While Twin City music fans wait patiently to see if Bob Mould ever announces a local live performance of his classic Sugar record Copper Blue in its entirety, Merge Records announced that they will be re-issuing and remastering the band's stellar but all-too-brief back catalogue on July 24. A re ... More >>
Mid West Music Fest, Day Two: Featuring the 4onthefloor, Rogue Valley, Ruben, and Midwest DilemmaWinona, MNFriday, April 20, 2012See also:Mid West Music Fest Day One with Tapes 'n TapesMid West Music Fest, Day Three: Kimya Dawson, the MelismaticsFriday at the Mid West Music Fest brought sunny skies ... More >>
Nothing fits together quite like alcohol and science. But our favorite drinking game of watching the Discovery Channel and taking a shot every time we hear "Einstein's theory of relativity" is getting a little old. Thankfully, the St. Paul Grill has a new way of combining two of our favorite interes ... More >>
What if the apocalypse already happened?
Jose Francisco Gomez is accused of raping his 7-year-old stepdaughter.Jose Francisco Gomez turned to God and became a Pentecostal minister, then he betrayed those who trusted him by raping his stepdaughter for years, beginning when she was seven, in the late 1990s. Now, his face and identity are ... More >>
Canned whiskey: There's a first time for everything.Continuing the theme of crazily alcoholic beverages in cans, Panama-based Scottish Spirits LTD is now offering whiskey in 12-ounce cans. That's eight shots, apparently intended to be shared by three people. And we thought Four Loko was bad... ... More >>
Maybe you've seen them, wild-eyed and laser-focused behind a rig with a million glowing things. Somewhere in the room the image of a log floating through space gets metamorphed into a burst of geometric shapes in time with the music and you think "holy shit." We wanted to get into the heads of th ... More >>
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big.
Photo illustration by A.J. OlmscheidTo warm up to National Candy Month, this week's Food Fight is between a few chili-coated candies from Dulceria La Piñata at Mercado Central on Lake Street. Read on to find out which one can take the heat, and which was best left with the Play-Doh.
courtesy of Dawn Drouillard Dawn Droulliard, chef and owner of Fabulous Catering, is not your average chef. Formerly a singer in the bands Interstate Judy and That's What You Get, Droulliard has a rocking style that has translated itself into her kitchen.After moving to the Twin Cities in 1991, D ... More >>
Photo: XOZ/FlickrTrevor Cook pleaded guilty today in federal court to leading a $190-million Ponzi scheme based in part out of the Van Dusen mansion in Minneapolis that obliterated the investments of at least 1,000 victims while he lived high on the hog and paid off gambling debts. Appearin ... More >>
Utne's list of visionaries on TweepML is here. It's an eclectic bunch.
The costume banned by Target and embraced by anti-immigration activists probably wasn't Made in the USA.
Lake Street's Los Andes Makes the High-Altitude Cuisine of Ecuador and Colombia Accessible, Affordable, and Awfully Good
The tragic death of one of America's most important investigative journalists
Will someone please tell JoJo that the world is a greedy, vicious place?
A trifecta of impending restaurant openings, and one departure
What do you do after writing the most popular leftist mindscrew of the decade? A sequel.
Pre-Columbian, super-authentic Mexican where eat street meets downtown
Will "crossroads cuisine" reinvent both St. Louis Park and the Brazilian barbecue?
Welcome to siege culture
What can you tell your kids? Anything but the truth.
They'd seem quaint if they weren't so eloquent: Meet the University of St. Thomas's loudest rabble-rousers
If in America a young man moves in with a fifty-year-old woman to whom he is not related, we call it suspicious. But in the Dominican Republic, they simply call it family
Minnesota beef producers can begin using radiation to kill bacteria and extend the shelf life of everything from hamburger to filet mignon. But a number of scientists, scrappy idealists, and small farmers still say it's not a good idea.
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Cocaine, Tuna, and Free Trade
It wasn't that long ago that medicine declared a victory over infectious disease. Now a raft of new and mutating bugs are at the door, and a declining public health system is in no shape to fight them.