At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the founder of Marley's lab ... More >>
There's never a dry weekend in the Minnesota beer scene. Here's another busy brew round-up: Flat Earth is active again and in the midst of a soft opening at a new location in the old Hamm's Brewery. The site is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for samples and growler sales. Boom Island is ... More >>
Jack Douglas has enjoyed a legendary career in music. After starting on Robert Kennedy's senatorial campaign, Douglas worked with a Who's Who of rock luminaries, from John Lennon and Yoko Ono to Aerosmith. Last weekend, he was in town recording a new single with The Oddfathers at Terranium Studio, w ... More >>
Pick fruit, help fight hunger.The Minnesota Project is hosting a launch party for its Fruit of the City gleaning initiative, a program by which volunteer pickers stock local food shelves with fresh fruit. Food shelves tend to receive more boxed and canned foods vs. perishable ones so the proj ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkLady GagaAugust 30, 2010Xcel Energy CenterMeasure her in terms of her presence as a multi-platinum pop performer, and Lady Gaga is still in her infancy; it was only a short year and a half ago that she was performing at the Fine Line, a 700-capacity club. This time around she re ... More >>
Lambert asserts that we may keep gettin' fatter drinkin' all this beer, but we're still prettier than them skinny girls. Ah, my favorite delusion.
Celebrate freedom in America.
James Toback film offers new perspective on the controversial boxer
Rep. Bachmann is holding two public forums tomorrow to talk about cancer and President Obama's cap and trade proposal. Time to go get armed and dangerous with Bachmann.
Bachmann is following through with her plan and announced public forums in her district to talk about climate change and cap and trade policies. Don't miss out!
Leaping Thugs in a Single Bound, Our 'Brave' Leading Lady Takes Back the Night
A radically retooled Minneapolis School Board tries to stop the bleeding and start over
The other bad stadium deal
How Merce Cunningham changed modern dance--and my life
Local columnist wakes up in a city that never sleeps
Before Coleen Rowley, another whistleblower rose from the ranks of the Minneapolis FBI division. Retired agent Jane Turner talks at length for the first time about the Bureau's good old boy management culture--and how it goes about silencing its internal
Live from NYC: Hundreds of thousands of protesters, 20,000 cops, and one coronation
Graham Robb uncovers the many mysteries of being gay in the 19th century
Latinos, Somalis, and the American dream in southern Minnesota
Has enough time passed to warrant a revival of 'Six Degrees'?
Audiences chew on a film-fest twofer: Central Standard's indie films and Sound Unseen's musical movies
Amid all the carnival barking of the fringe, we tell you which tent shows deserve your ten bucks
From flesh satellites to cities of styrofoam: The fine art of faking it
A Critic's Diaries Spank His Subjects
Neil LaBute's theater of cruelty
The Caveman's Valentine writes a love letter to the iconoclast
Two Marxist-minded Belgian brothers bring their prize-winning Rosetta to the new world of capital
Outward Spiral's queer Creation; Park Square's suffering sisters
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Stanley Kubrick's long-delayed Eyes Wide Shut sets out to baffle and bore Tom Cruise fans--and succeeds impeccably
A troupe of Minneapolis agit-prop artists go to Giuliani's Gotham and face their toughest adversary yet--indifference
Miss Richfield 1981 makes her debut in the Big Apple
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Rosie the riveting: Crimson #1 exaggerates the obvious with its Rasta-talking vampire
Those who stumble upon the Security Store usually finger the stun gun with laser-sight (Rodney King comments are a staple).