Your guide to this season's flicks to look into on the edge of tomorrow — and the next months
Alt-J With Hundred Waters Varsity Theater, Minneapolis April 1, 2013 After Alt-J's convincing Minneapolis debut at a crowded Triple Rock back in September, the hotly-tipped U.K. quartet raised the stakes a bit with their Twin Cities return at a sold-out Varsity Theater on Monday night. And while mu ... More >>
After putting out a wonderful trilogy of Eels albums in quick succession between 2009-2010, Mark Oliver Everett (better known by some simply as E) took some well-deserved time off before releasing his auspiciously titled new album, Wonderful, Glorious, earlier this month. E also left the familiar ba ... More >>
For anyone who thought Prince's revolutionary social commentary "Sign '☮' the Times" from 1987 needed a more provocative guitar part (we did not) Muse has stepped in to give the track a more jagged edge. Ahead of this weekend's performance on Saturday Night Live to herald Tuesday's release of The ... More >>
Dan from Nero at First AvenueNero are probably the biggest thing in drum and bass and dubstep right now. Last November, they recorded an Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1 and included a luscious gem rooted in Minneapolis pop history: A face-melting remix of the Jets's "Crush On You." And yes, we know ... More >>
Photo by Jeff McLaughlinDark Dark DarkDecember 8, 2010Cedar Cultural CenterAfter an extensive tour of Europe (which they jokingly proceeded to tell us all about throughout the show), Dark Dark Dark returned home to the friendly confines of the Cedar Cultural Center on Wednesday night and delig ... More >>
Bachmann schools the BBCThe BBC tried to nail Michele Bachmann down on the bogus Limbaugh/Hannity/Beck meme that Barack Obama spent more per day in his official visit to India -- $200 million -- than America spends a day on the war in Afghanistan. Instead of getting a straight answer, the r ... More >>
Keith Ellison says Muslim Americans won't move to the back of the bus.Rep. Keith Ellison has drawn a straight line from Fox News to anti-Muslim bigotry in an interview with the BBC. And the Minneapolis congressman, a Muslim, isn't backing down from insisting that an Islamic community center b ... More >>
photo via the Dundas Football Club Oh my god. The vuvuzela. Let's get this over with.
Screengrab via BBCThe imprisoned hikers are reunited with their mothersTen months after her son, Shane Bauer, and two other American hiking friends were tossed in an Iranian prison for illegally crossing the border with Iraq, Cindy Hickey threw her arms around him in an emotional downtown Teh ... More >>
Cindy Hickey and the two other hikers' moms had written to Iran's president seeking a visit.
What's your top dollar for a leg of ham? Would you consider $196 a pound?
This is way better than that whole Wizard of Oz/Dark Side thing.
Music geeks of the web, take note.
Summer Guide: Film
Robin Wright Penn plays Ben Affleck's wife in Kevin Macdonald's political thriller
When in doubt, smash everything and flip everyone off.
So you've got an itch and somehow a little scratch does the trick. Why does it work?
Word to the wise: Don't trust the Brits. They suck at bicycling.
It's a British list, so the valor of Brett Favre isn't on it. But there's at least one thing that will make it dusty in your house.
The FBI monitors vegans, Mozart is 250, Brits are mixed on evolution, stuff you shouldn't put in your microwave, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Lynn Swann runs for PA governor, Rhode Island legalizes medical marijuana, Starbucks is the house blend for a Chinese court, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Man two rows behind me, browsing this film's description in the Sound Unseen guide: "140 minutes? Jesus!" You said it, guy. Two and a half hours is long for a band bio, not to mention a band manager bio. The film originally aired on the BBC in two one-hour parts and, being that this was the direct ... More >>
Indiana anti-gay bills, a video iPod, painted teeth, the evolution of Kermit the Frog, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
CITY PAGES BLOGS Pizza Man or Pizza Whore? Another tale from the pepperoni-strewn Streets of Pizza. Steve Monaco has last week's winners and this week's Monday Movie Quiz question at Couch Pundit. THESE DAYS The Utah Board of Education on Friday unanimously approved a position statement supporti ... More >>
Dr. Richard Smith, who edited the British Medical Journal for 13 years, tells the BBC: "For a drug company a favourable trial is worth thousands of pages of advertising, which is why a company will sometimes spend upwards of a million dollars on reprints of the trial for worldwide distribution... ... More >>
But Mom, the BBC says fuck. When do we get to say fuck? The Futon Critic recently posted a list of developing shows in Fox's 2005-06 line-up. Among the fetal contenders is Peep Show, a premise taken from the 2003 BBC comedy of the same name. The original told everyday stories through from POV of ... More >>
Who will be the Vatican's next top pontiff? A survey of clippings from recent years speculating on the Catholic Church's next pope: Today: Observer (UK): next pope will be another conservative; ABC backgrounder on the picking of popes. Older: Biz Week: why the next pope may be a surprise (03/05); ... More >>
Guerilla Black: "Compton"
Labor is no party in the brilliant BBC comedy 'The Office'