Chuck Olsen

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Eleanor Mondale Poling filmed singing the Suburbs' 'Love is the Law'

    Photo via Chan Poling's Facebook pageEleanor Mondale Poling and Chan Poling​We were heartbroken to learn over the weekend that Eleanor Mondale Poling, daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale and wife of the Suburbs' Chan Poling, passed away at the age of 51 after battling brain cancer. El ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2011

    Northern Spark starts at sunset tonight, follow along at home

    ​In what's being heralded as the first-ever all night arts festival in Minnesota, Northern Spark kicks off tonight at 8:55 p.m. and will feature the contributions of dozens upon dozens of local musicians and artists performing until sunrise. There are kick-off ceremonies in both Minneapolis and St ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Uptown Art Fair, Lutefisk Sushi D: Freeloader Friday

    Mykl Roventine via​ Do you like art festivals? We have about 30 happening this weekend. Do you like free music? Yeah, we have that too. How about hot, molten iron? Yep. A giant board game bigger than the people in it? That's happening too. It's an epic week for free stuff happening in M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Blood in Blood Out sneak preview features Deuce 7 and friends

    Image by Chuck Olsen​The latest show at Cult Status Gallery features street art inside the gallery. Deuce 7 has returned from New York after being hailed the "king of New York street art" by Village Voice writer Camille Dodero. For "Blood in Blood Out," he will be joined by three other talented ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2007

    The UpTake focus their lenses on the Republican National Convention

    If you happened to catch the CNN-YouTube Democratic debate last week—and with Minnesota's caucuses more than six months away, who didn't?—you may have noticed one of the video questions from a somewhat excitable Minneapolis man named Marcus Benson, who asked if the candidates would raise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2007
  • Blogs

    February 5, 2007

    2/5 Morning Communiqué

    Shampoos that give you man-boobs, sex offender wins Florida lottery, Wal-Mart pays itself rent for tax purposes, director Kevin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2006

    Michael Brodkorb exposed during the GOP's endless night

    Video blogger Chuck Olsen turns the tables on City Pages, quizzes GOP consultant and MDE blogger Michael Brodkorb, and captures a few moments with Mark Kennedy and Norm Coleman.

  • Arts

    February 15, 2006

    "Your Brain Will Become Searchable"

    MNSpeak and Fimoculous founder Rex Sorgatz speaks tech trends

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2005

    12/29: Morning Communique

    Kurds working toward independence from Iraq, gyroscopic cancer detectors, CJR's five great stories you didn't read in 2005, Juan Cole's myths about Iraq, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2005

    Get Real to Go

    The Get Real City Pages Documentary Film Festival "brings a worthy slate each fall that has earned genuine film-snob bragging rights," says the Star Tribune. It's "a lifesaver for those discouraged by... manufactured reality programming," says the MN Daily, and it "may be the most consistently excel ... More >>

  • News

    June 29, 2005

    My Summer of Love

    Minnesota filmmakers remember the warm-weather flicks that got them hot (or bothered)

  • News

    December 29, 2004

    Artists of the Year

    12 Rods, Jon Stewart, Howard Stern, Quentin Tarantino, Garrison Keillor, MF Doom, Lawrence Lessig, Randi Rhodes...

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2004
  • Movies

    November 3, 2004

    Open-Source Me

    Chuck Olsen takes the first-person doc into the blogosphere

  • Arts

    June 30, 2004

    Girl, Interrupted

    Before Plain Layne disappeared, readers knew her as a fiery online diarist, an outspoken lesbian, and a beauty straight out of a Midwestern Botticelli. Afterward, they knew her as a hoax.

  • News

    May 9, 2001

    Picked to Click

    The 11th Annual City Pages New Music Poll