Well, it's not too often that the opportunity to sit down and spend a few minutes with the Ace of Cakes comes along, but it did, so we did. We were recently able to catch up with the legendary maestro of exploding cakes, Duff Goldman, out at Boom Island where he was preparing for a long evening of f ... More >>
How Minnesota United FC's diehard soccer fanatics became a force to be reckoned with
There's a glut of hip-hop coming out of the Twin Cities, and it can be a lot to try to digest. In the spirit of the Gimme Noise Mixtape series that ran on this blog, we now present to you a more focused album roundup, selecting three recently released albums by local rappers that deserve recognition ... More >>
ColdplayXcel Energy Center, St. PaulFriday, August 10, 2012See Also:Slideshow: Coldplay at Xcel Energy CenterFar more captivating than Chris Martin himself are his captivated fans. At every turn during Friday's packed Coldplay show at Xcel Energy Center, the singer/guitarist/pianist told a entranced ... More >>
Bloomington Civic Theatre
One of the things that has made Charles Schultz's Peanuts comic strips and characters so popular over the past 60 years is that we all have a bit of Charlie Brown in us, and Lucy, and Snoopy, and Linus, and Sally, and Schroeder (and Pig Pen for that matter).This universal quality is on display in ... More >>
Photo by Dave Eckblad for City PagesDance nights are big on Thanksgiving Eve. Everyone has the next day off, and there's probably more than a few people who anticipate a massive caloric freefall and want to get their bodies moving before the tryptophan coma. This year, there's a fantastic option ... More >>
One of the Twins' biggest bats is about to return to their beleaguered lineup. Justin Morneau is set to join the team tomorrow in their opening game against the Cleveland Indians. According to the Star-Tribune's La Velle E. Neal III, Morneau's taking some cuts today at AAA Rochester before hopp ... More >>
The first of Morneau's two homers.But the Twins still suck. Despite scoring seven runs last night, despite--again!--leading in the 7th inning (the tenth time they've blown that kind of lead), despite Justin Morneau's cracking two powerful home runs, including a two-run dinger, the Twins fell ... More >>
It's a comic-book holiday featuring a rocket-powered sled
Is there a new Mr. Hand waiting in the wings?Minnesota has come up with a new way to evaluate public school teacher applicants. It's called the Teacher Performance Assessment, and one of its requirements is that classroom hopefuls submit a video of their classroom prowess for evaluation. An a ... More >>
Mean Girl actress plays morning show workaholic
Sid Hartman: Picture this man bronzedSid Hartman, the 90-year-old eminence grise of Twin Cities sports scribbling, is about to gaze out on Target Field in perpetuity -- in bronze. The Minneapolis Arts Commission gave a green light to a statue of Hartman last night. All it needs now is forma ... More >>
Charlie Brown and Snoopy, born out of Charles M. Schulz's imagination in St. Paul back in 1950, may soon be headed for your shorts, or your raincoat. Iconix, the company that owns Joe Boxer, London Fog and other clothing brands, has closed a deal to buy an 80 percent stake in the Peanuts bra ... More >>
Because Thanksgiving isn't all sumptious food and super-fun relatives.
Nick Carraway shoulders the weight of a great big theater. Could he just give a speech instead?
The miserable children of Charles M. Schulz
Special absurdity of the media present, ineffability of the aesthetic past edition
Two cities, twelve months, a million reasons to rock!
Suck on this, Snoopy: A fiberglass Frosty threatens to storm our city streets
Anti-folk avatars the Moldy Peaches give lessons in good touch and bad touch.
Three reissued fusion flops from the 1970s give free-jazz giant Ornette Coleman back to the freaks
The Twin Cities mark the occasion of Charles Schulz's retirement by scrambling to turn him into a hometown hero
Peanuts and the monstrous, infantile reductions of neurosis
Lady and the cad: Alice (Chloë Sevigny) and Des (Chris Eigeman) toast the last days of disco