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DIRTY BABY: Nels Cline/David Breskin/Ed Ruscha McGuire Theater, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Thursday, November 29, 2012 Wednesday marked the second-ever (and perhaps last) performance of DIRTY BABY, a trialogue featuring the compositions of visual artist Ed Ruscha, poet David Breskin and musicia ... More >>
Three months after marrying his high school sweetheart, 21-year-old Taylor Baune is dead.Baune, a Marine corporal, was killed in combat yesterday in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was a 2009 graduate of Andover High School.In March, shortly before shipping off to Afghanistan, Baune married his hi ... More >>
Long before Joe Basel was arrested in Louisiana, he and his cohorts were already traveling the country filming investigative journalism stunts. Here are five of the best.
Governor shakes hands with crazy
The sixth district congresswoman accuses the president of telling the alleged 9/11 mastermind to plead not guilty.
Director Neil Blomkamp uses computer effects to enhance, not dominate
Earlier this week, Rep. Tim Walz of Minnesota said he would be open to housing some of the detainees in Minnesota in some of our high-level detention facilities. Sen. Amy Klobuchar disagrees.
Reps. John Kline and Michele Bachmann introduced legislation Monday that would ban the feds from sending Guantanamo Bay detainees to Minnesota.
T-Paw tells Ah-Nold: "You can keep Sara Jane Olson"
Top Pentagon lawyer Alberto Mora risked his career arguing against Guantánamo abuses. Now he's an Obama man.
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp and Jihad looms
From the Xcel Energy Center to the riot zone, we're covering the RNC
The ambitious Q&A can't solve its unwieldy plot
An interview with Vast Aire, a review and photos from Vast's show with Copywrite, and a new video from local sketch comedy group The Other Side Project. Plus more inside.
Workhaus Collective; at the Playwrights' Center through September 23; 612.332.7481
Angelina Jolie kidnaps Daniel Pearl's movie
The Coen brothers, Gus Van Sant, Michael Moore, and Leonardo DiCaprio colonized screens at the French film fest
Swinging and swooning over 10 of 2006's best jazz albums
Attorney Joe Margulies on his new Gitmo book—and his Supreme Court win over the Bush crew
Michael Winterbottom puts a face—and a hood—on the suffering at Guantanamo
Olympic athletes get body armor, same-sex couples suffer defeat in New York, sci-fi crew recruitment quiz, tracking last-place Olympians, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Jon Langford's American discoveries
Calls to recall LA Gov. Blanco, force-feeding Gitmo detainees, Vulcan sock monkeys, ten reasons why you should never accept a diamond, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Local physician and author Steve Miles examines the forensic record of U.S. abuses in Iraqi prisons
TV looks even kookier from the other side of the screen
THESE DAYS The Navy has hired Houston-based Halliburton Co. to restore electric power, repair roofs and remove debris at three naval facilities in Mississippi damaged by Hurricane Katrina. When tragedy strikes, our nation once again asks, how can we give Halliburton more money??? President Bush ha ... More >>
Federal regulations prohibit entertainment in 'Red Eye'
CITY PAGES BLOGS Pizzaman was injured and his car was trashed in an accident last night. Keep tabs on his recovery and his quest for new wheels at Streets of Pizza. THESE DAYS Two days before he was sworn into office, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger accepted a consulting job paying an estimated $8 mil ... More >>
[CITY PAGES BLOGS] Steve Monaco has last week's answer and winners, and this week's Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit. Happy Birthday to Diablo Cody at Pussy Ranch. We're proud to welcome City Pages contributor Chuck Terhark to Balls, City Pages' new sports blog. Jack Sparks embraces the hillbilly life ... More >>
[THESE DAYS] A Sherpa guide broke his own record and scaled Mount Everest for the 15th time on Tuesday, followed by 24 other climbers who also reached the world's highest peak. The Massachusetts Legislature overrode Gov. Mitt Romney's veto and approved a bill designed to propel Massachusetts to the ... More >>
In a press conference this morning, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld chastised journalists for allotting too much paper space to the abuses at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay: Two of the country?s largest newspapers, for example, have devoted more than 80 editorials combined since March of 2004 ... 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 >>
The Bush administration & the end of civil liberties