Bob Dylan is now a 71-year-old force to be reckoned with on his own. With Tempest, he proved for the umpteenth time that he's still got the mind and the artistic means to topple anyone in the exclusive club of Americana musicians. And, the guy never stops touring, it seems.After he does some dates f ... More >>
Four rap institutions are linking up for the Kings of the Mic tour later this year. Though LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, and De La Soul have wildly different pedigrees and styles (and levels of movie stardom), this is a lineup that just keeps giving. When one ponders the sheer number of hits th ... More >>
The prodigal son Owl City will be perform a sold-out show at the Varsity Theater on Friday evening, but if you are older than 14, Hot Chip will rock the First Avenue stage in Downtown Minneapolis. MaLLy will perform a free show at Northrop Plaza, but make sure you show up in time to catch the infect ... More >>
St. Paul: Lots of colleges, but declining literacy. Instead of creating a new food and beverage tax to help fund a Vikings stadium, perhaps the Ramsey County Board should invest in libraries. The annual Central Connecticut State University literacy study ranked Minneapolis as the third-most liter ... More >>
News broke overnight that Mr. Dibbs, a one-time Atmosphere tourmate and friend of the Twin Cities' Rhymesayers label, has been undergoing a series of surgeries after being diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. Though he typically uses his Twitter account to promote fellow hip-hop artists' mixtap ... More >>
Minneapolis knows computers.Buried deep in their hard drives, Minneapolis residents have something to hide. Okay, either that, or we're rather internet-savvy. A new study from the AVG Technologies found that Minneapolis is the least likely American city to get "duped" online. The study looked at ... More >>
Paul McCartney is embarking on a small tour of U.S. outdoor stadiums this summer, but contrary to what was initially reported to us by a concert promoter earlier this month, that tour will not include a stop at Target Field. Officials at the Twins stadium have confirmed that a tweet sent out by t ... More >>
Graeter's name hints at its greatness!Missing your daily dose of Oprah? Well, at least you can now drown your sorrows in a pint of her favorite ice cream, as the Cincinnati-based Graeter's recently entered the Twin Cities market.
Graeter's is a super-premium, high milk-fat content product, ... More >>
Alan Lomax was the principal documentarian of of southern roots music,
culminating in the release, fifty years ago, of Sounds of the South, a
keystone in American musical history.
Last fall, an improbably good band played some selections from his defining collection and...wow.
Mottaqi Stadium, IranWhat might have happened had the Metrodome roof collapsed during the Vikings game against the Giants on Sunday? What might have happened if the roof had slowly sagged and busted wide open over stands packed with spectators in a panic, but unable to move? Disaster, that's ... More >>
Photo: MuladProof that Twin Citians know how to relax.We do stress out over things here on the tundra. Look at the Vikings, for crying out loud. Or Michele Bachmann. And don't even get us started on the fact that we have yet another election recount with national import on our hands.
But com ... More >>
Well, the third week of tour has passed. I've had about 50 cups of coffee, spent about $300 on gas, eaten about seven square meals, and met a ton of cool people. I've been in some really cool towns and some towns that I won't feel bad about never coming back to.
These new foods are unlikely to become classics.When we heard about the new foods at this year's Minnesota State Fair, some sounded great, others gruesome. Would the latter taste as awful as we feared, or would we be eating our words? Here are several we sampled that aren't worth loosening th ... More >>
Photo: Andrew KelsallMinneapolis want you to walkYou want to die trying to cross the street? Move to Florida. At the very least, head south of the Mason-Dixon line. If you don't want to take your life in your hands while out for a stroll, just stay right here in Minneapolis. That's what the g ... More >>
www.wikipedia.comThis Texas treat defies locavore logic. It's here! The list of the new foods to be found at the 2010 Minnesota State Fair has been released, and there's a lot to get excited about.
Somewhere between the deep-fried cheeseburger sliders at Axel's and the deep-fried shortcake at G ... More >>
Photo: GoldbergGetting our man onDamn. We're not as manly as Milwaukee, so we'll let you notch one up there, cheese heads. But Minneapolis still broke the Top 20 in Sperling's annual "America's Manliest Cities" survey.
The biggest hunk of American manhood can evidently be found in Nashville, ... More >>
If you're sitting at your computer right now clawing your eyes out in a vain attempt to forget the myriad tasks, bills, obligations, etc. conspiring to crush your troubled soul, now might be a good time to take consolation that, hey, it could be worse.