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 >>
North Dakota State University was on high alert Monday one day after a brutal rape was reported to campus police.SEE ALSO: Fargo-area eens face felonies after allegedly stealing cop radio and broadcasting, "F**k the police" Fargo native Mary Gullickson, 20, told police she was forced into a vehicle, ... More >>
In response to our Friday post -- "Majority Leader-elect Bakk: 'Some real liberal constituencies' pushing marriage equality bill" -- regular City Pages reader Bob Alberti decided to email the DFL's Senate leader and give him a piece of his mind later that day.SEE ALSO: Marriage Equality for Minnesot ... More >>
In 1977, when the Zuckman family started stocking the Apple II computer, it was just another one of their products.The three Zuckman brothers -- Arnie, Rick and Harvey -- had taken over their parents' electronics business, and sold all kinds of devices -- radios, television, stereos -- out of their ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Rep. Mary Franson infuriated by Earth Day, calls it "Pagan holiday" [UPDATE]-- Mike Parry's tweet scrubbed on "arrogant black man" ObamaWe have our share of colorful social media political personalities up here in Minnesota. But there may not be another politician in the world that can r ... More >>
Mike Hannah, aka Mike Dreams, is certainly mysterious as a young man who has lived many lives in his short years. The rapper/hip-hop artist has brought to fruition his dreams -- so to speak -- on his third album Millennial. The album is a collection of songs that hit you in the gut -- even when they ... More >>
What's your damage? Minneapolis authorities have made it easier for you to tell them by launching a 311 mobile app yesterday. Minneapolis residents can now report issues like potholes, broken street lights, and graffiti through a free application on iPhone and Android phones without calling 311 or l ... More >>
There have been heated discussions and analysis springing up throughout all facets of the music community this week in response to NPR intern Emily White's candid but thoroughly controversial piece, 'I Never Owned Any Music To Begin With,' which was published on the All Songs Considered blog on Satu ... More >>
Related:Martin Devaney's picks for Stone Arch Bridge FestivalStone Arch Bridge Festival announces music lineupThe ever-expanding experimental collective Dream Crusher will perform at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival this Sunday. And maybe that's when we'll figure out what they mean when they say "Ther ... More >>
Mayer Hawthorne and the County First Avenue Mainroom, Minneapolis Friday, May 18, 2012 Mayer Hawthorne is nothing if not a showman. Decked out in a svelte black sport coat, bowtie, and some pretty extreme red kicks, the bespectacled heir apparent of Motown soul took the stage at Friday night's sold ... More >>
Gigwalk debuts in the Twin Cities next Monday.Gigwalk is a temp agency designed for the smartphone age. No longer does finding temp work in the Twin Cities meaning filling out a paper application, traveling to an office somewhere to drop it off and perhaps have an interview, then waiting indefini ... More >>
Sam Worthington flops in center role
Up close and personal with the Minneapolis mayor
An ice cream Meet & EatOn Saturday, July 16 from 1-3 p.m., Birchwood Cafe will hold a Farmer Meet & Eat event with Izzy's owner Jeff Sommers. While he may not work the land, when Sommers and wife Lara Hammel made the decision to get their dairy from Wisconsin's Sassy Cow Creamery, it put ... More >>
All seven Republicans, on the right.The Republican "debate" on CNN last night wasn't really a debate at all, it was a two-hour press conference in which seven candidates took turns trashing President Obama. No one expected anything different, really. All seven of them just wanted to cram int ... More >>
It's a salacious headline, isn't it? And it's the subject of a press release that went out today on behalf of the Top 40 digitized crooner whose extensive and unabashed use of the vocal effect has been making pop music more and more robotic over the past few years. "I'm done with Auto-Tune," ... More >>
Photos by Alex UncapherJames BlakeMay 16, 20117th St. Entry, Minneapolis"When we got here earlier we walked through the bigger room, where we thought we were playing," James Blake said, laughing shyly as he addressed the crowd midway through his set last night. "I thought, why aren't we playing t ... More >>
Sen. Chris Gerlach explains the liquor package and Surly bill to a full Senate.This afternoon, the Surly bill sailed over its final legislative hurdle and is poised to become a law. Just hours ago, the Senate voted unanimously for passage of its omnibus liquor bill, which included the popular ... More >>
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 >>
Well, we don't have Osama bin Laden to kick around anymore, do we? Or at least, we don't have Osama bin Laden to have hover unseen and malevolent over our Threat Level Orange existences anymore, do we? Osama bin got gotten! I'm the first to make that joke. As always, with big news comes big s ... More >>
Pitchfork ribbing is kind of like kickball, something people do perennially and with no really good reason. It's like baseball, right? It's been a minute since our tasteful overlords got some mud in their face, especially of their own making. So what a relief it was to see this morning, amids ... More >>
Young Chef Mike DeCamp at La Belle VieLong after formal fine dining was declared dead, Minneapolis's La Belle Vie continues to garner awards and recognition as the classiest restaurant in town. At the helm of the kitchen is soft-spoken, facial-hair-festooned tastemaker Mike DeCamp. Sending ... More >>
What happens when one moves back in with Mom
The continuation of the Oregon Trail saga.This week's cover story relates the origin of the most successful educational video game of all time -- Oregon Trail. It started with three Carleton student teachers, but it certainly didn't end there.
Franken: Keep it neutral.The compromise net neutrality rules just adopted by the FCC would prohibit broadband providers like Comcast and Qwest from blocking user access to websites and applications. But the measure won't do the same thing for wireless companies, and Al Franken smells censor ... More >>
What's that you say? All you want for Christmas is to not be Travis Barker? That's easy; wish granted! Unless, of course, you are Travis Barker, in which case: too bad, so sad. You're always gonna look like a skate rat ghoul. Anyway, let's take a gander at what happened in the world of music last ... More >>
Rogue Valley Geese in the Flyway release showNovember 26, 2010Cedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisAs a Cedar staffperson introduced Rogue Valley at their third album release show of the year last Friday night, he made a comment that "Rogue Valley has proposed that they will release four albums this ... More >>
Jill BernardHuge Theater is an artist-led company whose mission is to support the Twin Cities improvisation community through performance and education. The theater began in 2005, but the combined experience of its instructors--Jill Bernard, Nels Lennes, and Butch Roy--is well over 30 years. ... More >>
Screengrab via TwitPicTaylor Swift and Target: Kissing the dog means inking a deal. We know what Taylor Swift saw from the stage last month at the Target Center, and now we know her performance in front of Big Red's army had an even bigger upside than a quick paycheck. Swift has signed a dea ... More >>
Jeremy Messersmith's iPhone makes the best music videos. Fresh from a tour that spanned most of the past summer, Messersmith just released a new homemade music video for "Lazy Bones," the opening track off his most recent album The Reluctant Graveyard. "I thought I'd post of video of all the rock ... More >>
He cleans up pretty good, don't you think?Say it ain't so! And, if it is so, what's going to become of that nifty mullet-izer on his iPhone app. Yes, Jared Allen has cleaned up his act. At least when it comes to his hair. "The things men do for love," Allen said on the Minnesota Vikings team bl ... More >>
See you last week! ZAP!For those of us who have been waiting for an engrossing time-travel science-fiction work for the stage (you know who you are), this weekend marks the arrival of Walking Shadow Theatre Company's The Transdimensional Couriers Union, in which a commonly available electronic de ... More >>
Drink like an adult on a college kid's budget
The station has been teasing the application for months. Now, digital media director John Daenzer has made it official: The Wire is live.
As our Haiti benefits looms, we take a moment to reflect on one of our co-headliners, Mark Mallman.
If scientists would stop researching obvious stuff like "Why do people like sex so much," we might already have these.
Electro wunderkind to tour the U.S. this spring.
Known for pulverizing golf balls and iPhones, the superpowered Blendtec Total Blender takes on guns and ammo. Don't try this at home.
Two-hundred happy people gathered under a tent in the pouring rain Friday, iPhones and Blackberrys unholstered and ready, clapping and cheering for chocolate covered bacon.
After a dip into the social media universe last summer with Facebook, the Minnesota State Fair has now entered the Twitterverse. Cue Twighlight Zone music.
The Metro area and beyond bestows some Twisdom on Franken's win. See what people were tweeting.
We've got an idea: Tell your boss you puked, pull up Twitter on your iPhone and start your afternoon by stalking Britney Spears. Everyone else is doing it.
Chefs partner with artists to create meals inspired by the artists' work
If you don't remember Teletubbies, those creepy rotund creatures with TV bellies that dominated PBS for far too long with strange names and odd possessions, you're one of the lucky ones.
James Lileks gets a new gig while other Stribbers get their walking papers
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