As its ubiquitous, chic loft condominiums suggest, the North Loop is quickly becoming a hot spot for trendy Minneapolitans. Bordered by the new Twins Stadium to the southwest, Hennepin Avenue to the southeast, Plymouth Avenue to the northwest, and the Mississippi River to the northeast, the heart o ... More >>
The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply
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 >>
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The average gas price in the Twin Cities as of Monday was $3.27 per-gallon -- 19 cents more than a year ago and 8 cents more than just a week ago. Who or what's to blame for this new-found pain at the pump? Patrick DeHaan, a senior petroleum analyst for gasbuddy.com, says we should pin the blame ... More >>
If the smell of fresh-cooked homemade soup isn't enough of an incentive, a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that eating canned soup increases exposure to bisphenol A or BPAs, a chemical that has raised health concerns, especially for children. Canada has decla ... More >>
Pawlenty appeared with the also-rans.Tim Pawlenty showed up last night in South Carolina to debate four other also-rans in the GOP presidential race: Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Gary Johnson. They didn't actually debate, of course. No one debates at debates anymore: They speech ... More >>
Reviews from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival
Amy Klobuchar wants a kids' panic button on FacebookUpdated: Facebook issues a public response to Klobuchar (after the jump). First Sen. Al Franken took off on Facebook for its privacy -- or lack thereof -- policy. Now our senior senator, Amy Klobuchar, has the 800-pound gorilla of a social ... More >>
So Barack Obama goes to the G-20 summit, like U.S. presidents have done every year since 1999, and have done with the G-8 since 1976. By its own estimate, its members currently represent about "90 per cent of global gross national product, 80 per cent of world trade as well as two-thirds of t ... More >>
Rep. Michele Bachmann, quoting heavily from an AP story and adding her own commentary, sided with Israel today in its attack on a humanitarian flotilla headed for Gaza that resulted in the deaths of nine aid activists, 600 arrests and 45 deportations. She aired her opinion in a blog post on ... More >>
It's Earth Day, and Rep. Keith Ellison is taking note by announcing that he's introducing a House bill to ban a herbicide that's long been the target of environmentalists: Atrazine. The news comes ahead of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Scientific Advisory Panel meeting next week tha ... More >>
Here's an excuse to get out of the cities this weekend: wine-tasting at an upstart Waconia winery.
Starting yesterday, EU residents' shopping experiences started to include misshapen fruit and "veg."
The United States has provisionally ended import duties on certain European cheeses, meats, and mineral water.
It's the world's largest music and movies superstore, and everything in it is free—and illegal. Every month, some five billion illegal downloads are passed around the internet, and the entertainment industry sues several hundred people. CP writer St
The propaganda films the Pentagon didn't want you to see
Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar
A new movie looks at our unhealthy appetite for Frankenfoods
The Walker's 'Global Lens' provides travel, not tourism
The M-SPIFF's second week brings 'The World' and more
The sort-of true story of a Minneapolis man who made his mom into a movie, plus two local trailers, and 36 reviews from around the globe
America by the numbers
RFIDs and the coming age of the digital pickpocket
The world makes out all right at the International Film Festival
A Minnesota judge is targeted for speaking out against federal drug-sentencing guidelines
'The Sum of All Fears' calculates the outcome of timely exploitation
The naked truth about putting together a regional showcase like the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. And a revealing body of blurbs about the best and the not-best of the fest.
A New Compilation Rouses D.C.'s Funk Scene
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
This year's British Television Advertising Awards promotes a new identity
Ghetto Thang: Coolbone leads a new school of musicians rediscovering the lost sound of the "other" New Orleans.