The slow-burning career trajectory of the National is similar to their songs and albums themselves. What starts as a gentle wave of emotion and intrigue gradually swells to a point where the listener simply gets swept up in the raw sentiments of the track, eventually taken somewhere far different fr ... More >>
The Walkmen kick off City Pages' inaugural music festival in the heart of downtown Minneapolis
Gimme Noise's fondest memories from college aren't set in $100 million athletic centers or on perfectly manicured lawns, but rather in dingy basements and coffee shop stages. The student music scene has always made big contributions to the Twin Cities as a whole -- local immortals like the U of M's ... More >>
Brian: The midwest is where these parties are happening, this is where it's at. The New York and L.A. scene where they're playing five figure records sometimes, real deep records, they can't always get a hundred people in the door. Here, we're packing the house, in Chicago they're packing the house, ... More >>
Hours after Michele Bachmann's Iowa campaign co-chairman surprisingly defected to Ron Paul's camp, her campaign was rocked by a second high-profile departure.Political Director Wes Enos "no longer works for the campaign," said Alice Stewart, Bachmann's press secretary.
Bob's Holiday Office Party is wrapping up its Minnesota run over at Camp Bar in St. Paul this weekend. The show, written by expatriate Midwesterners Rob Elk and Joe Keyes, has developed a bit of a cult following in Los Angeles. Its Minnesota run, produced by Actors Theater of Minnesota, features ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty, Nick Ayers: Debtor, creditor.Tim Pawlenty's campaign ended more than two months ago, coming to an abrupt stop that was like when a party host throws on the lights at midnight and says, "Party's over, everybody out!"Now that we all had our fun at his expense, Pawlenty is stuck with t ... More >>
Bachmann and Pawlenty are running first and distant-third in Iowa.Michelle Bachmann has a narrow lead over Mitt Romney in Iowa.Bachmann got 25 percent support from likely Iowa caucus goers in a late-June poll by the Iowa Republican. Mitt Romney finished second, with 21 percent support, and Tim Pa ... More >>
Bachmann makes it official again.To the surprise of exactly no one, Michele Bachmann walked out onto a stage in Waterloo, Iowa, this morning to announce again that she's running for president, just in case anyone missed it the first time, or the second time. Here's America's Craziest Congresswom ... More >>
These guys are all about personal responsibility.Benjamin Limbaugh Foster made political headlines for all the wrong reasons this week when the 24-year-old Pawlenty campaign staffer was caught drunk, vomiting, and attempting to break in to a residence in Ankeny Iowa at 3 am. Apparently Foste ... More >>
The former federal tax attorney strings together some fuzzy math."One. That's the number of new drilling permits under the Obama administration since they came into office," Rep. Michele Bachmann told the Conservative Principles PAC on March 26. It was a great red meat line. It helped her st ... More >>
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The Lutheran church struggles with its policy on homosexuality and the meaning of "all God's children"
Staffs gutted. Secrets stolen. A traitorous publisher forced to defend his actions in court. The future has never looked bleaker for the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press.
A radically retooled Minneapolis School Board tries to stop the bleeding and start over
When a couple of students objected to the course materials in Stephen Philion's race and culture class at Hamline University, he thought the trouble would pass. Wrong.
Dr. Dean's image, the MSM and the Strib Howard Dean's slight return to the political pulpit at the Minneapolis Convention Center last night yielded few surprises, but a note or two of inspired rhetoric. The flourishes were largely ignored in the Star Tribune's account of the evening, and what repor ... More >>
How the Twin Cities Pride fest helped turn Minneapolis into the San Francisco of the wheat belt
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Eddie Sharkey has wrestled champs, chumps, and chimps. Now the tough guy turned trainer drops knowledge on Generation WWF.
One missing performer. Two angry promoters. One thousand irate fans.
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