When Nicole Mary Kelby's new book, The Pink Suit, was released in late April, things couldn't have started any better. Entertainment Weekly picked it as the number one book for Mother's Day. It was highlighted on Oprah Winfrey's website. And sales were good. "I noticed that I was selling really wel ... More >>
Unmanned aerial vehicles (otherwise known as UAVs or drones) have been some of the most controversial robotic entities of the 21st century, primarily because of their surveillance and killing capabilities. But recently, there's been a movement away from using drones solely as pseudo-war machines. Un ... More >>
In the midst of the damage and chaos left in Hurricane Sandy's wake, two native Minnesotans found an ingenious way of establishing a little bit of order: a wedding registry.Recent transplants to New York via Minneapolis, John Heggestuen and Alex Nordenson were looking for a way to volunteer their ti ... More >>
Right now our local big box chain looks like this: Its reds are vivid, its sky is blue. The only shadow in sight comes from its own logo. But Target's corporate higher-ups are worried, apparently, that the rise of online retailing -- specifically, Amazon -- could turn their empire into this:See also ... More >>
Bore of pure fiction.Michele Bachmann's new book has been on shelves for two weeks now, and that's apparently where it's staying. "Core of Conviction" is a 224-page memoir and political manifesto, filled with half-truths and 109 exclamation points. Bachmann's been on a book tour since its releas ... More >>
Photo: Jessica LussenhopOn the trail of the Zeeboid.Who is Pete Arnold, the guy who, along with his wife Alisha, launched the birthornot.com website and abortion poll? He's a right wing blogger who goes by the nickname Zeeboid. The name's on the license plate of the blue Neon parked in his Appl ... More >>
Hank Williams III, outlaw country artist and shit-talking Southern pride asshole of great esteem, has a new album coming out on May 25th, but for now you can check it out in entirety on Amazon.com. Just click here, and look to the right side of the page for the music-playing widget.From what we'v ... More >>
Download "Crush" off of their third full-length release.
Minnesota corporation mistakenly sells "Illegal Alien" costume
A new partnership with ThinkIndie is bringing affordable local music online.
Songs played on today's Mischke show, including the Brass Kings and the Open Bones.
A little something to remind us why Minnesota shouldn't be a national laughingstock.
The Traveling Wilburys of retro-funk and the single that got Jay-Z's attention.
Believe it or not, this is the only live footage of the Minneapolis legends on YouTube. (So far.)
A special two-fer featuring a lost funk jam and a sandpapery post-punk cover thereof.
Deranged, degenerate garage-scuzz mayhem (Brendan Fraser and bad CGI not included).
A tribute to the late, great (and perfectly scuzzy) Lux Interior.
Getting off the political sauce.
Arkansas mayor wants sex for water, first bear in Germany since 1835, Amazon's one-click patent under review, pro-carbon dioxide campaign, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Archbishop of Canterbury denouces teaching creationism in schools, Amazon and Toys 'R' Us are kaput, FBI can't afford e-mail, ultrasound cookies, the Christopher Walken Cowbell Soundboard, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Gluing genitals, digitizing books, breeding hybrids, the least reputable charities, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
Mark Morford of the San Francisco Chronicle, via Obscure Store, reported last Friday that Amazon.com has added a Sex and Sensuality department with very little fanfare, mostly likely to avoid attention from the religious right. The inventory features toys, lube, books, condoms, douches, performance ... More >>
Sales of Woodward's Deep Throat book go limp After reaching No. 4 on its best-seller list, the New York Times is now reporting Bob Woodward's book about Watergate mole Deep Throat, "The Secret Man," has only sold about 61,000 copies in five weeks of release. What appeared to be a slam-dunk for book ... More >>
An experimental hip-hop duo that's not just for horn-rimmed white boys
While some business owners fight for their names in court, David Unowsky surrenders Hungry Mind the easy way
Surviving the book wars and outfoxing the wolves with the Hungry Mind's David Unowsky