By Reed Fischer and Ian TraasSoundsetWith Atmosphere, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon, Astronautalis, Big K.R.I.T., and moreCanterbury Park Festival Field, ShakopeeSunday, May 27, 2012Related:Soundset 2012 evacuated amid tornado watchSoundset photos 2012Up until about 7:20 p.m., the fift ... More >>
Minnesota Atheists suggest that babies are born atheists in new billboards popping up around the Twin Cities."We are all born without belief in gods. Learn how to be a born-again atheist," says one of the billboards, which are visible at 725 Washington Ave. N. in Minneapolis and University & ... More >>
It's written by and starring women but still gets screwed
Reviews from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival
We identify the most interesting, influential and inimitable artists of 2007.
Latisha Jones and Patricia Hampl
The Body Cartography Project
Ben Olson and Emma Berg
Twin Cities playwrights
The Writers Guild of America
Ernest A. Bryant III
Christine Boyka Kluge
William E. Jones
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 >>
D.C. lifer George Pelecanos writes about murder, drug feuds, riots, dog-fighting—and also a little violence
Cell phones causing repetitive strain injuries, Hamas beer, atheist pin-ups, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
A week after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, we've heard from politicians, pundits, survivors, aid workers, and editorialists. Here are just a few of the notable comments coming out of the tragedy... "We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did." -- Re ... More >>
The battling Hitchens Bros. break bread, limbs At a literary festival in Wales last week, Hitchenses Christopher and Peter sat onstage together. An ordinary enough occurrence, you would think--except that the two polemicists hadn't spoken in four years, following an offhand (and still contended) jok ... More >>
Marla Ruzicka, 28, was killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq on Saturday. With her tiny Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC), she had done the unprecedented: helped secure U.S. compensation for Iraqi and Afghan civilian victims. "I decided not to take a position on the war, but to try to ... More >>
Lynne Truss delivers us from our sins, Johnny Cash finds redemption, and Kurt Cobain loses Nirvana in the afterlife
Labor is no party in the brilliant BBC comedy 'The Office'
A friend and protégé tries to make sense of what's happened to Christopher Hitchens
Polemicist Christopher Hitchens follows George Orwell into a political minefield
After September 11: Projecting the future of entertainment at the New York Film Festival
From traditional reels to Celt rave-ups, local Irish music addresses the troubled times of its homeland
How Americans are made to say the right thing.