Every week, we get thousands of notifications on Facebook, and because our lives are privileged and lonely, we pay attention to them. Everyone has commented on everything. It is everybody's birthday today. Everyone but you has had a baby and is also celebrating their four-year anniversary with a dec ... More >>
We've all had humorous encounters with Google Autocomplete, the function that sheds light onto the humorous, twisted and/or ignorant ponderisms of others. So we thought we'd have a little fun with the feature to gauge how the masses feel about various musical genres. Google explains how its Autocom ... More >>
A forest shaped exactly like Minnesota has been discovered in Williams, Minnesota.An eagle-eyed Redditor spotted the familiar shaped cluster of trees on Google maps and posted a screen shot of his find.See also:I can't stop staring at Chewbacca running the Twin Cities marathon
New Minneapolis City Council Member Lisa Bender faces one of her first big challenges with the proposed redevelopment of the Franklin Avenue and Lyndale Avenue intersection.SEE ALSO: The Uptown bro-plexesThe project -- which would replace the surface parking lot, commercial properties, and Theatre G ... More >>
If you're taking part in the Zombie Pub Crawl this weekend, get read to stop, drop, shut 'em down, and open up shop as DMX is rolling into town to get at you, dog! X is gon' give it to ya at 9 p.m. Saturday at Midway Stadium, AKA Zombie Island. Unless you're slippin', you know the combination of zom ... More >>
A Harvard PhD student recently analyzed Google search data from the 2004 and 2008 presidential election cycles in hopes of determining to what extent the Obama vote was limited by racial prejudices.SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota is the least miserable state, according to Bloomberg-- Twin Cities 4th-most peac ... More >>
Google: Still a twinkle in Minnesota small business owners' eyes.Google, one might think, has this whole internet thing figured out. And Minnesota, one might think, is a technologically sophisticated state, wired from corner to corner.As it turns out, Minnesotans have a lot of room to grow in ter ... More >>
Al Franken asked questions that Google CEO Eric Schmidt can't answer.Al Franken loves Google. He just doesn't trust it. That's what came out at yesterday's contentious Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, which saw Google's CEO Eric Schmidt squirming a bit under the hot light of government oversi ... More >>
The search is over.Children in Duluth no longer have to live under the threat of their parents naming them "Google Fiber," because the giant web search company has decided to award its much-ballyhooed fibre optic broadband internet project to -- drum roll please -- Kansas City. Bummer for Du ... More >>
Yelp Foursquare Facebook = Google HotpotGoogle is getting into the restaurant rating biz, with its new launch of Hotpot, a sort of Yelp/Foursquare/Facebook mash-up linked to Google Places. Google maps already aggregate ratings from other rating websites like Citysearch and OpenTable, bu ... More >>
Photo: christofferlybekkSmile, you're on the assessor's cameraIn a move that sounds like it's right out of the Google playbook, Minneapolis City Assessor Patrick Todd says his office has started a program photograph every single piece of private property in its jurisdiction -- about 130,000 p ... More >>
What's the sexiest choice in facial hair? The Erotic Specialist weighs in.
Want to flip open your smart phone and see how much energy your drafty old home is sucking off the power grid while you're slaving away at work? There's an app for that.
Her "comic crazy face" has become her official head shot on teh internetz.
As a kid, did someone warn you that putting pennies on train tracks would derail a train? We definitely heard this bunk and believed it.
BrauBlog is beating WCCO-TV, Fox9, and KARE11! Wait ... what's a "BrauBlog"?
This dad-to-be knew exactly what to do when his wife went into labor and help couldn't arrive fast enough because they were stuck in the Red River floods.
A request for our local bakeries to start serving these divine desserts--and a must-try recipe to tide us over in the meantime.
And the days when a Strib headline read: "Punk Rockers have some folks concerned at Hennepin-Lake."
The lesson, as always: complain more.
Use Chrome? Google could claim rights to use your work.
Because you need another free way to surf the Internet. Especially one that treats your privacy like cops treat protesters!
The East African spot on Lake is irresistible
Gay Beast make bedroom music for geometric forms
The effect of Super Bowl commercials on the brain, Houston postal worker caught making a special delivery, Sopranos Season 6 trailer, Playboy wants MySpace users, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
TV lovers with lots of time to kill can now wallow in hundreds of hours of interviews with many of the medium's most important stars and creators. Thanks to the Google video site, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has made its interview archives available for online viewing. These are not ... More >>
CITY PAGES BLOGS Pizza Man or Pizza Whore? Another tale from the pepperoni-strewn Streets of Pizza. Steve Monaco has last week's winners and this week's Monday Movie Quiz question at Couch Pundit. THESE DAYS The Utah Board of Education on Friday unanimously approved a position statement supporti ... More >>
Another cliche whose time has come This spring's congressional hearings on steroid use in baseball ratcheted up the standing of one of the sturdiest cliches of journalism and webloggery: the habit of calling something extreme or remarkable by referring to it as "[some other thing] on steroids." A G ... More >>
For some time now, few words have been more over-used in arts crit and in journalism generally than "icon," a term typically used to describe religious idols and artifacts until, well, the famous became gods themselves. Here's how various sorts of modern icons stack up according to Google: "Ame ... More >>