If you grew up watching MTV or listening to the radio in the '80s and '90s, chances are you have heard about quite a few music-based contests for various record label and band promotions. Perhaps you may have even participated in a few by either trying to be the seventh caller in order to win ticket ... More >>
A lawsuit filed by Mary Vandergrift, a former employee of Golden Valley Patch, alleges that higher ups in the AOL-owned company repeatedly hounded her to work from the hospital, regardless of whether she was there because her Crohn's disease was flaring up or because she'd just given birth.SEE ALSO: ... More >>
With a career spanning two decades, Counting Crows have proven that releasing a megahit in the '90s hasn't been the only thing to sustain them. After releasing six albums since 1993, the most recent, Underwater Sunshine, is a departure for them as a collection of cover songs. Including both modern a ... More >>
In the fall of 2010, Rory Koch, a longtime employee of the Minnesota House of Representatives, ran for Ramsey County commissioner.Though he didn't win the election, Koch ended up receiving a respectable 25 percent of the vote. Little did Ramsey County residents know when they cast their ballots t ... More >>
As part of a scathing interview indicting his bandmates for "a lot of deception, disloyalty, and greed," Rilo Kiley guitarist Blake Sennett said that the once-popular indie band is now officially kaput. The band, whose frontwoman Jenny Lewis has gone on to a successful solo career and is cur ... More >>
Jesse's running for something new: The border.After a rant about Americans being a bunch of lemmings for supporting corrupt Republicans and Democrats, Jesse Ventura, already Minnesota's most famous Baja resident, told the ladies of "The View" he's so fed up he wants to go native.
Brett Favre doesn't look like much of a dancer.There has been rampant speculating all day long that just-retired Vikings Quarterback Brett Favre will be joining the cast of Dancing With the Stars.AOL is the latest to hop on the Favre-on-DWTS bandwagon, writing, "Last week, 'DWTS' alum and fellow ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkRuby Isle at Voltage 2010When we first wrote about Ruby Isle's new Guns N' Roses cover album, Appetite for Destruction, and posted one of their mp3s back in November, we were musing over the possible legal ramifications of such a brazen appropriation of another band's work. "The ... More >>
photo courtesy Vogue JapanThis year's hottest--and grossest--foodie Halloween costume.This Halloween, the Hot Dish plans to shut off the porch light and keep all the candy to ourselves, because we're waaaay too scared of encountering one or more meat dress-clad Lady GaGa impersonators--and ha ... More >>
Screen shot via YouTubeMake-your-mind-up time?Last week, nursing his ankle back to health, Brett Favre said he really wanted another shot at beating the New Orleans Saints, even though he continues to hem and haw over whether he'll suit up for the Vikes and a 20th NFL season. Now comes Saint ... More >>
The priority: Media exposureThe Washington Post reported recently on Rep. Michele Bachmann's preference for cocooning herself in the friendly confines of conservative media, where she doesn't have to answer uncomfortable questions about her frankly fact-challenged rhetoric and thin legislativ ... More >>
AOL's new food website is like a watered-down version of Epicurious with a big shot of Food Network.
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Cutting Medicare, suing God, condemning cartoons, ogling famous women in slips, annointing the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
[THESE DAYS] Rep. Robin Hayes (R-NC) told CNN on Wednesday that the "evidence is clear" that Iraq was involved in the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. Rory Mayberry, a former KBR (Halliburton) food manager at Camp Anaconda in Iraq, testified on videotape from Baghda ... More >>
Yesterday AOL Music posted the title track from Bruce Springsteen's forthcoming album Devils & Dust (April 26). Listen here. For more Springsteen news and rumors, the best fan site to consult is Greasy Lake.
Meg Ryan goes toe to toe with mediocrity
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Schwarzenegger tries killing us softly; 'Rollerball' earns a red card
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From Loring Park to the state fairgrounds to the Mall of America, there's enough free stuff to go around
Two playful new novels ponder the possibility of second chances
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The subject is sex, and Heather Corinna wants to broaden the Internet's one-track mind
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In St. Paul and its suburbs, an unlikely coalition battles telecom giant AT&T
The military turned Ron Falcon into an officer, a gentleman, and a doctor. When the brass discovered he was gay, they kicked him out and sent him the bill.
The Guthrie Lab's Lysistrata withholds the loving that launched a thousand ships; Hidden Theatre's The Dying Gaul wields sex as a weapon
He's done Amway. He's sold cable TV. But this cyber-cig deal, says Kevin Kintzi, is the real McCoy.
Can the AARP be forever young?
Is the Internet an amazing conduit to communities of like-minded parents, or a low-fare trolley ride into the Land of Make Believe? You just might be surprised.
America eats its young.
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