It's that time of year when love is in the air and we're blinded by the glare of red and pink hearts wherever we look. Yup, Cupid is back and Valentine's Day is right around the corner. If you're celebrating single-style this year, no big deal and no pressure. But if you're attached, you'd best be p ... More >>
Founded in 1994, Dillinger Four is 19 years old. They've played something like 10-14 D4th of Julys, depending who you ask. They're toured the globe, released records on Fat Wreck Chords, and they all work full-time in addition to their role as Twin Cities punk godfathers. In the past year, though, t ... More >>
This week's story, "The Ag Gag War," goes behind the scenes of the guerilla fight between animal rights groups and Big Agriculture. For years organizations like the Humane Society and Mercy for Animals have being going undercover at America's largest farms, using hidden cameras to show exactly how ... More >>
Behind the scenes of the death match between big agriculture and animal-rights supporters
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LeonardCohen.comA guitar case can hold more meaning than a box of chocolates.Valentine's Day is approaching like a row of fresh-blooming tulips, a wall of menacing storm clouds, or a bit of both. This greeting card holiday always has musical implications, and the state of the love song is as com ... More >>
The way to your sweetie's heart = through the stomach. Whaddaya mean last minute? Valentine's Day is still almost a week away. In the Hallmark holiday universe, if you haven't planned anything yet, you're already late to the party. Tables at V-Day favorites like La Belle Vie, Manny's, and Res ... More >>
Go Gastro this Valentine's Day.Gastro Non Grata's third annual "nose thumbing" at next month's most hated Hallmark holiday takes place on February 13 at the Triple Rock Social Club (doors at 6, show starts at 7). Chowgirls catering will serve up samples of Indian Lamb Curry with Cinnamon-Sc ... More >>
If you're like us, you probably had no idea that this past Sunday was Sister Day, a new holiday entirely fabricated by the Hallmark greeting card corporation. Even Hallmark's own website can't keep it straight, with some pages insisiting the "holiday" fell on last Sunday and others saying it will ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerBrooks & Dunn at Xcel Energy Center Dear Brooks & Dunn, (Well, mostly Ronnie Dunn.) I'm sorry I said all those nasty things about you.
Garry Marshall's foray into cupid's holiday is a total pass
Dolores O'Riordan's very specific yodel is coming to Minneapolis, and we're getting ready.
Friends answer: Damn straight
Gold teeth aren't just for rappers anymore.
Seriously, does anyone over the age of 21 even care about Valentine's Day?
In honor of the impending love fest, we showcase three flyers in this week's edition.
H.J. Cummins' work/life column in today's Star Tribune is a short, sweet ode to fathers; it actually broke me up.
Artist Keegan Wenkman wants to rid the world of hatred, one oversized head at a time
Harry Chapin lives in my head and is trying to kill me
How "Bush's Brain" hijacked Washington, D.C. and politics-as-usual
Meet Janek Schaefer, master manipulator of the wheels of steel
Director Darren Aronofsky tries for the kingdom in Requiem for a Dream
Two plays use high moral oratory as a vehicle for drama
The wartime propaganda of Dr. Seuss
Ninety-three films, three projectors, and the whole wide world
Of tie-dyed bats, rabbi bears, and the elusive "7th generation" tag
A long and rancorous effort to do away with tenure and run itself more like a business has set the University of Minnesota back for years to come.
Notes on the least reputable and most profitable literary genre in American publishing: the romance novel.