A star survives
Enter this one in the annals of rap -- today Riff Raff released his long-mooted and often-delayed studio debut album, Neon Icon. Dropping via Diplo's Mad Decent stable, the 15-track project brims with Jody Highroller's now trademark bedazzled brags. Here's your handy run-through of Neon Icon's most ... More >>
Riff Raff First Avenue, Minneapolis Tuesday, April 15, 2014 After "Rose Gold Stripper Pole" -- in which Riff Raff managed get a decent bounce going simply by occasionally saying "stripper pole" out loud, over his own vocal track -- his DJ addressed the crowd. "You know you're looking at the future ... More >>
There's no "i" in Teammates. The four guys that make up the Minneapolis experimental rock band teamed together in 2010, and went through a few iterations before landing on their current name and sound. Now, they're set to release their debut EP, recorded on the third floor of the Soap Factory. The a ... More >>
ProfWith Mod Sun, Culture Cry Wolf and MetaFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, April 13, 2013"YOU CAN NEVER BE TOO BIG" was the all-caps slogan Prof wore on a black T-shirt Saturday. Though it might've been referring to his rising career -- and the recent double cover stories promoting his two sold-o ... More >>
Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd, Josh Fattal: Free, and protesting.Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal spent more than two years locked up in Iran, a country with some of the most restrictive free speech rights in the world. Now that they're back in the United States, Bauer and Fattal are flexing their First A ... More >>
The Brazillian director who filmed City of God has scary new vision
Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako offers his testimony
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival
Growth spurts may trigger teenage cancer, more money spent in Iraq than post-WW II Germany, sight restoration thanks to green algae, the Star Wars Lego symphony, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Can The Job's hard-to-like cop win the kindness of strangers?
Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts caretake our paranoia in Conspiracy Theory.