The world's greatest Arctic explorer unveils his greatest challenge yet
The name Glenn Danzig has lived in metal and punk fans' vocabularies since 1977, when he started the legendary horror-punk group Misfits. But to music fans who didn't dwell in the underground, Danzig became Danzig in 1988, with the release of his eponymous band's self-titled debut. That album was a ... More >>
The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply
Meet the man behind Minnesota's gay marriage campaign
The Wellstone Act could bring better health care to millions of Americans
Rep. Mary Franson -- she of 'food stamp recipients are like wild animals' and Earth Day is a "Pagan holiday" fame -- may have outdone herself today with her reaction to House chaplain Rev. Grady St. Dennis' prayer.In commemoration of the second anniversary of the Gulf oil spill, Dennis prayed "for t ... More >>
Representing everything you hate about capitalism
Michele Bachmann had a new tax plan for several seconds.Michele Bachmann is in trouble. Her poll numbers have rolled off the cliff; she's reduced to filming campaign ads that look like dentist commercials; and lately most of the headlines containing her name also have the word "retardation" in th ... More >>
In Tim We Trust.For Tim Pawlenty, the hour of reckoning is near. He's signed innumerable copies of a book that hardly anyone's actually read. He's ground through countless speeches and hobnobbing sessions in New Hampshire, Iowa, and anywhere else teabaggers will have him. He's worked overtime t ... More >>
Longtime frontman comes a-knocking
Ron JohnsonIt's going to take a lot more than the scientific community to fool this senate candidate.These days, pretty much every mainstream scientist out there recognizes the existence of global warming. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, for example, cites multiple studies all in ag ... More >>
There will be more work in Minnesota for Homer Simpson if Emmer or Horner get their wayMinnesota might start looking a bit more like Springfield if two of our candidates for governor get their way. Both Republican Tom Emmer and Independent Tom Horner want to lift Minnesota's moratorium on nuclear po ... More >>
Pickens Plan focuses on using more wind power and natural gas
Rep. Michele Bachmann appeared on FOX's Hannity & Colmes last night to spew some more great quotes to get everyone riled up. Sh ... More >>
By Our Critics
The Zapruder film? It was faked. The Wellstone crash? It was a hit. 9/11? An inside job. Tumbling down the rabbit hole with professional philosopher Jim Fetzer.
Chris Dykstra was initially amused when he learned last summer that the web site that he runs, Gatheroo.com, was being threatened with a lawsuit for trademark infringement. Gatheroo was created by Minnetonka-based software company Warecorp after the popular online networking site, meetup.com, began ... More >>
Chuck Olsen takes the first-person doc into the blogosphere
That chill in the air means October surprise season is upon us
How "Bush's Brain" hijacked Washington, D.C. and politics-as-usual
And other questions from the campaign trail
Taking a page from Norm Coleman's playbook
A friend and protégé tries to make sense of what's happened to Christopher Hitchens
Democrats say they are hopeful about the coming election. But then, they have to say that.
Getting to the bottom of Charlie Kaufman's 'Adaptation'
The DFL plods out of the gate in the governor's race
We search the airwaves for signs of intelligent life
Misogynist Neil LaBute tries to be nice--and fails--in Nurse Betty
Minnesota loggers take the U.S. Forest Service and the tree-huggers to court on the unlikeliest of gripes
In the wake of a Wyoming man's murder, the Twin Cities and the nation respond
Todd Jones was tapped as only a temporary fill-in, but he's at the top of a very short list to replace U.S. Attorney David Lillehaug
KTCA tried to survive the public TV wars by being bigger and better. Too bad the grants dried up and the talent jumped ship.