Holiday eating is a rich affair, and one you have to ease yourself down from. This Week in Food we've got several events, both decadent (Lobster Week at Nicollet Island Inn) and thoughtful (Slow Food Minnesota's lecture) that will let you adapt to regular life again.
Every year the Nicollet Isl ... More >>
Can you imagine taking LSD inside a prison cell? Seems like it'd almost certainly result in a bad trip.According to a Star Tribune report, a group of inmates at the state prison in Faribault tested that theory on Christmas Eve. And predictably, they had bad trips.
Best Buy has been beseiged by bad news this holiday season. Could one of the Twin Cities' largest companies be on the road toward ending up in the tar pit of retailers along with Circuit City and Ultimate Electronics?Possibly. A Forbes piece published yesterday makes a strong case that Richfield- ... More >>
Jewbilee! is a highly entertaining holiday alternative to Christmas Eve for Jewish people and non-Jewish alike. This new "holiday" began seven years ago when local multi-faceted creative artist/musician/DJ/journalist Danny Sigelman, living in Austin, Texas at the time, was inspired to create some ... More >>
Wait--we thought the Grinch was green...For those people out there who don't make a habit of watching paid political ads on YouTube, you may be surprised to learn that America is currently at war. No, we're not talking about the drawn-out wars in far-off lands like Iraq or Afghanistan ... More >>
These bears will destroy a pumpkin, or each other, or you, if you want.Okay, so Halloween is, way, way, over now. If you haven't already bought your Thanksgiving turkey and hung all of your Christmas decorations, you are totally behind and kind of an embarrassment to the neighborhood. But, for yo ... More >>
Karen Leuders sang Christmas carols while her husband tried to communicate with a 911 dispatcher.Karen Leuders says she had no idea what she was doing the night she bit off her husband's tongue and then looked on, singing Christmas songs, while he tried to tell a 911 operator what had happene ... More >>
Terry Allen Lester, accused sex toy bomber.Nobody got hurt, but it's safe to say that Terry Allen Lester had some explosive sex in mind when he was wrapping Christmas presents for an ex-girlfriend in December.
Waseca police say he turned a sex toy into a bomb with gun powder, BB shot and bu ... More >>
Mark LuinenburgZoe Francois is pro-carbsLocal baker and author Zoë Francois is most well-known for convincing us all to keep a bucket of bread dough in our refrigerators at the ready. Her book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day (co-authored with Jeff Hertzberg) and the follow-up Healthy Bre ... More >>
Most offices may be closed tomorrow for Christmas Eve, but the clubs will still be hopping all weekend long with some great holiday-themed events. Here's a rundown of the nine best excuses to sneak out of the house this week (plus one reason to stay in), starting with a few gigs that are slated f ... More >>
Kikugawa and Seven are two places you can get your sushi fix on Christmas Day.We know that most of the world grinds to a well-deserved halt on Christmas Day--shops close, the mail stops, and everyone cuddles up by the fireplace and plays Scrabble while snow gently falls outside and Bing Cros ... More >>
It's always fun digging through the onslaught of mail around the holiday season, especially when we get creative Christmas cards from local bands. Our favorite card to arrive so far this season came courtesy of satanic surf-rock band Lusurfer (who we profiled in City Pages last year), who donned ... More >>
Josu, FlickrJackson is pissed off on behalf of Santa impersonators everywhere.The holiday season is a tough time to lose your job -- especially if you're Santa Claus.
For the past four years, Dennis Jackson has dressed up as Santa and entertained kids at the Head Start program in St. Peter. ... More >>
Abercrombie & Fitch hoodies for the nieces? Rugby shirts for the nephew? Teddy Kennedy book-on-tape for Dad, calypso super hits re-ish for Mom, Twilight Blu-Ray discs for the significant other? Is this your life, diligent not-early-but-not-really-late Christmas shopper? Sticking to a list ful ... More >>