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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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: 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 >>