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 >>
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.
A guide to a picture-perfect summer
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Is there life after Black Swan?
Like a puppyJeremy 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 >>
Chad Davis via Flickr.comThe slimiest car in filmThis 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 >>
(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 >>
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 >>
There'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.
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 >>