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?
Revelers party at Bryant-Lake Bowl So, you blew all your money on that Lady Gaga costume. Or perhaps you were broke to begin with. Either way, there's no excuse to break the bank any further celebrating Halloween this weekend. Unlike upcoming Christmas and New Year's Eve parties, this holiday is ... More >>
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 >>
Photo by Nick VlcekAll right, Little Monsters, it's only six days until Lady Gaga descends on the Twin Cities for a pair of back-to-back shows at the Xcel Center. Don your blond wig, get gussied up, and slide on your cigarette glasses as we guide you through some of the most outrageous and jaw-dr ... 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.
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Iowa can't take the heat, calls it quits on Michael Jackson butter sculpture plans.
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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...
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