The iconic bar's owners, famous patrons, and hometown regulars remember the dive's best moments
Earlier this week, Minneapolis alt-weekly alumnus David Carr revisited his investigative journalism debut on Mediabistro's video series "My First Big Break." Carr, now a media columnist for the New York Times, was wrapping up a seven-year track at the University of Minnesota when he heard about a g ... More >>
David Carr remembers when RT Rybak was an alt weekly publisher.David Carr reaches back to his days as a Minneapolis alternative weekly editor in today's issue of the New York Times, calling on Mayor RT Rybak for an assist.Carr's column revives the age-old rivalry between the Twin Cities Reader an ... More >>
Harry Potter, Cars 2, and more
David Carr dresses up to take a bow, and regrets it."Page One" documentary director Andrew Rossi told us back in April that one of the best reasons to watch his film was the chance for audiences to see Twin Cities alt weekly alumnus David Carr "in the flesh. The incredibly handsome man sittin ... More >>
Are they the last great American band?
David Carr gives a stand-out performance.Congratulations are in order for David Carr, once the editor of the Twin Cities Reader, who keeps clawing his way up the media food chain. Carr beat drug addiction to pen a harrowing memoir. He carved out a media beat at The New York Times. Two years ... More >>
The Purple can get to within a game of .500 with a win, or . . .
Tributes to her profane spirit have poured in from many luminaries, but none so fine as David Carr's.
Ever wonder how many cans of Hamm's it would take to kill you? Us too.
Bonus: Each nomination is written in Twitspeak for the Post-literate!
All other NYTimes journalists: pansies.
No spinners, watermelons, carry-overs, or slammers allowed. Internets? Highly encouraged.
The NYTimes media wonk uses the Twin Cities papers as an example of why media consolidation rules need to be loosened.
Let's hope for the Strib's sake that it happens by the end of the month.
Former City Pages Editor Craig Cox, has a very deep appreciation for David Carr, coke lines and all ... More >>
I can't think of a better way to come down from narrowly escaping a riot: Late Tuesday night, a handful of larger-than-life musicians convened at a small theater tucked away in south Minneapolis t ... More >>
Unless you've been, I don't know, smoking crack in a northeast Minneapolis hovel you've probably heard something about David Carr's memoir documenting, among other things, his days spent smoking ... More >>
Star Tribune reporters Jon Tevlin and Eric Weiffering have written their own eulogy for Terry Fiedler, who died unexpectedly at age 47 on August 12. It was circulated internally at the Strib:
In the last few months, there has been a distinct uptick in the incidence of disgruntled Star Tribune staffers leaking internal memos to other media outlets. Much of this phenomenon is attributable to a concurrent increase in silly edicts imposed by the bosses at Portland Avenue. As Blotter reported ... More >>
[CITY PAGES BLOGS] Local club news, phallic logo awards, and news footage of a trailer park explosion featuring David Lynch bit players at Culture to Go. Bob Smith shares the story of victory for Minnesota hairbraiders over onerous regulatory requirements at No Force No Fraud. [THESE DAYS] Wal ... More >>
Patti Smith nominates Ralph Nader; Penelope Houston stumps for Howard Dean; Liz Phair endorses copulating barbies
A journey through City Pages' past.
After 21 years, the Reader was gone in the blink of an eye.