Brave New Workshop's newest holiday show is a delight
This past Christmas, Gimme Noise asked a handful of local musicians to help us make sense of a holiday where the accompanying songbook seemed to be guided by all things commercial. Valentines Day has those talking points a bit reversed.There's no magical tradition built around Valentine's Day. Many ... More >>
A northeast Minneapolis man is generating a bit of Christmas-time controversy with a nativity scene that looks like something from a KISS concert.SEE ALSO: Obama effigy hangs from Duluth billboard [PHOTO] Matthew Peterson, a resident of the 2500 block of Polk Street Northeast, has in his yard a han ... More >>
From musical stage dreams to becoming an elf, these favorites are worth another look
After a disappointing holiday season, Target dropped its lead ad agency. Fresh off news that Santa gave Target a lump of goal this Christmas, the company is making changes. Target has dropped Portland-based Wieden and Kennedy, the company's lead advertising agency for the past six years.
Christmas foodies = delicious giftsGot a few foodies on the list of people to shop for this Christmas? Turn off QVC. I promise they don't want a juicer. The Hot Dish is here to help you come up with the perfect gift for as many foodies as you have on your list. This will be the first of a s ... More >>
Pick up a copy of this year's Winter Guide issue of City Pages and you'll notice that Doomtree is not only featured on the cover and in an interview about their new album, No Kings, but that they've invaded our entire damn publication. Many of our Winter Guide tidbits and listings are availa ... More >>
Has Black Friday jumped the shark? Now that hundreds of stores are opening for Christmas shopping at the witching hour of midnight, it almost feels as if the consumer holiday has reached the point of parody. But then, when you stop and think of last year's shopping deaths and even this year's pe ... More >>
Our "Flyer of the Week" this week comes from a very special, magical place -- one that will delight Star Wars nerds even more than unwrapping an Ewok Village playset on Christmas morning, and one that will warm the hearts of even the coldest Wampa. That's right. In this week's flyer, Princess Lei ... More >>
Don't toss that tree--eat it!After you strip your Christmas tree of its ornaments and lights, don't let it go to waste. That evergreen is edible: You can turn the boughs into holiday leftovers, alongside the figgy pudding and lefse. Copenhagen chef René Redzepi shared several suggestions w ... More >>
Texas fruitcake: Don't mess with itWe've suggested food-centric gifts for newbie cooks and confirmed foodies, so its time to hit up the kinds of gifts we all love to give: the seriously weird kind.
Let's abandon this governing conceit of this series, shall we? You're not buying any more presents. Neither am I, and neither is anybody else. We are so over mobbed outlet malls and web shopping when we're supposed to be pretending to work. Our spare bedroom closets are bursting with badly wrappe ... More >>
Courtesy of AmuséeLeslee Miller gives us her picks.It's holiday time, and we're sure you've bought all your gifts and are getting ready for an onslaught of family and friends. You've got the turkey ordered, your sides planned, and even that amazing dessert is partially completed and tucked in yo ... More >>
Jimmy John's workers want holiday pay for working Christmas eve.The workers at Minneapolis Jimmy John's franchises may have lost their drive for a federally recognized union, but that doesn't mean they're done making demands.Today members of the union announced a new campaign, demanding time- ... More >>
So you haven't finished your holiday shopping. Perhaps, in fact, you haven't even started it. Don't you feel bad about yourself? Hey, there's still plenty of time to order gift cards, which you know your folks want anyway. Cabela's, Bass Pro Shops, Mills Fleet Farm. Easy! So click click, th ... More >>
It's a comic-book holiday featuring a rocket-powered sled
The Minneapolis congressman gets a visit from some Christmas carolers with a political bent.
Stream a bizarre new track from Bob Dylan's "Christmas in the Heart."
Saint Agnes, a St. Paul bakery with a charismatic head baker, rises