Tune-Yardswith DoshFirst Avenue, MinneapolisJuly 17, 2014In April of 2010, an artist going by the name Tune-Yards presented an exuberant, frenzied set of loops and vaguely tribal-sounding percussive elements for those either informed enough or bored enough to wander into The Cave that particular eve ... More >>
(Editor's note: This weekend is Art-A-Whirl, the yearly art party where hundreds of studios, galleries, and warehouses in northeast Minneapolis open their doors and invite art lovers in for special demonstrations, exhibitions, performances, and sales. This week we'll be taking a look at some of t ... More >>
Soundset 2013 was the biggest of them all. With 28,000 bodies in attendance and Snoop Dogg gracing the stage, Rhymesayers Entertainment showed unprecedented growth for the sixth running of their yearly rap extravaganza at Canterbury Park.And what better way to capture the spirit and randomness of So ... More >>
Three years after their last record, the trio get past conflicts to record their second full-length album
Gay rights supporters at Hamline continue to call for school administration to reconsider its neutral stance on the Minnesota marriage amendment.SEE ALSO:-- Hamline professor Stephen Kellert calls on university administration to come out against Minnesota marriage amendment-- Hamline Wesley Award wi ... More >>
SEE ALSO:- U of M is one of the most LGBT-friendly campuses in the country, says new study When this year's Campus Pride Index came out a few weeks ago, it ranked both the U of M and Carleton College in the top 25 of the country's most LGBT-friendly higher ed campuses, awarding the local schools fiv ... More >>
Both the U of M Twin Cities and Carleton College crack the top 25 in a new list of the country's most LGBT-friendly colleges, put together by the Campus Pride Index.
Related:Is/Is light "Fire" from debut III, out in AprilMinneapolis rock trio Is/Is has created a stunning new music video to accompany the release of their full-length album, III."Fire" is a molten, sludgy track cooled slightly by guitarist Sarah Rose's precision lead vocals, and fits within the fra ... More >>
Minneapolis-St. Paul is the 13th "most lesbainish" metro in the country, according to Jezebel's first-ever ranking of lesbian hot spots.Jezebel doesn't explain the list's methodology, so take it for what it's worth, but the Twin Cities gets kudos for our abundance of piercing-laden bicycle chicks ... More >>
Despite being the middle of Chinese New Year, or "Spring Festival" as it is known in China, this past Wednesday night was a harsh cold one in downtown Minneapolis. That didn't stop a smattering of music lovers to brave the climate to hear and witness the sounds of the Guqin (or "Chinese Zither") ... More >>
Carleton College, where nerds rule.Harvard, Yale and Dartmouth eat your hearts out. Some of the biggest college brains in the country, who go to class just for the sheer delight of exercising their cerebral cortex, can be found at Carelton and Macalester colleges. Rating website Unigo arrive ... More >>
Image via FacebookNo sign of C3-PO anywhereParents, this is what those hefty tuition bills pay for at Carleton College: Students decorating a campus building -- the Goodsell Observatory -- to look like the R2D2 droid from "Star Wars." The pictures were posted on Facebook. Watch the video (b ... More >>
Senator becomes Minnesota's most controversial in just two months
We caught up with Veirs in advance of tonight's show at the Cedar.
Carleton College gardeners encourage the campus community to "Eat the Lawn." Catchy, huh!
Trocaderos closes its doors for good, Toki Wright lands on MTV & the Dodos and Silversun Pickups announce local dates.
After extensive searches through dangerous blizzard conditions, search crews recovered the body of a Minnesota climber who went missing in southwestern China last week.
Mother Jones cover article proposes "fresh solutions for our rotten food system."
The national elections aren't the only pivotal races this year
To Shoegaze or Not to Shoegaze?
Dance critic Caroline Palmer reports on the community reaction to the artistic director's removal. Many are concerned this move indicates "a larger sensibility and style of leadership that is detrimental to the future of the Southern."
Northfield foursome release the hounds--and an impressionistic, kinetic debut album
At least 14 local pols vie to be the next Martin Olav Sabo
In Minnesota, the average compensation with salary and benefits for 4-year private college presidents was around $225,000 in the 2003-2004 academic year.
Reporters call Alito "sloppy seconds," the worst New Yorker cartoon caption contest, T-Paw as melancholy Minnesotan, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
Novelist Gregory Blake Smith stages a postmodern smackdown (plus love story) in Las Vegas
The liberty, equality, and sorority of the Soviettes
David Lefkowitz manipulates the environment, one painting at a time
Coleman, Wellstone, and the politics of purity
A few days at the races with St. Paul mayoral candidate Jay Benanav
A generation of Malian women discover a portal between the music of the past and a feminism of the future
It's not all negative
Learning to love a landlubber
How a Minneapolis consulting trio discovered the "iconogasm," and other tales from the trendspotting business.
Not Fade Away: David Lefkowitz's "Banquet."