Embattled Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau held the first in a series of monthly "Chat with the Chief" events at the 2nd Precinct in northeast Minneapolis yesterday. The idea, hatched after three public forums last month, is to give each city resident five minutes to sit down with the chief in ... More >>
Ireland announced earlier this week that the country will get rid of a corporate loophole scheme that allows American companies to skirt billions in tax revenue. In our October 1 cover story, Chris Parker broke down the way in which Medtronic's purchase of Covidien, an Irish medical device maker, ... More >>
Before social media, band shirts used to be a way to easily identify other members of your tribe. People wore their love on their sleeves, quite literally. When I was a young lass, I was certainly intrigued by any gentleman wearing a Dinosaur Jr. T-shirt. (As it turns out, a lot of dudes who like Di ... More >>
Dillinger FourWith The Strike, Threadbare, Man Afraid, Dirt Poor, Scooby Don't, Kung Fools, and Bombsite Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Saturday April 5, 2014 1994 was a different time. Bands didn't have the internet to find an audience, they couldn't Google their next show in another town, a ... More >>
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Gimme Noise has selected 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Read all of the profiles here. Emily Utne is the City Pages art director. Her styling and vision have shaped numerous shoots with local musicians, and several have become covers for the magazine. See Also: ... More >>
The Star Tribune's headline for its Saturday story about seat licenses at the new Vikings stadium was suggestive, to say the least.But there were different interpretations. For one local journalist, the formulation conjured up memories of one of his childhood's innocent pleasures.
This morning, our old pal Jason DeRusha took to Twitter to announce that the website bearing his name for its URL has been hijacked:Starting the new year with the discovery that someone swiped my expired http://t.co/BchKMxIxFO domain name and placed a Japanese site there.-- Jason DeRusha (@DeRushaJ) ... More >>
According to the Minneapolis Police Department, an "adult male" died following a shooting that took place just before 1 a.m. this morning inside the Epic nightclub in downtown Minneapolis' warehouse district.SEE ALSO: Shooting during Yo Gotti concert leaves one deadNo arrests have been made in conne ... More >>
Minnesotans woke up to the stark news Sunday that Katherine Kersten wanted them to kill their dogs.The column in the Star Tribune's opinion section, titled "Put people before dogs," is a good study in how ideas rattle around the right-wing media machine and eventually get recycled in your Sunday opi ... More >>
Yesterday, photos of Michele Bachmann wearing Google Glass at a House GOP meeting circulated, and the resulting cascade of jokes pushed the internet to the brink of full-scale meltdown.SEE ALSO: Jim Graves will run again next year, setting up rematch with BachmannFor your LOLing pleasure, we've rank ... More >>
Sean Penn's aging rock star makes an unlikely Nazi-hunter
A new type of cold war has taken over the tech world
SEE ALSO: Minnesota is awesome, says Google auto-completeMinnesota is awesome. Wisconsin, on the other hand, is stupid.Or so say Googlers. Today, the Washington Post published a cool map depicting blogger Renee DiResta's work. DiResta typed "Why is [state fill-in-the-blank] so..." and documented the ... More >>
Global Dance Festival Day 1With Knife Party, 12th Planet, AC Slater, and moreThe Brick, MinneapolisWednesday, July 18, 2012You don't need to know the difference between house, trance and dub step to unpack EDM. If you like pop music -- be it Kanye West or Britney Spears -- that's a good start. This ... More >>
We all know the feeling. We're stumbling down the sidewalk, our heads swimming with the effects of Irish Car Bombs and whatever that shot that tasted like a Butterfinger was called, and as we wobble and sway, we think: I could really go for a pizza right now--I mean I can't possibly w ... More >>
Jobs says his iPhones aren't tracking anyone.It sounds like Apple CEO Steve Jobs has agreed to testify before Sen. Al Franken's subcommittee on privacy and technology, following an uproar over stories that iPhones and iPads were tracking the location of their users and storing the data, appar ... More >>
Brett Favre penis photo revelations: Were they ethical?Last week, as Brett Favre was considering whether to return to play for the Vikings this year or retire, sports gossip site Deadspin.com dropped a bombshell: Live Nude Favre.The website, part of Gawker Media, didn't actually publish the croc ... More >>
Locally invented iPhone app calculates blood alcohol level but won't stop embarrassing drunk dialsMinneapolis-based iPhone app developer Michael Tankenoff wants to help bar-goers gauge their sobriety with Funtoxication, a program that calculates blood alcohol content (BAC), locates cabs, and ... More >>
Favreau's film will likely lead to more sequels, but that doesn't mean it's good
Black is white. Peace is war. Up is down. Michele Bachmann is now asserting that the issue of Internet network neutrality, known as "net neutrality," is an evil Obama administration plot to censor the Internet. But it's exactly the opposite: Network neutrality (also net neutrality, Inter ... More >>
It's about to get crazy at First Avenue this weekend - you'll want to be there.
The Star Tribune columnist attempted to wade into the funhouse, only to get lost among the mirrors.
A smart dude from Yale seems to think so.
Cafe Scientifique heads to Bryant Lake Bowl to get their wonk on.
Today is the day. Let's do a test run and take you through a hypothetical version of what the rest of my night could be like.
The Wizard of Odds: Iowa begins the road to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul
Stook and the Jukes make music for the corner bar and, um, Amsterdam?
The ink-stained Benedict Arnold gets his comeuppance in court
Café Brenda's new sister restaurant offers a virtuous take on fine dining
Britain's next big thing deflects your advances
New York Times still shopping "Choice Feminism" I've blogged before about the curious and circuitous path the New York Times has taken with regard to following up on reporter Lisa Belkin's controversial 2003 Sunday magazine piece, "The Opt-Out Revolution." The story, which described the decisions o ... More >>
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[CITY PAGES BLOGS] How did Dan Barreiro's byline end up on George Mikan's Star Tribune obit? Because the obit was almost as old as Mikan himself. Get the inside scoop at The Blotter. Diablo Cody has a bit of a shedding problem. Read all about it at Pussy Ranch. Will the last person working at th ... More >>
Columnist grows to appreciate another kind of weed
The Strib: fair and balanced, or crazy like a Fox? The story that ceased to be Regular visitors to startribune.com may have noticed an abrupt about-face in the paper's January 31 story about Mike Hatch's four-volume report on the non-profit Fairview Health Systems. The report, which offered a scath ... More >>
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