A reader named Michael Libra got in touch and sent us video he shot of that road sign on St. Paul's Shepard Road that was messed with last week to read... well, you can see it at the top of this page. Libra was so shocked to see the message about local moms and their needs as he drove along that h ... More >>
These kids yesterday...
After the massive, epic tangle of 2012's Tempest, Bob Dylan could be in a blue mood for his next studio album. Today, the legendary Minnesota-bred artist unveiled a cover of the 1945 Frank Sinatra hit "Full Moon and Empty Arms" and what could be the cover of his next album.Above, we see what looks a ... More >>
Almond Chai Hot Toddy Amore Victoria $9 ($7 during happy hour) With temperatures plummeting below zero, the weather is practically daring you to go out once the sun goes down. Don't let weather win! Skate your way down the sidewalk to a dimly lit Italian bistro, preferably one with a healthy dose o ... More >>
Tony Bennett State Theatre, Minneapolis Sunday, January 20, 2013 At the Electric Fetus, Tony Bennett is filed in a section titled "Vocals." Such greats as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bette Midler, and Barbara Streisand also live in this section. There's a reason that even though these musicians hav ... More >>
Back in 1788, poet Robert Burns wrote an anthem that's still more ubiquitous than Montell Jordan's "This is How We Do It" at New Year's. The lines to the kazoo-friendly "Auld Lang Syne" have summed up the "drinking to forget" philosophy ever since. What came in ensuing years is more complex. Now, w ... More >>
This Week in Food will take you all over the metro, from a food fest in Blaine to a wine tasting in Cannon Falls, so get out to parts unknown (to you) and start eating. 6/18 Sure it's last minute, but it's Summit and Barrio! There are still seats left at Cocina del Barrio's Summit beer dinner, whi ... More >>
It's hard to believe it was already 10 years ago that George Harrison lost his battle with cancer. Most people remember where they were when they learned that Kurt Cobain committed suicide or the Challenger space shuttle fell out of the sky; for whatever reason, I remember the exact moment that I ... More >>
"Always strive to excel, but only on weekends."-Richard Rorty
So this is kind of a weird time to be alive, when the President and the Republican Congressional leaders and the Democratic Congressional leaders are doing these press-conference showdowns where each faction is offer gentile smack-talk about the other factions, apparently en route to achieving a ... More >>
Stunning is the scope of Heartland's move to Lowertown, from its current location at 1806 St. Clair Ave. Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market, scheduled to open on Thursday, July 15, 2010, will be in the Market House building, a 1902 warehouse across the street from the St. Paul Farmer's ... More >>
Turn off the lights and grab a glowstick (no, wait - don't). It's time to get funky nostalgic.
The melodrama behind her, Cat Power goes on tour with a set of classic cover songs
The Songs We Can't Escape
He's got one of the greatest voices in country music, he was once married to Tammy Wynette, he was called the world's "second best white singer" by Frank Sinatra, and the only thing more unlikely than his nickname ("The Possum") is the fact that he's still alive.
Ariel Pink's parallel universe hit parade
Funeral music faves, dog-killing squirrels, Shaun of the Dead immortalized in yarn, withered neocon poo-poos Aniston's figure, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
[THESE DAYS] A letter Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger had written, prior to his elevation to the Pontificate, denouncing the "Harry Potter" series has resurfaced for our amusement. A Zogby poll reveals more than two-in-five voters (42%) say they would favor impeachment proceedings if it is found the Presi ... More >>
Side One (Manic Side): Skip James, "I?m So Glad" Sly and the Family Stone, "Fun" R. Kelly, "Happy People" The Young Rascals, "Groovin'" Sam Cooke, "Good Times?" The Beach Boys, "Good Timin'" Al Green, "I Want to Hold Your Hand" Sun Ra Arkestra, "Nothin? from Nothin'" Blur, "Song 2" Big Jay McN ... More >>
Our favorite 'Candidate' returns--to Madison Square Garden
Jonathan Demme makes 'The Manchurian Candidate' familiarly modern
Gay Talese--the Great Biographer of Benchwarmers
The big sound of Howe Gelb and company
Steven Soderbergh Pumps Up the Volume of Stars in 'Ocean's Eleven'
Hollywood's holiday menu is impeccably presented but predictably low in nutrition
Our pooches, our porta-potties, our past
The movies of '98 posed the question: Haven't we seen this somewhere before?
An outsider's diary from Le Festival, where world cinema meets Planet Hollywood