A 19th-century madam inspires a brothel-style bar and restaurant in Riverplace
Craft beer may be all the rage right now, but it started with local homebrewers learning their skills and growing their hobbies into full-on business plans well before it hit the public consciousness. Similarly, Minnesota boasts a strong mead-making scene, and over the past 10 years, five Minnesota ... More >>
Every once in a while in the rock 'n' roll timeline, a band comes along and blows the lid off the conventional definitions of "loud" and "fast." Most folks remember names like the Ramones, the MC5, and the Stooges but the legendary Tacoma, Washington, garage band the Sonics predated all of them. In ... More >>
They say that the men and women who master the blues are often doomed to live short lives, mirroring the darkness of the soul that the music is based around. But that stereotype is just one of many that the 81-year-old Mississippi bluesman Leo "Bud" Welch has shattered in his lifetime. Born and rais ... More >>
Alabama Shakes and Dry The RiverFirst Avenue, MinneapolisThursday, August 2, 2012See Also: Slideshow: Alabama Shakes and Dry The River at First Avenue "Sometimes I don't know what to say. It doesn't mean I don't love you," said a breathless Brittany Howard to the audience last night, as the Alabama ... More >>
Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from f ... More >>
"We emphasize taking pleasure in the doing," Lynne Rossetto Kasper says. "This is not about 'it's got to be right and it's got to be perfect.' "One of the very best things I ever ate was an appetizer made by Lynne Rossetto Kasper. She cracked open a wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano and drizzled i ... More >>
Middle Eastern mainstays remain on the menu
Before basketball, a dental career was his future.
Photo courtesy the Theros Group Jimmy TherosAlas, budding restaurateurs, Jimmy Theros doesn't have any magic, easy advice on how to succeed in the business. "You have to be willing to do the hard work," Theros says after the Friday lunch rush at Rudolph's, the Minneapolis BBQ joint that ... More >>
Weezy speaks from punitive segregation.In a surprising development, Lil Wayne has just posted a letter to his fans written from solitary confinement.Just last week, Weezy told fans that he was going to be on silence mode for the next several weeks while serving out a sentence to punitive segregat ... More >>
The Wolves believe in life after Kevin Garnett
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While Western art cinema draws the flashbulbs at Cannes, contemplative works from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong leave the festival glowing in klieg lights from the East
While some monumental artists starve, Jason Barnett carves out a creative niche in the figurine business
Voices of Sepharad celebrates its 13th anniversary with a remembrance of things past
Libyan dissenters worldwide build a virtual headquarters--on a local public-access server
In the rush to endorse school-board candidates, city pols may have forgotten to ask a few minor questions--like "What the heck do you stand for?"
A one-man, three-ring circus named Chris Wells takes his monumental muse on the road in Liberty!
Ten actors take on the world in the Bryant-Lake Bowl's Festival of One-Person Shows
An outsider's diary from Le Festival, where world cinema meets Planet Hollywood
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