Joe Mauer takes a lot of heat, but as one of the world's highest-paid athletes, he's more than adequately compensated for whatever mental anguish he incurs.With total earnings of $27 million between June 2011 and this month, St. Paul's favorite son is the 29th highest-paid athlete in the world, acco ... More >>
Jared Diamond says the success of a given civilization is based on three things: "Guns, Germs, and Steel." What he means is, dont open your surf shop in Gary, Indiana, and dont dig for gold in your laundry hamper. If Diamond were to write a book on making it in the music industry, I highly doubt ... More >>
Photo by Marcel HouwelingI recently had the opportunity to sit down with busy Romantica frontman Ben Kyle, who is preparing to release his band's second album, America, on vinyl this weekend, for an interview for this week's print edition of City Pages. Ben and I ended up covering a lot of ground ... More >>
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The big new signings are yet to have an impact on MLS. David Beckham and Cuahtemoc Blanco won't suit up until July, and Juan Pablo Angel got his first minutes last night for New York. But in the opening six weeks of the season, a slew of new faces have had a marked impact on the league.
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.