Garth Brooks with Trisha Yearwood Target Center, Minneapolis Thursday, November 6, 2014 You might say Garth Brooks is a crowd-pleaser. You might also say Michael Jackson was a good dancer and Beatles songs are catchy. Garth -- to call him "Brooks" is as fussy and mannered as referring to "Presley" ... More >>
Young, single, broke, and live in the Twin Cities? According to a new study put together by the Money Under 30 blog, you're probably spending less nights falling asleep by yourself while watching Netflix after a dinner of Ramen noodles than your peers in most other cities.SEE ALSO: Coffee shop first ... More >>
Minnesota might be nice, but a new study concludes that Minneapolis is actually quite naughty.SEE ALSO: Woodbury and Edina are top extramarital affair locales in Twin Cities, says AshleyMadison.comThe City of Lakes rated as the third-most sinful city in the nation in the Movoto real estate blog's li ... More >>
Hospitals, doctors, and drug dealers have made Medicare the nation's sweetest crime, but the feds are trying to shutter the door
We're making a splash with craft cocktails, definitely have a lot going on in the world of breweries, we get amazing turnout at beer festivals, and take pride in the fact that our new stadium has much more than just Bud Light on tap, but where does Minneapolis/St.Paul fall in the ranks of America's ... More >>
Ronnie McMillian, a 27-year-old New Jersey resident, is in federal custody for allegedly calling prominent national Republicans, chastising their positions on GLBT rights, and threatening them.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann waves bag of gay-unfriendly Chick-fil-A [VIDEO]One of his targets was Michele Ba ... More >>
SEE ALSO:- Best Lynx Player - 2012: Seimone AugustusAs the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team prepares to defend its 2008 gold against France on Saturday (3 p.m. CST), one of its players, MN Lynx star Seimone Augustus, bears another distinction.Of 10,000 international athletes competing in the Lon ... More >>
See Also:Bassnectar at Epic: Halloween costumes and crazinessBassnectar blows up the VarsityAfter a headlining slot at Lollapalooza next week, the sonic thrust of Bassnectar takes over North America this fall. Every bit of junk in Target Center's trunk is gonna get rattled in the process.Touring on ... More >>
Endearing stoner comedy of maternal disappointment
Roots rock fans, get ready: Dawes and Blitzen Trapper just announced a co-headlining bill that hits First Avenue on November 4th. Dawes will be continuing a seemingly never-ending tour behind their sophomore release, Nothing Is Wrong, which came out earlier this summer. They're also still rid ... More >>
Time and the law were not on Reed's side.Byronte Juwann Reed didn't want to face the music. For two months in 2008, he held a teenage girl more or less captive while he sold her for sex out of his St. Paul home, including one foray to Chicago. But his brief shot at pimping turned out to b ... More >>
Everything's gone to hell in Little Nell's world
Ward RubrechtSlam poet GuanteIt was a crazy night at the Artists' Quarter, one of the six venues running concurrent bouts for last night's portion of the National Poetry Slam 2010. An hour before doors opened folks were already cramming into the narrow corridor outside the venue, anxious to get g ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzIt's going to be a constructive summer for rising locals Peter Wolf Crier, whose debut album, Inter-Be, will be re-released by Jagjaguwar later this month. The duo has a CD-release show at the Turf Club on May 21, followed by a massive tour that will take them across the Mi ... More >>
Photo by Steve Cohen SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT. I'm worried for li'l Taylor Swift. Her last American tour sold out all across the board. In fact, she sold out Staples Center and Madison Square Garden in less than two minutes. This tour? Also sold out sold out sold out. Appears the next show wit ... More >>
New HBO series from The Wire creator honors New Orleans
Now-handicapped UWF title holder says he had the time of his life
How African hip hop "gives back" to two continents
"In the middle of the ocean/In the middle of the night/We'll keep on fighting/Until we bring daylight," sang gospel electric guitarist Charlie Jackson on his old '70s Booker single "Something to Think About" (audio here), a lonely call for solidarity in the violent wilderness of the American South-- ... More >>
Katrina and the lessons of the 1927 flood
Beyond soundbites: detailed first-hand accounts from people trapped in the city after Katrina--what they did, what they saw, how they stayed alive.
MN resettlement groups picking up slack for Feds In a way, this was the week that never was for Minnesota and Katrina survivors. Earlier there were initial reports that many evacuees balked at the idea of coming this far north, so far from home. That seemed to ring true when the estimated 1,000 to ... More >>
"Why didn't they leave?" That question was asked over and over in the days after Katrina. Barely concealed in the questions--sometimes not concealed at all--is the suggestion that the hurricane's victims are to blame for their plight. But of course, there are thousands of explanations for why people ... More >>
This is one of the most remarkable and detailed New Orleans survivor stories I've read so far. Composed on Saturday by a cousin of the woman whose experience it describes, it was forwarded to me yesterday; I'm trying to contact the writer. Meanwhile I'll omit her name for privacy's sake, but stories ... More >>
The first disaster was the hurricane. The second was the federal government's response.
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is sometimes hard to swallow
All Jimmy "The Kid" Wetch wants is to play in peace---the rack, the cue, and the cool green felt. But there are so many distractions.
Two decades after his death, Elvis lights out for the territory.