David Brown

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Wall Street Storms the Twin Cities with an Eerily Familiar Housing Scheme

    The rains of June 19 still haunt Christine Anderson. The deluge began by wending its way through the cracks of her four-bedroom home at the corner of Stryker Avenue and Winona Street in St. Paul. Inch by inch, her basement filled. Water pushed its way through the laundry room. In minutes it flowed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Senate rejects effort to block tax dollars from being used for ex-gay therapy

    Here's a head-scratcher: Yesterday, Sen. Scott Dibble, D-Minneapolis, introduced an amendment that would've blocked tax dollars from being used to fund the type of controversial ex-gay therapy practiced at Marcus Bachmann's clinics.The motion failed after senators like David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Twins hoping to beat Tigers for first time in 2011

    ​Yes, the Twins have lost ten in a row to the first-place Detroit Tigers, dating back to last season. Numero ten came last night against perhaps the AL's best pitcher, Justin Verlander, who struck out nine Twins with his freaking 97-100 mph fastballs. Among other pitches. The Twins have to play t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    AFSCME zeros in on 26 legislators to prevent shutdown

    Can AFSCME change the minds of 26 legislators?​If you live in a Republican district led by a "non-ideolog," prepare to be really annoyed by your television. A "non-ideolog" is the word American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees use for a lawmaker who could potentially be swayed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Bradlee Dean's "prayer" not first at Capitol to exclude Jews

    Terri Bonoff wanted Jews included in a Senate prayer. Bradlee Dean replied, "Get her name eradicated."​As offensive and creepy as Bradlee Dean's "prayer" was today at the state Capitol for other reasons, it's also not the first time that Jews have found themselves not welcomed by a Christian p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Terri Bonoff slams Rev. Dennis Campbell's Jesus talk in Senate

    Terri Bonoff takes on a controversial pastor and prayer.​The Rev. Dennis Campbell was pretty straight forward about what he expected out of state senators when he offered an opening prayer at their Monday session: Fealty to Jesus. "And we pray, Lord, that you help us to show reverence to the ... More >>

  • Music

    April 18, 2007

    Family Affair

    Bassist Larry Graham ear-tests the Sly and the Family Stone reissues

  • Movies

    April 6, 2005

    Film Fest Coverage II: The Sequel

    The M-SPIFF's second week brings 'The World' and more