Gilligan's Island

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Colin Chisholm Admits to Welfare Fraud

    Colin Chisholm admitted in court Monday that, by accepting welfare while living on a yacht and in a Lake Minnetonka mansion, he'd committed a "major economic offense." In exchange for a guilty plea to one count of theft by swindle and one count of wrongfully obtaining public assistance, prosecutors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    I discovered MTV the week after I tried to kill myself

    Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else. My creative life has featured a strong thread of discovering music. The first time I saw MTV, I was overcome with all the happiness and joy expected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    The long, sad death of the Troggs' "Wild Thing," a great rock 'n' roll song

    No surprise that the first thing mentioned in each obituary for Reg Presley, the Troggs' lead singer who passed away on Monday, is "Wild Thing." Presley didn't write the song, but he popularized it and with the Troggs recorded it several times. Over 35 years "Wild Thing" transition from a rock and r ... More >>

  • News

    October 3, 2012

    Dave Ryan hits a milestone

    After 20 years on the radio, KDWB's Ryan has grown up

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Michele Bachmann returns to New Hampshire, where the Revolutionary War didn't start

    Bachmann flunked history the last time she was in New Hampshire.​It looks like Michele Bachmann is headed back to New Hampshire for a meeting with tea partiers to try and figure out if she might make a credible presidential candidate. Uh oh. The last time this happened she told two differen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Michele Bachmann would only serve one term as president

    Bachmann would only serve four years. Probably. Maybe. We'll see.​Critics of Michele Bachmann sometimes suggest that her personal ambition and capacity for delusions of grandeur are without limit. Not so! Bachmann, in Iowa to further her fledgling presidential campaign, demonstrated her humi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    "Michelle Bachmann" is our comment of the day

    ​Sooner or later, we thought we'd hear from Michele Bachmann in our comments section, thanks to our never ending documentation to show why she's easily the most qualified Republican to run against President Barack Obama in 2012. And we were so close.

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Michele Bachmann: "I Am A Person Of Substance'

    A person of substance.​So Karl Rove goes on Bill O'Reilly's show last night. Here's a guy who helped Michele Bachmann get where she is today. She's "a personal friend," he says. But there's a challenge, Rove tells O'Reilly. Are Americans going to look at her and think, Wow, there goes someone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Michele Bachmann fakes her own family's history

    Bachmann fakes her family story.​There are some cultures in which telling self-serving lies about your own ancestors would be so shameful as to be inconceivable. Michele Bachmann's culture is apparently not one of these. Bachmann, who's flirting with a presidential run, was in the early-prima ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Bill Maher: Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin can play "bimbos" on "Gilligan's Island"

    Bill Maher busts on Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin​NOW took a shot at Bill Maher last week for dismissing Sarah Palin as a "dumb tw*t." And you expect him to care? Instead of backing down, Maher doubled down. On Friday night's "Real Time," he called Palin and Michele Bachmann a couple of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    10 mood-enhancing music videos for post-Election Day

    ‚ÄčIf our Twitter stream is any indication, peeps are in a funk today and could use some cheering up. Not to worry, though -- Gimme Noise has got you covered. As you clamber up out of the post-Election Day haze, take a few minutes to watch some of our favorite over-the-top cute or otherwise serotoni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    MagiQuest en route to Mall of America

    A game so nerdy, it would make Ed Grimley blush.

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2008

    Breakfast of Champions 5/23: Working for the Weekend

    We have a clubhouse leader for comment of the year and a tasty drink for you to try on Friday.

  • News

    December 7, 2005
  • Blogs

    September 12, 2005

    New Birth buries Katrina, ReBirth rocks the Cabooze

    Katrina was given a New Orleans funeral in Houston last Thursday at Sammy's, the club now being called "Treme, Texas" in homage to the flooded NOLA neighborhood. According to our Houston Press colleague John Nova Lomax, the ceremony included a parade marshal in a "Katrina" sash and a performance by ... More >>

  • Sports

    June 22, 2005

    Summer's Camp

    Who wants to spend her vacation replacing a corpse and dancing with a stiff?

  • Sports

    September 15, 1999

    Once More, With Feeling

    Watching Seinfeld six days a week makes one long for the golden age of syndication

  • Movies

    July 14, 1999

    They Know What You Watched Last Summer

    The Blair Witch Project's co-directors scare up interest in their horror film by terrorizing conventions

  • Books

    March 24, 1999

    Road to Nowhere

    Highway? Park? Highway with a park on top? The fight over St. Paul's Ayd Mill Road gears up--again.

  • Feature

    February 1, 1998

    Double Take

    Being black and gay is seen by some as double . But playwright Djola Branner disputes that notion, And his play, Homos in the House, which premieres this month, shows how such attitudes create stigma, erect barriers, and inhibit HIV/AIDS prevention

  • Music

    March 12, 1997