Around 4 a.m. Sunday, a 20-year-old University of St. Thomas student named Charlie was watching TV in his Merriam Park residence when he heard a loud pop. SEE ALSO: St. Paul police brutality: No felony charges for cops who beat up, maced Eric Hightower Charlie felt a burn and saw that his wrist had ... More >>
Three in the Key is Chris Koza's column exploring a musician's life as a basketball fanatic. The Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter-composer leads the band Rogue Valley. Get him on the court, and he's trouble.Not all rivalries are created equal. The Rolling Stones versus the Beatles has a differ ... More >>
One day in mid-June, Paul Goetze went to a movie at the Northwoods Cinema Ten in Owatonna. After the movie, he allegedly broke into a rural home in Rice County and made off with about $3,000 worth of tools, the Owatonna People's Press reports. But his ticket stub stayed behind.In a bit of sleuthing ... More >>
Tonio Weaver, 22, allegedly used a knife to rob five Minneapolis cabbies between June 18 and June 20. But he was arrested thanks to a Gatorade bottle.SEE ALSO: Drunken bro goes berserk on Uptown-area cabbie, tells officer he has "blue blood" in him The first of the five robberies occurred after Weav ... More >>
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 >>
A penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Green Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone
Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: 'ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone'
The University ended their contract with Red Bull this month after the company repeatedly marketed the drink on campus.
Woah woah woah. "Borrows?!"
General Mills puts its heads together with major athletes to come up with a new Wheaties formula.
Will photos of human fat coming out of Snapple bottles dissuade NYC-ers from "pouring on the pounds"? Click at your own risk, this is seriously gross.
"Old Dog" is one of the oldest—but best—back-up catchers in the league
He performed dressed in black under a single spot, with just a guitar, a harmonica, and a music stand holding his set list.
This week brings us back to fruit-flavored hard liquor. We're trying RonDiaz banana rum which offers the "exotic taste of the tropics." Yeah, it's from Princeton, MN.
St. Paul's Eclipse Records offers live music for kids young and old
Mexican food goes upscale on Lake Street
The True Hollywood Story of A Band Apart Co-Founder Michael Bodnarchek
In Willmar, Christian rock has become a major tourist attraction
Self-Effacing Punks the Cardinal Sin on Guitar Overdubs, Band Unity, and Mötley Crüe
Tonight he's gonna party like it's 19-oh-never-mind.
Propped against the wall at an awkward angle, an animal-hide satchel holds a tiny plastic skeleton
Sifting through the bones of an infamous Halloween rave bust
Superstition and short swings serve the Twins in extra innings
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.
The AIDS drug Ziagen has brought healthy windfalls to the University of Minnesota and GlaxoSmithKline. But it isn't doing anything at all for the millions who are dying of the disease in Africa.
Don't look now, but apathy is anathema
Root, root, root for the home team