Looking for a little taste of the underground? The folks behind St. Paul's W.A. Frost are launching a four-part secret society cocktail party series called Arcanum. Details are hush hush, but we've got some key intel straight from the organizers. See also: Chef's Day Off: Where the W.A. Frost team ... More >>
The god who wanted jeans
This week's Beer of the Week is Expat rye saison from Fulton. Marking spring and the start of a new Twins season, the rye saison is familiar but just different enough. The rye added to the saison gives it a darker hue and a slightly sour counter to the crisp and spiced characteristics common with th ... More >>
P.O.S. and Astronautalis Four Fists record release with GRRRL PRTY and Allan Kingdom Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Tuesday, October 8, 2013"Happy fucking Tuesday," P.O.S. exclaimed halfway through his breathless Four Fists set with Astronautalis at the Triple Rock. And indeed, it didn't reall ... More >>
Over the years, P.O.S. and Astronautalis have grown close over a shared love of rap music, motorcycles, tattoos, baseball, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Since 2004, they've been working in secret as Four Fists, a project named after one of the St. Paul-bred writer's short stories. In it, a gentleman name ... More >>
If the resounding "Shhh!" of librarians doesn't quite motivate you, and you need a little more hustle-bustle in the background as you work, there's no place like a coffee shop. No matter how hard you brainstorm during the day, sometimes genius strikes only after dark; so we found a few St. Paul ge ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.Vampire Weekend is an anomaly. A band that's as popular amongst the hipsters as it is the straights. It's one of the only bands that works at both Ame ... More >>
Wits with Neko Case, Kelly Hogan, and Rob DelaneyFitzgerald Theater, St. PaulFriday, May 10, 2013Friday night's Wits session opened with host John Moe thanking everyone for attending, more so because it was opening night for The Great Gatsby in theaters. Moe went on to joke that unbeknownst to a lot ... More >>
Baz Luhrman's silver-screen interpretation of Fitzgerald's novel oozes gaudy decadence
"In my younger and more venerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. 'Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,' he told me, 'just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.' So begins The Great Gatsby, ... More >>
By Chris KozaRufus Wainwright once wrote "Along the bending path away, I smiled in knowing I'd be back one day." Perhaps he was talking about his return to Minnesota. The singer will be back in the Twin Cities for two shows this weekend to share his talents and charm at the Fitzgerald Theater. On th ... More >>
#1. The Chalice: 83 points "Our ladies' nights are really dope," asserts the Chalice's queen-bee rapper, Lizzo. "We get together and drink. That's how it started -- with red wine. If it were liquor, it wouldn't get done. Making tracks, turning tracks into a song, and turning tracks into a banger is ... More >>
Courtesy of Max Martin Banh mi, one of the many delicious eats guests will get to try on the Food Crawl.History teachers always say that history can be fun and exciting, but sometimes that's hard to remember when you're slogging through pages and pages of readings. This summer, the Minnesota ... More >>
Soon to be marking time in prison.Denny Hecker wasn't born rich, but, with apologies to F. Scott Fitzgerald, he's still different from most folks. His watches alone have fetched $294,500 at a bankruptcy auction. A diamond-festooned Rolex "Datejust," brought in $24,100, the PiPress reported. ... More >>
Influential artists of 2010
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 >>
Amy Gee self portraitOur lovely Twin Cities are brimming with creative minds, and with that we get wildly-creative blogs. However, there may be some cool blogs out there that you don't know about yet, so we've put together a little showcase of great Minnesota sites with a focus on fashion. First ... More >>
Our best of the year countdown continues with our top 5 drink of the week selections of 2009.
Video scrapbook of fan memories at the Dome.
More farce at the stadium of the absurd
Prohibition-era drink deftly masks taste of alcohol
A Dome baseball salute from troops in Afghanistan.
Hubert's -- What will become of thee?
Concessions Contrast: ballpark prices from '82 and today.
Dara departs, and leaves a memoir in her wake
New Jersey man injured trying to roll Bruce Springsteen up a hill
Was Charles Macomb Flandrau the father of modern Minnesota letters--or just a literary layabout?
'The Beautiful and the Damned' meets 'The Naked and the Dead'
Norah Labiner makes a maze out of a literary suicide
Mapping the literary landmarks of the Twin Cities
Events get the better of 'Sisters of Swing' and 'Partitions'
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"
The Twin Cities mark the occasion of Charles Schulz's retirement by scrambling to turn him into a hometown hero
Carolyn Goelzer reconstructs Janis Joplin; Arthur Miller remembers a life
How does Hollywood suck? Fox's Action counts the ways.
The Great Minnesota Authors Issue
The Living Dead of the Night
Being a collection of notes on the art and science of sleeplessness, with a helpful sidebar on the commercial attractions of the night.