Friday the 13th is one of those days that brings to mind any number of things, from luck (or lack thereof) and superstition to a certain masked fella. Whatever you think of Friday the 13th, there's no escaping it, so we put together a playlist of our 13 favorite songs for you. Things have been pre ... 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 >>
C.D. Payne's novel and actor Michael Cera fall flat on screen
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
Ariel Pink's parallel universe hit parade
My adventures (so far) in the screenwriting trade
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?
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