Around 8:45 this morning, a third-floor addition under construction at the Karmel Square shopping mall at 2910 Pillsbury Ave. in south Minneapolis collapsed, knocking out power in the area and resulting in the evacuation of about 25 people from the building. No injuries were reported.The shopping ma ... More >>
Clooney’s actors shine, and that’s almost enough
The Minneapolis Ninth Ward City Council race is close and coming to a close. Going into tonight's official count, only 131 votes separate the top contenders in the first-choice category of the city's ranked-voting system. The outcome either way is historic. Residents of the Powderhorn and Phillips ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else. My creative life has featured a strong thread of discovering music. The first time I saw MTV, I was overcome with all the happiness and joy expected ... More >>
This Sunday is the Keith Ellison-sponsored Get Out to Vote concert at First Avenue. The incumbent Representative of Minnesota's Fifth-Congressional District has put together quite the bill, including performances from Brother Ali, Slug, Dessa as well as a DJ set from noted hip-hop historian and Rede ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Supreme Court strikes down Mark Ritchie's proposed amendment titles-- Power Line on Mark Ritchie: "He takes the late German Führer as his forensic model" [VIDEO]As news of yesterday's dual Supreme Court's rebuffs of Secretary of State Mark Ritchie circulated, liberals wailed and gnashed ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- David Carlson, Kurt Bills' GOP primary challenger, is also responsible for an awful trailer [VIDEO]-- Dave Wellstone calls Kurt Bills' homage to his father "completely disrespectful"-- Kurt Bills' creepy Staring at the Future political film is laughably bad [VIDEO]David Carlson is taking ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- MNGOP leaders approve use of thousands of taxpayer dollars to defend voter ID amendment-- Mark Ritchie's amendment title: "Limiting the status of marriage to opposite sex couples"-- Mark Ritchie uninvited to speak at Catholic church... or is he? [UPDATE]In a new post, the Power Line blog ... More >>
Director Joel Sass and cast take on one of the funniest plays ever written—and deliver
Hairspray, Doubt, On the Spectrum, and more
Maybe Christine O'Donnell can teach Michele Bachmann a little witchcraft.Newsweek has decided that Minnesota's Crazy Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is on a par with Sarah Palin, Christine O'Donnell and Nikki Haley when it comes to red-jacket wearing, right-wing loons. Makes sense, since she ... More >>
Time for another "ism"When it comes to delivering the crazy-town incendiary rhetoric, Michele Bachmann doesn't quit. She spent much of the spring spouting the now totally debunked assertion that President Barack Obama had nationalized 51 percent of the U.S. economy.Our pick for Best Villain h ... More >>
Coughlin was a Depression-era priest and broadcaster known for anti-Semitic speeches and writings, and sympathy for Hitler and Mussolini.
The plays tries to re-create the dark humor of the last century, but misses
The Golden Army will amaze 12-year-olds and amuse their parents
Ad guru behind the Harold Ford and Max Cleland attack ads also did media for Kennedy.
What did bin Laden do to deserve a Minneapolis show trial?
Some highlights from the city elections that time (and voters) forgot
It's a busy time for Sylvester Stallone, with not all the activity on the positive side. His boxing-oriented reality show, The Contender, was cancelled last month (although Sly is trying to bring it back), and he's even been accused of being the source of rumors that Arnold Schwarzenegger was (is?) ... More >>
Any way you look at it, Todd Solondz's 'Palindromes' is a pip
Gore Vidal on war for oil, politics-free elections, and the late, great U.S. Constitution.
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 >>
10K things spins 'Carousel'; MJTC resurrects grandma
Novelist and historian Tariq Ali on the war and the antiwar movement
Baseball: More like it used to be than ever before
The Producers and 101 Reykjavik are textbook cases of repugnance redeemed
New York publishing becomes New Amsterdam with a wave of artful novels from the Netherlands
With Hollow Man, provocateur Paul Verhoeven tests the viewer's capacity to distinguish sadism from seduction
The Mpls/St. Paul International Film Festival swaddles the Cities in cinema
Family Guy's madcap suburban Dada slips on more serious subjects
Ruminations on motherhood
The confounding cinema of Werner Herzog thrusts Western society into the wilds of its own mind
The Circus Is in Town: The slapstick troupe of Emir Kusturica's Underground.