If you haven't heard by now, the Twin Cities Hip-Hop Awards recently celebrated its sixth year. What started out as a simple MySpace poll back in 2007 had turned into a semi-respectable affair -- often selling out venues filled with local heads connecting and having a good time -- but times hav ... More >>
Kory NorthropWe're No. 2. Stumptown claims the No. 1 spot.More good news for America's Best Bike City: We're also No. 2 among the Top 10 cities for bike commuting, and a mapping wizard in the Environmental Studies program at the University of Oregon has come up with a cool graphic that shows ... More >>
Photoshop by VisionQuestWe would have done Timdependence Day but we thought it was too obvious.You can't say T-Paw didn't ask for this.After Pawlenty released his awesomely over-the-top action movie trailer, we couldn't help but imagine 10 Posters for Tim Pawlenty Action Movies--including Avapaw, ... More >>
Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Riccardo Tesci's art for their freshly announced single "H.A.M." seems a love-it-or-hate-it type situation. Rotts, nautical stars (remember high school, when the seniors started to get tattoos?), scopa crowns, and platinum does not a consensus make, apparently. All up in that ... More >>
An employee at The Nerdery, part of the Bloomington interactive firm Sierra Bravo once led by the late Luke Bucklin, has rendered his late boss's likeness in the bright colors of the little toy bricks. Bucklin and three of his children died in October when the small plane he was piloting cra ... More >>
Yeah, this is old news (about 15 years old, to be exact), but something caught our eye when we were browsing our sister paper Houston Press's list of Rolling Stone's 25 Worst Cover Misfires. The whole list is pretty gruesome, but we couldn't help but wonder -- just what were the editors going for ... More >>
The biggest pop star in the world - a claim that is now at least arguable, well over a year after his death - is having a difficult week. There's chatter that the recordings on his upcoming December release Michael aren't actually him. Given the state of the music business and the sheer value of ... More >>
Courtesy Twilight: EclipseAh, the glory of Photoshop's desaturation tool Yesterday marked the opening of Twilight: Tweengasm, and no power in the universe can stop a seething mass of blond 12-year-olds from streaming into theaters across America, where they will squeal in unison for two hours u ... More >>
The sounds you hear are the mourning cries of Michele Bachmann foes everywhere: Liberal blogger Dusty Trice is calling it quits.
A local musician and artist dishes on his online comic.
What better way to follow the Pretenders show than by watching Mallory Knox impersonate PJ Harvey?
Rosemount man calls out the use of a digitally altered picture.
Someone in Minneapolis made the same connection back during Halloween, creating a scarecrow named Al Frankenstein. At least we aren't calling him a funny man anymore, right?
MCBA's "Artists' Books" exhibit turns aesthetic concepts into a novel idea
Alyn Silberstein has built the walls of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Now he's hanging his work on them.
'One Hour Photo' takes an ugly snapshot of the retail employee
Divining the future of a city one mural at a time
From escapist entertainment to aesthetic ecstasy: Twenty-nine writers script valentines to twelve months of culture
Framed, penned, screened, danced, sung, shot, delivered: City Pages lauds the artistic creations of 1999
A musical boy and his laptop give new meaning to the term Mac Daddy
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