On the afternoon of March 19, 57-year-old Karla Rehberg was driving westbound on I-94 through downtown Minneapolis near the 11st Street exit when she saw traffic in front of her braking to a stop. She followed suit -- only to get rear-ended by a flashy white Camaro.The force of the impact propelled ... More >>
The Dead Milkmen with Samuel Locke Ward First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, June 7, 2013 For the uninitiated, the Dead Milkmen are associated with just one song: "Punk Rock Girl," the late '80s anthem that is somehow a sweet love song and a bitterly subversive diatribe all at once. That they played i ... More >>
The Dead Milkmen were a special band to many in the '80s. While there were those that gravitated toward underground punk music with an aggressive edge and political bent, there were some of us who weren't all too upset with our parents and didn't identify with the standard punk uniform of the ... More >>
Rik Schwinden's store offers nostalgia trip
Last night, you were gleefully egging strangers' Camaros. (Not so bitchin' now, eh, monied day-trader douchebags?) Tomorrow, you can vote. The day after tomorrow, you can freak out about who everyone else voted for, nullifying your own vote five-fold. But today, why not mull over last week's mus ... More >>
Chad Davis via Flickr.comThe slimiest car in filmThis weekend the State Fairgrounds will be the site of the Car Craft Summer Nationals, a convergence of 5,000 muscle cars and heavily modified hot rods, who will strut and race in a competition of burnt rubber and smoking engines. To help celeb ... More >>
Lucy LyonYou may know Tim Gihring from his ever-present byline in Minnesota Monthly, thanks to his role as arts editor, a position he's held since 2003 at the local lifestyle magazine. Or you might recognize his name from the Minneapolis Arts Commission, where he's served as chair in 2009 (an ... More >>
Servers' pay is often double that of chefs
SoCal rap rockers are high all the time, smoke that good shit.
Local mullet guy Jake Nyberg has turned his hair joke into a charity fund drive. He's trying to raise money to donate a Trans Am to Easter Seals. We really didn't see this coming.
Wuchko: "My shnoz was just bouncing off the ground"
With the death of Pontiac, we look back at one of the most rock'n'roll cars ever made.
Compared with other holidays, Thanksgiving hasn't inspired bards overmuch. There are no traditional hymns, no instantly identifiable music associated with the day save possibly various football broadcast bumpers. Nevertheless, here and there we find certain songs that -- in lyric or in spirit -- f ... More >>
A few more changes would've helped Transformers
The 'Transformers' premiere party runs out of gas
'Transformers' turns the blockbuster into one big blur
John Delmonico defends those who serve and protect. Whether they deserve it or not.
Note to dudes: Stay away from "the Ryan!" The O.C jumped the shark early in the first season when Marissa and Ryan engaged in an awkward slobberfest on a Ferris wheel. Then, Seth ran over the poor shark's decaying carcass when he attempted to sail a 10-foot catamaran to Tahiti, but somehow wound up ... More >>
...and stop smoking crack with Leon Spinks, plus other tales of blue yules past
Heavy sweating with indie-pop supergroup Olympic Hopefuls
Lou Reed struts like Brando; a NASCAR Nazi salute; and voting isn't just for old people
Breadbox-sized Rice Paper proves that sometimes less is more
Pop jester Vicious Vicious shows his sensitive side
Indie endurance artist Kid Dakota (a.k.a. Darren Jackson) gigs the hours away to make up for lost time
Keeping an appointment with fatherhood
Twin Cities entrepreneur Dick Quinn believed in the healing power of cayenne pepper. But in the four years since his death, the wrangling over rights to his five-alarm cure has been anything but therapeutic.
Built To Spill writes soaring guitar symphonies for the fallen rock faithful
Minneapolis police are involved in too many dangerous high-speed chases, according to a local civil-rights attorney. He says the city needs to take steps to protect bystanders and do something about its "cowboy" officers.