commuters. Check theirs out, and revisit our slideshow of local cold-weather bicyclists, which includes 22 photos to go along with some hopefully helpful suggestions.

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 1, 2008 @ 9:36 pm
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    Minneapolis: an underrated, affordable place for literate artists and business parents

    Everybody's got a year-end awards list. Minneapolis made a bunch of 'em. Fox has compiled some of these into a brief post summarizing the various honors the town received from such diverse sources as Forbes, Frommer's, Fit Pregnancy and other publica...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 1, 2008 @ 9:31 pm
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    Brunch of Champions: 1/1

    A hazy, post-New Year's edition of Breakfast of Champions today. We're posting late not because of the obvious, but because I wanted to get the new issue up on the site before the daily catalog of new Web content. This already dismantles my New Yea...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 1, 2008 @ 11:32 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 12/31

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Huge weekend in music, with the debut of Conor Oberst from Bright Eyes' new project at the 400 Bar, the return of DJ ESP (Woody McBride) at the Foundation Nightclub, and more. Peep the reviews and photos in Ove...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 31, 2007 @ 7:12 am
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    Foreshadowing TB

    A woman with drug-resistant TB flew into Chicago and put fellow passengers at risk. City Pages recently ran an article about Minnesota suffering an increase in TB cases at a time when the disease is on the decline nationally. Now comes word that a 30...

    @ The Blotter by Kevin Hoffman on December 30, 2007 @ 5:46 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 12/28

    We take you into the long weekend with a sprinkling of news, a dash of sports, and a metric ton of music. DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE The action starts at Culture to Go, where we have matters musical to discuss. In celebration of Auld L...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 28, 2007 @ 5:19 am
  • Strip Tease - Nudie-bar magnate denies U of M's come-hither fundraising

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    Strip Tease - Nudie-bar magnate denies U of M's come-hither fundraising

    University of Minnesota fundraisers are suffering from a mild case of fiscal blue balls after a former strip club owner rescinded a $1 million verbal pledge toward the U of M's new football stadium. Robert Sabes, the erstwhile proprietor of Schiek...

    by City Pages Staff on August 1, 2007
  • Concert Highlights for the Week of August 1 - 7

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    Concert Highlights for the Week of August 1 - 7

    THURSDAY 8.02 Kings of Leon First Avenue According to rock biography legend, the Followill clan spent their youth traveling cross-country with their evangelist father, church-hopping America's heartland. While they may never shed their road-ramb...

    by City Pages Staff on August 1, 2007
  • The Fratellis play it cool at the Varsity

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    The Fratellis play it cool at the Varsity

    Better Than: listening to a drunken pub joining together to sing "Wonderwall." Although they've only got one album in the bag, Glasgow's the Fratellis sold out the Varsity Theater on the strength of their singles and the buzz of their success in the...

    by Christopher Matthew Jensen on August 1, 2007
  • 'Fuzz' Busters

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    'Fuzz' Busters

    Hot Fuzz (Universal) The second feature from writer-director Edgar Wright and writer-star Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) has been available on home video for decades: Hot Fuzz is, after all, a witty and wisecracking montage of clips from some hund...

    by City Pages Staff on August 1, 2007
  • Free Will Astrology

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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): Would you like to shed your soul's baby fat without having to go on a diet? Do you want to supercharge your immune system, improve your memory for the events that really matter, and build the spiritual power of your sexua...

    by Rob Brezsny on August 1, 2007
  • Savage Love

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    Savage Love

    I'm an 18-year-old guy with an awesome kinky girlfriend. She likes getting tied up, blindfolded, spanked, and just about anything else we can think of. It's awesome. My question is this: We were watching some BDSM porn and they used these awesome co...

    by Dan Savage on August 1, 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: The Film Noir Classic Collection Volume 4 Private dicks, dirty rats, and plenty of no-good dames are up to some bad, bad things in this five-disc set, which features 10 flicks from the '40s and '50s. Crime pics like Act of Violence, Crime Wave...

    by Michael Gallucci on August 1, 2007
  • Gaming the System - How a Minnesota magazine became the bible of generation Xbox

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    Gaming the System - How a Minnesota magazine became the bible of generation Xbox

    At first glance, Game Informer magazine's North Loop offices don't look much like the home of the nation's biggest videogame magazine. With glass and brushed-steel accents and tasteful, comfy furniture, it might be mistaken for a law firm or a graph...

    by Ward Rubrecht on August 1, 2007
  • Teenage Riot - For a new all-ages scene, rock & roll can't wait

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    Teenage Riot - For a new all-ages scene, rock & roll can't wait

    A skateboarder with long hair clacks down the sidewalk and veers into the street, losing his balance at the curb. He leaves the board behind him, meeting the pavement running, then turns to pick up his ball cap before retrieving the board from the e...

    by Peter S. Scholtes on August 1, 2007
  • Would you listen to Red Fox Grey Fox? - Would you rock them in a box?

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    Would you listen to Red Fox Grey Fox? - Would you rock them in a box?

    Red Fox Grey Fox From the Land of Bears, Ice, and Rock SayRah Records Before I actually listened to Red Fox Grey Fox, I checked out the band's picture on the internet: one, two, three, four members, all dudes. But after I slipped From the Land o...

    by Sarah Askari on August 1, 2007
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    Twin Cities Can Read Good

    Minneapolis has reclaimed its ranking as "America's Most Literate City" -- and St. Paul has jumped from 11th to 3rd. Residents of St. Paul "show evidence of stable or increased literate behaviors, be it reading newspapers or magazines, going online...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on December 27, 2007 @ 3:10 pm
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    Daddy Dumbest

    On a recent Friday night, Andrew St. Michel was speeding through Brooklyn Center on I-94 when Sgt. Dan Beasley, a state trooper, pulled him over. According to a criminal complaint, when Beasley approached St. Michel's window, the 23-year-old driver e...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on December 27, 2007 @ 12:33 pm
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