• Feature

    April 9, 2013

    The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival

    A filmmaker from Minnesota tells the story behind a lost animated masterpiece, plus hits and misses of the fest by our critics

  • Movies

    February 19, 2013

    Yossi explores sexuality, loneliness, and the military

    Director Eytan Fox and actor Ohad Knoller revisit the tale of a closeted Israeli doctor

  • News

    November 14, 2012

    Behind Laos's yellow rain and tears

    A controversial Radiolab episode opens old wounds and raises countless questions for Minnesota's Hmong

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Red Daughters interview pt. 2: "We definitely listened to Cream in a graveyard"

    Related:Red Daughters interview pt. 1, Varsity show ThursdayThis is the second half of a conversation with four members of the undeniably groovy Red Daughters. Their songs are satisfyingly dynamic, epic and earthy, and should be a delight alongside Bloodnstuff, Speed's the Name, and Buildings this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Mpls City Coordinator leaving job to travel the world

    ​From the 'what a refreshing idea' and 'if I could only do that' departments:Steven Bosacker, the Minneapolis City Coordinator for the past six years and one of the most powerful employees in the city, is leaving a job he likes because he wants to spend a year traveling the world. Bosacker was the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj at the Xcel Energy Center, 7/6/11

    Photos by Stacy Schwartz​Britney Spears with Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys, and NervoJuly 6, 2011Xcel Energy Center, St. PaulAnother tour, another bloated, tepid, phoned-in performance from the persistently famous and persistently underwhelming Britney Spears.

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Keith Ellison breaks down in tears at Muslim hearings [VIDEO]

    Ellison breaks down.​Rep. Keith Ellison spent weeks deriding the congressional hearings that opened today on radical Muslims, orchestrated by Rep. Peter King of New York, as little more than an attempt to spread fear and hatred of a religious minority. When it came his turn to testify and de ... More >>

  • News

    April 14, 2010
  • Restaurants

    April 14, 2010

    Daniel Klein's The Perennial Plate

    Klein slaughters a pig, taps maple trees, and more

  • News

    August 27, 2008

    Feeling Minnesota

    Is it possible to understand our state's politics? You betcha.

  • Feature

    April 16, 2008
  • Music

    September 19, 2007

    Phantasmagoric Transubstantiation

    Dig the Psychedelic Democracy of First Communion Afterparty

  • News

    March 22, 2006

    Bird Flu: "This thing just continues to march"

    The CP interview: Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy talks about the flu bug that could bring the world to its knees

  • News

    December 7, 2005

    The American Way of Torture

    Local physician and author Steve Miles examines the forensic record of U.S. abuses in Iraqi prisons

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2005

    U.S. forces fight Zombie army in Iraq: How many "top lieutenants" can a man have?

    When it comes to fighting the Iraqi insurgency, U.S. forces are discovering that there is a lot of Number Two.

  • News

    November 19, 2003

    Cosmic Truths of the Ages, Revealed

    Is It Possible--Mind You, Just Possible--That the Mysteries of the Pyramids, the Origin of UFOs, and the Evolutionary Riddle of the Yeti Will be Solved Out of a Basement in Lakeville?

  • Arts

    July 16, 2003

    Wandering I

    Sailing to Antarctica, photographing the Sinai, and other adventures in being

  • News

    March 26, 2003

    And The War Came

    Planet America: Our world and welcome to it

  • News

    February 19, 2003

    Protest and Survive

    Novelist and historian Tariq Ali on the war and the antiwar movement

  • Arts

    May 8, 2002

    Welcome to my World

    Globe-trotting curator Philip Bither gives audiences what they didn't know they wanted

  • News

    February 27, 2002


    We sent a team of trained researchers and documentarians into the wilds of the Twin Cities in search of music in its native habitat. Here are the field notes from Friday, February 15--the day that would not end.

  • Music

    October 10, 2001

    Out of Afrika

    A new 15-disc retrospective challenges the listener to separate the legend of Fela Kuti from the musician

  • Arts

    April 11, 2001

    Do That to Me One More Time

    Once is never enough: Try another tryst with world cinema in week two of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival

  • News

    December 20, 2000

    Better Days

    They went through hell in Mogadishu. But for 17-year-old Mohamed Abdullahi and other Somali immigrants, in Minneapolis it's still an uphill climb.

  • Arts

    December 13, 2000

    The Year in Theater

    The best and worst of 150 nights spent in a dark room. Plus: Dramatic hypotheses, and thespians speak out.

  • News

    May 17, 2000

    Magic Bus

    The NAACP's education lawsuit promised to be a watershed case for poor and minority kids. So when exactly did the wheels come off?

  • News

    April 12, 2000

    It's a Wrap

    The Mpls/St. Paul International Film Festival swaddles the Cities in cinema

  • News

    February 9, 2000

    The Ghost Virus

    Hepatitis C has lurked in the shadows for decades. Now it appears dead set on causing the most confounding epidemic since AIDS.

  • News

    December 8, 1999

    Hot Enough For Ya?

    Back when no one believed in global climate change, local meteorologist Bruce Watson sounded the alarm. Now that everybody's predicting disaster, he's bucking the trend again.

  • Feature

    November 1, 1999
  • Feature

    June 1, 1999

    The Final Cut

    Now that routine circumcision is discouraged by the medical establishment, will most parents abandon the procedure?

  • Feature

    May 1, 1998

    Eyes Wide Shut

    Camera man Chuck Smith makes the most of each waking hour

  • News

    December 31, 1997

    Artists Of The Year

    We list the best of the best of 1997.

  • Music

    December 17, 1997
  • News

    July 9, 1997

    The Hot Zone

    Global warming isn't just a theory anymore. Now the arguments are about how dire the changes in world climate will be, how soon they'll come--and what, if anything, can be done to moderate them.

  • Feature

    August 7, 1996