SEE ALSO:-- Chris Kluwe lends voice to pro-gay rights Minnesotans for Equality radio ads-- Chris Kluwe blasts Saints for Bountygate scandal [Q&A]We know he loves World of Warcraft, but who could've guessed Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is such a Crossfit proponent?Last Thursday, Gawker's Hamilton N ... More >>
Joe Mauer takes a lot of heat, but as one of the world's highest-paid athletes, he's more than adequately compensated for whatever mental anguish he incurs.With total earnings of $27 million between June 2011 and this month, St. Paul's favorite son is the 29th highest-paid athlete in the world, acco ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonWild FlagOctober 3, 2011Varsity Theater, Minneapolis"There's really no better place to start a tour than Minneapolis," Carrie Brownstein gushed near the end of Wild Flag's set, one of the only times they really stopped to address the audience at length. "There's really nothin ... More >>
The RaptureSeptember 29, 2011The Varsity Theater, MinneapolisThe Rapture show last night began with Gabriel Andruzzi. The keyboardist and saxophonist is the newest member, and as he waltzed out in pompadoured glory looking like Duckie from "Pretty In Pink," the audience pooled forward. Andruzzi q ... More >>
Fabrizio Montermini's crash killed one of his own passengers, and injured others.Fabrizio Montermini just wanted to drive around and have a bit of fun in his Mazda. But because his idea of fun included high speeds and swigging a Gatorade-vodka cocktail, he's getting 14 years in prison for third-d ... More >>
Hair of the dogSure, we could point out that the best way to cure a hangover is to not get one in the first place. But it's New Year's, so who are we kidding? Here are our top five methods for not spending New Year's Day in the hangover hurtbox.
Photo by Sharyn MorrowThe dreamy orchestral pop of "Good Night," a song John Lennon wrote as a lullaby for son Julian, soars out of Curtiss A's stereo as we talk about his upcoming 31st annual John Lennon tribute on December 8 at First Avenue. "Good Night" is Curtiss A and the Jerks of Fate's ve ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessSome of us may remember when our friend Mark Mallman decided to do his first "Marathon" in 1999. Knowing Mark, it didn't seem weird that he would attempt such a stunt. The man has far too much energy and tends to be one of those creative juggernauts that fill the Twin Cities mu ... More >>
LA event-rap collective Far East Movement's recent single "Like A G6" is currently the #1 most downloaded song on iTunes, and sits at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.It goes a little something like: "Sipping sizzurp in my ride like Three Six / Feeling so fly like a G6." But what does it mean?
Image by ashleigh290For this unique rooftop fashion show seven local designers will each create an outfit inspired by one the of the seven new flavors of vitaminwater's new line of beverages, vitaminwaterZERO. The designers involved include, Emma Berg, Danielle Everine, Laura Fulk, Calpurnia Peac ... More >>
We sent a team of trained researchers and documentarians into the wilds of the Twin Cities in search of music in its native habitat. Here are the field notes from Friday, February 15--the day that would not end.