• Movies

    October 15, 2014

    Bill Murray plays for laughs until St. Vincent gets maudlin

    You'll laugh, though not as much as you would if a Bill Murray character were making fun of it

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Al Franken missed Obama's speech for Harold Ramis's funeral

    Even though President Obama's Minnesota approval rating is at an all-time low and the Senate is in session in D.C., Al Franken planned to travel to St. Paul to be at POTUS's Union Depot speech.But on Monday morning, his good pal Harold Ramis passed away, and Al instead spent yesterday in Chicago for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    The 25 Best Forgotten 1990s Food Commercials

    In honor of the Totally Sweet '90s Book Launch Party at Magers & Quinn, we compiled a whole slew of our favorite (and sadly, discontinued) foods available during the 1990s... and their respective commercial gems.

  • Movies

    June 6, 2012

    Twin Cites film fests and events

    A guide to a picture-perfect summer

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Solera's Dinner and a Movie on the Rooftop series starts tonight

    Who doesn't like sitting on a rooftop, noshing on some food and watching a movie? No one. Not one person on this planet doesn't like that combination of things. So, it's a good thing that Solera's Dinner and a Movie on the Rooftop series begins tonight with a showing of the classic,  Cowboys an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    "Pink slime" no longer sold at Eden Prairie-based Supervalu family of stores

    ​Like Jamie Oliver, the Anoka-Hennepin county school district, and any character in The Real Ghostbusters, we've been following the trail of slime, specifically "pink slime," or ammonia-exposed beef filler that federal authorities still attest meets food safety standards, which has been making its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Banned from MTV: 10 videos that got the axe

    ​It's been nearly 30 years since MTV launched by airing footage of the Apollo 11 landing and the video for the Buggles' "Video Killed a Radio Star" at 12:01 a.m. on August 1, 1981. Though it was founded with the intent of streaming music videos 24 hours a day, the station quickly became a tool for ... More >>

  • Movies

    January 19, 2011

    Natalie Portman in No Strings Attached

    Is there life after Black Swan?

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    The best sci-fi music videos ever

    Like a puppy​Jeremy Messersmith's recently released video for his song "Tatooine" is a fucking adorable little construction paper synopsis of the Star Wars OT (original trilogy, hello?) set to a sparse guitar and piano whisper of a song.And, since we're total nerds, we're taking the occasion to re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    The 10 coolest cars in film

    Chad Davis via Flickr.comThe slimiest car in film​This weekend the State Fairgrounds will be the site of the Car Craft Summer Nationals, a convergence of 5,000 muscle cars and heavily modified hot rods, who will strut and race in a competition of burnt rubber and smoking engines. To help celeb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    CONvergence 2010 in review

    ​(Get your geek on: Ghostbusters visit last year's CON. Photo by Peter Verrant)CONvergence is a difficult thing to explain to the uninitiated. It's a giant party celebrating sci-fi, fantasy, and anime  culture. It's also filled with sufficient inside jokery to choke a Hutt, and the event ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Iron Man 2, Ajami, and more: A weekend movie guide

    ​You've got 10 bucks and two hours, and you don't want to waste any of it. We can help. Here's our guide to the best and worst movies playing this weekend. OPENING SEE: Ajami A contemporary crime drama edged with Greek tragedy, Ajami is set in a volatile, rundown quarter of Jaffa in Israel. The ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 4, 2009
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    December 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008

    TV on the Radio and the Dirtbombs ignite First Avenue

    TVOTRthumb.jpgThere's a good reason why TV on the Radio was able to fill up First Avenue two nights in a row, and it isn't their new backup singer.

  • Calendar

    September 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008

    Breakfast of Champions: 2/26

    One of the coolest elements in the print paper is the art we commission, and we just haven't found a spot for it online. Until now.

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2008

    Over the Weekend, 1/11-1/13

    Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People bring their blend of dance and performance art to the Walker. Everyone rejoices. Except one lady.

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2008

    Breakfast of Champions: 1/14

    Photos and video from the record-setting first Polar Bear Blunge of the year on White Bear Lake. The Walker opens its 20th iteration of the "Out There" series. Plus, new posts pop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2008

    Tropical Transplant Does Polar Bear Plunge

    After living on a tropical island for a year, I wasn't sure how cold the water would feel. So I used my underwater video camera to document my reaction -- and to give you, the reader, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2005

    The Pitch: It's Space!

    Is it just us, or does the new Star Wars movie sound like even more of a celluloid stinker than the last two? The first clue: George Lucas is calling the latest installment (out May 11) a "real tearjerker." The second: He claims it's "Titanic in space." (Cue foghorn.) From a studio perspective, comb ... More >>