Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week features the premiere of a new video from France Camp, for "Baby Rock and Roll," the lead-off track to their recent album on Forged Artifacts. We're also featuring ... More >>
How a squad of self-appointed experts took over the billion-dollar autograph industry
Minneapolis rapper Sean Anonymous is living proof that getting older is akin with getting better. Now in its seventh year, Sean's annual birthday show is getting a massive upgrade to the First Avenue mainroom. Also part of Saturday's festivities will be the release of a new 7-inch, "Cold Shoulder" w ... More >>
Guitar Wolf with the Coathangers Turf Club October 3, 2013 We rock journalists are a jaded, wary bunch of nerds most of the time. We stand in the middle-rear of the club while folks up front have a ball, politely scribbling notes at specific moments, nodding knowingly when certain tropes are employ ... More >>
Park Square Theatre's production boasts a strong creative team for an entertaining, but poorly written musical
John C. Calhoun. Can we find a better name for his namesake lake?Lake Calhoun is named after John C. Calhoun, once a U.S. senator, vice president of the United States, secretary of war under President James Monroe, and the force behind the construction of Fort Snelling. That's why the lake bears ... More >>
Harmon Killebrew, the way we'll remember him.Harmon Killebrew, the former Twins great who announced just last week that he had entered hospice care in Arizona after a months-long battle with esophageal cancer, died today. He was 74 years old. "I have exhausted all options with respect to contro ... More >>
Keith AllisonNick Blackburn was one of the few bright spots this weekend. Let me sum up the Twins' futility this way: After Toronto's Jose Bautista launched his fifth home run this series on Sunday (and third that game), he came within two of matching the Twins entire team output. The Twins ... More >>
Keith AllisonJoe Mauer's got more issues than just a bum knee. By now, you should know that the Twins' franchise player, Joe Mauer, is not yet recovered from his "bilateral leg weakness". Many folks have asked me, "what's up with Mauer's legs"? I don't honestly know, except to say that a 6 ... More >>
WikiHarmon Killebrew has been diagnosed with cancer.Sad news today for Twins fans, and baseball fans in general: Harmon Killebrew is battling esophageal cancer. In a statement, he called his condition serious, while remaining optimistic about his chances for recovery in the hands of Mayo Cl ... More >>
YouTubeNathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest: Who needs a stronger stomach, competitors or spectators?Controversy is brewing at this year's Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, set for the Fourth of July: News came this week that former champion and competitive-eating rock star Takeru Kobayashi may not ... More >>
Band practices in Solomon's Boxcar restaurant in Wisconsin
Restaurant ironically replaces pizza joint named after Italian word for "one"
A conversation with baseball's Bill Werber shatters notion of hero worship
Well, Carlos Silva certainly shut me up yesterday. Here's his line: five full innings, five hits, one run, walk, strikeout. He wasn't brilliant or dominant and started off looking like a meltdown waitin ... More >>
Many words of great eloquence, grace, and feeling have been uttered in memory of Kirby Puckett since his death on Monday. These are not among them. Less global warming, more global warmth "One of the last things I said before I walked out of the room, 'No matter the weather, it'll always be 34 deg ... More >>
Skip the Forest, Focus on a Few of the Most Typical Trees, and You May Finally Feel Comfortable in the Fabulous Jungle of Spanish Red Wines
A surprising spike in bank robberies hits Minnesota
Twin Cities teachers talk about how their schools and classrooms have changed
Quentin Tarantino gets medieval on our asses in 'Kill Bill Vol. 1'
David Thomas channels the ghosts of Edward Hopper, Orson Welles, and his own past
Yoshimi battles the pink 'bots while Wayne Coyne struggles against his previous masterpiece
Last Friday night's tilt against the Yankees was one for the ages, but not for the faint of heart
ESPN's The Life holds up the sensitive side of jock culture
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg comes to bat for a Jewish-American legend
Twins rookie Corey Koskie and baseball's Canadian invasion
Local author Stew Thornley has a fatal attraction for baseball
He was instrumental in building the Vikings team that's now laying waste to the NFL. So why isn't anyone thanking Roger Headrick?
Baseball owners are trading away the game's storied traditions for boxes of Beanie Babies
After a hardscrabble life in the Depression, Gordon Parks picked up a camera instead of a gun. But as a massive retrospective of his work reveals, his sympathies have often remained with those who went the other way.
Handicapping the races in baseball's first full season since 1993.
At 83, Angelo Giuliani is a talking book of Minnesota baseball lore.