For the restaurant patrons and peers attending the 4th annual Charlie Awards at the Pantages Theatre, where over a dozen outstanding food industry professionals were honored, the most-heard mantras from award recipients were: "Holy shit!" and some variation of "Don't thank me, thank my wife/girlfr ... More >>
The eccentric actor returns to the screen with his most "normal" role yet
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
Shin Bet vets critique the Palestinian occupation
Today the James Beard Award semi-finalists were announced. The food world's annual answer to the Oscars recognizes the best in the business. Winners carry the proud title throughout their career. Past local honorees include the likes of Isaac Becker, Alex Roberts, and Tim McKee. This year's list inc ... More >>
A look ahead at the season's hottest films
Without really trying
The game is won on the field. Some bits of advice are impossible to follow to fruition. "The game is won on the field, Mallman." This is the kind of hodge-podge rhetoric that makes so much sense, you end up feeling like shit about yourself because you can never live up to it. Life is not won. If ... More >>
Dennis CriderThough the Academy Awards are often dominated by big-name films with huge budgets, director Debra Granik's family drama/rural crime thriller Winter's Bone (2010) caused quite a stir on the awards circuit last year. The film grabbed four Academy Award nominations, two Independent ... More >>
The third in a series of four free outdoor events will take place tonight with R&B/pop powerhouse Mayda, a fierce and talented young artist who commands audiences with her punchy, funky hooks and larger-than-life stage presence. Mayda was awarded the title of "Best R&B Artist" in this yea ... More >>
Band's tale is a rags-to-riches story
Corner Table's idea of diner and a movie means a three-course meal followed by a documentary films about conscientious eating: The restaurant is pairing up with the Cooking MN Meetup Group (local group that meets twice a month for dinner/drinks/education and chats about food and drink) for t ... More >>
If you haven't seen Hung, the series about to start its second season on HBO, it's about a guy who's struggling to keep his life together until he learns he learns that his unusually generous endowment means he can make bank as a male prostitute.It was probably only a matter of time before satiri ... More >>
If you haven't seen Hung, the series about to start its second season on HBO, it's about a guy who's struggling to keep his life together until he learns he learns that his unusually generous endowment means he can make bank as a male prostitute.It was probably only a matter of time before sa ... More >>
Pandora's panache vs. a table for two
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We would all like to see the University of Minnesota shock the world and make us NCAA champions. Unfortunately the experts don't give us much of a chance.
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Local wine shops suggest cava, Napa wines to liven up your Academy Awards party.
At least the housing market is strong enough for celebrities to sell their homes. We were starting to get really concerned about their w ... More >>
A bounty of Bootsy tops this week's pop culture picks
2007 Academy Award-Nominated Short Films
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Like the Oscars, the Minnesota Music Academy's "Minnies" (or Minnesota Music Awards) at First Avenue tonight will be fun to participate in, fun to watch, and fun to make fun of (and I say this as someone onstage being made fun of). Somebody back me up: Aren't these things, you know, culturally inter ... More >>
An Italian deli in Eagan makes subs fit for a Jersey cop
Creator/executive producer Rod Lurie wants to make it clear that his new ABC show, "Commander in Chief," starring Academy Award winner Geena Davis as an independent vice president thrust into power following the death of a Republican president, will take great pains to skirt as many political issues ... More >>
For best performance as an embedded war correspondent, the nominees are...
Take time to stop and eat the chocolate
Mainstream advertisers start to eye queer dollars
Hollywood 1996: Things are changing, and it's all the same.