Cedar Rapids

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Twins' Byron Buxton is "the best prospect I've [ever] seen," scout says [VIDEOS]

    The Twins' big-league club may be struggling through a third consecutive mediocre-to-terrible season, but the future is bright.SEE ALSO: Dan Gladden trolls Atlanta Braves fans with Kent Hrbek jersey [PHOTO] [VIDEO]One of the biggest reasons for optimism is outfielder and mega-prospect Byron Buxton. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    The Cedar Cultural Center repeats as Best World Music Venue

    The Cedar Cultural Center has long been a somewhat unsung musical jewel of the West Bank of Minneapolis. But lately, the venue has been receiving some well-deserved praise for consistently hosting compelling, eclectic performances by genre-bending bands and musicians that run the gamut from indie-ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Minneapolis residents have top average credit score in America, says Experian

    We ride bikes and go skinny dipping in urban lakes. And when we stop for a beer on the way home and charge it to our credit card, we pay that thing down more promptly than folks anywhere else in the country. According to Experian's latest analysis of credit scores across the country, Minneapolitans ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 27, 2012

    Artisan food for mass consumption

    Should we still call it "artisan"?

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Redbox: Wisconsin is the most romantic state

    ​Move over Honolulu, see you later San Francisco -- if you're looking for romance, the place to be is La Crosse, Wisconsin. And if that doesn't work for you, go to Green Bay.Or so say the folks at Redbox. The movie rental company recently compiled a list of the Top 10 Most Romantic Cities in the c ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Al Jarreau talks Prince, the Roots, and spending 40 years in the music business

    ​Some might say that 34 seems a bit "past one's prime" to have started a singing career. For Al Jarreau, that's never seemed to matter. Having been the only vocalist in history to garner Grammy Awards across three different genre categories (jazz, pop and R&B), and with 21 albums, seven Grammy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    The Onion shaves off Tim Pawlenty's body hair: Photoshop of the Day

    The Onion gives Tim Pawlenty a campaign makeover.​The rap on Tim Pawlenty is that he's too boring and too nice to run for the White House -- also, he's somewhat of a wimp, it turns out. But that's all changing. The Onion is reporting that he tried to change up his image by copping the chrome ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Keith Ellison breaks down in tears at Muslim hearings [VIDEO]

    Ellison breaks down.​Rep. Keith Ellison spent weeks deriding the congressional hearings that opened today on radical Muslims, orchestrated by Rep. Peter King of New York, as little more than an attempt to spread fear and hatred of a religious minority. When it came his turn to testify and de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Baby Dee anounces new album, tour

    The mysterious singer songwriter will release an album in 2010 on Drag City, and will play the Cedar this April.

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008
  • Feature

    January 9, 2008

    A raucous Iowa caucus

    The Wizard of Odds: Iowa begins the road to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2006

    Q: What sets the Strib apart from the following news websites?

    CNN, Fox, MSNBC, NY Times, LA Times, WashPost, St. Paul Pioneer-Press, Des Moines Register, Duluth Herald-Tribune, Grand Forks Herald, Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Sioux Falls Argus-Leader, Rapid City (SD) Journal, Kenosha (WI) News, Yankton (SD) Daily Press & Dakotan. A: Un ... More >>

  • News

    December 29, 2004

    Artists of the Year

    12 Rods, Jon Stewart, Howard Stern, Quentin Tarantino, Garrison Keillor, MF Doom, Lawrence Lessig, Randi Rhodes...

  • News

    February 4, 2004
  • Movies

    June 18, 2003

    Read Him and Weep

    'Stone Reader' is a story of obscurity that's sadder than it needs to be

  • News

    October 6, 1999
  • Music

    August 18, 1999

    Bombs Away

    Noise artist Bombardier drops some of electronic music's fastest and hardest beats--and waits for the explosion

  • News

    January 6, 1999

    Is He Nuts?

    Turncoat. Chickenshit. Radical. Minnesota's senior senator has been called a lot of things. But president?