Enter this one in the annals of rap -- today Riff Raff released his long-mooted and often-delayed studio debut album, Neon Icon. Dropping via Diplo's Mad Decent stable, the 15-track project brims with Jody Highroller's now trademark bedazzled brags. Here's your handy run-through of Neon Icon's most ... More >>
Valentines Day is here and you need some help to win over the heart of that sexy B-girl or B-boy?We know hip-hop doesn't have the best history romancing the opposite sex, "bitches better having my money" and "skeeting on walls" doesn't really set the mood.But don't worry, we have you covered. So ... More >>
Hey! Yo! What's up? The Week That Was is back. Sure, we've been away for a good long while, but too much crazy shit's gone down this week. Enjoy!
Storied local soul-food legend has a long rap sheet
Photo by Dan CorriganChooglin' has accomplished a lot in five years. The seven-piece band has branched out from their hard rock/punk roots, expanding their repertoire into Memphis and R&B influenced rock, with ringleader Jesse Tomlinson emphasizing melodies along with the big riffs. After 2 ... More >>
A lot of comedians like to justify their edgier material with an arrogant disclaimer: "I'm actually up here sayin' what you only think." Veteran provocateur Bill Burr might as well offer an addendum to that: saying the stuff that gets thrown around in his material is quite possibly a sign of comp ... More >>
Finish with dessert at Stockholm Pie Company—pie so good you'll cry
For TV's Ian Rans, there's no such thing as an unhappy hour
Not Reviewed Here: Another 140 Fringe Plays. Sorry.
Kirby Puckett RIP, campaigning on the death penalty for homosexuals platform, Bill Cosby sues the House of Cosbys, convicted nipple pinchers, Top 10 things Peter Griffin wants to tell America, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar
Strib Scribe Embraces Diversity, Sort of Check out the new, much perkier Katherine Kersten in today's Star Tribune: A nearly benevolent photo tops her column. It's light years from the witchy-poo rendition Blotter griped about on the occasion of her debut. Do you suppose Kersten's gotten happier, o ... More >>
The music and movies were epochal. The politics were abysmal. A poison valentine to the year that won't go away.
Herbie Hancock embraces bebop, hip hop, drum 'n' bass, jazz--and all humanity
Affirmative action is put to the test again in 'Men in Black II'
Can a rock band-cum-theater company turn its audience into enlightened perverts?
Click, shriek, boom! Sonic collage artist Escape Mechanism cuts and pastes while aural trickster Lost in Translation slashes and burns
"Prabruabalohbahbruoh": T.V. reformer Bill Cosby shakes his pudding pop for a room of admiring Lutherans.
Music-wise, this weekend's Mill City Festival looks like a winner. Business-wise, it's a $1.7 million gamble.