For many this week, the weekend starts on Tuesday. In honor of the most expensive holiday of all, we've got a Freeloader Friday post that covers seven whole days. Need to get out of the house on ... More >>
They peek out of decay and dead places; alive, blush pink and demure as virgin fairies. They're craggy, grey and ugly as rocks, but look again-- their hundreds of finger-like tendrils are shock... More >>
Nothing will throw a wrench into an excellent afternoon out ice fishing like running out of beer, or having to make an unplanned food run. After a couple three, four, ten beers the last thing yo... More >>
A peaceful crowd of Americans fed up with our nation's chronic unwillingness to prosecute police for killing black people crammed into the rotunda of the Mall of America this afternoon. The cro... More >>
On one of the busiest shopping days of the year, the Mall of America is about to get a lot busier. Today, members and supporters of the Facebook group Black Lives Matter Minneapolis will gather ... More >>
We begin this week's Voice Film Club podcast with a strange story about Giles Corey, who famously said, "More weight!" as stones were laid upon him during his witch trial. The end of the year is ... More >>
The Sony hackers have ruined what was left of the movie industry, but there are still quite a few resonant happenings in the realm of forthcoming live music. Concerts in the Twin Cities region (... More >>
Here's my imitation of executives in Nashville: "Let's put the one that sounds like a Lionel Richie ballad right after the tailgating song with the AC/DC power chords." This year's country-music c... More >>
America still spends more money producing pennies and nickels than the coins are actually worth, despite scientists' best efforts to drive down costs.
The U.S. Mint has made pretty good progres... More >>
Folks in the Twin Cities are always up to something exciting. Here are some of Dressing Room's top stories from this week:-- Sheila Regan and Melissa Wray revisited some of 2014's best moments in ... More >>
Tonight, Pillsbury House + Theatre will be hosting a reception celebrating a new photography project by Xavier Tavera. His portraits of small business owners will be on display alongside a newspr... More >>
Accidentally texting the wrong person ranks right up there with the embarrassing reply-all and the late-night butt-dial as one of the great faux pas of the digital age.
Fortunately, the damage... More >>
When you think of cocktails, FIKA is probably not the first bar that comes to mind. In fact, the eatery at the American Swedish Institute doesn't even have a bar or a bartender.
General manage... More >>
Should the cruel arctic gods send another polar vortex to the Twin
Cities, we must be prepared to spend a large chunk of our winter
indoors. But what a wonderful opportunity to watch some of the... More >>
Minnetonka-based Cargill, Inc., America's largest privately held corporation, has pocketed more than $1 billion in federal business as a result of its political pull.
The Sunlight Foundation,... More >>
Greetings, Hail Mary holiday shoppers. It's the week before Christmas (and the week of Hanukkah) and you're thumbing through Hot Dish thinking about what kind of gifts to get for that very speci... More >>
Don't let the fancy chef clothes and the Uptown address fool you. Brothers Chris and Andrew Ikeda of Lake & Irving earned their stripes as line cooks at Perkins.
You'd think between the salmo... More >>
Motown: The Musical reeks of a vanity project. It's subject? Motown founder Berry Gordy. It's author? Berry Gordy.
The difference here? Gordy has access to some of the finest R&B, soul, funk, a... More >>
From the guy riding the trains all night to the kid curled up on a sofa in the library, the Twin Cities' homeless drifters are easy to spot but quickly forgotten.
Thursday night, about 100 si... More >>
Four and a half years and over $30 million dollars in the making, the Surly Destination Brewery finally opens at 11 a.m. today. This day has been courteously dubbed Surly Brewing Day by the ci... More >>
It's the last weekend before the holidays, but that doesn't mean you have to spend it at a mall. This week in free stuff to do we have a few great beer events, a handful of Santa-themed crawls, a... More >>
Trans-Siberian Orchestra | Xcel Energy Center | Tuesday, December 30
Though Trans-Siberian Orchestra frequently enjoys positive reviews from the national media, public opinion has waned on the... More >>
As word spread of the planned Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America this Saturday, critics came out of the woodwork to decry the gall of these demonstrators. How dare they disrupt my... More >>
Surly's Beer Hall opens today. Perhaps you heard about it? Of course you did. But there are other beer and brewery events about town, too, from movie screenings and dark beer celebrations to an... More >>
One of the softest, most-overpaid (KAAAHHHNNN!) players in Timberwolves history lost his professional kickboxing debut in Russia yesterday.
Darko didn't look too bad in the first round of the ... More >>
As a junkie to his fix, as Santa to milk and cookies and chimneys, so is Andy Cirzan to Christmas music. The 57-year-old Chicago native has been making influential mixtapes (his 2014 mix has ju... More >>
By Ian S. PortThe funniest and most incisive show on television is ending this week -- so let's look back at how it began. On October 17, 2005, a power-suited Stephen Colbert furrowed his eyebrow... More >>
It was a great year for visual arts in the Twin Cities and beyond. In 2014, we saw the return of the MMAA's biennial, a celebration of the Walker Art Center, floating biospheres and libraries, sc... More >>