Locally bred Oscar-winning auteurs Joel and Ethan Coen have never shied away from drawing inspiration from their Minnesota upbringing to use in their films. Both Fargo and A Serious Man candidly reflect all-too-familiar aspects of life around these parts as well as lasting impressions that the creat ... More >>
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 >>
Even if you have no money, there's always something fun and free to do around town on the weekends. This installment of Freeloader Friday features a slew of CD-release concerts, a rockin' party for toddlers, a chili cook-off for vegans, and an awesome Oscar party at Brit's. Come take a look at o ... 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 >>
DeVotchKa's European influence is abundant throughout all of their
music, but one thing stands out with their recent album, 100 Lovers: Romance. Not the kind of romance that initially comes to mind; I'm not
talking roses and rainbows, puppies and poppy-seed muffins. The type of
romance that em ... More >>
Follow Nancy Barnes.Nancy Barnes, the editor of the Star Tribune, has entered the Twitterverse, which seems like a good idea since a lot of her staff are already there.
But it sounds like she'd rather be someplace else.
Barnes is a "lifelong journalist, Star Tribune editor, mother of three ... 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 >>
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 sa ... More >>
It's the world's largest music and movies superstore, and everything in it is free—and illegal. Every month, some five billion illegal downloads are passed around the internet, and the entertainment industry sues several hundred people. CP writer St