James Brown was, of course, the Godfather of Soul and the Hardest Working Man in Show Business. But all the work he did to grab those titles over decades seemed to come crashing down through much of the '80s and '90s. That's when he derailed into years of drug and domestic abuse, erratic behavior, ... More >>
You might not have seen helicopters buzzing around the Twin Cities around 11 p.m. last night, but if you live near downtown Minneapolis, you almost certainly heard them.That's because the damn things were flying around without their lights on during the second night of joint military-law enforcement ... More >>
TGI Fridays, everyone's favorite strip mall stop, is launching a food truck featuring eight items from its "handcrafted" menu. Even if you aren't a fan of franchise fare, you might appreciate this part: Everything on the menu is free. The TGI Fridays food truck is about to set off on its Summer of ... More >>
The Minneapolis punks gear up for this weekend's celebration
One day before the Western Conference All-Star reserves were announced, fans in attendance at the T-Wolves game Wednesday night got a special treat.SEE ALSO: Ricky Rubio runs K-Love "Love Dial" in awesome new ESPN promo [VIDEO] During a timeout, the team debuted a very cool video meant to promote Ni ... More >>
Originally hailing from the Second City, pop-punk world-beaters Alkaline Trio are quickly approaching two decades in a scene that isn't known for aging gracefully. Weathering the ebb-and-flow of their style's popularity, the Trio have stayed the course and continued to deliver incredibly catchy, emo ... More >>
Rock trio Kill to Kill might just be the anti-buzz band. After forming in 2007, the band built a devoted fan base via their intense live shows and eventually joined Guilt Ridden Pop's diverse roster. In 2009, they released their debut EP Fighter and Gimme Noise called Kill to Kill a band to watch. E ... More >>
Yesterday via her Facebook page, nationally lauded local dining critic Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl announced that beginning March 2 she will be hosting a new radio show on WCCO Radio every Saturday at 11 a.m. We caught up with Mpls/St. Paul magazine's senior editor to find out what we can expect to hear ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Strangers at the Twins game: A blind date outing in their own tweets -- Minnesota Twins have increased in value more than any other pro sports franchise since 2000Two years from now Minnesotan baseball fans may be able to sing "Take me out to the All-Star game!"Target Field is reportedly ... More >>
Melinda Drabek-Chritton and Chad Chritton, the 600-pound Wisconsin couple accused of starving their 15-year old daughter down to 70 pounds and forcing her to eat human waste, have set up a website soliciting donations for their legal defense. The couple describe a hard life on the website: Chad is ... More >>
What do you get when you cross a Mexican holiday, a historic horse race, and the best drink mixers in the business? A room full of giant hats, refreshing cocktails, and one inexplicable guy in a kilt. The Northstar Bartenders Guild held its latest bash in a posh loft with 180-degree views of downtow ... More >>
Aunt Else'sAebleskivers originated in Denmark in the 1600s.You don't have to cross the Atlantic to get your hands on aebleskiver, a traditional Danish dish that's a cross between a pancake and a popover. Local company Aunt Else will be sampling its very own mix, prepared with Minnesota flour, sug ... More >>
Chad LarsonCorpse Reviver #2: Not just for breakfast anymoreThe Corpse Reviver was at one time an entire family of drinks. Corpse Reviver, or just Reviver, sometimes was the name given to drinks designed to be the "hair of the dog that bit you," meaning a drink to get you through that rough Sunda ... More >>
An impressive debut
It's like skateboarding without the skateboard
Attendance is optional to the U of M's presentation on how to prevent sexual violence.University of Minnesota fraternities earned a pretty bad rep last fall after three women alleged they were sexual assaulted at frat parties in the span of three weeks. As a reaction, a U of M administrator ... More >>
Horner gets a chance to defend himself.Steve Horner doesn't think Chad Hartman gave him a fair shake. On his WCCO-830 radio show two weeks ago, Hartman devoted a segment to heckling Horner's plans to sue Minnesota's Department of Human Rights for rejecting his latest ladies' night complaint ... More >>
We're just impressed that Horner kept it FCC friendly.It's probably safe to say that neither party sufficiently persuaded the other during the Steve Horner-Chad Hartman ladies' night debate on WCCO radio this afternoon. Nonetheless, it was a pretty entertaining discussion.
Act One, Too LtdThat's some jail: Chad (Rico Heisler) prepares to break out The all-Elvis musical All Shook Up opened at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres on Friday night, and we were there. Persnickety journalistic ethics precluded putting on the feed bag (hence no review of the food), but we caught ev ... More >>
Taking a seat at the world's greatest slide show
It's a small world after all, or so the annoying, mind-worming song says. But it holds wisdom. The more we learn about one another the more we learn how alike we are. (Thanks Mr. Brady.) On a recent trip to Chad to help some tribes record their music, I was able to put together this recipe fo ... More >>
Chad Fjerstad and his pornstar girlfriend move to L.A. to make it in the skin trade
After reading this week's feature on local native Vin Vericose, we figured you might want to see him in action.
STG's bassist talks to us about tour essentials, killer albums, and dressing up like King Arthur.
We challenge local fashion's best to create an outfit based on the season
The local trio, formerly known as Little Sister, are releasing their first full-length this weekend at the Uptown Bar.
A guide for taking the guesswork out of MSPIFF
As a paranormal investigator, Chad Lewis has, over the years, tracked the elusive chupacabra, toured the infamous Loch Ness, hunted vampires in Transylvania, and visited the standard haunted house. He organizes the Unexplained Conferences and is the host of The Unexplained TV and radio shows. ... More >>
Reaching Arms International claimed to specialize in placing European orphans. But prospective parents say they've been left heartbroken.
After a three-year pause, Clipse deliver a demented punchline
TV on the Radio return to deliver the punk gospel
The East Side of St. Paul has a new restaurant with stunning onion rings, and a real family core that's rare
Local rockers Best Fight Story battle for the working man's rights
A massive consumer lawsuit against U.S. Bank ends in nickels and dimes for the plaintiffs, but big checks for attorneys
Teaching our children to notice and honor our natural surroundings
Seven years after the Gulf War, Paul William Roberts's The Demonic Comedy draws a punch line in the sand
"Devoted to Children" Essay Contest Winners
Just 27, new Twins broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre has a job envied by peers twice his age--and the daunting task of replacing the legendary Herb Carneal
Them Against "They": Aaron Eckhart and Matt Malloy in Neil LaBute's In the Company of Men.