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
Political thriller re-creates the courageous TV campaign against Augusto Pinochet
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 >>
Our Russian guy: Jacob Tselniker of Continental Liquors It is said that the Russian word for water--voda--is the root of the word vodka, so this tells you a little about how Russians feel about the stuff. Russia vodka production is said to date back to somewhere between the 9th and 12th cent ... More >>
Add these two to the long list of new Twin Cities restaurants
The Wolves lose 92-90. They tried real, real hard though.
Where can a good comrade go to find caviar in a one-pound tub?
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
A flimflammer takes responsibility for the future of his past in Bruce Sterling's Zeitgeist
The recent blockade of Cuba has only made its classic cinema all the more enticing
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