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  • Dan Deacon's spaceship lands at the Triple Rock

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    Dan Deacon's spaceship lands at the Triple Rock

    There is a scene, based largely in Baltimore, that calls itself "future shock." It has little to do with Herbie Hancock and even less to do with Curtis Mayfield and everything to do with giving punk rock an Atari lobotomy. Monday night's bill at the ...

    by Nate Patrin on July 4, 2007
  • L.A. Plays Itself - The 'Transformers' premiere party runs out of gas

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    L.A. Plays Itself - The 'Transformers' premiere party runs out of gas

    Los Angeles-- My five-year-old should be here. A bright-yellow, 30-foot-tall humanoid robot warrior is towering over the blue-carpet crowd that's gathered for the North American premiere of Transformers--tagline: "Their War. Our World." In between...

    by Rob Nelson on July 4, 2007
  • The Police serve a nostalgic Xcel crowd

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    The Police serve a nostalgic Xcel crowd

    Drummer Stewart Copeland hasn't yet posted another "disaster gig" review, as he did a couple months ago on his message board, and last Tuesday's Police concert at the Xcel Energy Center hardly qualified, whatever Bream or Ross say. But the local st...

    by Peter S. Scholtes on July 4, 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

    BOOK: Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies Writer Brian Coleman documents the making-of stories behind three dozen classic rap albums in this fascinating read. Old-school records by Eric B. & Rakim (Paid in Full) and Public Enemy (I...

    by Michael Gallucci on July 4, 2007
  • The Culture of Company, Inc - Experimental rockers don't need no Six Sigma

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    The Culture of Company, Inc - Experimental rockers don't need no Six Sigma

    Company, Inc. Limited Liability self-released It's hard to know how much importance to place on a motto. My own is, "It's Cool--They're Laughing With You." The sentiment has served me well, but it's tailored specifically for me; mottos that clai...

    by Sarah Askari on July 4, 2007
  • Par's Download Blues - The ink-stained Benedict Arnold gets his comeuppance in court

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    Par's Download Blues - The ink-stained Benedict Arnold gets his comeuppance in court

    When Pi Press-turned-Strib publisher Par Ridder took the stand in Ramsey County District Court last Tuesday, one question loomed over the proceedings: Is he a thief, or just a schmuck? The hearing pitted the Pioneer Press against the Star Tribune ...

    by City Pages Staff on July 4, 2007
  • Sucked Dry - In the rush to cash in on ethanol, the Midwest might be giving away its greatest natural resource

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    Sucked Dry - In the rush to cash in on ethanol, the Midwest might be giving away its greatest natural resource

    Even the experts didn't anticipate the consequences of building an ethanol plant in Granite Falls. Typically, ethanol plants are built to run for upward of 20 years. "But the tests showed that the long-term viability of that aquifer system would n...

    by Conrad Wilson on July 4, 2007
  • Free Will Astrology

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    Free Will Astrology

    This column should have run in the 6/06/07 issue, but was cut due to space issues. ARIES (March 21-April 19): The bad news: Charlie and Sharon Reed, a couple in Dallas, had their old VW convertible stolen. The good news: By the time police recove...

    by Rob Brezsny on July 4, 2007
  • Savage Love

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    Savage Love

    I'm a 29-year-old married man. My wife and I are both active people (rock climbing, cycling, and kayaking) and our sex life is good. However, since high school I've been turned on by thick, big-butt, big-tit, ugly, trashy girls. In my 20s, I would s...

    by Dan Savage on July 4, 2007
  • When He Was Small

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    When He Was Small

    Chancer: Series 1 (Acorn) Available solely in the U.K. for years, this is a small-time release featuring a modestly big-time star at the get-go of his career: Clive Owen (right), looking all of 12 years old and 73 pounds, is a sacked investment ba...

    by City Pages Staff on July 4, 2007
  • Inconvenient Youths - The city says it wants to stop drug dealers by closing convenience stores. But owners see an underhanded form of eminent domain..

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    Inconvenient Youths - The city says it wants to stop drug dealers by closing convenience stores. But owners see an underhanded form of eminent domain..

    Sitting on the front stoop of her home in north Minneapolis, Barb shares a mid-afternoon smoke with her friend, Latasha, and glares balefully across 26th Avenue at the boarded-up Big Stop convenience store. Where there was once a thriving trade--b...

    by Matt Snyders on July 4, 2007
  • Toys Are Us - 'Transformers' turns the blockbuster into one big blur

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    Toys Are Us - 'Transformers' turns the blockbuster into one big blur

    Transformers twiddles its big, fat, stupid robotic thumbs for the better part of two hours before jabbing them into your eye socket and finger-fucking your brain in the last 20 minutes. Yes! It's torture enough waiting for the iPhone and the second ...

    by Nathan Lee on July 4, 2007
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    Copper blues

    Last Wednesday, Frederick Shaw was making his evening rounds in north Minneapolis, carrying a bent copper pipe with fittings and valves still attached, when he crossed paths with Sgt. Frank Holley of the Minneapolis PD, according to a criminal compla...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on November 27, 2007 @ 3:17 pm
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    Boy, Interrupted UPDATED

    Jeremy, the 88 pound man recently profiled by City Pages, has entered treatment involuntarily at Methodist Hospital. After receiving calls from Jeremy's family requesting a health and welfare check in the wake of the recent City Pages article, the C...

    @ The Blotter by Kevin Hoffman on November 27, 2007 @ 1:48 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 11/27

    The print issue comes online this afternoon, and we have one or two more posts in the works today that are worth sticking around for as well. Until then: DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE The chilling tale of Duy Ngo has reached its latest cha...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on November 26, 2007 @ 10:41 pm
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    Ngo mas

    In February, 2003 Ngo was shot by an unknown assailant while working undercover gang surveillance. MPD officer Charles Storlie, responding to the scene, then mistakenly shot Ngo multiple times with a sub-machine gun despite the fact that his fellow o...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on November 26, 2007 @ 3:08 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 11/26

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Our new slideshow from the Against Me! and Sage Francis show at First Avenue on Friday night includes a recounting by yours truly to go with the photos by Daniel Corrigan. The review is pasted into the photo ca...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on November 26, 2007 @ 8:33 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 11/22 (Thanksgiving Edition!)

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Culture To Go is the place to be lately. Sarah Askari reviews the M.I.A. show at First Avenue, and her coverage is supplemented with photos by Daniel Corrigan. Also on CTG, Paul Demko has an interesting Q&A wit...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on November 22, 2007 @ 7:34 am
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    cPod, Episode 8

    Download the mp3...

    @ The Blotter by Ward Rubrecht on November 21, 2007 @ 6:37 pm
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    A day at the mall

    According to a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County Court: Last Sunday, 18-year-old Joshua Jackson and a couple friends were cruising Lake Street in the car he'd stolen the day before when, in a stroke of bad luck, it broke down. Happily, the ...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on November 21, 2007 @ 1:52 pm
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