Twas the day before Christmas and all through the city, the decorations were lit, everything was so pretty. The presents were wrapped with (varying degrees of) care and the table was set for a feast we would share. The roads, they were frightful -- the highways a mess -- it's a wonder we didn't coll ... More >>
Vice Presidential candidate-turned-unintentional punchline Sarah Palin will be signing copies of her new book at the Mall of America's Barnes & Noble store on Friday, November 22 from 6 until 8 p.m.WILL THE SECOND TIME BE THE CHARM? Sarah Palin almost signs City Pages "Going Crazy" parody issue ... More >>
Back in 1788, poet Robert Burns wrote an anthem that's still more ubiquitous than Montell Jordan's "This is How We Do It" at New Year's. The lines to the kazoo-friendly "Auld Lang Syne" have summed up the "drinking to forget" philosophy ever since. What came in ensuing years is more complex. Now, w ... More >>
It's been an incredible 12 months for Mac Lethal. After the dual explosion of his pancake-rap video and his popular Texts From Bennett Tumblr -- a collection of hilarious texts from his 17-year-old wanna-be gangsta cousin -- he's become one of the most creatively in-demand stars to ever emerge from ... More >>
The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cold. Settle down with some local music this weekend.
Wait--we thought the Grinch was green...For those people out there who don't make a habit of watching paid political ads on YouTube, you may be surprised to learn that America is currently at war. No, we're not talking about the drawn-out wars in far-off lands like Iraq or Afghanistan ... More >>
Crispin Whittell's version losing focus on Dickens's message
As the glut and gratitude of Thanksgiving gives way to the glut and gaiety of the holiday season, plan to kick off this transitionary phase with some holiday honky tonk and a banjo-pickin' veteran of Hee Haw this weekend at Lee's and the Dakota.
And just like that, Kanye West's long, strange art-rap journey of a year winds down with a Christmas posse cut, of all things - a Christmas posse cut that leaks, then is hoisted for sale on iTunes, then is issued as the final, long-delayed piece of the canny/self-aggrandizing G.O.O.D. Fridays puz ... More >>
Most offices may be closed tomorrow for Christmas Eve, but the clubs will still be hopping all weekend long with some great holiday-themed events. Here's a rundown of the nine best excuses to sneak out of the house this week (plus one reason to stay in), starting with a few gigs that are slated f ... More >>
If you haven't knocked out your Christmas cookies yet this season, well, you might be feeling a little screwed right now. Luckily we at the Hot Dish take a fake-it-instead-of-bake-it approach to cookies, which makes us especially qualified to guide you to the best locations for cookies you can easil ... More >>
So: are you feeling the fear yet, as the days slip by with a greater rapidity and your gift-shopping list becomes longer? Got the shakes? Struggling to find some temporal real-estate this weekend to sneak out and do your fake-Santa duties dirt cheap? Gimme Noise is, too. Remember back when you we ... More >>
Gimme Noise won't front; our Christmas shopping is nowhere even near finished. I haven't gotten Christmas cards for my parents or my son, I still have a few things to get for my wife, and I need a whole mess of CD gift boxes, which the local Wal-Mart doesn't seem to stock. Isn't it weird how, in ... More >>
Take your places at the show
And, they're super easy, to boot, and make a great hostess gift...
Some holiday candies just don't belong. Here's our Top 5.
I dedicate this to my mother, who has for nigh on a quarter of a century nursed my unhealthy fixation on a particular Christmas album.
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 gang makes chop suey out of the best of the worst holiday shorts.
Nothing says "Happy Holidays" like getting drunk and groping co-workers. Amiright?
"Christmas in the Heart" will feature a collection of holiday standards.
For this edition of "Five Songs About," we decided to double our pleasure. Christmas is a special time of year, and we found way too much here (and way too little we could justify leaving out) -- so you get 10 songs for the same low, low price. Moreover, we tried to go a little further off the bea ... More >>
A unique holiday performance by Mann and friends, featuring musical guests local and otherwise, star-studded video cameos and more than a few surprises. Review, sounds and Christmas cheer inside.
Local cheese is better than it's ever been. Here's the first of a two-part guide to the rarest, best, and most glorious examples.
Owning ollies, Santa and Victoria's Secret don't mix in Virginia, the flying alarm clock, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Press release of the day: "Just released this week, 'U-Sing-It' -- an innovative CD release that lets buyers create their own versions of holiday songs to share with friends and family, powered by UmixIt's remixing technology -- is already a hit, an impressive feat given the 51 shopping days stil ... More >>
Three Minnesota gems with ice cream cakes and frozen pies prove you can have your cake and lick it too