• Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Minnesota brews win medals at US Open Beer Championships

    Here's another reason to celebrate Minnesota's beer scene. Earlier this month, Badger Hill Brewing Company won two awards at the annual US Open Beer Championships in Atlanta. Its MSB (Minnesota Special Bitter) took the gold for the Extra Special Bitter category, and the High Road Everyday Ale won a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Minnesotans have relatively little sexual stamina, study says

    A pair of recent studies relating to sex haven't reflected well on the residents of the Land of 10,000 Lakes.SEE ALSO: Coffee shop first date live-tweeted by City Pages blogger The first, published a couple of months ago, concluded that Minnesota men have relatively small penises. [Insert joke about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Minnesota is third-healthiest state, says America's Health Rankings

    Out of all 50 states, Minnesota was the third-healthiest in 2013. This past year, Minnesotans had the fewest days of poor physical health, fewest heart-related deaths, and lowest number of years lost to early death.So says the latest edition of America's Health Rankings, a comprehensive index that r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    First Look: Lake & Irving

    They've been teasing Facebook fans for weeks with construction updates and tantalizing photos of food. Now, Lake & Irving is finally open, and you can head to this hotly anticipated Uptown eatery and get a sample for yourself.See also:Lake & Irving coming soon to Uptown

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Chef Stephanie Kochlin talks St. Paul pride, her Iron Fork competitors, and hatred of foams

    Each week, we'll interview two of the chefs participating in our 2013 Iron Fork competition. On November 7, these six culinary masterminds will go head to head to see who can create the most appetizing and healthful dish using a secret ingredient provided by Lunds. For more information on the event, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Minnesota's highways among the worst in the nation, study says

    The Reason Foundation's 2013 installment of its annual state-by-state highway rankings puts Minnesota toward the bottom of the list.SEE ALSO: Twin Cities commute times haven't changed in five yearsThe study pegs Minnesota's highways as the eighth worst in the country. Our marks are especially poor i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    The Soft Pack on Bob Odenkirk, the saxophone, and David Lee Roth

    After a two-year break from recording, San Diego indie-rockers the Soft Pack have returned with their new album Strapped. The record's glossy production, complete with synths, horns and dance beats should come as a shock to fans of the punky-garage sound the group had previously been known for. They ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Minnesota is one of the least racist states, according to Google (and Harvard)

    A Harvard PhD student recently analyzed Google search data from the 2004 and 2008 presidential election cycles in hopes of determining to what extent the Obama vote was limited by racial prejudices.SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota is the least miserable state, according to Bloomberg-- Twin Cities 4th-most peac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Derek Larson still has the most awkward family in America

    Remember the Larsons? They're the family that took top honors about a year ago in a "Most Awkward Family Vacation" photo contest. A picture of Larson's St. Paul family -- complete with KFC-bucket flag hats and a cut-off wearing photobomber -- won him a two-week trip to Waikiki. Apparently, awkward ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Minnesotans have third-highest well-being, Gallup finds

    ​Gallup-Healthways just released its in-depth state-by-state 2011 Well-Being Index, and relatively speaking, us Minnesotans are doing well both physically and mentally.Minnesota ranks third out of all states in the overall well-being category, behind Hawaii (first) and... NoDak. We have top honors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    5 foods inspired by Oscars nominees

    ​For the purposes of party menu-planning, it's a good thing that so many of this year's Best Picture nominees are set in food-centric locales, from The Descendants in Kaua'i to Midnight in Paris in, well, Paris, obviously. The Hot Dish is bringing you some of our favorite foods inspired by this ye ... More >>

  • Movies

    November 16, 2011

    George Clooney in The Descendants

    Is this the feel-good comedy of the year?

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Gawker names Minnesota the 6th best state in America

    No, Minnesota, you're welcome, for being so awesome.​In between bubble teas and rolled cigarettes, leading social scientists Gawker polled each of their staff members and asked them to rate each state on a scale of 1-10. Guess what, Minnesota? They like us!In Gawker's cynical eyes, Minnesota is th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 22, 2011
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    June 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.'s Josh Epstein on origins, Detroit, and the Real Dale Jr.

    ​There's a bundle of conflicting impulses at work in the winning, swooning pop of Detriot's Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr. The languid guitars and loose-waisted melodies are at odds with the pulse-pounding, engine-revving nature of their namesake and the broken-down, end-times ennui of their home city -- a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 30, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Michele Bachmann concentrates on district work ... in Hawaii

    Apparently speaking in Hawaii is part of Bachmann's "district work"​Michele Bachmann has apparently been inundated this week with calls from reporters wanting her take on the freedom-loving protesters in Cairo. But our most famous congresswoman just isn't picking up the line. She's busy with " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Hastings 3000 performs for MN Original

    ​Highlighted as one of the Best New Bands of 2010 at tonight's showcase at First Ave, Hastings 3000 is perhaps one of the most enigmatic musicians to emerge locally this past year. He has made a name for himself with his incendiary, multi-instrumental freakouts, always clad in an eerie, antelope-l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Hastings 3000 tour diary, Vol. 1

    ​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 first installment of his tour diary, including photos and videos from his trip compiled by Hastings 3000, and check back throughout the next two we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Justin Vernon of Bon Iver on Kanye West

    ​Quite a few revelations abound in this fascinating in-depth report on the vibe in Kanye West's Hawaii studio during the creation of his just-released My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Seriously. We can't stop chuckling about the rules Ye tacked up on the studio walls, including "No Tweeting" and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Kanye West calls in Bon Iver: Hawaii 5-OMG

    image by: Matt Bardins​"I called [Vernon] and we ended up becoming like really good friends, playing basketball together everyday, and going into the back studio and just record his parts," West told Rolling Stone. "He's similar to me, like where he just does shit just so people would be like, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Tim Pawlenty hosts Facebook town hall

    ​As a torrent of questions rolled by on the screen, Gov. Tim Pawlenty hosted his first Facebook Town Hall on Wednesday evening, holding forth on everything from foreign policy to health care reform. Here's the link. It was all over in a half hour, with participants wanting to know afterward w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Uptown Bar posts final schedule of shows

    Stop in while you still can. The Uptown Bar closes November 1.

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Psycho Suzi's hosts a Samoa tsunami relief fundraiser

    Enjoy Polynesian treats while partying for a good cause.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Michele Bachmann lays down with birthers, refuses to acknowledge Obama citizenship

    But wait ... was our Crazy Congresswoman falsely accused this time?

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Sports Illustrated ranks Eden Prairie athletics Top 10 in nation

    Eden Prairie High School listed as No. 9 in national rankings.

  • Calendar

    April 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Mischke show notes: March 20, 2009

    Join the conversation with TD Mischke on today's 'In The Stream' live from 2 p.m.- 4p.m.

  • Music

    March 4, 2009

    While his ukulele gently weeps

    Four years after becoming one of the first YouTube phenomenons, ukulele prodigy Jake Shimabukuro is still flying high

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Minnesota consuming less porn than other states? Doubt it.

    The study used credit card receipts from a major online adult entertainment provider to see which states are buying the most porn. Minnesota ranked in the bottom 10. Seriously?

  • News

    June 11, 2008

    An Endless Summer of Cinema

    The season's best film festivals and events

  • Columns

    April 16, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 8, 2008

    Covering Her Beat

    Say what you will about C.J., but she wrote the hell out of Paul Douglas' departure.

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007

    Aussie legends bring their garage logic to the Triple Rock

    Drawing on the legacy of 60s garage bands, the MC5, the Stooges, the Doors, Blue Oyster Cult, and a healthy dollop of surf music, Radio Birdman's music draws on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2007

    Queen Elizabeth AND little Dannielynn...

    Nobody writes alt-pop love songs about the demure yet pretty Sarbanes-Oxley audit girl and her pale grey eyes. Writing about music for so many years, I've b ... More >>

  • Unknown

    February 7, 2007

    Holidays on Ice

    The only folks loopy enough to go out in -20 are under 21

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2006

    8/31 Morning Communiqué

    American Family Association protests swearing in CBS 9/11 documentary, Minnesotans pay less for cooler fuel, money runs out to find 135 m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2006

    4/28: Morning Communique

    Wikipedia shenanigans cost campaign worker his job, many British women prefer house cleaning to sex, the theme to Hawaii 5-O played with hands, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2005

    Buck The Idiot Close-Out Picks

    The grand experiment of BTI comes to a close this weekend. Thus far, I've picked more winners than losers just once in eight weeks. Can any other prognosticator provide you more reliability--and for free? Overall mark? 51-66-3. Put your bookies on speed dial because here are this week's picks...

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2005

    Land of 10,000 french fries

    When it comes to porking out, Minnesota squeezes into the top half of the nation's most obese states, according to a report released today by the advocacy group Trust for America's Health. Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the group noted that 22.7 percent of the nati ... More >>

  • Music

    November 3, 1999

    Bringing Out the Dead

    Trail of Dead revive pure punk energy with Madonna

  • Music

    October 20, 1999
  • Sports

    June 16, 1999

    Dead Man's Curve Ball

    Local author Stew Thornley has a fatal attraction for baseball

  • Restaurants

    May 12, 1999
  • News

    April 21, 1999

    Scene Not Heard

    Computer wizards leave their bedrooms, rappers reach the stage, and the Mason Jennings Band creates the bar buzz of the decade. In the ninth annual City Pages New Music Poll, 60 local music fans pick the bands that made the biggest noise.

  • Feature

    April 7, 1999
  • Music

    November 11, 1998
  • News

    June 10, 1998

    We'll Always Have White Bear Lake

    Who needs Paris when there's haunted mini-golf, moonlight bowling, and a wild, wild river right in your back yard?

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