Breakfast of Champions: 11/6

The print issue comes online this evening, but we have plenty of fresh content to tide you over until then.


Watch for Peter S. Scholtes' story in the print edition this week ... because it'll be his last as a full-time staff member. We will all miss him, but he's not going to be a stranger. Peter will keep blogging at Complicated Fun. We wish Pete the best, and are sad to see him go, but it's not goodbye: it's "see you later."

Peter goes out with a bang, though. Besides a feature for this week's dead-tree version of the publication, he has a post about Minneapolis Cable Access on the Culture To Go blog and a review of the Bruce Springsteen show posted in our Springsteen slideshow gallery accompanied by photos from Daniel Corrigan.

On the Blotter, Kevin Hoffman examines the Strib’s flagging numbers. Jeff Severns Guntzel revives a story from the vault about an anti-school levy crusader, a tale that is more timely now than ever. And Paul Demko both examines the bleak electoral fate of Norm Coleman and puts in context the recent controversy over students in blackface at Hamline.

Musically speaking, we have the aforementioned slideshow of Bruce Springsteen’s weekend performance at the Xcel Center. Culture to Go features a review of Anuna, an Irish choral group that performed at the Orchestra Hall, and the Stars show at Pantages, both from this weekend.


From the City Pages Department of Practical Applications, I offer 20 Bar Tricks For Free Drinks: There is no better use of geometry than in trick one. If you see me in the course of researching "drinks of the week" all over town, please do me the courtesy of falling for one of these. Thanks.

Part of the universe has gone missing. No, really. Now I know where my keys went this morning. This probably also explains the Yeti, where socks go when they disappear from the laundry and the career of the woman who played "Lacey Underall" in Caddyshack.

Finally: Barely making it through the work week? Whipsawed with vexation over your poor lot in the career world? Well, at least you aren't one of the "winners" in Wired's Saddest Cubicle Contest. Unless you are. In which case, I'm so, so sorry.

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