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 >>
A giant adventure's old-fashioned spirit
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 >>
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 >>
Film is half-assed attempt to sell popcorn
The Wars of 1812 announce break-up, Doomtree sets vinyl releases, Har Mar Superstar prepping HBO show & next week's best new releases.
This week: Larry Sanders, Smokin' Aces, The Last King of Scotland, and Overlord
A dozen discerning film fest picks
Who's in the mood to watch Mussolini debate Eugene Debs on 'The View'?
Searching the slopes for signs of independence at the Sundance Film Festival
Jack Black touches kids' souls, Martina McBride touches a nerve, and Kobe Bryant touches the ladies
Bad boy director Gaspar Noé's latest damage to movies is 'Irreversible'
"Women With Vision" Finds New Distaff Auteurs Getting Antsy
Eyedea has gone from writing his story in a basement to rapping the cosmos on TV
From escapist entertainment to aesthetic ecstasy: Twenty-nine writers script valentines to twelve months of culture
Larry David's new HBO sitcom creates a universe of petty malevolence and endless distress
American Pimp opens the books on the second-oldest profession
The film junketeer's absurd travels have nothing on the screwy Road Trip
Robin Williams beautifies the unimaginable in Jakob the Liar
A stinging beauty-pageant satire set in Minnesota wins no prizes for congeniality
University lectures on tape may be the most middlebrow product since Reader's Digest. So what's wrong with that?
A critic's guide to getting away from the multiplexes.