As he leaves a small cafe in Ely, Gerald Tyler approaches two middle-aged women and whispers a joke. They smile politely. He walks gingerly, a leftover cost from his years in the military. In a patterned sweater that appears to have 30 years of mileage on it, he appears more the goofy grandfather t ... More >>
Like many Midwestern political snafus, this one started on a farm -- a Senate forum at the Farmfest trade show in Redwood County last week, to be exact. The star was Mike McFadden, the GOP candidate looking to snag Al Franken's U.S. Senate seat in November. In the forum, he was aggressive, confront ... More >>
The soul of rock n' roll doesn't live in a stadium--it resides in dive bars, in grungy clubs, in run-down venues where the floors are slick with a layer of spilled booze and stale sweat. Garage rock is a distillation of the spirit that makes ... More >>
Lately, CNN has felt like the Democrats of the major news outlets, and that's not because they're supposedly the "liberal" alternative to Fox News. (They're not.) Like the dems, the first 24-hour news channel is struggling with its identity: Who are we? What does "news" mean in the new millennium? ... More >>
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