The U.S. Olympic Committee announced the team for this year's winter Olympics yesterday, and it's a doozy: 230 members, the most for any nation in the history of the winter games.The country is amping up for international competition, sure. But the team list also sparks some rivalry between states, ... More >>
The new chef-driven eatery fuses high and low brow to great effect
Union Restaurant and Rooftop's new seafood-focused concept, Union Fish Market, officially opened last week on the restaurant's main dining level. Offering fresh and sustainably-sourced fish from Nova Scotia, Lake Superior, and Hawaii, Union Fish Market will focus on simple preparations that are "fre ... More >>
The latest "Volunteering and Civic Life in America" study suggests there's something to all that "Minnesota Nice" stuff.SEE ALSO:-- 43 percent of Mpls lives alone (that's 16 percent higher than the national average) -- Minnesota is the least miserable state, according to Bloomberg -- Minnesota is th ... More >>
According to a new study, Minnesota is far and away the healthiest state in the Midwest and the fifth-healthiest in the country -- but that's not to say there isn't room for improvement. LISTS LOVE MINNESOTA:-- Minnesota is the least miserable state, according to Bloomberg-- Minnesota is the state o ... More >>
Minneapolis' love culture is getting some love from Yahoo, as the City of Lakes was named one of the country's "10 unexpectedly romantic cities."SEE ALSO:-- Minneapolis sixth-horniest city; St. Paul considerably less aroused, study finds-- Twin Cities 15th "most romantic" city, says Alice.com-- St. ... More >>
SEE ALSO- Minnesota is the state of the future, Gallup says- Minnesotans have third-highest well-being, Gallup finds- Minnesota is fat, but not compared to the rest of the fat United StatesYour scale's not broken. In 2011, Minnesota got fatter.
There's no way to avoid indie rock if you're from the Twin Cities, but delve a little further into the scene, and there are subtleties that separate the sounds. Take Minneapolis' Lovely Dark's organic sound, which originated as a bedroom experiment. On their new album Territories, the band explores ... More >>
Chef Junji Umezu of Zen Box Izakaya is a well-versed chef who was formerly the sous chef of Minneapolis Hotel's Restaurant Max and head chef at Wasabi Fusion Restaurant. We spoke with chef Umezu recently about his job and his life as a new dad. Let's go back to your origins, what was your upbringing ... More >>
If you're looking to crash into a deer, Minnesota's not a bad place to start.If you don't want to kill Bambi, destroy your car, and possibly hurt yourself and your passengers in the process... well, now you finally have that one missing reason to avoid the state of West Virginia. Minnesota is the ... More >>
courtesy of Derek LarsonHail to the geek.Not long ago, GQ magazine voted St. Paul one of the worst dressed cities in the country. Clearly, the writer failed to consult the Larson family first. In the early 1980s, the St. Paul family donned some seriously patriotic duds and someone had the good ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerThe Beach Boys July 31, 2011 Mystic Amphitheater The year is 1993, 30 years after the birth of John Stamos. My best friend Amy and I are sitting in her family's basement rec room, arguing again. Amy is pro-Beach Boys. I'm pro-Beatles. And we're each anti- the other. I ... More >>
Why is it so hard for Michele Bachmann to just come out and say that President Barack Obama is an American citizen? Her latest embrace of birther conspiracy theories comes in the pages of Christianity Today -- where you'd think some adherence to the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule might ... More >>
One-man-masked-band Hastings 3000 is in the midst of his first tour, which has taken him out to the West Coast, Hawaii, and Japan. Here's the fifth installment of his tour diary (first installment here, second here, third here, fourth here). Check back over the next week for more updates from h ... More >>
One-man-masked-band Hastings 3000 is in the midst of his first tour, which will find him jetting out to the West Coast, Hawaii, and Japan. Here's the fourth installment of his tour diary (first installment here, second here, third here). Check back over the next week for more updates from his t ... More >>
Saint Clint chokes the life out of this film
It's a messy but funny spin-off of Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Gov. Tim Pawlenty may not have the star power of Sarah Palin -- the $12 million bank account and the Lear Jet mandate and the poll advantage -- but he's ahead of her in at least one area when it comes to a potential 2012 run at the White House: Political action committee fundraising. Palin's ... More >>
She's cramming with her former Soviettes bandmates for two reunion shows, tonight at Eclipse Records and tomorrow night at the Turf Club, doubling as Awesome Snakes' last shows as well.
Manager Denni Willey seeks to usher scene staple into its second life
One could spend an entire day at the fair without eating locally grown food
After making a slightly offhanded comment about the number of 9/11 truthers in his Minnesota district, Rep. Collin Peterson was called out by the state GOP and has now apologized in case you were offended.
Lisa Jack didn't know she was photographing the first black president
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
Gasping toward the tiger lot
The rarest single malt scotches in all the world can be found in Minnesota, if you only know where to look
City Pages runs letters to the editor--of the PiPress
Minnesota is one of just nine states that didn't opt out of a new federal voting law
Local baker turns butter and sugar into forever
Huffing the elixir of eccentricity with Devendra Banhart
Spanish cheese as a talent-retention tool?
Musicians and critics discuss their favorite aural aphrodisiacs
At the same time as 12Rods parts with its longtime friend and drummer, the band also releases the ultimate breakup album
Will anti-drug hysteria give way to the lust of profit?