Last October, a Bloomberg Businessweek cover feature characterized Best Buy as a "Big Box Zombie" and said the company "is in trouble."SEE ALSO: Best Buy's coupon mistake allowed customers to spend $800 for $1,600 in Amazon gift cardsWhat a difference nine months can make!
"May you always be surrounded by good friends and great barbecue," says Dave Anderson over the phone in lieu of a goodbye. But he's earned the right to those coined phrases: Dave Anderson, a.k.a. Famous Dave of Famous Dave's BBQ, has an abundance of two very important things: ribs and enthusiasm. ... More >>
Michele Bachmann has inspired us to desk-slam our heads more times than we can recall. But she's inspired others in more positive ways. SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann has "sex appeal," top Pawlenty aide saysFor instance, she's moved author Trey Sager to write Fires of Siberia, "an old-fashioned bodice r ... More >>
If the drool-worthy posters shown above haven't already pulled you in, the rest of the story of Swissted: Vintage Rock Posters Remixed and Reimagined certainly will. Just released this month, the book features 200 freshly created concert posters recalling the nascent shows of some of the finest unde ... More >>
See Also:Electric Fetus Garage Sale and Fall Festival 2012 lineupIt's been a long and eccentric ride for the Electric Fetus. The Minneapolis record store opened in 1968 and has been at the current location overlooking I-35W since 1972. There have been many obstacles, including recent threats from th ... More >>
See Also: West Bank Music Festival with Astronautalis, 8/18/12 Wiping Out Thousands talk new album and free music ahead of West Bank Music Festival After giving Gimme Noise a brief progress report on the status of their debut full-length during a recent interview, Wiping Out Thousands have just ann ... More >>
SEE ALSO:- Target tries to atone for anti-gay missteps with new pro-marriage equality promotion- Target won't stock gay R&B star Frank Ocean's Channel Orange, cites "guest demand"- Target's gay problem keeps getting worseTarget may be running an ad for its online wedding registry featuring two g ... More >>
Photo by Ben GrimesReadying for his debut EP release Halloween weekend at Kitty Cat Klub's "Menergy" monthly dance night, Minneapolis producer Gigamesh whipped up a killer Halloween mix to get us in the mood. This isn't your typical mix stuffed full of tired Halloween themes like "Monster Mash" ( ... More >>
"We just want a small affair..."For those of you living under a rock, you may be surprised to learn that, this weekend, England's Prince William will marry and the world will have a new princess. For most people who do not spend the majority of their free time watching reruns of Say Yes to ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Walking Shadow Theatre CompanyAmong the bevy of shows opening this weekend is Walking Shadow Theatre Company's latest production, The Crowd You're In With, where the question of whether to--or not to--conceive a child is front and center. With the opening this Friday, it h ... More >>
Roasted to carbon negative perfectionTiny Footprint Coffee's tag line is "Small steps to big climate change," and the new company is doing quite well purveying what they call carbon-negative beans. Recently landing impressive coffee service contracts with Gustavus Adolphus College and Medtronic, ... More >>
Unless you're under four it's generally not recommended that you wear what you eat. However, lately some celebrities have begun experimenting with food as fashion. Several years ago we saw lettuce dresses when Peta launched a campaign against fur, photographing celebrities in items normally found ... More >>
A penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Green Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone
Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: 'ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone'
Who is J.A. McClure? Who is J.A. McClure? According to Amazon.com, he's the author of a freebie smooch for Gov. Tim Pawlenty. But the Star Tribune's been trying to track the guy down, and the the closest they've come is a phone number for an Applebee's restaurant in New Hampshire (where it so ... More >>
Coolio's new cookbook's intentions seem intact, if you can get over all the gimmick.
Get a sneak peak of "Ready to Rock."
Now you can count Best Buy in the running for video download domination.
Anti-immigrant groups are urging followers to buy the costume and wear it this Halloween to protest Target's decision.
Attention old people: Don't let the Internet beat you.
We all know as we watch that video that Brown is a lady beater, but somehow that horrific image disappears as that joyous wedding party boogies down the aisle.
The city of Minneapolis takes a flyer on taxes
The time is coming when mass-market tastes will meet their maker
Three local hip-hop CDs spark the party you missed
In 'The Motorcycle Diaries,' Che Guevara traverses the political topography of Latin America
Fighting Spielberg's battles from your bean bag
André's simply singing; Big Boi blows your brain into outer space
James "Brazen Bull" Nora wanted his daughter to publish his collection of poetry on mid-list press. She refused. Now, both are engaged in a stubborn legal showdown.
Unscrubbed theater for the well-groomed Guthrie-goer
Gay bookstore A Brother's Touch thrived when queer culture existed behind closed doors. What it couldn't survive was life in the mainstream
Why Gabriel Garcia Marquez would never get a job with PBS--and other truths of nonfiction film
New royalties proposed by the music industry threaten to kill independent Internet radio
While the XFL aims for the slick fringes of entertainment, its antics fall in the muddy middle of the field
A new documentary chronicles the underground life of New York's street book vendors
A treasure trove of antiquarian books, and the nun who keeps them from harm's way
Baritone saxophonist Fred Ho makes music for the revolution.
Classic summer reading comes to life in your own back yard
How parents handle the truth of their child's sexuality
Cooking up mayhem comes easily to Minneapolis mystery writer Ellen Hart. Her most recent book, Wicked Games, about a lesbian culinarian and sleuth, is a tangy and tempting stew
Joan Drury has led Duluth's Spinsters Ink from the end of one feminist heyday to the dawn of another. How? Dogged vision and deep pockets.