Foie gras... It's the ultimate symbol of silken, rich, culinary decadence, but beyond that, it has moved into the forefront of Twin Cities culinary conversation. A heated debate has sprouted around what many claim to the be the apex of luxury ingredients. When it comes to fancy, high-end, expensive ... More >>
Foie gras, made from the fattened liver of ducks or geese, is a world-renowned delicacy from French cuisine. Similar dishes have their roots as far back as ancient Egypt. Foie gras is known for its rich yet delicate flavor and buttery texture -- aficionados say there's nothing else quite like it. It ... More >>
Amir Abd El Malak, owner of Stillwater's Land of Pharaohs massage parlor, has been deported after he was sentenced to 10 years' probation for fondling female clients.SEE ALSO: Isabel Diaz-Castillo, alleged south Mpls baby snatcher, is in U.S. illegally, may be deportedIn January, a jury convicted Ma ... More >>
After nearly a decade apart, I Self Devine and DJ Kool Akiem talk about their seminal album, Obelisk Movements
Director Eytan Fox and actor Ohad Knoller revisit the tale of a closeted Israeli doctor
A strong cast shines in the contemporary Elton John and Tim Rice musical
By Jason RocheHalloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside...
As the first Muslim elected to Congress, Keith Ellison often serves as an Islam spokesman of sorts.Last week was especially difficult in that respect, as violent protests erupted across the Middle East in response to an anti-Islam film trailer published on YouTube.SEE ALSO:-- Keith Ellison: "Let's s ... More >>
Ah, the cradle of civilization: birthplace of modern agriculture, organized religion, and falafel. The Midwest isn't exactly a Mecca of, well, Mecca-inspired cuisine, but we do have a handful of Middle Eastern restaurants here in the Twin Cities worth seeking out when those kabob cravings strike. He ... More >>
What if a song could change your perception of everything -- how you view yourself, others, the world? And if a song could accomplish something like that, what sort of statement does that make about your sense of reality, of how mentally tenacious you were to begin with? My original concept for t ... More >>
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 >>
To kick off 2012, we're highlighting 12 of the best dishes under $12 in the Twin Cities. Scroll down to view the complete list. Sameh Wadi is our culinary Boy Wonder. Still in his 20s, he's already gone knife to knife with Masaharu Morimoto on Iron Chef America and been recognized by the James Bea ... More >>
WikipediaThe Haiga Sophia and Blue Mosque: Cooking in a foreign city can create an intimate connection with the local cultureIstanbul is a city with great narrative. It has style, romance, history, and food, an exploding music and art scene, plus a caressing Mediterranean climate. But after y ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzBritney 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.
Everything sucks!A group of University of Minnesota students and community members has been holing up in a campus building all week, and say they won't leave until their demands are met. As for those demands, the key gripe here seems to be tuition costs, which could increase by 2 percent ne ... More >>
Apparently speaking in Hawaii is part of Bachmann's "district work"Michele Bachmann has apparently been inundated this week with calls from reporters wanting her take on the freedom-loving protesters in Cairo. But our most famous congresswoman just isn't picking up the line. She's busy with " ... More >>
Morbid hip hop and geek pop from Twin Cities duo
They came to escape civil war, so why are they killing each other in the streets?
An Egyptian-born man has waited two years for an FBI background check—while working at the Airport
From Ali Selim's start as a pro poop-scooper, it's been a long--very long--road to sweet land
Egyptian director Yousry Nasrallah drives 'Mercedes' home
Most officials thought last month's Osama bin Laden tape was no big deal— maybe even a gesture of weakness. Author and ex-CIA analyst Michael Scheuer, who founded the Agency's bin Laden unit 10 years ago, thinks they're dead wrong.
Les Georges Leningrad make the French connection
Queer cinema gets radical in the latest Flaming Film Festival
A Coalition memo reveals that even true believers see the seeds of civil war in the occupation of Iraq
Did Minnesota ride a Republican wave, or create one?
A body at rest becomes art in motion
Brave New Workshop returns to its old coliseum; the Guthrie takes a stab at Caesar
Sock-Puppet Crèches, Late-Night Crank Calls, Circus Freaks, and Heidi Arneson
Minnesota's Male Immigrants Ready For A Broad Justice-department Sweep
On TV's Alias, at Least, Espionage Remains a Matter of Frivolous Fun
"Minneapolis 55408," features pictures of a neighborhood; "Summer Salon" showcases art to decorate a parlor
The Road to El Dorado turns the rape of the Americas into a ride through the Magic Kingdom
Kristen Freya finds a feminist icon in the ravishing Queen of the Nile
The Millennium Falcon: Geraldine McMillian sings the heartbreak of an Ethiopian slave girl in the Minnesota Opera's lavish production of Aida
Prosecutors were finally able to nail Tyson Foods--one of the three corporate behemoths that launched and sustained Bill Clinton's political career.
Nashville's newest cover girl Shania Twain hits the showroom floor.
The New York Film Festival's new New Wave--and the industry's same old neglect.
Art Crimes, Susan Welch, Amiri Baraka, Edward Humes, Garry Wills, The Wife, Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent, Sweet Nothing, Boz Scaggs, dEUS