Tom Hallett was a true rock 'n' roll writer. He lived the rock 'n' roll life like the Twin Cities' own Lester Bangs, and wrote about it in great detail. For decades, Hallett avidly attended innumerable shows, and celebrated our scene hard. Hallett's recent passing after a struggle with diabetes shoc ... More >>
A couple of interviews with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon popped up this week, and both illuminate a guy overflowing with ideas. After the push for his side project Shouting Matches' debut album, Grownass Man, earlier this year -- and a couple of rollicking Minneapolis shows -- these conversations were t ... More >>
Much like the rest of his condensed tour, Alexi Murdoch's stop at the Cedar Cultural Center was quick to sell out. Murdoch is not only wildly popular, but is also quite the catch if you are fortunate enough to witness him standing live in front of you; simply put, he doesn't tour very often.
On dusty shelves, sentences simmer
To heck with "One Man Minneapolis"
Join the conversation with TD Mischke on today's 'In The Stream' live from 2 p.m.- 4p.m.
Ben Weaver tries to shake his backwoods-gothic image
Far from the ladies' nights and the three-for-ones lurks a truly strange brew
Seekers of the sublime find the familiar in new Tom Waits multi-disc release
Bukowski takes a shot around the corner in 'Factotum'
'Ask the Dust' is a thinly veiled autobiography twice over
Sundance is a second home for 'Factotum' producer Christine Walker
Indie queen Lili Taylor flips the script
Anti-gay marriage amendment coming back, pork barrel projects are way up, Absolut ends their 25-year-old ad campaign, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Factotum, the Bent Hamer film with Matt Dillon playing Charles Bukowski's alter-ego, Henry Chinaski, has been given a second lease on theatrical life in the United States-- IFC Films picked it up at the Sundance FIlm Festival after the picture's first distributor dropped it right before it was expec ... More >>
The bad news first: a new film based on Charles Bukowski's Factotum, which was shot around town and even guest-stars a City Pages writer, has been dropped by its theatrical distributor right before its American premiere.
Eleven things we're looking forward to that aren't the spring thaw
A belated congratulations to Pizza Man, whose Streets of Pizza blog was a Yahoo! Pick on November 25.
Competition was brutal at the world's most cutthroat film festival
Frank Miller's 'Sin City' expands nationwide
Composer, poet, novelist, and all-around oddball Franz Kamin has hobnobbed with John Cage, Thurston Moore, and lots of other left-of-center heroes--now he just wants to finish what he started.
Love is a hot dog from Hell on the race track set of the new Bukowski film
Howling with Mallman's werewolves of Minneapolis and other scary tales
Uptown's newest fun palace proves you shouldn't drink where you eat
When your soul feels as cold as a frozen burrito in January
Unconventional wisdom from unstable characters in the City Pages Documentary Film Festival
First Prize Killers pulse with the beat of pastoral pop
Documentaries reach middle age at the Sundance Film Festival
Life is in the details--Rob Skoro has proof
Pedro Juan Gutiérrez's Dirty Havana Trilogy wallows in the seediness of Castro's Cuba