-- Update at bottom -- In June, Al Franken's campaign went after Mike McFadden for having a batch of his official T-shirts made in Nicaragua. McFadden's camp said it was a one-time thing and pointed out that Mike's shirts are typically made by a Minnesota company.But Franken's campaign workers are ... More >>
Two years ago, the Onion's "Michele Bachmann Thankful No Americans Died In Sikh Shooting" story duped a ton of commenters and social media users. The same thing happened earlier this year in response to a satirical New Yorker piece where Bachmann was "quoted" making ridiculous criticisms of Stephen ... More >>
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden talks a lot about the importance of jobs. For instance, in recent weeks, he's said things like, "Senator [Franken] along with President Obama have waged a war on jobs in this country," and, "I've created jobs. That's what I do. I have a record of 20 yea ... More >>
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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 >>
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 Minnesota Thunder took another lump over the weekend. They squeezed out a nil-nil draw on Saturday night at the California Victory, but then were soundly dispatched by the Vancouver Whitecaps last night.
The army discharges another gay Arabic-language specialist, coal-burning utilities financially backing global warming skeptic, Ken Burns's WWII doc could get busted for salty language, the cake made out of meat, Polish posters of American movies, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Yesterday, a sobering government report was released that should make all airline passengers cross their fingers as they lift off and land during the holiday rush. The U.S. Department of Transportation inspected noncertified repair centers operated by six different airlines, including on-site visits ... More >>
Congress looks into Tupac's death, naked men fighting in Indiana, a very punny contest at Culture To Go, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
What would the ticker symbol be for Air Tegucigalpa? Harold Meyerson has a nice commentary in the American Prospect that starts with JetBlue's near miss last week at LAX and the troubles with outsourcing airline maintenance, and then segues into the larger, and in some ways thornier, issue of how A ... More >>
Bankruptcy as the airlines' last best business tool There's been a flood of good stories about last week's simultaneous bankruptcy filings by Northwest and Delta--much of it published in cities where neither airline is the hometown carrier. My favorite is a piece in last Thursday's issue of the Ari ... More >>
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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.