Reigning purple royalty Prince will always have a special place in our hearts, but for some people, this place is really special. October 13 marked the 20th anniversary of the Love Symbol Album release, and we checked out the some of the craziest Prince merchandise we could find. Considering the guy ... More >>
The umpteenth movie in the Harry Potter series is being released today. I love these movies -- other than filling me with a sense of profound jealousy, they're the best movies to cozy up and fall asleep to in the history of ever. Pure fantasy candy, buttressed by an oddly not-terribly-threatening ... More >>
The kids are all grown up, but are they all right?
Just when you thought Harry Potter fans had reached their limit, there's more: This Sunday afternoon, the University of Minnesota's Quidditch team will host their first Halloween tournament featuring a Harry Potter bake sale, prizes, a raffle, and the chance to watch teams compete to be the first ... More >>
Image by tao_zhynIt's a long weekend for most of us here in the Twin Cities, and in many ways the next three days mark the end of summer. It's your last chance to check out the Minnesota State Fair, and for some it's the last weekend before school starts up again. But fear not: There is still ple ... More >>
Cristiano Betta via Flickr.comAs the Official Twilight Convention swings into town this weekend, fans will presumably bust out their best vampire costumes. Events scheduled include Twilight karaoke, a vampire masquerade ball, and other activities that encourage participants to don costumes. ... More >>
Angie22Arts via Flickr.comThere's a big line between being a big fan and a super fan. A regular fan may attend conventions, dress up as their favorite character occasionally, and even write a few fan fiction as a hobby/writing exercise. This is not the case for super fans. Super fans, often ref ... More >>
BY CP STAFFThe goat of the week is umpire Jim Joyce, who cost pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game with a blown call at first base. While this will surely go down in history as one of sport's all-time great fuck-ups, Joyce is far from the first person to screw up at a crucial moment.
Decade was tarnished by sequels, uplifted by longshots
Iowa can't take the heat, calls it quits on Michael Jackson butter sculpture plans.
The Iowa State Fair will include a butter sculpture of a moonwalking Michael Jackson this year.
Test the strength of your iron liver at this weekend competition.
Cedric Diggory/Edward Cullen might be coming to town to drink in a bar.
We couldn't be more excited! Drumroll, please...
I should probably throw in old creepy dudes. They'll probably be there too.
When teens encounter Christ, all hell breaks loose
'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' mines the depths of adolescent angst
The NFL considers moving the Saints to LA, Exxon rakes it in, Canadian folkies try to halt the next Harry Potter movie, sexy messed-up teeth, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
Naked burglars, gay literary wizards, bloggers assaulting mayors, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
As if this weekend's fill of kids in funny costumes and Harry Potter parking lots weren't enough, here's one more way to celebrate the release of HP and the Half-Blood Prince. Harry & the Potters are a brotherly duo from Somerville, Massachusetts who write pop songs about three-headed dogs, the Dark ... More >>
[THESE DAYS] A letter Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger had written, prior to his elevation to the Pontificate, denouncing the "Harry Potter" series has resurfaced for our amusement. A Zogby poll reveals more than two-in-five voters (42%) say they would favor impeachment proceedings if it is found the Presi ... More >>
Following recent news that daily print newspaper circulation had dropped precipitously in six months' time, the Book Industry Study Group now reports that US sales of books dropped by 44 million from 2003 to 2004, from 2.339 billion to 2.295 billion, a decline of around 2 percent. Forecasters expect ... More >>
On the heels of Harry Potter, young adult books are sweeping the mainland. Why would grownups rather read about sorcery than sex?
Hollywood takes 'Harry Potter' to the Gringotts
Merry materialist Karal Ann Marling unwraps a century of loot and lore
Santa in the afternoon, the Silos at night: A trip down memory lane