By Ian S. Port"I'm kind of like Ron Swanson -- I fucking hate paperwork."Mike Donovan, figurehead of San Francisco rock band Sic Alps, is grinning in the kitchen of his ground-floor apartment, explaining what he likes about driving a cab for a living. Along with the fact that Donovan usually works o ... More >>
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Destroyer with Sandro Perri Cedar Cultural Center Monday, June 25, 2012 View a slideshow here.The multifaceted Dan Bejar, who performs as Destroyer, debuted the jazzy, chamber pop
tracks from one of last year's best releases, Kaputt, at the Cedar Cultural Center l ... More >>
Anybody can learn intuition, according to Haruko Tanaka and Asher Hartman, otherwise known as Krystal Krunch. The ability to read people is something that the duo have been practicing and teaching for a number of years. This Thursday, they will bring their experience to The Krystal Krunch Never B ... More >>
Before this afternoon, if one were to rely purely on the content of WCCO's website, the now-notorious "duck dog" story never happened.
That all came to an end this afternoon.
Although it contains no new information, an editor's note has finally been posted to the website that acknowledges, tha ... More >>
Despite WCCO-TV's attempts to scrub all evidence of the Duck/Dog debacle from the internet, a video of the original report has surfaced on YouTube.The video was posted yesterday evening by TVSpyShopTalk, which is part of MediaBistro. Previously, we posted the transcript of the errant report, but ... More >>
James Schugel is under the microscope.The Asian American Journalists Association is demanding an apology from CBS corporate in the wake of affiliate WCCO's admission that it botched the October 31 story that has become popularly known as "Duck/Dog."
"We were disturbed by an Oct. 31 broadcast by ... More >>
WCCO aired this video of a woman's suicide.Viewers were outraged this evening when embattled local TV station WCCO aired footage of the suicide of a woman who laid down in the middle of I-94 to die.The footage from cameras meant to monitor traffic conditions apparently aired on the noon newscast, ... More >>
James Schugel may be in the dog house, but WCCO is leaping to his defense.After issuing dozens of "no comments" to City Pages, WCCO-TV has finally broken its silence on the controversial Duck/Dog story -- which aired October 31 -- with a memo from management.David Brauer at MinnPost has the memo ... More >>
James Schugel isn't the only one at WCCO who screwed the pooch on the duck/dog story.New details have emerged regarding the WCCO-TV story broadcast last Thursday that falsely claimed local dogs were being sold as meat for human
consumption in New York City's Chinatown, and it doesn't look good f ... More >>
The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists won't let James Schugel duck the controversy.The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists released a statement yesterday blasting WCCO-TV for refusing to address errors in its crazy report alleging a local puppy mill was selling dogs to a mea ... More >>
Schugel in real life and in CG (wearing a dunce cap).WCCO reporter James Schugel is having one hell of a week.
First, he breaks a story about a butcher shop in Chinatown selling dog meat that turns out to be super false. Then, the mistake goes viral. Next the Asian American Journalists Associati ... More >>
James Schugel believes Asians eat dogs.WCCO's James Schugel is in the doghouse with the Asian American Journalists Association, which is demanding an apology for his idiotic report last week that local dogs were being sold for human consumption in New York City's Chinatown."The report, which perp ... More >>
WCCO's James Schugel: Enterprising reporter, struggles understanding foreigners.WCCO's I-Team broke an investigative story on Monday, reporting that a Chinatown meat market in New York City was buying dogs from Minnesota and selling them as food in the Big Apple.It was the kind of story reporters ... More >>
Ed Fong of David Fong's in BloomingtonHe's not the chef, but Ed Fong is in charge of all that happens at David Fong's, the Bloomington restaurant that has been around for over 50 years. He's cooked, he's cleaned, and he's emptied trashcans during his many years working at the storied Chinese eate ... More >>
Richard Lloyd is a guitarist and the founding member of legendary post-punk band Television that formed in New York City in 1973. He was one of the few people hosting bands at CBGBs, where Television regularly played since its earliest days. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA. in 1951 and his family m ... More >>
Ed Fong in his own restaurantYesterday, Ed Fong gave us a sense of what old- time Bloomington was like before it was officially a city, and how his family appealed to its citizens with both Chinese and American offerings.Ed is the oldest son of the eponymous founder of David Fong's and now runs t ... More >>
Take that, White Castle!To think that we once satisfied our late-night snacking urges with the mushy blandness of the White Castle slyder, a meal that's perfectly content to be seasoned with nothing more than steamed onions.
Sure, there's comfort to be found in the squishy buns and flat mea ... More >>
One-man-masked-band Hastings 3000 is in the midst of his first tour,
which will find him jetting out to the West Coast, Hawaii, and Japan.
Here's the third installment of his tour diary (first installment here, second here). Check back over the next two weeks for more updates from his tour.
The Body prepare to pummel the raddest drum kitBetween Pitchfork's eyeball-stealing #Offline Fest and the unmitigated excitement surrounding Kanye West's surprise appearance, the runaround given to badgeholders (the things cost $500 and come with no guarantees), the far-and-wide distribution of t ... More >>