Democratic northern Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan has emerged as one of the most staunch opponents of President Obama's desire to launch some sort of military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.SEE ALSO: Rick Nolan says he's expected to spend twice as much time fundraising as on ... More >>
Talk about awkward -- in tiny Leith, North Dakota, one of the most outspoken white supremacists you'll ever see lives next to the county's only black guy.Craig Cobb recently moved into an $8,600 house with no septic tank or running water in Leith, which has a population of about 20 people. Cobb's pl ... More >>
And this time it almost makes a flesh-and-blood man of its hero
Desperate times call for desperate measures. And so, just as they did before last November's marriage amendment vote, Minnesota for Marriage is again comparing marriage equality advocates to Nazis.SEE ALSO: MN for Marriage's concession: "God has defined marriage as between one man and one woman" The ... More >>
Scott Walker is headed for a recall election, thanks in part to Fungky Van Den Elzen.Yes, there is actually a Fungky Van Den Elzen somewhere in the Land of Cheese, and he/she was one of 951,053 Wisconsin residents who signed petitions to recall Walker. 540,208 were needed to trigger the recall. O ... More >>
Howard Stern lit into Michele Bachmann on his Sirius satellite radio show in the wake of the Rolling Stone article on the spate of teen suicides in the Anoka-Hennepin school district."The amazing thing to me--I'm watching these debates, the Republican debates--this Michele Bachmann and Rick Sant ... More >>
Pawlenty wants military gays back in the closet.If he's elected president, Tim Pawlenty says he would put military gay folk back in the closet by reinstating Don't Ask Don't Tell, putting himself at odds with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Pentagon brass and members of Congress who suppor ... More >>
Courtesy Jeff Backer campaignBacker's artistic critics could face charges for their Nazi-themed posters.If there's any truth to the power of subliminal messaging, this probably isn't District 9 state Senate candidate Jeff Backer's ideal way to be making headlines. Posters featuring the Repu ... More >>
A sequel and remake of miserable comedy 'Happiness'
Biber's trial starts MondayWhen your client looks like the lowest of the low in the public square, you might as well double down. Thus we have Aaron Biber's lawyer defending him against child rape charges in part by insisting that jurors see a photo of his accuser -- a teenage boy -- dressed ... More >>
Juvenile premise can't overshadow great performances, dialogue
U.K. comic succeeds again at creating a persona we hate to love
The most egregious holiday money grabs in music history
Put off by his controversial words on Israel, the University of St. Thomas snubs a Nobel Laureate
Beautiful (mostly) and all yours, our sneek peek at the 6th Annual 'Sound Unseen'
Gore Vidal on war for oil, politics-free elections, and the late, great U.S. Constitution.
10 dead, 12 injured in northern Minnesota rez town; complete text of shooter's retrievable posts at Nazi chatboard [posted at 8:36 a.m., updated at 11:45 a.m., 12:40 p.m.] About the shooter: Jeff Weise, reportedly a sophomore at Red Lake High, was the grandson of a tribal police officer named Daryl ... More >>
It used to be the anti-abortionists who held the monopoly on comparing American political circumstances to those of Nazi Germany, but George W. Bush changed all that. Still, we didn't quite expect the numbers to turn out this way: Bush Nazi 1,330,000 resultsHitler Nazi 1,320,000 resul ... More >>
A reader worries that the sale of wine in grocery stores will kill funky Mom-'n'-Pop shops, but Dara disagrees
Mel Gibson reloads the lethal weapon of us against them
'Seabiscuit' keeps its big winner in the stable
Two cities, twelve months, a million reasons to rock!
One woman's memories of war and dreams of peace
Gernika exposes the raw essence of flamenco
Critics say the Animal Humane Society's method of dispatching the unadoptable is cruel. It's certainly becoming unusual.
A film about the 1972 Olympic massacre makes riveting documentary of the prototypical media spectacle
Larry David's new HBO sitcom creates a universe of petty malevolence and endless distress
Dim efforts by Roland Joffé, the Coen Brothers, Lars von Trier, Neil LaBute, and John Waters darken the screens of the world's flashiest film fest
Orpheus descends to the realm of the silly; The Chosen depicts the contemplative life
Krzysztof Kieslowski's The Decalogue is a must-see epic of moral dilemmas
Murky water, hard-nosed rules, and a whirlwind of lawsuits in a Monticello mobile-home park
How Amphetamine Reptile changed American music--and then went into the bar business
While American critics script eulogies for foreign film, this year's festival at Cannes suggests that reports of its death are an exaggeration
Twin Cities entrepreneur Dick Quinn believed in the healing power of cayenne pepper. But in the four years since his death, the wrangling over rights to his five-alarm cure has been anything but therapeutic.
In its 50th year, is the world's most prestigious film festival showing its age?
An excerpt from: Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes
There is no place to mark "none of the above" on our election ballots.
Why are businesses spying on their own employees more and more? Because they can.