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  • Movies

    September 3, 2014

    The Future's Stranger Than He Thought: Zero Theorem

    Director Terry Gilliam Explains What Brazil Got Wrong

  • Calendar

    August 27, 2014
  • Movies

    July 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    The music of Art-A-Whirl, 5/17/14

    Art-A-Whirl Marijuana Deathsquads, the Cactus Blossoms, BNLX, Dosh, Sun Gods to Gamma Rays, Hollow Boys, Crossing Guards, and From the Midwest Grumpy's NE, 331 Club, and Anchor Fish & Chips, MInneapolis Saturday, May 17, 2014 After spending much of the last few months trapped indoors, music and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    MNGOP Rep. Jim Newberger compares anti-bullying bill to Orwell's 1984 [VIDEO]

    Hyperbole was taken to hard-to-top heights this afternoon on the House floor as Rep. Jim Newberger, R-Becker, compared the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act to the dystopian society described by George Orwell in his classic novel, 1984.Newberger's main concern is a provision in the Safe Scho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Christos manager describes chasing down "scum" robber who punched 8-year-old boy [VIDEO]

    Mohammad Armeli, a manager at the Christos off 26th and Nicollet in south Minneapolis, was hanging out at a neighboring business around 4:30 p.m. on March 6 when he looked out the window and saw a bloodied child yelling on the Nicollet sidewalk."His face was full of blood, and he was screaming, 'My ... More >>

  • News

    December 18, 2013

    Joaquin Phoenix: He's (still) here

    The eccentric actor returns to the screen with his most "normal" role yet

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    City Pages blogger plays e-pulltabs: A review

    I've devoted a lot of digital ink to the epic disappointments that are e-pulltabs, so last night, I figured, What the hell? I'll head to O'Gara's and give 'em a shot.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Sen. Sean Nienow says Dayton "duped" public about e-pulltabs, demands investigation I'm a seasoned casino blackjack pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    E-pulltabs have raised as much money for the Vikings stadium as the tooth fairy

    Lawmakers projected that e-pulltabs would raise $35 million toward the state's contribution for the new Vikings stadium during their first year of existence. Turns out that forecast was about $35 million too optimistic.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Sen. Sean Nienow says Dayton "duped" public about e-pulltabs, dem ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Five ways BjŲrk has stayed on creative technology's cutting edge

    BjŲrk has always seemed to be a few steps ahead of most musical trends -- so much so that it typically takes a while for her listeners to catch up to her radical shifts in direction and style. But when they do, it often inspires a devotion to her work -- spanning the fringes of pop, electronica, jaz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Man or Astro-man? at the Turf Club, 6/13/13

    Man or Astro-man? Turf Club, St. PaulThursday, June 13, 2013 With a spotty existence the last decade the recently relaunched Man or Astro-man? made a long overdue return to the Twin Cities with a highly electrified but often troubled set at the Turf Club last night. In support of this year's latest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Cow Bella burgled, resolves to remain loyal to the Mac-Groveland neighborhood

    This weekend, in an overnight heist, thieves broke into the relatively new gelato shop Cow Bella on Grand Avenue, near the Macalester school campus. They made off with some cash, a computer and an iPad, but what they took was more than just that.

  • Movies

    May 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Michele Bachmann inspires a sexy romance novel [INCREDIBLE COVER IMAGE]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    MSP worker allegedly stole $85,000 in valuables from checked luggage

    A Delta contractor who worked at MSP has been charged with 11 felonies for allegedly stealing $85,000 worth of stuff from checked bags.SEE ALSO: Delta serves needle sandwiches on Amsterdam-MSP flight David Vang, 23, did maintenance work on baggage belt systems, but he apparently augmented his income ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Three gang members charged after year-long crime spree

    Over the past year, officers began seeing similarities in a string of assaults and burglaries in which thieves netted computers and guns.Now, Hennepin County has charged three members of the Loud Pack gang -- Dementry Loyd, 19, along with Montrelle Collins, 20 and Marlon Collins, 21 -- with the crim ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 2, 2013
  • Movies

    December 19, 2012

    Quentin Tarantino unchained

    The iconic director emerges with one of his most ambitious films yet, Django Unchained

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    A.C. Newman on Hurricane Sandy, the New Pornographers, and Spotify

    By Peter GerstenzangA.C. Newman is cool and calm, but more importantly, he is Canadian. When I get a hold of this gifted singer/songwriter, he is in St Louis, as Hurricane Sandy is conducting a Search and Destroy mission upon our already rain-ravaged East Coast. But when I ask him how his tour is go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Aly Xiong, Maplewood principal, sleeps on school roof to raise money for iPads

    Aly Xiong, a principal at the Gethsemane School in Maplewood, spent Tuesday night camped out in a tent on the elementary school's roof.Xiong says the wacky idea randomly came to him during the statewide Non-Public School Fundraiser when he threw out a goal of $20,000 to buy what he says are much-nee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Brett Favre pubes salesman shares most hilarious correspondence with would-be buyers

    Put your credit cards away, folks -- the Brett Favre pubes sale that took Craigslist by storm last week was a hoax.SEE ALSO: Brett Favre's pubes for sale for $200 (or best offer) on Minneapolis CraigslistIn a Wednesday blog post entitled "No Country For Old Pubes," the person behind the purported sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    New Bohemia Bar and Restaurant coming to Northeast

    As we reported earlier this week, Minneapolis really loves its craft beer, and the new beer bar and restaurant moving into the old Panera Bread space on Hennepin in northeast Minneapolis has high hopes that will translate to big-time success, reports the Star Tribune.New Bohemia Bar and Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Jay Leno pokes fun at Minnesota newspaper during Headlines segment [VIDEO]

    On Monday night, Jay Leno tried to get some laughs at the expense of the Fergus Falls Daily Journal. But because his joke wasn't that funny, he had to settle for consolation claps instead.Leno poked fun at the Journal while running down absurd newspaper content from throughout the nation in his Head ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Tot Boss' Daniel Docken: Five questions for the new food truck owner

    The already bustling community of food tucks is about to receive a new member. And this member is aiming to please the little kid in all of us by serving all things tater, including tater tot nachos, bacon-wrapped tater tots, and something called Mama's Tater Tot Hot Dish. As he readies his truck fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Dropkick Murphys at First Avenue, 2/25/2012

    ‚ÄčDropkick Murphys With Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls and The MahonesFirst Ave., MinneapolisSaturday, February 25, 2012For a slideshow from the concert, click here.St. Patrick's Day came a little early to Minneapolis in the form of a Dropkick Murphys performance. The Boston-based band broug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Buffalo Wild Wings to test tabletop iPad ordering in Minneapolis

    ‚ÄčAfter successfully completing one phase of testing at a Toronto store, Buffalo Wild Wings announced plans to launch a second phase of testing of its proposed tabletop iPad ordering system at an undisclosed Minneapolis branch, reports Computer World.Buffalo Wild Wings, the largest Minneapolis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    The Real Rybak: A reporter's notebook in Iowa [VIDEO]

    ​In this week's cover story, we followed Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak around for several weeks to document the day-to-day life of a city politician marking his tenth year in office. Along the way, we traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, ahead of the January 3 caucus to witness Rybak in his role as v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    The year in theater: a deeper look

    ‚ÄčThe last year was the kind that made me glad to be a theater critic in such a thriving community. So much so that the annual top 10 list barely scratched the surface of the high quality shows on display on Twin Cities stages during the last 12 months. So, for a slightly deeper look, here are the ... More >>

  • Arts

    December 28, 2011

    Twin Cities' best plays of 2011

    Hairspray, Doubt, On the Spectrum, and more

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Pizza Hero: Would you use the new app to make and order your pizza?

    Domino's Pizza recently released an application for iPad called Pizza Hero, a game-based way to create and order a pizza while you're on the go (or, let's be real, on the couch). For people who still like to speak to a human being when they are giving out credit card information, and are content to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Try futuristic vending machines for free in Peavey Plaza tomorrow

    There's nothing quite like scoring some poor sap's chips for free after they get stuck in the vending machine. Well, downtowners can have that experience as many times as they want tomorrow in Peavey Plaza, where a huge bank of state-of-the-art vending machines are going to be on display and dispen ... More >>

  • Arts

    September 7, 2011

    Hamlet at Jungle Theater

    A high-tech spin on the classic tale

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    How serious is Mayor R.T. Rybak about making Atmosphere's 'Say Shh' the official Minneapolis tune?

    Apparently, he's kind of serious? Maybe?  Well, serious enough to respond to a tweet from Minneapolitan Tyler Page, who originally threw the idea onto the table.  .bbpBox110393626781167617 {background:url( #301c07;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Top 5 beach reads for foodies

    Drool a moat around that sandcastle‚ÄčAs graduation processions pass and Saturday-night wedding dates begin to loom, we've decided it safe to declare this season summer. Sultry long nights, lethargic cabin trips, and charcoal-scented sizzling meats are upon us.  Because leisure pairs so beautif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    The Cars at First Avenue, 5/17/11

    Photos by Steve Cohen‚ÄčThe CarsMay 17, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisFirst Avenue's Mainroom seems to be making a habit of hosting larger-than-life (and larger-than-club-sized) musical icons this year. Between Lauryn Hill in January, Paul Simon earlier this month and last night's Cars show, one of o ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    May 4, 2011

    Open Table and the cost of making reservations

    How much does booking online cost restaurants? You'd be surprised.

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Chef Sleeve helps iPads surpass cookbooks

    Cracking an egg on your iPad could spell disaster!​Gadgets that require a million accessories (the cases, the screen-cleaners, the back-up batteries...etc.) are a little exhausting, but as whole shelves of cookbooks are being replaced by their digital counterparts--accessed by an expensive ele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Steve Jobs will testify in Al Franken's hearings on iPhone tracking

    Jobs says his iPhones aren't tracking anyone.​It sounds like Apple CEO Steve Jobs has agreed to testify before Sen. Al Franken's subcommittee on privacy and technology, following an uproar over stories that iPhones and iPads were tracking the location of their users and storing the data, appar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Al Franken wants Apple and Google to testify about smartphone tracking

    Al Franken wants Apple, Google at privacy hearings.​Sen. Al Franken is wading ever deeper into the controversy over whether smartphones are secretly tracking their user's locations. As chairman of the Privacy, Technology and the Law Subcommittee, he's calling on Apple and Google representati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Will Al Franken take on Android too?

    Steve Jobs, the object of Al Franken's ire.​We took note yesterday that Sen. Al Franken has fired off a nastygram to Apple boss Steve Jobs over published reports that iPhones and iPads were tracking and storing the movements of their users for some purpose yet to be revealed. Now we're wonder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Al Franken grills Steve jobs over iPad, iPhone tracking

    Al Franken targets Steve Jobs.‚ÄčDid you know that every time you use your iPhone or iPad, Apple is collecting your exact latitude and longitude, and storing the data in an unencrypted format, without asking you first? It's news to Sen. Al Franken, and he's just fired off a scathing letter to Appl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Kanye West's next album: 26 possible titles

    ‚ÄčIn case you hadn't guessed by now, Kanye West will not relent, he will not back down, he will not take a non-working vacation, he will not seclude himself on a remote island in a toga with Buddhist monks or exploit his life story in self-help book form or film a Twitter infomercial.No, West will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Gorillaz' iPad-Created Album, 'The Fall'

    ‚ÄčNearly one year ago I was, along with hundreds of others, sitting on the internet while Steve Jobs revealed the iPad to a sniggering and goose-pimpled public. Chatting with my boss, I explained how underwhelming this giant iPod was to me, a sentiment so painfully shortsighted it's awkward to talk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Best iPhone apps for Thanksgiving cooks

    Mo PerryA $35 cookbook shrunk to a $4.99 app that fits in the palm of your hand​ With most of us gearing up to spend Thursday in the kitchen juggling pots, pans, baking sheets, and kitchen timers, we thought this was the perfect time to introduce you to five of our favorite technological Chef ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2010
  • Music

    October 6, 2010

    Audiofile Engineering quietly revolutionizes recording industry

    Owners Matthew Foust and Evan Olcott were members of 12 Rods

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Minnesota State Fair for cheap: Freeloader bonus

    Image courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair‚ÄčSo, you paid the $8 to $11 entrance fee, and you saved money busing in rather than parking in a lot, but you're still worried about spending too much because you are on a fixed budget this year. No worries. There's plenty to do at the fair for little o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Welcome to the new

    ‚ÄčYou may have noticed something different about us today. No, we didn't get a haircut or lose weight. It's a website redesign!Aside from the most obvious aesthetic differences--the content is better optimized to fit modern wide-screen monitors and has a cleaner, airier look--the new website featur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2006

    6/16: Morning Communique

    Indy bank robber leaves ID at the scene, Veep's office possibly involved in Halliburton contract bids, Michael Madsen tries to save the 76 Ball, the iPod meets the TP dispenser, Jay-Z boycotts Cristal, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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