Brave New Workshop's newest holiday show is a delight
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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: 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
The Minneapolis congressman gets a visit from some Christmas carolers with a political bent.
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.
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.
Three Minnesota gems with ice cream cakes and frozen pies prove you can have your cake and lick it too