Unmanned aerial vehicles (otherwise known as UAVs or drones) have been some of the most controversial robotic entities of the 21st century, primarily because of their surveillance and killing capabilities. But recently, there's been a movement away from using drones solely as pseudo-war machines. Un ... More >>
What should we make of radiant Lincoln and blubbering Private Ryan?
From supporters to protesters to strippers, Miami will be ready
See also: Olive Garden review: the greatest restaurant review ever written The Grand Forks Herald restaurant writer whose homey review of a new Olive Garden created a weeks-long internet sensation will receive a prestigious national journalism award that has previously gone to such luminaries as Wa ... More >>
Yogis battle over fate of a tradition
Tim Walz's bill to ban federal lawmakers from using inside information when managing their own financial portfolios is getting fast-tracked through Congress.On Monday, by an overwhelming vote of 93-2, the Senate agreed to proceed with debate on the so-called STOCK act. The companion bill in the H ... More >>
The controversy over Sparboe Farms' treatment of animals continues as an animal rights group filed a false advertising claim against the egg company today. Sparboe was rocked by an undercover investigation and 60 Minutes report a couple weeks ago documenting abuse of chickens at some of its facilit ... More >>
Somali's civil war claims another Minnesotan.A suicide bomber who blew himself up in Mogadishu yesterday in an attack that killed 10 had traveled to Somalia from Minneapolis in 2008.Abdisalan Ali had emigrated to Minnesota with his family when he was 2 years old, but was among 20 local youths who ... More >>
Osama bin Laden is dead. His body was buried at sea. The White House and the Pentagon have photos of the U.S. raid on his compound in Pakistan, but they haven't released the pictures to the public. There's obviously a huge demand to see a photo or video of bin Laden with a bullet through his sk ... More >>
Mortenson's original best seller.Greg Mortenson, the mountaineer turned best-selling author and "Three Cups of Tea" do-gooder in Afghanistan, is in more trouble this morning. Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock says he's looking into allegations that the Minnesota native may have illegal ... More >>
Three Cups of Tea: A work of fiction?If a story sounds too good to be true, beware. Which brings us to Minnesota native Greg Mortenson. His book, "Three Cups of Tea," about building schools for girls in Afghanistan, is still a New York Times bestseller in paperback. The uplifting tale of loc ... More >>
Longtime comedian speaks to City Pages before his Mystic gig
Photo by Nikki MillerGastro Non Grata June 27, 2010 First Avenue Last night in the First Avenue Mainroom, 7th Street Entry and Record Room, Gastro Non Grata pulled off a pretty freakin' incredible feat: assemble three rooms full of hungry music fans and present to them nine bands, three DJs, ... More >>
Obama and Rybak discussed ways to combat radicalization of Somali youthMinneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak joined Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker and Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Michael Coleman at a White House meeting on Tuesday to talk about coping with terrorist groups recruiting people on American soi ... More >>
60 Minutes yesterday featured an extensive probe into Minnesota's "Little Mogadishu" as a recruiting ground for fighters in the Somali civil war.After leading with the recently bungled Times Square bombing by an American citizen of Pakistani descent, CBS segued into a hard look at the case of 20 ... More >>
Our recent interview with Al Kooper created quite the stir in the entertainment world last week, as he divulged that Max Weinberg was not going to be hired to lead the backing band for Conan O'Brien's new TBS show. Conan's reps have issued a somewhat vague statement countering Kooper's claims, sa ... More >>
Iowa's capitalizing on some of Minnesota's cold weather grapes to support its growing wine industry.
We know it's already a perverted vaudeville, but Spector's most recent mugshot is his most harrowing work yet.
Film depicts historic ego clash between president, interviewer
There's an odd upside to Robert Redford's terribly earnest, quite terrible war drama
Most officials thought last month's Osama bin Laden tape was no big deal— maybe even a gesture of weakness. Author and ex-CIA analyst Michael Scheuer, who founded the Agency's bin Laden unit 10 years ago, thinks they're dead wrong.
He started out as a Grade-B Ricky Nelson; He ended up as an American revolutionary
Chuck Olsen takes the first-person doc into the blogosphere
FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds talks about her case --and hints at a forthcoming scandal
Five other agents and employees who spoke out
How "Bush's Brain" hijacked Washington, D.C. and politics-as-usual
Why Gabriel Garcia Marquez would never get a job with PBS--and other truths of nonfiction film
Donald Watkins Is Made Of More Than Money
Everything you always wanted to know about Woody but were afraid to ask?: Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn in Wild Man Blues
In public citizen Ron Schara, the great outdoors meets the almighty dollar. Guess which wins.
Thirteen years after Calvin Griffith threw up his hands and sold the Twins to Carl Pohlad, his son Clark is back with a bid to buy the team and make sure it stays in Minnesota. Why? Because he figures that's the way it ought to be.
Days and nights at the most maligned workplace in the country--the U.S. Postal Service.
One of the longest running picket lines in the history of the local labor movement
The life and times of blue-collar millionaire.
The experience of Texas may hold a lesson for Minnesota when it comes to judicial elections.
Leaving behind beauty myths and backlashes, three new books about women and their accomplishments share a surprising optimism.