As you may have already seen, there's been a fair amount of criticism leveled at Dave Grohl's new HBO documentary series, Sonic Highways, since it launched five weeks ago. And, in the week since the accompanying Foo Fighters album of the same name was released, yet more angry voices have emerged. ... More >>
Founded in 1994, Dillinger Four is 19 years old. They've played something like 10-14 D4th of Julys, depending who you ask. They're toured the globe, released records on Fat Wreck Chords, and they all work full-time in addition to their role as Twin Cities punk godfathers. In the past year, though, t ... More >>
Last month, I put together a list of the ten greatest rap battles of all time for our sister paper, LA Weekly. Included on that list was Twin Cities hip-hop icon Eyedea's unforgettable 1999 Scribble Jam finals with Freestyle Fellowship member P.E.A.C.E. My inclusion of it led to something of a debat ... More >>
Empanadas are a great idea for a food truck. Little fried-dough flavor pockets are easy to eat on the go, and the filling options are endless. MidNord food truck is the first mobile food vendor to specialize in these little treats, but that's only part of the story. These empanadas come to Minnesota ... More >>
Marcus Bachmann is so closeted, he's collected more pink slips than the oft-fired Keith Olbermann. Or so said Jimmy Kimmel during his keynote comedy routine at Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner. Kimmel's joke went over about as well as one of Marcus's ex-gay therapy sessions: The crowd gr ... More >>
Blessed album due March 1
Bill Maher links Brett Favre's woes to pathetic white males.HBO comedian Bill Maher has jumped on Brett Favre's alleged sexting woes, and turned the personal political by dragging Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin into the mess. First he reminded his Real Time viewers about the Deadspin sto ... More >>
Bathroom humor: "Sh!tlisted" at the BLBYes, some healthy mourning for the end of summer might well be in order, but the bitter pill is at least sweetened by a distinct sense that the theater season is picking up again. This weekend I'll be at Pillsbury House for Vigil and the Jungle for The Glass ... More >>
Michele Bachmann is Bill Maher's favorite M.I.L.F.HBO yakker Bill Maher has a love/hate affair with Washington, D.C., whose politicos he routinely lampoons and lambastes on "Real Time." Now he tells Capitol File magazine that he loves "the springtime, when Joe Biden's hair blooms." And he ha ... More >>
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