Photo via Chan Poling's Facebook pageEleanor Mondale Poling and Chan PolingWe 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 >>
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 >>
Mykl Roventine via Flickr.com 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 >>
Image by Chuck OlsenThe 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 >>
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 >>
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.
MNSpeak and Fimoculous founder Rex Sorgatz speaks tech trends
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...
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 >>
Minnesota filmmakers remember the warm-weather flicks that got them hot (or bothered)
12 Rods, Jon Stewart, Howard Stern, Quentin Tarantino, Garrison Keillor, MF Doom, Lawrence Lessig, Randi Rhodes...
Chuck Olsen takes the first-person doc into the blogosphere
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.
The 11th Annual City Pages New Music Poll