David O. Russell's tale of a manic-depressive, ironically, lacks emotion
The video for Bon Iver's "Towers" is strikingly similar to the "Holocene" clip. There's nature, there's cinematography, and there's white people dressed in rugged clothing out of an Orvis catalog. For the already converted, this is another sweeping example of the sweeping power of the sweeping Gr ... More >>
A.J. OlmscheidAt Meritage, a bar is bornMeritage restaurant in downtown St. Paul reopens this week, with additional seating for 40 diners and drinkers seeking French fare. The owners call the new space a Parisian-style zinc bar, and it's true that the bar counter is, in fact, cool and steely ... More >>
People living in the Twin Cities are lucky to have so many events around town that indulge in old-fashioned fun. The Mighty Wurlitzer before a movie at the Heights or swing dancing in the Wabasha Street Caves are just a few examples. When thinking of prominent partiers from the past though, w ... More >>
Michelle LeonCome to Papa: The Hemingway Daiquiri/ Papa DobleSince this week we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Ernest Hemingway, it seems fitting to sample the cocktail that bears his name. This Hemingway Daiquiri recipe is a variation of the cocktail the legendary writer drank at his ... More >>
Screenwriter Robert Towne maps the psychology of the American bad-ass
New Jersey man injured trying to roll Bruce Springsteen up a hill
'The Beautiful and the Damned' meets 'The Naked and the Dead'
Baseball: More like it used to be than ever before
Mapping the literary landmarks of the Twin Cities
You too could be mayor of St. Paul! Just answer a dozen of the most preposterous, frivolous, and insultingly direct questions you could ever hope to encounter in your whole squirming political life.
The Minnesota Institute of Art combs a cabinet of wonders to create "The Hair Show"
While Western art cinema draws the flashbulbs at Cannes, contemplative works from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong leave the festival glowing in klieg lights from the East
How the master of cheesecake art lifted a dress and uncovered an American madonna
Director Mike Figgis finds his Paradise Lost--for better or worse--in The Loss of Sexual Innocence
Jack Logan brings a grizzled naiveté to the role of rock outsider on his new album, Buzz Me In
the self-declared "oldest and least-known writer in Minnesota,"