Russell and Desta Klein's European-style dining empire expands
Are you ready for Bassgasm 10 and the Wall of Bass? I mean, really ready? Just in case you weren't convinced that today's impending takeover of First Avenue doesn't have something unique to offer everyone, Gimme Noise spoke with Bassgasm founder 'DJ ESP' Woody McBride and Russia's own deep house rep ... More >>
The new Uptown vodka bar delivers real-deal Russian fare
In an impressively reported post on his Krebs on Security blog, tech blogger Brian Krebs -- the journalist who first broke the story of the Target breach -- outs one of the crooks allegedly selling stolen card information.RELATED: Target Breach: Top 10 tweets Thanks to some impressive internet sleut ... More >>
The new endeavor from French Meadow hides behind its greatest draw: A responsibly sourced menu
More details have emerged about the 12-year-old student who scared the bejesus out of Minnesota with a hoax call last month in which he reported that an AK-toting gunman had injured two people and was still on the loose in a New Prague middle school.THE BACKSTORY: Report of shooting at New Prague Mi ... More >>
We distill what local watering holes serve up the best Scotch, gin, tequila, vodka, and more
Former Minnesota Congressman Vin Weber has had quite the career as a "revolving-door" D.C. lobbyist. But as one of Mitt Romney senior foreign-policy advisers, he's now under scrutiny for being a registered lobbyist for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine.The ECFMU was founded in January by a se ... More >>
Being the tallest man in America isn't as fun as you might imagine.'If I were that tall,' you might be thinking, 'I'd surely make a fortune playing basketball.' But it's impossible to play basketball when your feet, clad with ill-fitting shoes, are unable to support 7'8" worth of girth.That's the ... More >>
What else is there for your foodie friends to do in the winter other than read, eat food, and read about food? Probably not much. Food books, therefore, are the perfect gift. Here's our selection of the best in local food books--available at independent book stores citywide. Minnesota Lunch: ... More >>
I just watched seven minutes and 52 seconds of American Idol. By my count, that's 472 seconds I'll never get back. Your turn.
Can American beer drinkers best the Germans? Wonder how your beer consumption compares to those of your counterparts in Belgium or Burkina Faso? The World Heath Organization recently released its comprehensive Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health (2011), which revealed some interesting ... More >>
Kill the baked potato
Tom Brock's backLook who's back: Rev. Tom Brock. After years of railing against gay folk, he was outed in June by Lavender magazine. But he's all better now. True, he tells the Associated Press, he lusts after men. But it's OK for him to stay in the clergy because he's never actually, well, y ... More >>
Add these two to the long list of new Twin Cities restaurants
Donate to a worthy cause and enjoy lots of Cannon River wine while you're at it.
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Martinis for purists and lovers of fruity mixed drinks alike
Martin Cruz Smith's latest hero comes from Russia with love...and a death wish
Gogol Bordello, Peaches, and Neung Phak show us their good stuff
It's expats gone wild in the old eastern bloc
Simon Posford gives a new flower-child appeal to the geometry of trance
With The Museum of Unconditional Surrender, Dubravka Ugresic makes an exhibit out of wartime exhaustion
A new Ellipsis Arts CD investigates the living music of the world's death rituals
Absence/Presence searches for the aesthetics of genocide; Thomas Hart Benton hits the road
Das Flugzeug: The claustrophobic vehicle of Air Force One.
The Clinton-sanctioned expansion of NATO stands to cost U.S. taxpayers something over $30 billion--and this to repel a tattered Russian army