Star Tribune Twins beat reporter La Velle E. Neal III has a piece out this morning headlined, "Twins putting out a call to arms." Seems our hometown heroes face "the daunting task of rebuilding its starting pitching," through the draft or whatever machinations General Manager Terry Ryan can impleme ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkOdd Future performing at SXSW 2011Though the band only has one US date on the books right now -- a stop at Austin, Texas's Fun Fun Fun Fest in early November -- Odd Future posted a map to their Tumblr page that hinted that they might be making a stop in Minnesota before the year ... More >>
Health practitioners are asking McD's to get rid of this guy.This week's print edition of City Pages includes a full-page ad in which 550 health professionals and health organizations ask McDonald's to retire Ronald McDonald and stop marking unhealthy food to kids. The letter, which is also ... More >>
The latest Audit Bureau of Circulation numbers are out and at first blush it doesn't look good for the Strib.The Minneapolis paper fell from 15th to the 17th biggest newspaper nationwide when ranked by daily circulation. The last ABC audit came out in October. So how did our local newspaper of r ... More >>
Jim DeRogatis began his writing career in high school in 1982, completing an assignment by interviewing another young-blooming music thinker: the brightly burned out, young, and probably canon Lester Bangs. Twenty-eight years later DeRogatis is a widely and justifiably respected critic and journa ... More >>
Danner's wife secretly contacted the Polaris Project's national trafficking hotline for help last Thursday.
The pioneering power-pop songwriter has died of an apparent heart attack.
The pair met five years ago, when she was 17 and he was a 27-year-old church youth counselor.
He called Canada a "Third World Country" when it comes to medicine and is campaigning against Obamacare.
Compared to some other big city dailies, that's actually pretty good.
The non-stop doomed newspaper predictions continue. This time it's our local Pioneer Press.
Al Franken isn't clowning around. He's serious. This, we should know. The national media has done well reminding us that he's not joking, jesting, joshing, kidding, pranking, or shitting us whenever they report on his rather vigorous (one might say "serious") campaign.
A once proud newspaper makes grim concessions to economic realities
As rave reviews go, they don't get much more ravier than this, about Jungle Theater grad Craig Wright's latest play Grace.
Bob Briggs got a head full of shrapnel in Iraq. Then he came home to more wars: to regain the use of his half-paralyzed body, and to get the U.S. government to pay for his medical care.
Sufjan Stevens's beautiful tribute to the Land of Lincoln
Cub Foods climber asks Midwestern newspapers to detail rivals' advertising spending The online version of the publishing industry bible Editor & Publisher today carried a short story detailing what appears to be the stupidest summer internship assignment ever: In an extraordinary e-mail sent Tuesd ... More >>
On Tuesday the Star Tribune became the fourth major daily in the past year-plus to be accused of dumping papers by various means to plump its paid circulation figures and thus its ad rates. Last year executives from Newsday, the Dallas Morning News, and the Chicago Sun-Times admitted to deliberatel ... More >>
Gabbing about quasi-Christian orgasms and R&B booty reduction with the music critic hosts of Garrison Keillor's newest brainchild, Pop Vultures
A snarky writer thinks he's America's greatest living punk
From panel discussions to boobs aflame, feminism and punk rock form a holy union at Chicago's Ladyfest